Who is Shilpa Shukla?
Shilpa Shukla is an Indian actress best known for playing ‘Bindiya Naik’ in Chak De! India and ‘Sarika’ in B.A Pass. In both the movies she played her characters exceptionally well and received the Filmfare Critics Award for the Best Actress. Shilpa has also appeared in web series such as Criminal Justice, Hostages and Mentalhood. She has also acted in several Hindi feature films and hosted a crime based tv show called ‘Savdhaan India‘.
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Shilpa Shukla Biography
Shilpa Shukla was born on 22nd February 1982 in Hajipur, Bihar. She did her schooling from Delhi Public School, R.K Puram and college from Miranda House, Delhi. After completing her degree, she joined the Asmita Theatre Group in Delhi and start doing plays.
|Real Name||Shilpa Shukla|
|Date of Birth||22 February 1982|
|Age||40 Years (as on August 2022)|
|Place of Birth||Hajipur, Bihar, India|
|Religion||Born Hindu but follows Buddhism|
|Current Location||Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|Languages Known||Hindi, English, Bhojpuri|
|School||Delhi Public School, R.K Puram, New Delhi|
|College||Miranda House, Delhi|
|Hobbies and Favorites Stuff||Reading, Playing Guitar, Photography|
|Favorite Actor||Guru Dutt|
Table of Contents
- Who is Shilpa Shukla?
- Shilpa Shukla Biography
- Body Measurements and Physical Appearance
- Family and Relatives
- Affairs and Dating Information
- Debut and Career
- Awards and Nominations
- Lifestyle and Luxury
- Facts about Shilpa Shukla
- Salary and Net Worth
- Social Media Accounts
Body Measurements and Physical Appearance
Shilpa Shukla is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs around 61kgs. She has got black eyes and fair complexion. If we go through her figure stats, her breast size is 32 inches, waist is 30 inches and hips are 32 inches.
|Breast Size||32 inches|
|Waist Size||30 inches|
|Hips Size||32 inches|
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Family and Relatives
Shilpa Shukla comes from a high class family having a Political, Bureaucratic, Scholar and Civil background. Her brother Tenzin Priyadarshi is a Buddhist Monk and the CEO of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT, and her sister is an attorney.
Affairs and Dating Information
Shilpa Shukla dated assistant director Mohit Tripathi, whom she met at Asmita Theatre Group in Delhi. Later they tied the knot but the marriage did not work and the couple got divorced.
As of now Shilpa is single, divorced and has no children.
Debut and Career
Shilpa Shukla started her career from theatre. In the early days of her career she participated in several stage plays, which made her a better actor. In 2003, she made her debut from Punjabi movie Khamosh Paani, which depicts the story of a widowed mother and her young son living in a Punjabi Village.
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In 2005, she appeared as ‘Maya’ in a political drama film Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi. Later, she acted in several feature films such as:-
- Chak De! India
- Bhindi Bazaar
- Rajdhani Express
- B.A Pass
- Crazy Cukkad Family
- Bombairiya and
- HIT : The First Case
However, the most memorable roles of her career were in Chak De! India and B.A Pass. In Chak De! India she played the role of a hockey player ‘Bindia Naik’ who represented Indian team under the guidance of ‘Kabir Khan’ portrayed by Shahrukh Khan, and in B.A Pass she gave intimate scenes with a much younger guy, for which she received several accolades.
In 2020, Shilpa Shukla geared towards the Ott platform and made her web debut in Mentalhood. Afterwards, she appeared in Criminal Justice, and Tisca Chopra starrer series Hostages, streamed on Disney plus Hotstar app.
Awards and Nominations
Shilpa Shukla has been nominated and awarded at several occasions for the following:-
|2008||Screen Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Chak De! India||Won|
|2014||Screen Awards||Best Actress in Negative Role||B.A Pass||Won|
|2014||Filmfare Critics Awards||Best Actress||B.A Pass||Won|
|2008||IIFA Awards||Best Performance in Negative Role||Chak De! India||Nominated|
|2008||Zee Cine Awards & Producer Guild Awards||Best Actor in a Negative Role||Chak De! India||Nominated|
|2013||Big Fan Awards||Best Fan Award from Miss World ‘Tamanna Rana’||–||Received|
Lifestyle and Luxury
Shilpa belongs to a well off family having rich lifestyle. She has luxurious cars and an apartment in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Facts about Shilpa Shukla
- Shilpa started modelling at the age of 16.
- She loves theatre more than tv, movies or web.
- She was born in Bhumihar family.
- Prior to movies, she appeared in serials telecasted on Doordarshan.
- Anurag Kashyap approached her for ‘The Gangs of Wasseypur’ but she declined the offer as she needed break from work.
- She was featured on the cover page of Magazine ‘Delhi Noir’.
- She was born Hindu but follows Buddhism.Infact, she is a firm believer of Buddhism and often shares pictures on instagram with monks.
- She loves playing guitar in free time.
Salary and Net Worth
Based on Shilpa Shukla’s work experience and brand value, her net worth is estimated around 7-8 crore Indian rupees. She earns most of her income from movies and tv series. Reportedly, she charges approximately 35-40k per day for web series. Shilpa Shukla also earns sizeable income from brand mentions and advertisements.