Shefali Shah life and biography

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Shefali Shah biography

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Birthplace : Mumbai, India
Nationality : Indian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-16
Credited as : Bollywood actress, ,

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Shefali Shah also known as Shefali Shetty and Shefali Chhaya is an Indian television and film actress.

Shefali Shah was born in July 1974 and is the only child of Sudhakar Shetty (former RBI employee) and Shobha Shetty (a homeopathy doctor). She spent her early childhood at the RBI quarters in Santa Cruz, Mumbai. She went to school at Arya Vidya Mandir, Santacruz, Mumbai.

Shah made her film debut with Rangeela (1995), although she only had a few scenes in the film. She ventured into television with the serial Kabhie Kabhie.
She starred in the critically acclaimed film Satya (1998) for which she received the Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actress and a Filmfare Critics Award Best Actress.

Shah starred in the hit Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005) as Amitabh Bachchan's wife. The film was directed by her husband Vipul Shah. Her performance was appreciated by the critics. Shefali Shah's breakthrough performance was as Ria Verma in the internationally acclaimed Monsoon Wedding. She graduated to mature roles as Kasturba Gandhi in Gandhi, My Father and as Anil Kapoor's wife in the 2008 film Black & White. She won a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Rituparno Ghosh's The Last Lear. In 2010 she took to the stage opposite Kiran Karmarkar in the Hindi version of Chandrakant Kulkarni's play Dhyanimani, Bas Itna Sa Khwab.
Shah was married to television actor Harsh Chhaya. After their divorce, she married director Vipul Amrutlal Shah. She has two sons with Shah.

2007: National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress: The Last Lear
2007: Tokyo International Film Festival: Best Actress : Gandhi, My Father
1999: Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actress: Satya
1999: Filmfare Critics Award Best Actress: Satya


Rangeela (1995)
Satya (1998)
Mohabbatein (2000)
Monsoon Wedding (2001)
Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005)
15 Park Avenue (2005)
Gandhi, My Father (2007)
The Last Lear (2007)
Black and White (2008)
Karthik Calling Karthik (2010)
Kucch Luv Jaisaa (2011)

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