Suniel Shetty Debut Movie Wiki Height Age Wife Family Biography Net Worth 2023

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Suniel Shetty is an Indian film actor, producer, and entrepreneur. He was born on August 11, 1961 in Mulki, Mangalore, Karnataka, India. He began his acting career in the early 1990s and has since appeared in over 110 films in Hindi, Malayalam, and other languages. Some of his most notable films include “Hera Pheri,” “Dhadkan,” and “Mohra.” He has also produced several films under his production company, Popcorn Motion Pictures. In addition to acting, Shetty is also an entrepreneur and owns several businesses, including a chain of fitness centers called “Fitness One.”

Suniel Shetty Debut Movie Wiki Height Age Wife Family Biography Net Worth 2023

Suniel Shetty began his acting career with the film “Balwan” in 1992. He then went on to establish himself as one of the leading actors in Bollywood with hit films such as “Hera Pheri,” “Dhadkan,” “Mohra,” and “Main Hoon Na.” He received critical acclaim for his performances in films such as “Border” and “Dilwale.” Shetty is known for his versatility and has played a wide range of roles throughout his career, from action heroes to comedic characters.

In addition to acting, Suniel Shetty is also an entrepreneur. He owns several businesses, including a chain of fitness centers called “Fitness One,” a clothing line called “Mischief,” and a production company Popcorn Motion Pictures. He has produced several films under this company, including “Khel – No Ordinary Game” and “Bhai: Vyakti Kee Valli”

Shetty has also been actively involved in various philanthropic activities and is a strong advocate for children’s rights and education. He was appointed as the goodwill ambassador for the Mission Education campaign of the Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living foundation.

Suniel Shetty has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career, including the Filmfare Award for Best Villain for his performance in “Dhadkan” and the Lifetime Achievement award at the Kalakar Awards. He continues to be one of the most respected and loved actors in the Indian film industry.

Suniel Shetty is an Indian actor, producer, and entrepreneur. He has worked in many Bollywood, Malayalam, and Tamil films. Let’s find out some interesting facts about Suniel Shetty.

Suniel Shetty Biography Wiki

Suniel Shetty was born on 11 August 1961 (age 61 years; as of 2022) in Mulki, Mangalore, Karnataka, India. His full name is Suniel Veerappa Shetty. After completing his schooling, he went to H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai to get a degree in Hotel Management. Suniel has received training in Karate and is a black belt in Kick Boxing. When Shetty was a child, his father worked as a waiter at a restaurant in Worli, Mumbai, and used to clean the plates. His father’s boss called him to manage his new business and by 1943, his father had bought the whole building. Suniel is an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva.

Suniel Shetty Debut Movie Wiki Height Age Wife Family Biography Net Worth 2023

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Suniel Shetty Biography


Suniel Shetty (सुनील शेट्टी)

Full Name

Sunil Veerappa Shetty

Birth Name

Sunil Shetty




Indian film actor, producer and entrepreneur.

Years Active


Date of Birth

August 11, 1961

Age (In 2023)

62 Years

Birth Place

Mulki, Mangalore, Karnataka, India


Mumbai, Maharashtra, India






South Indian



Mother Tongue




Suniel Shetty Debut Movie Wiki Height Age Wife Family Biography Net Worth 2023

Physical Stats


in centimeters- 178 cm

in meters- 1.78 m

in Feet Inches- 5ft 10in

Eye Colour

Dark Brown

Hair Colour


Body Measurements (approx.): Chest 42”, Waist 34”, Biceps 16”


Family and Marriage Details

Marital Status



Mana Shetty

Marriage Date




Ahan Shetty (Actor)


Athiya Shetty (Actress)



Late Veerappa Shetty


Prema Shetty



Sujata Shetty Hegde (a.k.a Sujata R Hedge)

Sumita Shetty Prathap (a.k.a Sunita Tarun Pratap)

Other Relative(s)


I. M. Kadri (Famous Architect)


Late Vipula Kadri


Ravi Hegde

Tarun Prathap

Rahul Kadri


Isha Kadri Mehra

Education Details


Not Known


Sophia College of Catering, Mumbai

Educational Qualification

Degree in Hotel Management


Debut Movie

Balwaan (1992)

Famous Movies (As Actor)

X-Nine (Nepali, TBA)

Tadap (TBA)

A Gentleman (2017)

Koilanchal (2014)

Thank You (2011)

Red Allert (2010)

No Problem (2010)

