Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sunil Shetty

Suniel Shetty (Tulu: ಸುನಿಲ್ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿ) (born 11 August 1961) is a leading Indian film actor and film producer and hotelier specializing in Udupi cuisine (vegetarian and non-vegetarian) and liquor and fashion boutique owner. He 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. 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. In 1997 he got recognition for his role in the war epic Border. He went on to play patriotic roles in films such as Refugee (2001), Qayamat: City Under Threat (2003) and LOC: Kargil (2003). He also ventured into comedy roles in hit films such as Hera Pheri (2000), Awara Paagal Deewana (2002),Phir Hera Pheri (2006) Main Hoon Naa and De Dana Dan (2009). He won a Filmfare Award for Best Villain in 2001 for his performance in Dhadkan (2000). He also won SAIFF (South Asia International Film Festival), 2009 as a Best Actor for the movie Red Alert: The War Within.

As a producer, he set up a production company called Popcorn Motion Pictures Ltd, which produced the films Khel (2003), Rakht: What If You Can See the Future and Bhagam Bhag (2006). In recent years he has mostly played small roles in multi-starred films. Besides Bollywood he appeared in the English film Don't Stop Dreaming in 2007 and the Tamil-language film 12B. He also hosted Biggest Loser Jeetega on Sahara One.
Personal life
Born Sunil Shetty on 11 August 1961 in Mulki, Mangalore taluk, Karnataka to a Tulu speaking Bunt family, he changed his name spelling to Suniel Shetty for Numerological reasons[2]. He also owns some hotels and a clothing boutique named Mischief and has launched a company called Popcorn Entertainment to promote Bollywood actors touring abroad for stage shows and/or concerts.

He is married to Mana Shetty and has two children called Ahan and Athiya. He is often called as the He-Man of the Indian Bollywood industry. Shetty is extremely popular for his amiable and down-to-earth behavior in the showbiz. His real life bonding with Sanjay Dutt(another leading bollywood star) is envy for many.

He is a Black Belt in Kick Boxing.

