Shilpa Shinde is more than a decade old in the TV industry. Though she has been a familiar face for the TV viewers all these years, she is enjoying maximum attention now with her portrayal as Angoori Tiwari. Interestingly, she was quite skeptical to play the role of Angoori until she became a TV sensation by her patented style and dialogues.
Let’s know more about her personal as well as career:
Shilpa Shinde Started Her Career With Telugu Films
While TV actors and actress usually shift from TV to films, Shilpa did opposite. She shifted from films to TV. Yes, Shilpa Shinde started her career with Telugu films. She did two films – Suresh Verma’s Shivani and Deshari Narain Rao’s Chhina along with a Hindi film that never released. However, since she didn’t have any pleasant experience with big screen she thought of giving a shot in the TV industry.
Her First TV serial was DD1’s Ms. India
Shilpa got various sort of roles in TV. She started her TV career with DD1’s Ms. India and then rose to fame by playing the negative character of Manju in Bhabhi. She was so good in her role that people hated her to the core. She even pissed one of her aunty for her portrayal as Manjhu. However, if she did Manju she also did Sanjeevani where she was seen as Chitra, the sweet girl who was in love with Dr. Omi (played by the late Sanjeet Bedi).
Shilpa’s Family Was Hesitant About Her Career Choice
Shilpa is a Mumbaikar. Her father is an advocate and none of her family members are even close to film or TV industry. This is the reason why they were hesitant about her career choice but she she convinced them some how. She has done her graduation in psychology.
She Also Enacted the Role of Amrapali
Shilpa has done around 14 TV serials till date starting from 2001. In one of the serials, she played the titular role of Amrapali, the girl who became a property of the state (Vaishali) during the times of Bimbisar and Ajatashatru. She also played the role of Shakila in Hakim. Some of the other serials she has done includes Maayka, Chidiya Ghar, Do Dil Ek Jaan, Mayika, Devon Ke Dev…Mahadev, Lapataganj and Kabhi Aaye na Judaai.
Shilpa Shinde dated Romit Raj, another TV actor briefly for a period of 2 years. They both worked together in Hatim and Maayka. Shilpa and Raj were in a serious relationship and their families fixed their marriage. However, things didn’t work at the last moment, and the marriage was called off.
The marriage was set for November 29, 2009 but it never happened as Shilpa decided not to take the relationship forward a month before her marriage date. Everything was done including distribution of wedding cards. However, she decided otherwise. Shilpa Shinde is very much single now and Romit is happily married to Tina Kakkar. The couple has a baby girl.
It is strange but true that Shilpa Shinde wasn’t too keen to play the role of Angoori Tiwari but the way it has turned out, we are sure, she is proud of her decisions.
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