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Shefali Shah is a well-known Indian actress. She works mainly for Hindi television, films, and web series. Moreover, she made her film debut with a minor role in the movie Rangeela in 1995. Then she played a supporting role in the crime film Satya. For her performance in Satya, she also received the Best Actress (Critics) Award and was nominated at the 44th Filmfare Awards for Best Supporting Actress. She also appeared in the movie Dil Dhadakne Do in 2015. 

About Shefali Shah

Age (as of 2021)49 years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharastra
SchoolArya Vidya Mandir, Santacruz, Mumbai
Professionmodel, actress and painter
DebutTV: Aarohan (1993)
Film: Satya (1998)
Heightin centimeters– 168 cm
meters– 1.68 m
in feet inches– 5’ 6”
Weightin kilograms– 60 kg
in pounds– 132 lbs
Eye colourDark brown
Hair colourBlack

Early life, family and education of Shefali Shah

Shefali Shah was born on 22 May 1972. Her birthplace is Mumbai, Maharastra. Moreover, her parents’ names are Sudhakar Shetty and Shobha Shetty. Her father, Sudhakar, is also a banker at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), and her mother is a homeopathy doctor. Also, she is the only child in the house. She was also brought up in Santa Cruz, Mumbai, at the RBI quarters. There, she also attended Arya Vidya Mandir School. Shefali is also fluent in Tulu, Hindi, English, Marathi, and Gujarati.

Personal Life

Shefali Shah was married to television actor Harsh Chhaya in 1994. However, they parted in 2000. Afterward, in December 2000, she was married director Vipul Amrutal Shah, with whom she has two sons.


Early career

After finishing her early education from Arya Vidya Mandir at Santacruz, Mumbai, Shefali Shah jumped to college for further studies. During her further studies, she participated in theatre activities, drama, play, and more. Afterward, she adopted acting professionally. Then she did “Ant Vagarni Antakshari” Gujarati drama. Later on, her work was forgotten by people. However, she gave a brilliant performance in this drama.

Furthermore, she began her acting career with Television series named “Naya Nukkud” in 1993. It was telecasted on Doordarshan Channel. Afterward, she entered the film industry in 1996 with the movie “Rangeela.” The actress also played a short role as “Gulbadan,” which grasped a lot of attention from people. She also admired her character “Pyarri Mhatre” in the film “Satya,” released in 1998, and also won the Film Fare award for this movie.

Afterward, she became the spotlight in the entertainment industry and did numerous films, including “Mohabbatein” (2000), “Gandhi, My Father” (2007), “Dil Dhadakne do” (2015), “Brothers” (2015), “Once Again” (2018), and so on. 

Apart from this, Shefali also worked in many Television series such as “Delhi Crime,” aired on Netflix in 2019. Then she appeared in “Hasratein,” and “Ramayan” (2008) aired on national television.

Her recent works

Shefali was also seen in the 2021 Netflix original anthology series of four short stories Ajeeb Daastaans.

She also appeared on various other projects such as Human, aired on Hotstar. This series was also directed by her husband, Vipul Shah.

She is also starring in Doctor G and working in the upcoming movie Darlings. Shefali has the second season of Delhi Crime lined up. 

Recently, she was also seen in the movie Jalsa. 


Star Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress- Satya (1999)

Filmfare Critics Award Best Actress- Satya (1999)

National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress- The Last Lear (2007)

Best Actress Award- Gandhi, My Father (2007)

Stardust Award for Best Supporting Actress- Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)

Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress- Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)

Some interesting facts about Shefali Shah

  • Shefali Shah was born and brought up in a non-filmy background.
  • She also started her career as a TV actress.
  • Shefali then worked in many Hindi TV Serials like ‘Ramayan’ (2008), ‘Hasratein,’ ‘Naya Nukkad,’ etc.
  • Before making her debut with Satya’ (1998), she also acted in the film ‘Rangeela,’ in which she had only a few scenes.
  • Shah has also appeared in many popular Hindi films like ‘Mohabbatein,’ ‘Commando 2’, ‘Karthik Calling Karthik,’ etc.
  • At just 21, she started playing their mother’s roles.
  • Shefali often displays her paintings at many exhibitions and galleries also available for online purchase.
  • Moreover, she can fluently speak five languages like Tulu, Hindi, English, Marathi, and Gujarati.

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