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Born in Mulki, Mysore State, India
Nickname Anna
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sunil Shetty made his debut in 1992 with Balwaan (1992), which was not a major hit. Yet his great acting skills got noticed. For two years success eluded him until action thriller Mohra (1994) came along in 1994. Then followed his success streak with a comical film Gopi Kishan (1994) in which he played a dual role. The movie became a blockbuster hit and Shetty began to surface and went on to deliver blockbuster hits through his stunning performances. His intense acting abilities in patriotic movies like Border (1997), Refugee (2000), Qayamat: City Under Threat (2003) and LOC: Kargil (2003) were critically applauded.

Throughout his career that spanned fifteen long years, he had acted in over eighty movies - most of them being action oriented movies. Shetty also proved his acting abilities by donning various characters from villainous ones to innocent to serious and comical ones. Hera Pheri (2000), Awara Paagal Deewana (2002) and Phir Hera Pheri (2006) testify to his acting talents in comedy genre and Dhadkan (2000) proved that he can pretty well play a villain too. Shetty set up a Production company called Popcorn Motion Pictures Ltd and produced Khel (2003), Rakht (2004) and Bhagam Bhag (2006).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

Spouse (1)

Mannya Shetty (? - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (64)

He has changed his name to Suniel Shetty.
Often likes to do patriotic roles such as Border (1997), Qayamat: City Under Threat (2003), and Mohra (1994).
Is considered a major action star in Indian cinema and his action abilities was the reason for his success.
His wife name is Mana (Monisha) and they have two children named Athiya and Aahan.
He is a black belt in Full Contact Kick Boxing.
Is sometimes compared to Dolph Lundgren as his alter-ego from India.
He owns a company called "Popkorn Entertainment" which produces films.
He is mostly called "Anna" by his friends & costars.
Formed a popular team with Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal.
His favourite character is Dev which is also very close to his heart he had performed the character in his film Dhadkan (2000).
His favourite Bollywood actor is Amitabh Bachchan.
Starred in shelved film "Geherai" (1994) starring Naseeruddin Shah, Sunil Shetty, Anupam Kher, Raveena Tandon, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Alok Nath, Raza Murad, Mohnish Bahl.
Starred in the shelved film, Shanketan Films LTD "Karmveer" (1995) Starring Vinod Khanna, Sunil Shetty, Emraan Khan (Replaced Jay Mehta),,Ashwini Bhave, Vaishnavi,Goga Kapoor, Gulshan Grover, Music by Bappi Lahiri,Directed by Akash Mehra. Reels:13.
Was signed for Akshay Kumar's role in Elaan.
Signed for Vinod Khanna's role in Eena Meena Deeka but opted out.
Father's name is Veerapa Shetty.
Elder sister named Sujata. She is settled on America and recently joined her brother in a business venture.
Starred in Anees Bazmee's shelved film Amit Arts " Radheshyam Sitaram" Starring Sunil Shetty, Aishwarya Rai (Both of them were playing double roles),Raj Babbar,Sheeba Farida Jalal,Reema Lagoo,Sharad Kapoor,Guddi Maharuti,Deepak Qazir,Paresh Rawal,Prem Chopra,Mushtaq Khan, Shyama Deshpande,Dinesh Hingoo, Sadashiv Amrapurkar,Smita Jayakar.Music by Dilip Sen. Sameer Sen,Produced by Shabnam Kapoor, Directed by Anees Bazmee. The film was based on the comedy of error's. This was in 2001.
Starred in Nitin Manmohan and RamGopal Varma productions shelved untitled film. Co starring Manisha Koirala. Directed by Tamara Nedungadi. This was in 2001.
Starred in the shelved film "Juaa" co starring Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala. Directed by Partho Gosh. This was in 1997.
Wife's name was Mana Qadri before marriage. Daughter of IM Qadri a architect and Vipula Qadri. Mana has a sister named Isha and a brother named Rahul.
Starred in Ravi Dewan's shelved film opposite Juhi Chawla in 1999.