De Dhana Dhan (2009)

Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007)

Bhagam Bhag (2006)

Phir Hera Pheri (2006)

Fight Club (2006)

Chup Chup ke (2006)

Tango Charlie (2005)

Rakht (2004)

Main Hoon Na (2004)

Khel (2003)

LOC: Kargil (2003)

Qayamat: City Under Threat (2003)

Awara Paagal Deewana (2002)

Refugee (2000)

Dhadkan (2000)

Hera Pheri (2000)

Border (1997)

Bhai (1997)

Krishna (1996)

Sapoot (1996)

Rakshak (1996)

Gopi Kishan (1994)

Mohra (1994)

Anth (1994)

Dilwale (1994)

Balwaan (1992)

Famous Movies (As Producer)

Loot (2011)

Mission Istaanbul (2008)

EMI (2008)

Bhagam Bhag (2006)

Rakht (2004)

Khel – No Ordinary Game (2003)

TV Show(s)

Biggest Loser Jeetega (2007)


Thumps up


Atlas Cycle

Ford Endeavor

Lux Vest

Hayward 5000 soda

Sangam Suiting & Shirting

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Family, Caste & Wife

Suniel Shetty was born into a Tulu speaking Bunt Hindu Family. His father is Late Veerapa Shetty.

Suniel Shetty sitting in the lap of his father

Suniel Shetty sitting in the lap of his father

Not much is known about his mother. Suniel has an elder sister named Sujata Shetty.

Suniel Shetty with his mother

Suniel Shetty with his mother

In 1991, he married Mana Shetty, who is a creative director and runs an NGO for underprivileged kids. The couple has a daughter, Athiya Shetty, who is an actress and a son, Ahan Shetty, who is a budding actor.

Sunil Shetty with his wife and children

Sunil Shetty with his wife and children


Suniel made his debut in 1992 with the film, “Balwan.” The film was a commercial success and established him as an actor. Subsequently, he played the protagonist in movies like Waqt Hamara Hai (1993), Anth (1994), Mohra (1994), and Dilwale (1994). It was a golden phase of his life as all his movies were a hit at the box office.


Later, he appeared in films like Border (1997), Bhai (1997), Hera Pheri (2000), Dhadkan (2000), Main Hoon Na (2004), Welcome (2007), and Red Alert: The War Within (2010). He has also been a part of the TV reality show, “Biggest Loser Jeetega (2007)”.

As a producer, he has produced films like Khel- No Ordinary Game, Rakht, and Bhagam Bhag under the production banner of his company Popcorn Entertainment.

Khel No Ordinary Game

Apart from acting, he is a successful entrepreneur. He owns Suzie Wong and Club H20 in Mumbai. He is also the co-owner of the Mischief Dining Bar.


  • Suniel was caught into trouble at the Los Angeles airport post the 9/11 attacks in the USA. It so happened that the officials thought him as a suspect due to the long beard that he had grown for his movie, Kaante (2002).
  • Suniel Shetty got into a fight with director Mukesh Chhabra while working with him. Mukesh earlier used to work at Suniel’s office in Versova (Mumbai), but later shifted to producer Vashu Bhagnani’s building in Juhu, Mumbai suburbs.


  • 2001: Filmfare Award for Best Villain for Dhadkan.
  • 2001: Zee Cine Award for Best Supporting Actor for Dhadkan.
  • 2005: GIFA Award for Best Villain for Main Hoon Na
  • 2011: Stardust Award for Best Actor (Critics) for Red Alert: The War Within.
  • Rajiv Gandhi Award along with Kareena Kapoor and Sachin Tendulkar (2005)
    Suniel shetty received Rajiv Gandhi Award

    Suniel Shetty received the Rajiv Gandhi Award

  • Stardust Search Light Award for Best Actor for Red Alert: The War Within (2011)
  • On 7 November 2020, he was conferred with the prestigious ‘Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar Award’ by the governor of Maharashtra for his COVID-19 relief efforts. Suniel Shetty provided financial help to the Dabbawalas of Mumbai during the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

Car Collection

Suniel owns many swanky cars including Hummer H3, Mercedes-Benz SUV, and Land Rover Defender 110 (worth Rs 1.20 crore).

