Sunil shetty is an Indian film actor and film producer who is mainly active in Bollywood. He was born in Mulki, near Mangalore. Sunil Shetty made his acting debut in the 1992 film Balwaan which was a moderate success. In the 1993 film Waqt hamara hai with Akshay Kumar which was a averagely successful hit film. In same year he gave another action packed hit film Anth where he did a great action scene in this film. His first major hit was the 1994 action thriller Mohra. Later that year he also had another hit with the romantic drama film Dilwale and the comedy film Gopi Kishan. He went on to star in many films throughout the 1990s mostly in the action genre.
Sunil Shetty is a popular action hero of Bollywood and gave a new direction to action films in India. Sunil was born on 11th August 1961in Mulki, near Mangalore, Karnataka. He married Mana and has two children named Athiya and Ahan with her. Sunil excels in kick boxing and is a black belt holder. Presently he is involved in hotel business and also the owner of MISCHIEF garment outlet.
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. Mohra (1994) was the film which gave his career a real breakthrough. The film became a hit which was a typical Bollywood film with lots of action, music and melodrama. Sunil became a first choice of directors in action movies.
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. He played the role of a villain in Dhadkan (2000) and was appreciated by the audience. He received two awards for this role: the Filmfare Best Villain Award and the Zee Cine Award for Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role. Some of the hit films of Sunil Shetty include Balwan, Anth , Mohra, Dilwale, Gopi Kishan, Border, Bhai, Hera Pheri, Dhadkan, Jungle, Awara Pagal Deewana, Kaante, Qayamat, Hulchal, Main Hoon na, Dus, Phir Hera Pheri. Some of his recent hits are Dus (2005), Phir Hera Pheri (2006) and Apna Sapna Money Money (2006).
His wife Mana Shetty, born in August 1965 is a Fashion designer and social activist. Her father Iftikhar Mustafahasan Kadri is a popular architect of Mumbai and her mother Vipula is a social worker. She has a sister named Isha and a brother named Rahul. She married Suniel Shetty in 1991 and the couple have two kids.
Sunil Shetty and Mana Shetty gave birth to two kids daughter Athiya Shetty born on 5th Nov 1992 and son Ahan Shetty born on 15th Jan 1996. Their daughter Athiya Shetty started her acting career with Bollywood film Hero in 2014.