Sweety Shetty (born 7 November 1981), better known by her stage name Anushka Shetty is an Indian film actress and model who works predominantly in Telugu and Tamil films.
She made her acting debut through the 2005 Telugu film Super. She went on to star in a number of Telugu films such as Vikramarkudu (2006), Arundhati (2009), Vedam (2010), Rudramadevi (2015), Size Zero (2015) and Baahubali: The Beginning (2015). After starring in a series of high-budget productions, she established herself as one of the leading actresses in Telugu cinema. She received critical acclaim for her portrayal of the titular character in Arundhati (2009), and as Saroja in Vedam (2010), which fetched her two Filmfare, one Nandi and two CineMAA Awards. In the 2010s, Anushka also achieved success in Tamil cinema with the action films Singam (2010), its sequel Singam II (2013) and Yennai Arindhaal (2015). All three of them were big commercial successes, while her performances in Vaanam (2011), Deiva Thirumagal (2011) and Inji Iduppazhagi (2015) won her critical praise.
Anushka made her acting debut in Puri Jagannath’s 2005 Telugu film Super, where she featured alongside Akkineni Nagarjuna and Ayesha Takia. The film received mixed reviews, but IndiaGlitz said “The two girls, Ayesha and Anushka, are cool and chic. Their angles and curves provide all the glamour and keep you engrossed. What about their acting? Well, they are in this film for it.” and Sify stated, “The sexy girls Ayesha and Anushka show off their bodies.” The same year, she acted in another film Maha Nandi, opposite Srihari and Sumanth which also received mixed reviews. IndiaGlitz said, “Anushka looks comely —and that is what she seems to be in for.” but added, “The script has been stitched and the seams look frayed.” Sify stated that it “starts promisingly with a racy first half but goes awry and the tempo slackens post interval.” and added, “Anushka looks ravishing thanks to Vasu’s camera which is a major plus for the film.”
In 2006, she had four releases, the first being S. S. Rajamouli’s Vikramarkudu, where she was paired with Ravi Teja. The film went on to become very successful and got her much recognition, making her very popular in Andhra Pradesh.Kishore of Nowrunning.com said “The high points of the movie are the flawless acting of Raviteja and the lusciousness of Anushka. Raviteja has got all the ingredients that an actor should have and Anushka has all the assets to that a woman ought to have.” and Sify said that Anushka “is definitely a highlight.”
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