Sunil Shetty's first film was "Ek Aur Faulad" directed by David Dhawan produced by Pahlaj Nihalani, but creative differences made the film still unreleased and Shetty's first release became "Balwaan" opposite Divya Bharti.
Starred in the shelved movie, Monalisa Films, "Hum Panchi Ek Daal Ke"(1997)Starring Sunil Shetty,Aishwarya Rai,Music by Vishal Bhardwaj, Directed by K. Shashilal Nair. Reels:5.
Starred in shelved film,M.M.Enterprises,"Gehrai" (1994) Starring Naseeruddin Shah, Sunil Shetty, Anupam Kher, Raveena Tandon, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Alok Nath, Raza Murad, Mohnish Bahl, Music by Anand-Milind,Directed by Gautam Verma.Reels:4.
Starred in the shelved movie, Noorani Film Corporation's "Untitled Movie" Starring Sunil Shetty, Mamta Kulkarni,Ashish Vidyarthi,Mohan Joshi, Ranjeet. Music by Anu Malik, Directed by Ravee.Reels:1.
Starred in the shelved movie Shiva Art International's "Chori Mera Kaam" aka "Half Pant Full Pant"(1995) Starring Salman Khan,Sunil Shetty,Kajol, Shilpa Shetty,Shakti Kapoor, Mohan Joshi,Kader Khan, Music by Anu Malik, Directed by Aziz Sejawal. Reels :6.
Starred in the shelved film, M.J.Films's "Lafange"(1997) Starring Sunil Shetty, Mukul Dev,Music by Jatin -Lalit, Produced by Milan.C. Jhaveri,Directed by N.Chandra.
Starred in the completed and unreleased movie, Prince N Prince International's "Andaz Tera Mastana" (1997) Starring Siddharth Dhawan,Monica Bedi,Sidhant Salaria,Mohan Joshi, Paresh Rawal,Kader Khan,Sunil Shetty in Special Appearance. Music by Anand - Milind, Produced by Mukesh Duggal, Directed by Himanshu Brahmbhatt..
Starred in a ''Untitled Project'' opposite Sridevi. The movie was inspired by Hollywood's film The Bodyguard and the shooting was scheduled to start in 1994 but it got shelved. It was to be directed by Sanjay Gupta.
Starred in a shelved movie Kamna Arts ''Kashmakash'' (Faraar) co-starring Juhi Chawla ,Pooja Batra, Mayuri Kango, Om Puri, Alok Nath,Raju Kher, Karminder Kaur, Neeraj Vohra, Produced by Jimmy Nirula,Maan Singh Deep.The film was directed by Priyadarshan and 90% of it was completed. Akshay Kumar did a cameo appearance in the film.
Starred in the shelved film "Showman" (Earlier titled Con Flick) (2011) Starring Govinda, Suniel Shetty,Kay Kay Menon, Rimi Sen, Vidya Malvade. Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia.
Starred in the shelved movie Shreya Creations "Chai Garam" (2011) Starring Govinda,Suniel Shetty,Celina Jaitly,Esha Deol,Urvashi Sharma,Jaaved Jaaferi,Rajpal Yadav,Ravi Kishan,Anupam Kher,Music by Anand Raj Anand,Shamir Tandon,Sanjay Pathak. Directed by Aditya Datt.
Starred in the shelved movie "Afra Tafree" (2012) Starring Govinda,Suniel Shetty,Mugdha Godse,Aarya Babbar,Uvika Chaudhary,Vimala Raman,Ashwini Kalsekar,Gulshan Grover,Mukul Dev, Music by Amjad Bagadba,Nadeem Khan,Dabboo Malik, Produced by Krishan Chaudhery,Vipin Jain, Directed by Haadi Abrar.
Released a children's nursery rhyme album titled "Jantar Mantar" in 2000. The nursery rhymes were in Hindi and English. Sunil Shetty sang on the album and recited nursery rhymes along with Sudesh Bhonsale, Rahul De Mello etc. The songs were a combination of Hip Hop,Reggae and Rock n Roll. Music was composed by Anand Raaj Anand. The album was released on Times Music.
