Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Athiya went to the Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai. She later shifted to the American School of Bombay.
After completing her school education, she relocated to New York City and got admission at the New York Film Academy to polish her acting skills.
- Father – Sunil Shetty (Actor and Businessman)
- Mother – Mana Shetty (Director, fashion designer and creative director of interior decoration company)
- Siblings – Aahan Shetty (Younger Brother) (Actor)
- Others – Veerapa Shetty (Paternal Grandfather) (Hotelier and Businessman), Prema V. Shetty (Paternal Grandmother), Sujata R. Hedge (Paternal Aunt), Sumitha Tarun Pratap (Paternal Aunt)
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
55 kg or 121 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Athiya Shetty has dated –
- Sooraj Pancholi (2015) – Athiya was reported to be going out with actor Sooraj Pancholi after working together in the movie, Hero. Their sizzling chemistry in the movie as well as at the movie promotion events further deepened suspicions of them being a couple.
- Arjun Kapoor (2016) – Athiya and actor Arjun Kapoor were reported to be the new couple in the industry in October 2016 after they were pictured kissing at a famous nightclub in Mumbai. Athiya and Arjun had known each other for quite a while as they have a common social circle. Also, Athiya is his sister Anshula’s friend. They were also pictured together at Punit Malhotra’s party. Mindful of the media glare, they had arrived separately at the party.
- Aditya Bhandari (2016) – In December 2016, some tabloids had reported that Athiya Shetty had broken up with her long-term boyfriend Aditya Bhandari. They had been in an on and off relationship for three years. Athiya was even reported to be present at Aditya’s older brother Kaviraj’s engagement in 2016.
Race / Ethnicity
On her mother’s side, she has Punjabi and Gujarati ancestry, while her father is a Tulu of Bunt community.
- Fuller lips
- Tall height
34-25-35 in or 86-63.5-89 cm
2 (US) or 34 (EU)
In 2015, Athiya was made the brand ambassador of Maybelline New York for India region.
In February 2017, she revealed on Instagram that she was shooting for her TV commercial for an unidentified brand.
Best Known For
- Being the daughter of famous actor Sunil Shetty.
- Having played the role of lead actress in a Salman Khan produced movie, Hero (2015).
In 2015, she made her first film appearance in the role of Radha Mathur in a romantic action movie, Hero.
To prepare for her debut role, her trainer has asked her to do intense weightlifting sessions. As she was already performing intense dance sequences in the shooting, her trainer made her do minimal cardio. To support her heavy workout routine, she was eating 8 meals a day. She also drinks a lot of water.
By the end of 2016, Athiya made changes to her workout regime to take her fitness to the next level and to further tone up her curves. She started mixed martial arts training under the guidance of famous grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bhardwaj, who has served as a trainer for special armed force commando units for various wings of the Indian military. Her new workout routine has helped her relieve stress and focus better.
Athiya Shetty Favorite Things
- Idol – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
- Lip Colors – Pink and Red
- Favorite Sunscreen – Vichy Capital Soleil SPF 50+ Sunscreen
- Perfume – Narciso Rodriguez For Her
- Beauty Icons – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Kajol
- Cleansing Product – Maybelline Clean Express
- Lipsticks – Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Wow Lip Balm and Maybelline’s Color Sensational Vivid Matte Lipstick
- Dream Costar – Ranveer Singh
- Closet Staples – Boyfriend jeans, a T-shirt, and white keds
- Signature Beauty Statement – Clean makeup
- Evergreen Style Icon – Audrey Hepburn
Source – Bollywood Life, Vogue, Verve Magazine
Athiya Shetty Facts
- Athiya realized that acting was her passion while hunting for colleges. She noticed that she was putting more consideration to the theater over academics, which led her to go all out for acting.
- The release date of her debut movie matched with a release date of her father’s first movie. 23 years earlier, Sunil Shetty’s Balwaan was released on September 11.
- For her debut role, she was discovered in a gym in Bandra by Salman Khan’s sister Alvira. They had zeroed on Sooraj Pancholi and were looking for a female lead.
- While studying at American School of Bombay, she took part in plays along with future Bollywood stars Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor.
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