Suniel Shetty Height Weight Age And Body Statistics Biography

Suniel Shetty (born Sunil V. Shetty; 11 August 1961) is an Indian actor, film producer, television personality and entrepreneur who is predominantly active in Hindi films he has also worked in Tamil, Telugu, English, Marathi, Malayalam and Kannada films. In a career spanning almost 30 years, he has acted in over 100 films.

He is the owner of the production house Popcorn Entertainment Private Limited. He has produced a number of films including Khel – No Ordinary Game, Rakht and Bhagam Bhag, under the banner of Popcorn Motion Pictures.

Personal life

Since 1991 he is married to Mana Shetty (née Monisha Kadri), a businesswoman, designer and social activist born to a Gujarati Muslim architect and a Punjabi Hindu social activist, and they have two children, a daughter Athiya Shetty and a son Ahan Shetty.

Both Athiya and Ahan have made their acting debuts respectively, Athiya in the film Hero (2015) and Ahan in Sajid Nadiadwala’s film Tadap (2021), the Hindi remake of Telugu film RX 100. Mana runs an NGO for under-privileged kids.

Suniel Shetty’s daughter Athiya Shetty married Indian cricketer KL Rahul on January 23, 2023, in Shetty’s palace, in Lonavala.

Shetty has a black belt in kickboxing.[ He owns clothing boutiques as well as restaurants specialising in Udupi cuisine.

Suniel Shetty Height Weight Age And Body Statistics Biography

Full NameSunil Veerappa Shetty
Profession(s)Actor, Producer, Entrepreneur
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)– Chest: 42 Inches
– Waist: 34 Inches
– Biceps: 16 Inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth11 August 1961
Age (as of 2023)61 Years
BirthplaceMulki, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Zodiac signLeo
HometownMulki, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityH.R. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai
Educational QualificationDegree in Hotel Management
DebutAs a Film Actor: Balwaan (1992)

As a Film Producer: Khel – No Ordinary Game (2003)

TV: Biggest Loser Jeetega (2007)
Caste/EthnicityTulu from Bunt Community
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Political InclinationBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Address18-B, Prithvi Apts., Altamount Road, Mumbai – 400 026
HobbiesPlaying Cricket, Watching Movies, Shopping, Travelling, Working Out
Awards, Honours, Achievements2001: Filmfare Best Villain Award for Dhadkan
2005: Rajiv Gandhi Award along with Kareena Kapoor and Sachin Tendulkar

2011: Stardust Search Light Award for Best Actor for Red Alert: The War Within
2020: On 7 November 2020, the Governor of Maharashtra conferred him with the prestigious ‘Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar Award’ for aiding the Dabbawalas of Mumbai during the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
Controversies• After the 9/11 attacks in USA, he faced a problem at the Los Angeles airport due to his beard that he had grown for his role in the movie Kaante (2002), the officials thought him as a suspect. But, after he clarified that he was an Indian actor, they let him off.
• Suniel Shetty and casting director Mukesh Chhabra had a spat when they used to work together. Mukesh Chhabra used to work at Suniel Shetty’s premises located in Versova (Mumbai), but after spat, he shifted to film producer Vashu Bhagnani’s office building in Juhu in Mumbai suburbs.
Girls, Affairs, and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affair/GirlfriendMana Shetty (Creative Director)
Marriage DateYear– 1991
Wife/SpouseMana Shetty
ChildrenSon– Ahan Shetty (Actor)
Daughter– Athiya Shetty (Actress)
ParentsFather– Late Veerapa Shetty

Mother– Name Not Known
SiblingsBrother– None
Sister– Sujata Shetty (Elder)
Food(s)Tillwywali Kulfi, Fish Curry, Thai Cuisine
Actor(s)Amitabh Bachchan, Bruce Willis
ActressesNargisSharmila TagoreKajolMadhuri Dixit, Goldie Hawn
Film(s)Sharaabi, Hera Pheri
MusicianBryan Adams
Director(s)J P Dutta, Gulzar, Rajiv Rai, Priyadarshan
ChefChef Solomon
Colour(s)Blue, White, Black
CricketerSachin Tendulkar
BookSunny Days by Sunil Gavaskar
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionHummer H3, Mercedes-Benz SUV, Land Rover Defender 110 (worth Rs 1.20 crore)
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)Rs. 2-3 crore/film
Net Worth (approx.)$10 million