Suniel Shetty with his Hummer H3

Suniel Shetty with his Hummer H3



  • Food: Kulfi, Fish Curry, and Thai Cuisine.
  • Movies: Sharaabi, Hera Pheri
  • Cricketer: Sachin Tendulkar
  • Colours: Blue, White, Black
  • Directors: J P Dutta, Gulzar, Rajiv Rai, Priyadarshan
  • Book: Sunny Days by Sunil Gavaskar

Suniel Shetty Debut Movie | Suniel Shetty First Movie

Balwaan (1992)

Sunil Shetty all movie list


Year Film Role Note
1992 Balwaan Arjun Singh  
1993 Waqt Hamara Hai Sunil Chaudhary  
Pehchaan Kunal Verma  
1994 Dilwale Vikram Singh Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Anth Vijay Saxena  
Mohra Vishal Agnihotri  
Gopi Kishan Gopi Nath Chaudhary / Kishan Nath Chaudhary Double Role
Hum Hain Bemisaal Michael Dsouza  
1995 Surakshaa Raja  
Raghuveer Raghuveer Verma  
Gaddaar Sunny Gujral  
Takkar Ravi Malhotra  
1996 Ek Tha Raja Jay Dogra  
Vishwasghaat Avinash Saxena / Sunil Verma  
Krishna Krishna / Sunil  
Shastra Vijay Khanna  
Sapoot Raj Singhania  
Rakshak Raj Sinha  
1997 Border Bhairav Singh Rathod Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Prithvi Prithvi  
Judge Mujrim Sunil / Dhaga Double Role
Bhai Kundan  
Dhaal Suraj  
Qahar Amar Kapoor  
1998 Vinashak – Destroyer Arjun Singh  
Aakrosh Dev Malhotra  
Humse Badhkar Kaun Bhola / Suraj  
Sar Utha Ke Jiyo Himself Special appearance
1999 Hu Tu Tu Aditya Patel  
Bade Dilwala Ram Prasad  
Kaala Samrajya Arjun  
2000 Krodh Karan  
Hera Pheri Shyam Tripathi / Ghanshyam  
Refugee Mohammad Ashraf Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Jungle Shivraj Mittal  
Dhadkan Dev Chopra Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role
Aaghaaz Govind Narang  
2001 Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi Sameer  
Officer Sagar Chauhan  
Ek Rishtaa Himself Special appearance
Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat Yash Sabharwal  
Ittefaq Shiv / Shiva Kumar  
Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar Dayashankar Manoharilal Pandey  
Ehsaas: The Feeling Ravi Naik  
2002 Awara Paagal Deewana Anna Yeda  
Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani Vijay
Annarth Jimmy / Jai  
Karz: The Burden of Truth Raja Chauhan  
Maseeha Krishna  
Kaante Marc Issak  
Chalo Ishq Ladaaye Himself Special appearance
2003 Baaz: A Bird in Danger Harshvardhan Bhatti  
Khanjar: The Knife Raja Kumar  
Qayamat: City Under Threat Akram Sheikh  
Ek: Hindustani Sunil Srivastava  
Khel – No Ordinary Game Dev Mallya


