Monday, November 23, 2009

Actress Shilpa Shetty weds Raj Kundra

As announced earlier, Indian actress Shilpa Shetty’s marriage was solemnized on Sunday with the London-based businessman Raj Kundra in Khandala, a hill station 200 kilometers from Mumbai, India. Her family, friends, colleagues and many other celebrities attended the marriage service and celebrations. The marriage was described as a "fairy-tale wedding" with news about the marriage arrangements published widely in the media. The marriage will be followed by a wedding reception on Tuesday with many more Bollywood and other personalities attending.

Reportedly Shilpa and Raj met in London after she became the winner of the British reality show 'Celebrity Big Brother' in 2007. She took part in the TV show at a time when she was facing a decline in her career. But after winning the show, she hosted ‘Bigg Boss’, the Indian version of Big Brother, and had new film releases including Life in a Metro and Apne. Also, she has turned to many business ventures including investing in IPL cricket, launching her perfume brands, producing and promoting yoga videos and investments in restaurants and health spas.

Shilpa Shetty, aged 34, made her debut in the film Baazigar (1993) and acted in about 40 films of Hindi, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu and languages. Some of her notable films are Aag (1994), Dhadkan (2000), Rishtey (2002) and Phir Milenge (2004). Her younger sister Shamita Shetty is also a Bollywood film actress.

Shilpa Shetty was born in Mangalore in a family of the Bunt community, as the eldest daughter of Surendra Shetty and Sunanda Shetty. Bollywood actress Shamita Shetty is her sister. She now lives in Mumbai with her parents and younger sister Shamita, but after marriage, she may be shuttling between India and UK, where she has already purchased a house in Surrey with Raj Kundra.

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