Athiya Shetty

Athiya Shetty
Athiya Shetty, image credit: Bollywood Hungama

Born - November 5, 1992 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Birth Name - Athiya Suniel Shetty-Kadri

Occupation - Actress

Nationality - Indian

Years active - 2015 - present

Height - 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Athiya Shetty (born 5 November 1992) is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films. Shetty was born to actor Suniel Shetty and Mana Shetty in Mumbai. Her father Suniel Shetty hails from the coastal districts of Karnataka.

Shetty studied at the prestigious Cathedral and John Connon School and later shifted to the American School of Bombay. While there, she participated in school plays alongside Shraddha Kapoor and Tiger Shroff. At the age of 18, she relocated alone in New York City to enroll at the New York Film Academy as she wanted to act in films.

In 2015, she made her acting debut in the romantic action film "Hero" produced by Salman Khan and directed by Nikkhil Advani. Shetty portrayed the role of a girl named Radha Mathur, who fell in love with a kidnapper who was paid to abduct her in order to extort her father. For her portrayal as Radha, she received Filmfare award nomination for the Best Female Debut.

In 2017 Athiya appeared in Anees Bazmee's romantic comedy "Mubarakan" opposite Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor and Ileana D'cruz. In the film, Athiya played the role of a simple Punjabi girl named 'Binkle' who fell in love with Charan but her wedding was fixed with Charan's twin brother Karan, The role of Charan and Karan was played by Arjun Kapoor. Athiya received mainly positive reviews for her acting in the film. 

After "Mubarakan" Athiya appeared in a song called 'Tere Naal Nachna' in 2018, This song was composed and sung by Badshah and Sunanda Sharma, Song was shot for the promotional purpose of the film "Nawabzaade" directed and produced by Remo D'souza. Athiya's performance was appreciated by all for the song.


Year Film Role Notes
 2015   Hero  Radha Mathur  Lead role
2017  Mubarakan  Binkle Sandhu  2nd-lead role
2018  Nawabzaade  Special Appearance in song 'Tere
 Naal Nachna'
2019  Motichoor Chaknachoor  TBA  Filming
2019  Hope Solo  Afshaan Aashiq  Filming

Awards and nominations

Year  Film  Award Category Result
 2015   N/A  Vogue Beauty Awards  Face to Watch out For Won
2015  Hero  Stardust Awards  Superstar of Tomorrow – Female  Nominated 
2015  Hero  Stardust Awards  Jodi of the Year (Along with Sooraj
2015  Hero  Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence
 Best Debut – Female Won
2015  Hero  BIG Star Entertainment Awards  Most Entertaining Debut – Female Nominated
2016  Hero  Filmfare Awards  Best Female Debut Nominated
2016  Hero  Producers Guild Film Awards  Best Female Debut Nominated
2016  Hero  Producers Guild Film Awards  Most Promising Jodi (Along with
 Sooraj Poncholi)
2016  Hero  Screen Awards  Best Female Debut Nominated
2016  Hero  Screen Awards  Jodi No. 1 (Along with Sooraj
2016  Hero  Zee Cine Awards  Best Female Debut Nominated
2016  Hero  International Indian Film Academy
 Star Debut of the Year – Female Nominated
2016  Hero  International Indian Film Academy
 Hottest Pair (Along with Sooraj


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