Shilpa Shirodkar at success bash of Ek Mutthi Aasmaan in May 2014
|Born||20 November 1973|
|Years active||1989–2000, 2013–present|
Shilpa Shirodkar (born 20 November 1973) is an Indian actress and former photo model who worked primarily in Hindi-language films from 1989 to 2000. After a 13-year hiatus from acting, she made her comeback to acting, this time on television in the Zee TV series Ek Mutthi Aasmaan in 2013.
Shilpa Shirodkar made her debut with Ramesh Sippy's film Bhrashtachar (1989), with Mithun Chakraborty and Rekha, in which she played the role of a blind girl. She starred opposite Anil Kapoor in the hit 1990 film Kishen Kanhaiya. The following year she had successful films like Trinetra (1991) and Hum (1991).
She appeared in several other hit films such as Khuda Gawah (1992), Aankhen (1993), Pehchaan (1993), Gopi Kishan (1994), Bewafa Sanam (1995) and Mrityudand (1997). She decided to quit acting after marriage and her last film appearance was in the 2000 film Gaja Gamini. She was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for Khuda Gawah. Shilpa paired in nine films with Mithun Chakraborty and fans appreciated their onscreen pairing.
She took a 13-year hiatus from show business to raise her family in London and in 2013 made her comeback on television after shifting residence to Mumbai. The first shooting location was in a Delhi suburb for her comeback, Zee TV's new show Ek Mutthi Aasmaan, based on the life of domestic helpers. The series finished in late 2014.
From May 2017 to September 2018, she appeared in the Colors TV serial Savitri Devi College & Hospital. In February 2020, she made a comeback to films playing a supporting role in Guns of Banaras, a film which had been completed in 2014 but was delayed for six years.
Born to Marathi actress Gangu Bai on 20 November 1973, Shilpa is the younger sister of actress and former Miss India Namrata Shirodkar and grand-daughter of Meenakshi Shirodkar. She married United Kingdom based banker Aparesh Ranjit in 2000. They have a daughter together.
|Ghar Ki Laxmi|
|Paap Ki Kamaee|
|Nyay Anyay||Anju Singh|
|Hum||Anita Pratap Sinha|
|Do Matwale||Dr. Pooja|
|Swarg Yahan Narak Yahan||Radha S. Kumar|
|Dil Hi To Hai||Jayshree|
|Jeevan Ki Shatranj||C.I.D. Inspector Kiran|
|Khuda Gawah||Insp. Heena Ranveer Singh||nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|Parwane||Mona S. Saxena|
|Gopi Kishan||Chanda (Gopi's wife)|
|Hum Hain Bemisaal||Didi|
|Bewafa Sanam||Mamta / In Flashback Sheetal Twin Appearance|
|1996||Return of Jewel Thief||Sonu|
|Apne Dam Par||Sapna Saxena|
|Hum Hain Premi|
|Jayate||Pooja M. Desai||(TV movie)|
|1998||Hitler||Advocate Sheila S. Sharma|
|2010||Barood : (The Fire) - A Love Story||Sona||Delayed release. Was shot and completed in the 1990s|
|2020||Guns of Banaras||Delayed release. Was completed in 2014|
|2013–2014||Ek Mutthi Aasmaan||Kamla Vitthal Jadhav||Zee TV|||
|2016||Silsila Pyaar Ka||Janaki Randhir Tiwari||STAR Plus||Antagonist / Protagonist|
|2017–2018||Savitri Devi College & Hospital||Jaya Sunil Mishra||Colors TV|||
Awards and nominations
|2013||Zee Rishtey Awards||Favourite Naya Sadasya - Female||Kamla||Ek Mutthi Aasmaan||Won|
|Favourite Popular Face - Female||Nominated|
|Favourite Mata-Pita Rishta||Nominated|
- "90 के दशक में बोल्ड सीन देकर फेमस हुई थीं ये एक्ट्रेस, 13 साल बाद की वापसी तो पहचानना हुआ मुश्किल". Amar Ujala (in Hindi). 20 November 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
- "अब ऐसी दिखती हैं नब्बे के दशक की हीरोइन शिल्पा शिरोडकर, बड़े पर्दे के बाद टीवी पर शुरू की दूसरी पारी". Dainik Jagran (in Hindi). 24 November 2017. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
- "सूजा चेहरा और आंखों के नीचे काले धब्बे, देखिए अब कैसी हो गई हैं शिल्पा शिरोडकर". Jansatta (in Hindi). 20 November 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
- "Remember Shilpa Shirodkar? Here's what the 90s Bollywood actress is doing now". mid-day. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
- "51st Fair One Filmfare Awards". Filmfare. Archived from the original on 16 July 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
- "Shilpa Shirodkar: I never missed Bollywood!". Bollywood Life. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
- Sharma, Priya (22 August 2013). "Hearth is where the art is". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
- "Shilpa Shirodkar's next show about 'mother-son relationship'". The Indian Express. 17 November 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
- "Shilpa Shirodkar returns to the small screen as an obsessive mom". mid-day. 20 December 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
- "Shilpa thanks movie career for comeback". Deccan Herald. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
- "I'd be lying if I said that I didn't care about ratings, says Shilpa Shirodkar". The Asian Age. 15 May 2017. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
- Jha, Subhash K. (28 February 2020). "Shilpa Shirodkar makes a comeback". Rediff. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
- "Happy Birthday Shilpa Shirodkar: Promising actress of 90s turns 44". Free Press Journal. 20 November 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
- "Have you seen these candid pictures of Shilpa Shirodkar?". mid-day. 20 November 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
- "Namrata Shirodkar - Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai Indian Award Winning Talk Show - Zee Tv Hindi Serial". YouTube (in Hindi). Zee Tv. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
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- Sumit, Rajguru (22 April 2018). "Bollywood's Forgotten Stars: 10 Unknown facts about Mahesh Babu's wife and actress – Namrata Shirodkar". Free Press Journal. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
- "Veteran Marathi actress dead". The Indian Express. 4 June 1997. Archived from the original on 9 June 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
- "Meenakshi Shirodkar was the first Marathi actress to wear a swimsuit onscreen - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
- "I've never craved for fame: Shilpa Shirodkar". Hindustan Times. 7 December 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
- "I felt its time to comeback: Shilpa Shirodkar - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
- "People's attitude in industry has changed: Shilpa Shirodkar". The Indian Express. 22 December 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
- "New TV show 'Silsila Pyaar Ka' takes leap in second week itself". The Indian Express. 20 January 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
- "Shilpa Shirodkar Returns to Small Screen, Reveals What Has Changed - NDTV Movies". NDTVMovies.com. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
- "I have never been image-conscious: Shilpa Shirodkar". Hindustan Times. 29 May 2017. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
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