Starred in Yusuf Khan's shelved film "Confusion" (2007) Starring Sunil Shetty, Pakistani actor Omar Sharif.The film is about three couples from Mumbai who fly to London and the confusion that ensues".
Starred in Mahendra Dhariwal's shelved film "Dharti" directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia. The film was based on illegal immigration to Europe.
Starred in Vinay Sinha's shelved film in 2002. Starring Sunil Shetty, Raveena Tandon, Apoorva Agnihotri. Directed by Kalpana Lajmi.
Had a major problem with Sawan Kumar Tak, Sawan had signed Sunil for a film then decided to shelve the film. 2 years later he returned to Sunil and wanted him to do the film. Sunil refused.
Starrer in Shakeel Noorani's shelved film Noorani Film Corporation's "Rustom"(1995). Starring Sunil Shetty, Manisha Koirala,Paresh Rawal,Anupam Kher, Music by Anu Malik, Directed by Harry Baweja.
Starred in Mukesh Duggal's shelved film "Kala Pani" (1993). Staring Ajay Devgan, Karishma Kapoor (Replaced Divya Bharti), Sunil Shetty. Directed by Mahesh Bhatt.
Starred in the shelved film "Do Kadam Aage" ( 1992). Starring Sunil Shetty, Divya Bharti.
Starred in Harry Baweja's shelved film "Shola" co starring Lalita Pawar's grandson Manoj Pawar. This was in 1995.
Starred in the shelved film "Jaahil" (1995). Starring Sunil Shetty, Raveena Tandon. Written by Kader Khan. Produced by Farook, Aslam, Santosh. Directed by Sanjay Khanna. The film was being directed by Kader Khan and had Amitabh Bachchan in the lead. This was in the early 80's. The film got shelved when Amitabh got injured. Raj Sippy attempted to restart the film with Jackie Shroff in 1985. It got shelved once again.
In 1991 he was signed for a film titled "Arzoo" opposite Nagma. This was to be produced by Pahlaj Nihalani. It was shelved due to a argument he had with Pahlaj. Pahlaj claims the film was suppose to be start to finish film. He signed Deepak Shivdasani because he liked Baaghi. Pahlaj knew Shetty would be good in action films. But after seeing the rushes of the film,Pahlaj was shocked. Deepak Shivdsani casted Sunil Shetty as a musician with no action in the film. Fearing the film would bomb,Pahlaj decided it was best to shelve the film. Pahlaj knew that shelving the film would hurt Sunil Shetty. So he decided to announce 2 more films with Sunil so the industry would not back off and sign Sunil for other films. But then the rumours started that Sunil Shetty was financing his own films and Pahlaj was only a front person .
Sisters name is Sujata R Hedge and Sunita Tarun Pratap.
Starred in the shelved movie "Sikander Sadak Ka"(1994). Starring Sunil Shetty, Somy Ali.
Went for a world tour concert with Akshay Kumar in July 2001. They visited cities in Canada, America and England.
Starred in the shelved film "Captain Arjun" (Captain Vijay)(1995). Starring Sunil Shetty,Mamta Kulkarni (Replaced Samyukta Singh)Music by Anand -Milind,Produced by Vijay Ranglani , Ashok Ranglani, Directed by Raj.N. Sippy.
Younger sister named Sumita.
Was signed to play a triple role in the film Main Khuda Nahin (1993). The film got shelved.
Starred in the shelved movie Prince & Prince International's "Chor Sipahee" (1996) Starring Sunil Shetty,Paresh Rawal,Shakti Kapoor,Saeed Jaffrey, Music by Anu Malik, Produced by Mukesh Duggal, Directed by Anees Bazmee.
Starred in the shelved film "Ayudh" (1993). Starring Suniel Shetty,Rahul Roy, Neelam, Anu Agarwal, Sonali Bendre , Deepti Bhatnagar. Produced by Firoz Nadiadwala. Directed by Bharat Rungachary.
