The gorgeous actress had made her debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in BAAZIGAR in 1993 but her career never reached the height till she gained fame after participating in the British celebrity reality show Big Brother in 2007.
Shetty was crowned the winner of the show after a racism controversy which involved her and fellow contestants Jade Goody, Jo O'Mearaand Danielle Lloyd.
She has charmed her audience not only by her electrifying figure but also her acting skills in films like PHIR MILENGE, LIFE IN A METRO, DHADKAN.
The B-town diva also gained popularity via her item numbers in films like SHOOL, KUSHI, DOSTANA.
Shetty, who co-owns the Indian Premiere League (IPL) team Rajasthan Royals, had a sad encounter in the cricketing field in 2011 as her team could not qualify to the semi-final stage of the cash-rich cricket league.
She married to businessman Raj Kundra in 2009.
It was rumored that Shetty and Kundra were expecting their first child, but the actress brushed off the reports.
"Sick and tired of all the congratulatory msgs and calls,so for the last time "I AM NOT PREGNANT".all this is so annoying..grrrrrrrrr," she posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.
Shetty, who released a DVD on yoga a couple of years back, runs a spa called Iosis in Mumbai with her friend Kiran Bawa