Sweety Shetty (born 7 November 1981), better known by her stage name Anushka Shetty, is an Indian 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) 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 title character in Arundhati (2009), as Saroja in Vedam (2010),and as Queen Rudramadevi which fetched her three Filmfare, one Nandi and three 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.