Starred in the shelved movie,Shree Jagdamba Movies Combine's "Kashmir Hamara Hain" (Previously titled Mere Apne) (1998) Starring Mukul Dev (Replaced Sunny Deol) ,Mayuri Kango, Rahul Dev (Replaced Sunil Shetty),Milind Gunaji,Deepak Tijori,Suhas Joshi,Vikram Gokhale,Shama Gesawat,Music by Anand Raaj Anand,Produced and Directed by Ratan Irani.
Starred in Adhikari Brothers shelved film.Starring Sunil Shetty, Mamik, Mamta Kulkarni. This was in 1994.
After Yalgaar, Feroz was toying around with several ideas for his next film. He wanted to remake his film Dharmatma as "Agnikund" with Anil Kapoor as the Godfather. Akshay Kumar and Sunil Shetty were to play his sons. Music was by Anu Malik. He earlier wanted to make the same film with himself, Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff , Sri Devi and Sonam in 1987 with the title "Yalgaar". But that film was shelved due to Anil Kapoor disagreeing when Feroz Khan dropped Jackie from the film. He later started Yalgaar with himself and Sanjay Dutt, but with a different subject and story line. Anil Kapoor refused "Agnikund" in 1994 because he did not want to play father to Akshay Kumar and Sunil Shetty. Feroz Khan had sold the audio , the overseas video and theatrical rights To Venus for 2.4 crores. Feroz Khan shelved the idea once again when the casting did not work.Feroz Khan shelved the idea once again. Some how the story of Agnikund was leaked out and the film Sapoot was made in 1996. Feroz then started Prem Aggan in 1995 with Akshaye Khanna and Mamta Kulkarni. Feroz decided to put Prem Aggan on hold and started Janasheen with Akshaye Khanna and Mamta Kulkarni. When Fardeen arrived back in India, he told his father he wanted to join films. Feroz shelved Janasheen and revived Prem Aggan with Fardeen and Meghna Kothari.
Signed Mukesh Duggal's Teer Kaman in 1991.It later got made as Gopi Kishen.
Sunil Shetty use to go to a lot of film parties at Rajiv Rai's house. Sunil would always Rajiv about the film industry and if he should join .Rajiv didn't think the film industry was a good place for Sunil. Then Sunil Shetty started receiving offers. Pravesh Sippy signed him for a film. Kalpana Lamji was then next to offer a film to Sunil. That project did'nt take off. Then his friend Shabbir took him to J.P. Singhal's house. That is where he met Pahlaj Nihalani. He signed Sunil for two films Aarzoo and and Ek Aur Faulad. Both films were eventually shelved .
Starred in the shelved film Vijay Productions "Hum Hain Aag" ( Lo Hum Aa Gaye) (1993). Starring Dharmendra, Sunil Shetty, Jay Mehta, Shilpa Shirodkar, Somy Ali,Indrani Bannerjee. Produced by Pranlal Mehta and Vijay Mehta, Music by Bappi Lahiri,Directed by Deepak Bahry. Reels completed :8.
When the film Ram Aur Shyam was launched in 1992, it was to star Govinda,Sunil Shetty,Indrani Bannerjee and be directed by David Dhawan. It was later made with Manek Bedi and Samraat.
In 1998 after Gupt, Rajiv Rain was is in London shooting for his English film starring Sunil Shetty. The rest of the cast in the film were British. The film was shelved due to technical difficulties with the British government's rules over using London studio facilities.
Starred in the shelved film "Fame "(2008). Starring Govinda, Sunil Shetty,, Kay Kay Menon, Anjori Alagh. Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia.
Starred in Tigmanshu Dhulia"s shelved movie "Good Night" (2008). Starring Neil Mukesh, Sunil Shetty. The film got stalled when Neil Mukesh backed out at the last minute demanding a full script. Then he refused to give back the signing amount.
In 1994 after the shelving of Lawrence Dsouza film Jai Devaa,Sudhakar Bokade launched his own film with the same title. The film starred Jackie Shroff, Sunil Shetty, a heroine (to be finalized), Raj Babbar, Moushumi Chatterji, Kiran Kumar, Avtar Gill and Mohan Joshi comprise the cast of Jai Devaa,.

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