Sanchita Shetty was born in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. She is one of the youngest actresses to have major success in Hollywood. She is best known for her lovable, kind and caring character in the Hindi movie “Singh in King.” Sanchita Shetty has also appeared in some Hollywood movies, most notably as Vasco Da Gama in the movie “Master of opposite Sex.”
Sanchita Shetty was an only child when her parents separated when she was just three years old. Her mother took up work as a domestic help in New Delhi while her father stayed in Singapore to continue working. While her younger sister grew up in Manali, Sanchita spent her early years in Calcutta, helping her mother earn a living by selling baked goods at nearby bistros. When she was a teenager, her family moved to Mangalore, Karnataka, where they had a thriving film industry. She then pursued a degree in journalism from the Government University of Bengal in Kolkata, which was where she first appeared in her first English movie “Chattu Bazaar” (1947), playing the role of Apples.
|Real Name||Sanchita Shetty|
|Date of Birth||7 April 1989|
|Birthplace||Mangalore, Karnataka, India|
Sanchita Shetty’s first major role was in the Telugu film “Nanban.” The film, which is immensely popular among people in their forties and fifties, was a flop. However, it did pave the way for many other roles and appearances in different Telugu and Kannada movies. She also appeared in “Rajinikanth’s Raavanan” (Kerala’s first movie ever screened in the National Film Registry) and “Chinnayattu” (the same film that won her the best actress award at the 1996 Academy Awards). Sanchita Shetty has gone on to act in various Hollywood films, most notably in thelicks “Singh in Kingstown,” “Alda” and “Eternia.”
Sanchita Shetty’s first film appearance after her appearances in Nanban and Raavanan was in the sitcom “The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Ballad of Johnny Bow tie-up” with Christopher Walken. The film failed to make much of an impact on the audience, but it did manage to rake in some good box office earnings. Sanchita Shetty then went on to star in the movie adaptation of the same novel in which she played the first major role of her career, “Eternia.” The movie did not fare well and was released shortly after the completion of its second installment.
Sanchita Shetty was then cast in the fantasy action-thriller “Mankatha” which was released in the month of April this year. The film did open well, but its release was overshadowed by the release of another Hindi movie, “Trolls” starring Vijay and Kamal hassan. Sanchita was in relatively low demand in Tamil cinema and this failed to deter her from making another foray into the Telugu mainstream. In fact, Shetty was in the midst of filming for the second installment of “Mankatha” when she suffered a stroke. Since then, she has been off the screens and hasn’t been seen in any further Tamil movies.
Sanchita Shetty’s other notable film includes “Kathak” (in Tamil), “Kathak” (in Tamil with English subtitles) and “Nanban.” All these movies have been released within a few months of each other and have consistently ranked among the top ten earning movies in the state. Sanchita Shetty’s other notable feature is her leading role in the award winning tamil film “Mankatha.” Sanchita Shetty’s love for Hindi films is evident in her acting in the romantic comedy “Chakam,” as well as her supporting performances in some other award winning Tamil movies.
Sanchita Shetty’s all time favourite role is of Subodh Pillai in the award winning “Nanban.” This film marked the beginning of an unprecedented three-year stretch where no Indian movie was going to feature a non- Hindi character in the leading role. It was also after this film that Sanchita Shetty became Sanchita Shetty hot images. With the success of “Nanban,” Shetty has gone on to act in several more popular movies, including “Chakam,” “Vivan,” “Chak De! India” and “Neeti.”