Athiya Shetty is an Indian film actress who plays lead roles in Hindi movies. Daughter of Suniel Shetty, the renowned Bollywood actor, film producer, and entrepreneur, Athiya forayed into acting with ‘Hero’, a romantic action Hindi film released in 2015.
For her performance in the first movie, she won the International Indian Film Academy Awards for Hottest Pair with Sooraj Pancholi, her hero in the film, and a nomination for the Filmfare award for Best Female Debut. Athiya has a massive fan following on social media with 4.8 million followers on Facebook and 3.9 million followers on Instagram.
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- Height – 178 cm
- Weight – 54 kg
- Eye color – Dark Brown
- Hair color – Black
- Birthplace – Mumbai, Maharashtra
- Zodiac sign – Scorpio
- Age – 30
- Qualifications – Degree in filmmaking and liberal arts
Athiya was born on 5 November 1992. Her father Suneil Shetty is a famous Bollywood hero of the 90s and has acted in more than 100 movies. Apart from delivering several Hindi blockbusters such as Dilwale, Mohra, and Border, Suneil has also acted in films in South Indian languages such as Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada. He also owns the production house ‘Popcorn Entertainment Private Limited’ and has produced a couple of movies.
Athiya’s mother Mana Shetty, a businesswoman is the Creative director of R House Furnishing Solutions Pvt. Ltd. and the Director of S2 Realty Developers Pvt. Ltd. Athiya has a younger brother, Ahan Shetty who kick-started his acting career with ‘Tadap’ a Hindi movie released in 2021.
Athiya Shetty had been dating Indian international cricketer KL Rahul for years. However, the couple never made their relationship public. Rahul is currently the Vice-captain of the Indian test cricket team and represents the state of Karnataka in domestic cricket.
Finally, on Jan 23rd, 2023, Athiya and Rahul got married in an intimate wedding function held at Suniel Shetty‘s farmhouse in Khandala.
Athiya did her schooling at Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai. Subsequently, she joined the American School of Bombay where Athiya acted in school plays alongside Shraddha Kapoor and Tiger Shroff, who later became lead actors in Bollywood.
In order to pursue a career in acting, she later shifted to New York City and joined the New York Film Academy where she completed her degree in filmmaking and liberal arts.
In 2019, Athiya acted in ‘Motichoor Chaknachoor’, a Hindi movie produced by Rajesh Bhatia and Kiran Bhatia under Woodpecker Movies Private Limited. However, the producers of the movie served a legal notice to her father Suneil Shetty, alleging him of interfering in the movie. However, later in an interview, Sunil cleared the air by stating that he never interfered in her daughter’s movies and it was all a lie. He went on to add that the producers said what they wanted to, but he preferred to stay away from giving any explanation as it was someone else’s movie and he did not have any involvement in it.
In another interview, Suneil disclosed that Athiya was scared by the controversy associated with ‘Motichoor Chakna Choor’. He said that with no fault of hers, his daughter was dragged into a controversy and she was not at all responsible for it. Suneil also added that Athiya was so scared that from now on whatever offer comes through him, she wants to think about it 25 times.
In 2015, Athiya acted in her first movie ‘Hero’, a Bollywood film directed by Nikhil Advani. In the movie, she played the role of Radha Mathur and was cast opposite Sooraj Pancholi, a newcomer. The movie raked in total revenue of Rs.34.82 crore (US$4.4 million) at the box office.
There was a gap of 2 years and in 2017, Athiya made her next appearance in ‘Mubarakan’, a Hindi romantic comedy movie directed by Anees Bazmee. Her co-actors in the movie include Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, and Ileana D’Cruz. The third movie from Athiya was Motichoor Chaknachoor, a Hindi comedy film directed by debutant Debamitra Biswal. In this movie, she was cast opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
Athiya’s upcoming project is ‘Hope Solo’, a biopic based on footballer Afshan Ashiq in which she will be playing the title role.
Source Of Income
Athiya Shetty’s major source of income is from acting in Bollywood movies. Reportedly her net worth falls somewhere between RS 28-29 crore and she charges Rs 3-4 crore per movie. Athiya also endorses premium brands such as John Jacobs eyewear, and Daniel Wellington watches and charges Rs 40-50 lakh for brand endorsements.
Lesser Known Facts About Athiya Shetty
- The essentials in her wardrobe include a basic white shirt, a comfortable hoodie, a monochrome co-ord set, an oversized shirt, and a bold pair of John Jacobs’ brand of sunglasses.
- She is the proud owner of luxury cars such as the Audi Q7 SUV, Mercedes Benz S-Class, and Ford EcoSport.
- Athiya was featured in the Indian edition of coveted magazine covers such as Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Verve, and much more.
- Her parents gifted Athiya a Cartier watch and her grandmother a Cartier necklace.
- She loves to wear oversized tees and jackets and experiments with different styles. However, comfort is the most important factor for Athiya and it truly defines her style.
- Her day starts with a cup of coffee in the morning. On a normal day, she eats only home-cooked, very basic food. However, when goes on vacation, she indulges in the delicacies of that place.
- Suneil Shetty gives Athiya a lot of fitness tips and they try to schedule their workouts together, whenever possible. According to her, her father will always remain her idol when it comes to fitness and discipline.
- The five things that Athiya will not leave her home without are her lip balm, moisturizer, sunscreen, a watch, and her favorite pair of John Jacobs eyewear.
- During the pandemic times, Athiya spent time doing yoga and painting and it really centered her during those days.
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