LOC Kargil Sanjay Kumar  
2004 Rudraksh Bhuria  
Main Hoon Na Exmajor Raghavan Datta Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role
Lakeer – Forbidden Lines Sanju / Sanjay Mishra  
Aan: Men at Work Appa Kadam Naik  
Kyun! Ho Gaya Na… Ishaan  
Rakht Mohit Producer
Ek Se Badhkar Ek Rahul Bhargav  
Hulchul Veru / Veer Chawla  
2005 Page 3 Himself Special appearance
Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav Laloo / Lalchand Dilachand  
Blackmail Abhay Singh Rathod  
Tango Charlie Shezad Khan  
Paheli Sunderlal Special appearrance
Dus Danish Walia / Dan  
Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets Rocker  
Kyon Ki Karan Kashyap Special appearrance
Deewane Huye Paagal Sanju / Sanjay Malvari  
Home Delivery Time Man Special appearance
2006 Fight Club – Members Only Anna Shetty  
Shaadi Se Pehle Anna  
Darna Zaroori Hai Vishwas Talegaonkar  
Chup Chup Ke Mangal Singh Chauhan  
Phir Hera Pheri Shyam Tripathi / Ghanshyam  
Aap Ki Khatir Kunal Shah  
Umrao Jaan Faiz Ali  
Apna Sapna Money Money Namdev Mane  
2007 |
Shootout at Lokhandwala Kaviraj Patil  
Cash Angad  
Om Shanti Om Himself Special appearance
Dus Kahaniyaan Atiff Nawab  
Welcome Himself Special appearance
2008 One Two Three Laxmi Narayan  
Mr. Black Mr. White Gopi / Gopal Murli Manohar  
Mission Istaanbul Owais Hussain ProducerSpecial Appearance
Mukhbiir Rehman  
2009 Daddy Cool Steven  
De Dana Dan Ram Mishra  
2010 Tum Milo Toh Sahi Amit Nagpal  
Red Alert: The War Within Narasimha  
Barood (The Fire) A Love Story Shakti  
No Problem Marcos  
2011 Thank You Yogi Mathur  
Loot Builder Producer
Chirayu Himself Special appearance
2012 Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baki Hai Amar Joshi  
Delhi Safari Sultan The Leopard Voice only Animated film
2013 Enemmy; Law And Disorder Eklavya Karmarkar / Bhau  
2014 Jai Ho Arjun Kaul Special appearrance
Koyelaanchal Nisheeth Kumar  
Desi Kattey Suryakant Rathore  
The Shaukeens Himself Special appearance
2015 2 Chehare Ajay / Babu  
2017 A Gentleman Colonel Vijay Kumar Saxena
2018 Welcome to New York Himself Special appearance
2019 Khandaani Shafakhana Himself Special appearance in the song Shehar Ki Ladki
2021 Mumbai Saga Anna Sada Special appearrance
2024 Race 4 Exmajor Vijay Kumar Khanna  
2024 Kaala Naag Amar Rajput  
2024 Hawai Adda Ram Malhotra  
2024 Hera Pheri 3 Films that have not yet been released Shyam Tripathi / Ghanshyam Sequel Of Hera Pheri and Phir Hera Pheri[2]

Other language movies

Year Film Role Language Note
2001 Kakkakuyil Kunjunni Malayalam  
2001 12B Rao Aravind Tamil  
2006 Kilukkam Kilukilukkam Mangal Singh Chauhan Malayalam archive footage
2007 Don’t Stop Dreaming Dave English  
2008 Miras Arbas Turkish  
2011 Raada Rox Himself Marathi Special appearance
2013 Kalimannu Himself Malayalam Special appearance
2018 Aa Bb Kk Bappa Marathi  
2019 Pailwaan Sarkar Kichacha Mentor Kannada  
2020 Darbar Hariharan / Hari Chopra Tamil  
2021 Mosagallu ACP Aajit Kumar Singh Telugu  
2021 Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea Chandroth Panicker Malayalam  
2022 Ghani Vijender Sinha Telugu  


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

Web series

Year Title Role Platform(s)  
2022 Dharavi Bank Thalaivan MX Player  


Sunil Shetty Net Worth

With a net worth of $20 million, Suniel gets paid ₹2-3 crore per film.


Some Lesser Known Facts About Sunil Shetty

  • Suniel Shetty began his career as a model before becoming an actor. He was the runner-up in the Mr. India competition in 1987.

  • He is a black belt in karate and has trained in various forms of martial arts. He often performs his own stunts in his films.

  • He is a fitness enthusiast and owns several fitness centers under the brand “Fitness One.”

  • Shetty is also a successful businessman and owns a production company, Popcorn Motion Pictures, which has produced several films.

  • He is also known for his philanthropic efforts and has been actively involved in various charitable causes, including children’s rights and education.

  • Suniel Shetty is also an animal lover and has been actively promoting animal welfare and rights.

  • He is a big fan of football and supports the football club Manchester United.

  • Shetty is also a licensed pilot and has a private pilot license.

  • Suniel Shetty is known for his close friendship with fellow Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, and Aravind Swamy. 

  • His family and friends fondly call him Anna.
  • Suniel resides at 18-B, Prithvi Apts., Altamount Road, Mumbai.
    Suniel Shetty's residence

    Suniel Shetty’s residence in Mumbai

  • Shetty is a good friend of Sanjay Dutt and Raveena Tandon.
    Suniel Shetty with Raveena Tondon

    Suniel Shetty with Raveena Tandon

  • Suniel is often called the He-Man of Bollywood due to his masculine body.
  • During the 1990s, actress Sonali Bendre had a huge crush on Suniel.
  • Shetty changed his name from “Sunil” to “Suniel” for numerological reasons.
  • Suniel is a huge fan of cricket and has also played for “Mumbai Heroes” in the Celebrity Cricket League.
    Suniel Shetty playing cricket

