Sunil Shetty is a famous Bollywood actor who has gained fame in the entertainment industry with his extraordinary performance. The actor has a love story in his personal life as he is married to the ‘Lady Ambani’ of the industry.
Sunil Shetty’s wife Mana Shetty is widely recognized as the ‘Lady Ambani’ of Bollywood. She established herself as a successful businesswoman, real estate mogul and social activist.
Mana Shetty’s Family
Mana Shetty’s father Iftikhar M Kadri was a Gujarati Muslim and an architect and mother Vila Kadri was a Hindu and a social activist. She has two siblings, a sister named Isha Mehra, a social activist, and a brother named Rahul Kadri, an architect.
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Mana Shetty began her professional journey as a fashion designer at the age of 15, collaborating with her sister Isha to create personal collections under the brand Mana & Isha.
Apart from her fashion ventures, Mana Shetty also owns a luxury decor and gift items lifestyle store called R-House in Mumbai. Also, she and her husband Sunil Shetty launched a real estate project called S2, which consists of 21 luxury villas, each with an area of around 6500 square feet. These villas are furnished with contemporary and ultra-fancy furnishings.
Apart from her business ventures, Mana Shetty is actively involved in social work and is associated with an NGO called Save the Children. They organize fundraisers and exhibitions to support the NGO’s mission of uplifting the lives of underprivileged women and children.
An extraordinary love story of Sunil Shetty and Mana Shetty
Sunil Shetty has openly said that he felt love at first sight when he met Mana Shetty. However, their relationship met with opposition from their parents. Despite the challenges, the couple persevered for nine years before tying the knot. Sunil Shetty revealed in an interview that he was initially labeled as a “gunda” (meaning “thug”) because of his biker image, long hair and the perception that he would be surrounded by women, including his friends.
He also revealed the challenges they faced in maintaining their relationship and shared how he would meet Mana Shetty at four in the morning on Christmas and New Year without any of her complaints. He described her as caring and loving, and they remained in a committed relationship for nine years despite objections from their parents.
While Sunil’s parents were initially opposed to their relationship, Mana’s parents were supportive and had a good relationship with Sunil. Eventually, Sunil convinces his parents that he wants to marry Mana, stressing that he wants a partner who is treated as a daughter rather than a daughter-in-law.
Mana Shetty and Sunil Shetty tied the knot on December 25, 1991 and have been happily married for 32 years. The couple has two children, daughter Athiya Shetty, who is also an actress in Bollywood