|Shefali Shah Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||May 22, 1972|
|Spouse||Vipul Amrutlal Shah|
Shefali Shah is an Indian actress who is best known for her work in films such as Satya (1998), Monsoon Wedding (2001), Gandhi, My Father (2007), The Last Lear (2007), Dil Dhadakne Do (2015), and Jalsa (2022). She is also well recognized for her portrayal of characters such as Richa in the drama TV series Banegi Apni Baat (1993), Mala Malhotra in the soap opera Tara (1993), Savithri/Saavi in the soap opera Hasratein (1996), Manju Singh in the short film Juice (2017), DCP Vartika Chaturvedi in the crime drama streaming TV series Delhi Crime (2019), and Dr. Gauri Nath in the medical drama streaming TV series Human (2022).
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Shefali had attended the Arya Vidya Mandir in Juhu, Mumbai.
- Father – Sudhakar Shetty (Former Banker at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), India’s Central Bank)
- Mother – Shobha Shetty (Homeopathy Doctor)
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
63 kg or 139 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Shefali has dated –
- Harsh Chhaya (1994-2000) – Shefali had married fellow actor Harsh Chhaya in 1994. The couple had parted ways in 2000.
- Vipul Amrutlal Shah (2000-Present) – Shefali had married film producer and director Vipul Amrutlal Shah in December 2000 and they have 2 sons together named Aryaman Shah and Maurya Shah.
Race / Ethnicity
- Slender frame
- Center-parted, shoulder-length, straight hair
- Affable smile
- Radiant face
Shefali Shah Facts
- She had started her career by acting in several stage dramas including Ant Vagarni Antakshari and Doctor Tame Pan?. Her breakthrough came when she had auditioned for a role in the TV serial Campus and was accepted following a screen test.
- For her portrayal of the character of Pyaari Mhatre in the 1998 Indian crime drama film Satya, she had won the ‘Best Actress (Critics)’ award at the 1999 Filmfare Awards.
- A polyglot, she is fluent in Tulu, Hindi, English, Marathi, and Gujarati.
- She is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer.
- For her portrayal of the character of Vandana in the 2007 Indian drama film The Last Lear, she had won the ‘Best Supporting Actress’ award at the 2009 National Film Awards.
- She had lent her voice to the character of Raksha in the Hindi-dubbed version of the 2016 adventure drama film The Jungle Book.
- For her portrayal of the character of Manju Singh in the 2017 Indian short film Juice, she had won the ‘Best Actress in a Short Film’ award at the 2018 Filmfare Awards.
- Her hobbies include painting and cooking. In 2021, she had opened a restaurant named Jalsa in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Some of the interiors of the restaurant have been painted by her.
- During the COVID-19 pandemic, she had experimented with writing and directing 2 self-starring short films, titled Someday and Happy Birthday Mummy Ji. The former was her directorial debut and she had revealed in an interview that she had conceived the story based on memories from her mother who had turned caregiver to her ailing grandmother.
- She had shot the film with a 5-member crew at her residence in just 2 days. The film had premiered at the 51st USA Film Festival and was later screened at the 18th Indian Film Festival Stuttgart in Germany.
Featured Image by Shefali Shah / Instagram