Some Lesser Known Facts About Suniel Shetty

  • Does Suniel Shetty smoke?: No
  • Does Suniel Shetty drink alcohol?: No
  • Suniel belongs to a humble Tulu speaking Bunt family as his father used to clean plates in Worli, Mumbai as he initially worked as a waiter at a restaurant. His father’s boss called his father to manage his new business, and by 1943, his father had bought the whole building.
  • When film director Raju Mavani wanted to make Balwaan with him, most actresses were wary of working with Suniel and declined the offer as he was a newcomer. But late Divya Bharti agreed to work with him, which proved to be a wise decision as Balwaan became a hit.
  • The period from 1993 to 1994, was the golden phase of his acting career as he gave hits like Anth, Pehchaan and Waqt Hamara Hai, Mohra, and Dilwale.
  • Earlier, he used to be a bad boy; as he was involved in fights and brawls. But after he realized that he needs to set an example for his fans, he became calm and started to behave well.
  • He knows Karate and is a black belt in Kick Boxing.
  • Due to his masculine body, he is regarded as the He-Man of the Bollywood.
  • Sonali Bendre had a crush on him during the 1990s.
  • He won his first Filmfare Award for Best Villain for his performance in Dhadkan (2001).
  • Suniel is a successful businessman too; as he has a restaurant business, co-owns the popular boutique Mischiefowns the upscale pub Suzie Wong and owns the club H2Oin Mumbai. He also has a production company Popcorn Entertainment that produces films and concerts.
  • He changed his name from “Sunil” to “Suniel” (extra “e” added).
  • Suniel is a devotee of Lord Shiva.
  • He loves playing cricket and has played for the Mumbai Heroes in the Celebrity Cricket League.Suniel Shetty playing cricket
  • He is a good friend of Sanjay Dutt and Raveena Tandon.
  • Suniel is actively involved in a number of charitable causes.
  • He is allergic to prawns.
  • In  November 2021, he appeared on the popular Indian dance reality show India’s Best Dancer 2, where he talked about his father’s struggles in Mumbai, where he worked as a cleaner.  The actor 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.”
  • In December 2022, in an interview, he revealed that 128 women were rescued from sex trafficking from Kamathipura, a neighbourhood in Mumbai, and were sent to Nepal, their home country. Reportedly, the actor also arranged plane tickets to Kathmandu for 128 women. 


