Born on June 8, 1975, the 5 feet 10 inches tall Shilpa Shetty started her modeling career at the age of 16. Two years later, she played a supporting role in Shahrukh Khan and Kajol-starrer Deewana which became a super hit.
Shilpa’s first big film as a leading lady that did very well at the box office was Main Khiladi Tu Anari opposite Akshay Kumar. The film also starred Saif Ali Khan and Raageshwari, yet Shilpa managed to steal everyone’s thunder with the playful song, Chura ke dil mera. Soon the beautiful babe was sought after for mainstream masala entertainers where she had to mostly dance and look pretty.