Sunil Shetty Biography, Facts & Life Story

Sunil Shetty Indian Actor, Producer, Entrepreneur

Quick Facts


Full Name:Sunil Veerappa Shetty

Profession:Actor, Producer, Entrepreneur


Age:60 years old (in 2021)

Date of Birth:11 August 1961

Birthplace:Mulki, Mangalore, Karnataka, India


Zodiac Sign: Leo

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)

Weight:80 kg (176 lbs)

Chest:43 Inches

Biceps:16 Inches

Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Dark Brown

Sunil Shetty is a massively recognized action hero of Bollywood who gave a whole new direction to Indian action movies. He was born in Mulki, Mangalore, Karnataka on 11th August 1961. He married to Mana and the couple has two kids named Ahan and Athiya. Sunil Shetty outshines in kick boxing and also a black belt holder. Currently, he is associated with hotel business and also the proprietor of MISCHIEF Garment business.

In the year 1992, Sunil Shetty appeared in Bollywood film industry with the movie Balwaan. The movie captivated the audience on account of some hazardous stunts performed by him in this movie. The movie Mohra was another megahit which gave Sunil’s career a big breakthrough. The movie became a super hit which was a distinctive Bollywood movie with lots of thrill, action, melodrama and music. Sunil Shetty became the first choice of filmmakers for action movies. He acted in numerous movies together with Akshay Kumar who is another renowned action hero of Indian movies and gave megahits like Dahadkan, Mohra, Hera Pheri and Awara Pagal Dewana. He afterward performed in some patriotic movies like LOC Kargil, Border and Qayamat.

Sunil Shetty was immensely praised for his character of Bhairo Singh, an army captain of Rajashthan in the movie Border. He was also bestowed with Zee Cine Best Actor Award for this role. Sunil played the role of a villain for the movie Dhadkan and was highly admired by the viewers. For this role, He received Zee Cine Award for Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role and Filmfare Best Villain Award. A few of his recent megahits are Phir Hera Pheri, Dus and Apna Sapna Money Money.

Pop Corn Entertainment Production is a well-known film Production corporation owned by Sunil Shetty. It has directed a number of films like Rakht and Khel which were no more successful on Indian box office. Bhagam Bhag can be stated as the first successful movie produced by this film production company.

Facts You Never Knew About Sunil Shetty!

    • Sunil Shetty belongs to a self-effacing Tulu speaking family as his father once used to clean dishes in Mumbai as he firstly worked as a waiter in a restaurant.
    • The 1993 to 1994 time span, was the golden period of his Sunil’s career as he gave super hit movies like Pehchaan, Waqt Hamara Hai, Anth, Dilwale and Mohra.
    • Previously, Sunil Shetty was labeled as a bad boy; as he was involved in brawls and fighting activities. Though, once he realized that he should set an example for his admirers, he became cool and calm and also started to behave positively.
    • As a result of his masculine physique, he is considered as the He-Man of the Bollywood.
    • Sonali Bendre, a well-known Indian films actress had a crush on him all through 1990s.
    • Sunil Shetty won his first Filmfare Award for The Best Villain for his acting in the movie Dhadkan.
    • Sunil Shetty changed his name from Sunil Shetty to Suniel Shetty, only an extra “E” added.
    • He is a follower of Lord Shiva.
    • Sunil Shetty is a popular action hero of Bollywood and gave a new direction to action films in India.
    • Sunil married Mana and has two children named Athiya and Ahan with her. He excels in kick boxing and is a black belt holder.
    • In 1992, Sunil Shetty entered the film industry with the film Balwaan. The film impressed the audience due to some dangerous stunts performed by him in the film.
    • Sunil Shetty was highly praised for the role of Bhairo Singh, a Rajashthani army captain in the film Border. For this role he was awarded the Zee Cine Best Actor Award.
    • Sunil played the role of a villain in Dhadkan (2000) and was appreciated by the audience.

Sunil Shetty Education

Qualification: Degree in Hotel Management

School: Not Known

College: Not Known

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Sunil Shetty Career

Profession: Actor, Producer, Entrepreneur


  • Film: Balwaan (1992)
  • TV: Biggest Loser Jeetega (2007)

Salary: 2-3 crore/film (INR)

Net Worth: $10 million

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Family & Relatives

Father: Late Veerappa Shetty

Mother: Not Known

Brother(s): Not Known

Sister(s): Sujata (Elder)

Marital Status: Married


Mana Shetty (m. 1991-present)

Son(s): Aahan Shetty (Actor)

Daughter(s): Athiya Shetty (Actress)

Dating History: Mana Shetty

Sunil Shetty Favorites

Hobbies: Playing cricket

Favorite Actor: Amitabh Bachchan, Bruce Willis

Favorite Actress: Nargis, Sharmila Tagore, Kajol, Madhuri Dixit, Goldie Hawn

Favorite Food: Tillwywali kulfi, Fish curry, Thai cuisine

Favorite Color: Black

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