Awards
Winner SAIFF(South Asia International Film Festival,2009 for Best Actor Red Alert: The War Within
Winner Filmfare Best Villain Award for Dhadkan
Nominated Filmfare Best Villain Award for Main Hoon Na
Nominated Filmfare Best Supporting Actor for Refugee (film)
Noimnated Filmfare Best Supporting Actor for Border (film)
Nominated Filmfare Best Supporting Actor for DilwaleFilmography
Balwaan (1992) ... Arjun Singh
Pehchaan (1993) ... Kunal Verma
Anth' (1993) ... Vijay Saxena
Waqt Hamara Hai (1993) ... Sunil Choudhary/Shahenshah
Gopi Kishan (1994) ... Gopinath/Kishan (double role)
Dilwale (1994) ... Inspector Vikram
Mohra (1994) ... Vishal Agnihotri
Hum Hain Bemisaal (1994) ... Michael
Suraksha (1995) ... Raja
Raghuveer (1995) ... Raghuveer Verma
Gaddaar (1995) ... Sunil 'Sunny' Gujral
Takkar (1995) ... Ravi Malhotra
Vishwasghaat (1996)
Shastra (1996) ... Vijay
Rakshak (1996) ... ASP Raj Sinha
Ek Tha Raja (1996) ... Inspector Jay Singh/Jay Dogra
Krishna (1996)
Sapoot (1996) ... Raj
Judge Mujrim (1997) ... Sunil/Dhaga (double role)
Dhaal: The Battle of Law Against Law (1997) ... Suraj
Border (1997) ... Captain Bhairav Singh (Raja)
Bhai (1997) ... Kundan
Prithvi (1997) ... Prithvi
Qahar (1997) ... Amar Kapoor (PC Kapoor's son)
Vinashak - Destroyer (1998) ... Inspector Arjun Singh
Aakrosh: Cyclone of Anger (1998) ... Officer Dev Malhotra
Humse Badhkar Kaun (1998) ... Bhola/Suraj
Sar Utha Ke Jiyo (1998) ... Special Appearance
Kaala Samrajya (1999) .... Arjun
Hu Tu Tu (1999) ... Aditya
Bade Dilwala (1999) ... Ram
Officer (2000) ... Sagar Chauhan
Krodh (2000)
Hera Pheri (2000) ... Ghanshyam (Shyam)
Mechwarrior (2000) ... Phelan Kell
Refugee (2000) ... Mohammad Ashraf
Jungle (2000) ... Commander Shivraj
Dhadkan (2000) ... Dev
Aaghaaz (2000) ... Govind Narang
Ittefaq (2001) ... Shiva
12B (2001) ... Jo's Uncle (TAMIL)
Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi (2001) ... Sameer
Kakkakuyil (2001) ... Special Appearance as Kunjunni (MALAYALAM)
Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat (2001) ... Yash Sabharwal
Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar (2001) ... Daya Shanker Pandey
Ehsaas: The Feeling (2001) ... Ravi Naik
Awara Paagal Deewana (2002) ... Yeda Anna
Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani (2002) ... Vijay
Annarth (2002) ... Jimmy/Jai
Maseeha (2002) ... Krishna \"Dushman\"
Karz: The Burden of Truth (2002) ... Raja
Kaante (2002) ... Marc Issak
Ek Hindustani (2003) ... Sunil Shrivastava
Baaz: A Bird in Danger (2003) ... Harshvardan
Khanjar: The Knife (2003) ... Raja
Qayamat: City Under Threat (2003) ... Akram Sheikh (CBI officer)
Khel (2003) ... Dev Mallya
LOC Kargil (2003) ... Sepoy Sanjay Kumar
Lakeer - Forbidden Lines (2004) ... Sanju
Rudraksh (2004) ... Bhuria
Main Hoon Na (2004) ... Raghavan Datta
Aan: Men at Work (2004) ... Sub. Insp. Appa Kadam Naik
Kyun...! Ho Gaya Na (2004) ... Ishaan (Special Appearance)
Ek Se Badhkar Ek (Film) (2004) ... Rahul Bhargav
Rakht: What If You Can See the Future (2004) ... Mohit
Hulchul (2004) ... Veer
Main Hoon Na (2004) ... Raghavan Datta
Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav (2005) ... Lalchand Dilachand (Laloo)
Blackmail (2005) ... ACP Abhay Rathod
Tango Charlie (2005) ... Flight Lieutenant Shezad Khan
Paheli (2005) ... Sunderlal
Dus (2005) ... Dan (Danish)
Amar Joshi Shahid Ho Gaya (2005) ... Director
Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets (2005) ... Rocker
Kyon Ki (2005) ... Karan
Deewane Huye Pagal (2005) ... Sanju
Home Delivery: Aapko... Ghar Tak (2005)
Fight Club - Members Only (2006) ... Anna
Darna Zaroori Hai (2006) ... Vishwas Talegaonkar
Shaadi Se Pehle (2006) ... Anna
Chup Chup Ke (2006) ... Mangal Singh Chauhan
Phir Hera Pheri (2006) ... Ghanshyam
Aap Ki Khatir (2006) ... Kunal
Umrao Jaan (2006) ... Faiz Ali
Apna Sapna Money Money (2006)... Inspector Namdev Mane
Don't Stop Dreaming (2007) ... Dave
Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007)... Inspector Kaviraj Patil
Cash (2007) ... Angad
Three Gays, and a Baby (2007)
Om Shanti Om (2007) ... himself (Special Appearance in song "Deewangi Deewangi")
Welcome (2007) ... himself (Cameo Appearance)
One Two Three (2008) ... Laxminarayan
Mr Black Mr White (2008) ... Gopi
Mission Istanbul (2008) ... Owais Hussain (also as producer)
Mukhbiir (2008) ... Rehman
Daddy Cool (2009)
De Dana Dan (2009)... Ram Mishra
Tum Milo Toh Sahi (2010)
Red Alert: The War Within (2010)..... Narasimha
Mazhab: The Religion (2009) ... (post-production)
Tere Pyaar Ki Kasam (2009) ... (announced)
Helloo India (2009)
Kurukshetra (2009) (Malayalam)
No Problem
Thank You (2011 film)
Hera Pheri 4
Kandahar (2010 film).

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