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9 Interesting Facts You Didn't Know About Anushka Shetty

How can one forget Devsena which was played by Anushka Shetty from the blockbuster movie "Baahubali". Anushka Shetty is one of the famous and talented actresses of the south film industry. She basically works in Telugu as well as Tamil movies. Here are few facts which are rarely known by her fans.

1. Family background and studies

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Anushka is the daughter of A.N Vittal Shetty and Prafulla. Her brother Sai Ramesh Shetty is a cosmetic medical practitioner and the second brother is Gunaranjan Shetty. She completed her schooling in Bangalore and got her BCA (Bachelor of Computer Application) from the Mount Carmel college of Bangalore.

2. Awards and acclaim

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Anushka was born on November 7, 1981, and her real name is Sweety Shetty. She made her debut in the film industry through Telugu movie "Super" in the year 2005. She received critical commendation for her title role in Arundhati as well as for Rudhramadevi. Anushka has won numerous awards which include 3 CineMAA Awards and 3 Filmfare Awards South.

3. Trained yoga professional

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This was about her professional life, let's know Anushka more closely by knowing her little bit personally. She is a yoga instructor trained under Bharat Thakur.

4. Early career

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She was never interested in giving auditions and was enforced to appear in the auditions. She was chosen for the role in "Super" by Mr. Nagarjuna. The movie was directed by Mr. Puri  Jagannath which was a not so good at the box office.

5. Rumoured affair

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Link-up news with co-stars is nothing new for actors. Same thing happened with Anushka Shetty, her affair news with south superstar Gopichand was very well spread all over. But rather than getting affected by these rumors both of them ignored and keep on working together in several movies. Due to decent chemistry on silver screen, everyone felt something is going between them which later faded away.

6. Glamour

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Being a trained yoga trainer her body became toned and she showed her toned body in the swimming costume for the first time in her career in film Billa. She was cast opposite to Prabhas as the lead role, directed by Meher Ramesh. This movie made her even more famous as soon as it got released.

7. Highest paid actress

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Anushka Shetty is excellent with her acting skills, as a result, she is a highest paid actress in the south. She demanded a huge sum of Rs 5 crore for the movie "Rudhramadevi" directed by Gunasekhar.

8. Marriage

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There were many gossips regarding Anushka Shetty's marriage. Not only this but once there was a news that she has fallen in love and planning to get married soon. The rumours proved to be baseless when she mentioned that due to her hectic schedule it won't be possible to get married until next 3 to 4 years. She also said that she will get married to that person which her parents will choose for her.

9. Gained 20 kilos for the movie "Size Zero"

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Anushka has time and again proved that she is a versatile actress and can go to any extent for her role. Recently, she has gained about 20 kilos for her movie Size Zero. To give it a realistic feel to her character, she took it as a challenge to put on weight instead of wearing a fat suit.

Written by
Ayushi Sharma

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