Suniel Shetty

Born on Aug 11, 1961 in Mangalore, Karnataka. Though he is a successful business man, Suneil Shetty`s love for acting in Bollywood movies brought him to Hindi films, rather than his native state’s Kannada films. It is a bit surprising to realize that Sunil Shetty managed to enter film industry in his thirties and then went on to make an impression. Suniel Shetty made his acting debut in the 1992 film ‘Balwaan’ that 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 was critically acclaimed for his role in the war epic ‘Border’ (1997). He went onto 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) and ‘Phir Hera Pheri’ (2006).Suniel Shetty is also a successful businessman. He owns some hotels and a clothing boutique. He later turned producer, setting 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 appeared in multi-star hit films such as ‘Kaante’ (2002), ‘Main Hoon Na’ (2004), ‘Dus’ (2005) and ‘Shootout at Lokhandwala’ (2007). He appeared in his first English-language film ‘Don`t Stop Dreaming’ in 2007 and a Tamil-language film 12B. He also made a special appearance in a dance sequence in the Malayalam movie Kakkakuyil in 2001.