Suniel Shetty (born 11 August 1961) is an Indian film actor, producer and entrepreneur (hotel business) predominantly active in Bollywood who has acted in more than 110 films. His major works have been action films. Besides Bollywood movies, he has acted in English , Malayalam and Tamil language movies.[3]

Career

Shetty's debut film was Balwaan (1992) opposite the late Divya Bharti. The film was an above average grosser and launched the career of Shetty as an action hero. Later on, he went on to play the role of a 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).[4] In 2014, he changed the spelling of his name from Sunil to Suniel for numerological reasons.[5]

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 Kirti Reddy and 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.[6] Shetty also produced films such as Khel – No Ordinary Game, Rakht and Bhagam Bhag under the banner of Popcorn Motion Pictures.

Non-film work

Television

He hosted Biggest Loser Jeetega on Sahara One.[7]

Celebrity cricket league

Sunil Shetty is captain of the Mumbai Heroes cricket team in the Celebrity cricket league.[8]

In Award Ceremony in Sri Lanka

Sunil Shetty was participant in the Hiru Golden Film Awards 2014 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.[9]

Personal life

Sunil Shetty was born to a Tulu speaking ethnic Bunt[2][10] family on 11 August 1961 in Mulki, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.[2]

He is married to Mana Shetty and has two children, actress Athiya Shetty (born 5 November 1992)[11] and Ahan (born 15 January 1996).[12] Athiya made her acting debut opposite actor Aditya Pancholi's son Sooraj Pancholi in Hero (2015).

Mana runs an NGO for under-privileged kids.[13] Shetty has a Black Belt in Kickboxing.[14] He owns clothing boutiques as well as restaurants specializing in Udupi cuisine.[15]

Awards

Winner
Nominated

Filmography

YearFilmRoleOther notes
1992BalwaanArjun Singh
1993Waqt Hamara HaiSunil Chaudhary
1993PehchaanKunal Verma
1994DilwaleVikram SinghNominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award
1994AnthVijay Saxena
1994MohraVishal Agnihotri
1994Gopi KishanGopi / KishanDouble Role
1994Hum Hain BemisaalMichael
1995SurakshaaRaja
1995RaghuveerRaghuveer Verma
1995GaddaarSunny
1995TakkarRavi Malhotra
1996Ek Tha RajaJay
1996VishwasghaatAvinash
1996KrishnaKrishna / Sunil
1996ShastraVijay
1996SapootRaj Singhania
1996RakshakRaj Sinha
1997BorderBhairav SinghNominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award
1997PrithviPrithvi
1997Judge MujrimSunil / DhagaDouble Role
1997BhaiKundan
1997DhaalSuraj
1997QaharAmar Kapoor
1998Vinashak – DestroyerArjun Singh
1998AakroshDev Malhotra
1998Humse Badhkar KaunBhola / Suraj
1998Sar Utha Ke JiyoHimselfSpecial Appearance
1999Hu Tu TuAditya
1999Bade DilwalaRam Prasad
1999Kaala SamrajyaArjun
2000KrodhKaran
2000Hera PheriShyam / Ghanshyam
2000RefugeeMohammad AshrafNominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award
2000JungleShivraj
2000DhadkanDevWinner, Filmfare Best Villain Award
2000AaghaazGovind Narang
2001Kuch Khatti Kuch MeethiSameer
2001OfficerSagar Chauhan
2001KakkakuyilKunjunniSpecial Appearance Malayalam film
2001Ek RishtaaHimselfSpecial Appearance
2001Pyaar Ishq Aur MohabbatYash Sabharwal
2001IttefaqShiva
200112BPratapTamil film
2001Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa GharDayashankar Manorilal Pandey
2001Ehsaas: The FeelingRavi Naik
2002Awara Paagal DeewanaYeda Anna
2002Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi KahaniVijay
2002AnnarthJimmy / Jai
2002Karz: The Burden of TruthRaja
2002MaseehaKrishna
2002KaanteMarc Issak
2002Chalo Ishq LadaayeHimselfSpecial Appearance
2003Baaz: A Bird in DangerHarshvardhan
2003Khanjar: The KnifeRaja
2003Qayamat: City Under ThreatAkram Sheikh
2003Khel – No Ordinary GameDev MallyaProducer
2003LOC KargilSanjay Kumar
2004RudrakshBhuria
2004Main Hoon NaRaghavanNominated, Filmfare Best Villain Award
2004Lakeer – Forbidden LinesSanju
2004Aan: Men at WorkAppa Kadam Naik
2004Kyun! Ho Gaya Na...Ishaan
2004RakhtMohitProducer
2004Ek Se Badhkar EkRahul Bhargav
2004HulchulVeer
2005Page 3HimselfSpecial Appearance
2005Padmashree Laloo Prasad YadavLaloo
2005BlackmailAbhay Singh Rathod
2005Tango CharlieShezad Khan
2005PaheliSunderlalSpecial Appearance
2005DusDan
2005Chocolate: Deep Dark SecretsRocker
2005Kyon KiKaranSpecial Appearance
2005Deewane Huye PaagalSanju
2005Home DeliveryTime ManSpecial Appearance
2006Fight Club – Members OnlyAnna
2006Shaadi Se PehleAnna
2006Darna Zaroori HaiVishwas Talegaonkar
2006Kilukkam KilukilukkamHimselfSpecial Appearance Malayalam film
2006Chup Chup KeMangal Singh Chauhan
2006Phir Hera PheriShyam
2006Aap Ki KhatirKunal
2006Umrao JaanFaiz Ali
2006Apna Sapna Money MoneyNamdev Mane
2007Don't Stop DreamingDaveEnglish film
2007Shootout at LokhandwalaKaviraj Patil
2007CashAngad
2007Om Shanti OmHimselfSpecial Appearance
2007Dus KahaniyaanNawab
2007WelcomeHimselfSpecial Appearance
2008One Two ThreeLaxmi Narayan
2008Mr. Black Mr. WhiteGopi
2008Mission IstaanbulOwais HussainProducer
2008MukhbiirRehman
2009Daddy CoolSteven
2009De Dana DanRam Mishra
2010Tum Milo Toh SahiAmit Nagpal
2010Red Alert: The War WithinNarasimha
2010Barood : (The Fire) - A Love StoryShakti
2010No ProblemMarcos
2011Thank YouYogi
2011Raada RoxBhauSpecial Appearance Marathi film
2011LootBuilderProducer
2012Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baki HaiAmar Joshi
2012Delhi SafariSultan The LeopardVoice only, Animated film
2013EnemmyEklavya Karmarkar / Bhau
2013KalimannuHimselfSpecial Appearance Malayalam film
2014Jai HoArjun KaulSpecial Appearance
2014KoyelaanchalNisheeth Kumar
2014Desi KatteySuryakant Rathore
2014The ShaukeensHimselfSpecial Appearance
20152 ChehareAjay / Babu
2017Hera Pheri 3Shyam

Producer

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