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As actor

1992BalwaanArjun Singh
1993Waqt Hamara HaiSunil Chaudhary
PehchaanKunal Verma
1994DilwaleVikram SinghNominated Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
AnthVijay Saxena
MohraVishal Agnihotri
Gopi KishanGopinath Chaudhary / Kishannath ChaudharyDouble Role
Hum Hain BemisaalMichael Dsouza
RaghuveerRaghuveer Verma
GaddaarSunny / Sunil Gujral
TakkarRavi Malhotra
1996Ek Tha RajaJay Dogra
VishwasghaatAvinash Saxena / Sunil Verma
KrishnaKrishna / Sunil
ShastraVijay Khanna
SapootRaj Singhania
RakshakRaj Sinha
1997BorderBhairav Singh RathodNominated Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Judge MujrimSunil / DhagaDouble Role
QaharAmar Kapoor
1998Vinashak – DestroyerArjun Singh
AakroshDev Malhotra
Humse Badhkar KaunBhola / Suraj
Sar Utha Ke JiyoHimselfSpecial appearance
1999Hu Tu TuAditya Patel
Bade DilwalaRam Prasad
Kaala SamrajyaArjun
Hera PheriShyam / Ghanshyam Tripathi
RefugeeMohammad AshrafNominated Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
JungleShivraj Mittal
DhadkanDev ChopraFilmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role
AaghaazGovind Narang
2001Kuch Khatti Kuch MeethiSameer
OfficerSagar Chauhan
Ek RishtaaHimselfSpecial appearance
Pyaar Ishq Aur MohabbatYash Sabharwal
IttefaqShiva Kumar
Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa GharDayashankar Manoharilal Pandey
Ehsaas: The FeelingRavi Naik
2002Awara Paagal DeewanaYeda Anna
Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi KahaniVijay
AnnarthJimmy / Jai
Karz: The Burden of TruthRaja Chauhan
KaanteMarc Issak
Chalo Ishq LadaayeHimselfSpecial appearance
2003Baaz: A Bird in DangerHarshvardhan Bhatti
Khanjar: The KnifeRaja Kumar
Qayamat: City Under ThreatAkram Sheikh
Khel – No Ordinary GameDev MallyaProducer
LOC KargilSanjay Kumar
2004RudrakshBhuria Kapoor
Main Hoon NaRaghavan DattaNominated Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role
Lakeer – Forbidden LinesSanju / Sanjay Mishra
Aan: Men at WorkAppa Kadam Naik
Kyun! Ho Gaya Na…Ishaan
RakhtMohit JaiswalProducer
Ek Se Badhkar EkRahul Bhagwat
HulchulVeer Chawla
2005Page 3HimselfSpecial appearance
Padmashree Laloo Prasad YadavLaloo / Lalchand Dilachand
BlackmailAbhay Singh Rathod
Tango CharlieShezad Khan
PaheliSunderlalSpecial appearrance
DusDanish Walia
Chocolate: Deep Dark SecretsRocker
Kyon KiKaran KashyapSpecial appearrance
Deewane Huye PaagalSanju / Sanjay Malwani
Home DeliveryTime ManSpecial appearance
2006Fight Club – Members OnlyAnna Shetty
Shaadi Se PehleAnna
Darna Zaroori HaiVishwas Talegaonkar
Chup Chup KeMangal Singh Chauhan
Phir Hera PheriShyam / Ghanshyam Tripathi
Aap Ki KhatirKunal Shah
Umrao JaanFaiz Ali
Apna Sapna Money MoneyNamdev Mane
2007Shootout at LokhandwalaKaviraj Patil
Om Shanti OmHimselfSpecial appearance
Dus KahaniyaanAtiff Nawab
WelcomeHimselfSpecial appearance
2008One Two ThreeLaxmi Narayan
Mr. Black Mr. WhiteGopi / Gopal Murli Manohar
Mission IstaanbulOwais HussainProducer
2009Daddy CoolSteven
De Dana DanRam Mishra
2010Tum Milo Toh SahiAmit Nagpal
Red Alert: The War WithinNarasimha
Barood (The Fire) A Love StoryShakti
No ProblemMarcos
2011Thank YouYogi Mathur
ChirayuHimselfSpecial appearance
2012Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baki HaiAmar Joshi
Delhi SafariSultan The LeopardVoice only Animated film
2013EnemmyBhau / Eklavya Karmarkar
2014Jai HoArjun KaulSpecial appearrance
KoyelaanchalNisheeth Kumar
Desi KatteySuryakant Rathore
The ShaukeensHimselfSpecial appearance
20152 ChehareAjay / Babu
2017A GentlemanColonel Vijay Saxena
2018Welcome to New YorkHimselfSpecial appearance
2019Khandaani ShafakhanaHimselfSpecial appearance
2021Mumbai SagaSada AnnaSpecial appearrance
2023Operation FrydaySada NairZEE5 film
2024Untitled; Hera Pheri film Not yet releasedShyam / Ghanshyam Tripathi

Other language films[edit]

2006Kilukkam KilukilukkamMangal Singh ChauhanMalayalamArchive footage
2007Don’t Stop DreamingDaveEnglish
2011Raada RoxHimselfMarathiSpecial appearance
2013KalimannuHimselfMalayalamSpecial appearance
2018Aa Bb KkBappaMarathi
2020DarbarHari Chopra / HariharanTamil
2021MosagalluACP Aajit Kumar SinghTelugu
Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian SeaChandroth PanickerMalayalam
2022GhaniVijender SinhaTelugu

As producer

2003Khel – No Ordinary Game
2006Bhagam Bhag
2008Mission Istaanbul

Web series

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2022–presentDharavi BankThalaivanMX Player10 episodes
2023HunterACP Vikram ChauhanAmazon miniTV

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