    Suniel Shetty playing cricket

  • Shetty is allergic to prawns.
  • He has actively participated in various charitable events.
  • Suniel earned his first Filmfare Award for the Best Villain for his performance in Dhadkan (2001).
  • When Raju Mavani signed him for Balwaan, many actresses denied working with him as Suniel was a newcomer. Later, Divya Bharti agreed to work with him, and the movie became a huge hit.
  •  Shetty was often involved in huge fights during his initials days in Bollywood. But he altered his behaviour to set an example for his fans.
  • He is politically inclined to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and has done campaigning for the party.
    Suniel Shetty With Arun Jaitley

    Suniel Shetty With Arun Jaitley

  • In November 2021, he talked about his father’s struggle in Mumbai on the sets of the Indian dance reality show India’s Best Dancer 2; the actor said that his father came to Mumbai at the age of nine and worked as a cleaner in Mumbai buildings. He said,

    Whenever anyone asks me, who is my hero? I always say it’s my father. I am really proud of my father for the kind of man he was and of the incredible life he led. He came to Mumbai when he was merely 9-years-old and worked as a cleaner.”

  • He revealed in December 2022 that 128 women were rescued from sex trafficking from Kamathipura, a neighbourhood in Mumbai, and sent back home to Nepal. The actor is also reported to have booked flights for 128 women to Kathmandu.

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People also ask Sunil Shetty

#1. When did Sunil Shetty start his career? 


#2. What did Suniel Shetty do before acting?

Before becoming an actor, Suniel Shetty began his career as a model.

#3. What is Sunil Shetty famous for?

He was famous from “Hera Pheri,” “Dhadkan,” and “Mohra” Movies.

#4. How does Suniel Shetty make money?

Suniel Shetty makes money through various means. As an actor, he earns a salary for his performances in films and television shows. He has also produced several films under his production company, Popcorn Motion Pictures, which generates revenue through film production and distribution.

He is also a successful entrepreneur and owns several businesses, including a chain of fitness centers called “Fitness One,” a clothing line called “Mischief”, which generates revenue through sales.

He also earns money through brand endorsements and appearances in commercials. He has endorsed various brands and has appeared in several advertisements. He also makes money through his public appearances, stage shows, and events.

He also invested in real estate and has several properties in India, which generates rental income and capital gains.

He is also involved in several charitable causes and foundations, which also generate revenue through donations and fundraising.

Suniel Shetty has a significant net worth, and his income and wealth come from a combination of his acting, producing and business ventures

#5. What is Suniel Shetty’s real name?

Suniel Shetty’s real name is Suniel Veerappa Shetty.

#6. How old is Suniel Shetty?

Suniel Shetty was born on August 11, 1961, so as of 2023, he is 62 years old.

#7. Is Suniel Shetty married?

Yes, Suniel Shetty is married to Mana Shetty. They have been married since 1991 and have two children together, Athiya and Ahan.

#8. What is Suniel Shetty’s height?

Suniel Shetty is approximately 5ft 10 inch tall.

#9. How many films has Suniel Shetty acted in?

Suniel Shetty has acted in over 110 films in Hindi, Malayalam, and other languages throughout his career.

#10. What are some of Suniel Shetty’s popular films?

Some of Suniel Shetty’s popular films include “Hera Pheri,” “Dhadkan,” “Mohra,” “Main Hoon Na,” “Border,” “Dilwale” and many more.

#11. What are Suniel Shetty’s hobbies?

Suniel Shetty is a fitness enthusiast and a black belt in karate. He is a licensed pilot and a big fan of football. He also likes to travel and photography.

#12. Has Suniel Shetty ever won any awards?

Yes, Suniel Shetty has won several awards throughout his career. He has won the Filmfare Award for Best Villain for his performance in “Dhadkan” and the Lifetime Achievement award at the Kalakar Awards. 

#13. Is Suniel Shetty active on social media?

Yes, Suniel Shetty is active on social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram. He has a significant following on these platforms and regularly updates his fans about his personal life and professional projects.

#14. Has Suniel Shetty ever worked in Hollywood?

Yes, Suniel Shetty has worked in English Movie. He appeared in the 2007 film “Don’t Stop Dreaming”.

#15. Does Suniel Shetty have any upcoming projects?

Suniel Shetty has several upcoming projects, including films, television shows and web series. 

#16. What are Suniel Shetty’s favorite movies?

Suniel Shetty has cited “Sholay” and “The Godfather” as his favorite films. He is also a fan of international films and enjoys watching films from Hollywood, European and other cinema.


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