Sunil Shetty

Actor, Businessman

Personal Info

  • Born : 11 August 1961
  • Place : Mulki, Manglore, India
  • Occupation : Actor, Businessman
  • Years Active : 1992–present
  • Spouse(s) : Mana Shetty (m. 1991)
  • Children : Athiya Shetty, Ahan Shetty
  • Other Name : Anna
  • Siblings : Sujata Shetty, Sunita Tarun Pratap


Sunil Shetty

Sunil Shetty (born 11 August 1961)  is an Indian film actor, producer and entrepreneur predominantly active in Bollywood who has acted in more than 110 films. His major works have been action films. He has also acted in Malayalam-, Tamil-, and English-language films.


Sunil Shetty’s debut film was Balwaan (1992), opposite Divya Bharti. The film was an above average grosser and launched his career as an action hero. He went on to play the protagonist in various successful movies such as Dilwale (1994), Anth (1994), Mohra (1994), Gopi Kishan (1994), Krishna (1996), Sapoot (1996), Rakshak (1996), Border (1997), Bhai (1997), Hera Pheri (2000), Dhadkan (2000) Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar (2001), Main Hoon Na (2004) and Red Alert: The War Within (2010). In 2014, he changed the spelling of his name from Sunil to Suniel for numerological reasons.

Shetty was involved primarily in action films throughout the 1990s, playing the male protagonist in most of the movies he acted in during the decade. From early 2000, he mainly appeared in multi-starrers in across genres. He also starred opposite Isha Koppikar in Arjun Rampal‘s debut movie Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat (2001).

Shetty won the Filmfare Award for Best Villain in 2001 for Dhadkan. Shetty also produced films such as Khel – No Ordinary Game, Rakht and Bhagam Bhag under the banner of Popcorn Motion Pictures.

Non-film work


He hosted Biggest Loser Jeetega on Sahara One. India’s Asli Champion Haidam? on &TV

Celebrity cricket league

Suniel Shetty is captain of the Mumbai Heroes cricket team in the Celebrity cricket league.

In Award Ceremony in Sri Lanka

Suniel Shetty was participant in the Hiru Golden Film Awards 2014 and 2016 in Sri Lanka as a special guest along with other Bollywood actors such as Anil Kapoor, Vivek Oberoi, and actresses such as Bipasha Basu, and Neha Dhupia.

Personal life

Suniel Shetty was born in a Tulu speaking ethnic Bunt family on 11 August 1961 in Mulki, Mangalore, India.

He is married to Mana Shetty and has two children, actress Athiya Shetty (born 5 November 1992) and Ahan (born 15 January 1996). Athiya made her acting debut opposite actor Aditya Pancholi‘s son Sooraj Pancholi in Hero (2015).

Mana runs an NGO for under-privileged kids. Shetty has a Black Belt in Kickboxing. He owns clothing boutiques as well as restaurants specializing in Udupi cuisine.

Suniel Shetty’s son Ahan Shetty has been signed by Sajid Nadiadwala for his debut film.




Year Film
2003 Khel – No Ordinary Game
2004 Rakht
2006 Bhagam Bhag
2008 Mission Istaanbul
2008 EMI
2011 Loot


Trailers & Videos


Rafta Rafta (Hulchul) Song

Actor, Businessman