Mana Shetty is a well-known Indian businesswoman. She is famous for being the wife of the popular Indian actor Suniel Shetty.
Mana was born on Sunday, 22 August 1965 (age 55 years; as of 2020) in Mumbai. Her zodiac sign is Virgo.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Family & Caste
She was born to a Gujarati Muslim father and Punjabi Hindu mother.
Parents & Siblings
Her father, Iftikhar M Kadri, is a renowned Indian architect. Her mother, Vipula Kadri, was a well known social activist and founder of the NGO ‘Save The Children of India.’ Her elder sister, Isha Mehra, is a social activist too, and her elder brother, Rahul Kadri, is an architect.
Relationships, Husband & Children
When Mana was 17 years old, she met the famous Indian actor Suniel Shetty at Pastry Palace on the Napean Sea Road in Mumbai, and at that time Suniel was not an actor. It was love at the first sight for Suniel Shetty. He first became friend of Mana’a sister to get closer to Mana. Sunil then asked one of his common friends with Mana to organize a party and invite Mana at the party. Mana and Suniel became friends with each other at the party, and after the party, they went on a bike ride. The couple dated for almost nine years before tieing the knot on 25 December 1991. They had to wait for nine years as their parents were not ready for an inter-religion marriage.
After a year of their marriage, on 5 November 1992, they welcomed their first child Athiya Shetty who is a Bollywood actress. On 15 January 1996, Mana and Suniel welcomed their second child Ahan Shetty.
She started her career as a fashion designer with the brand “Mana & Isha” owned by Mana and her sister Isha. She owns a real estate firm ‘S2 Realty and Developers,’ and her company has built more than 21 luxury villas in Mumbai of 6500 sq ft each. She is the creative director of a home lifestyle showroom ‘R House’ in Mumbai. She also runs the NGO of her mother ‘Save The Children of India.’ Every year she organized an event ‘Araaish’ to raise funds for the poor and needy people.
8-B, Prithvi Apartments, Altamount Road, Bombay – 26, Mumbai, Maharashtra
- Song: I Love You, Baby, by Surf Mesa
- Her real name is Monisha Kadri.
- Mana Shetty is one of the richest Indian celebrity wives and is considered as the “Lady Ambani of Bollywood.”
- In an interview, when she was asked how she felt about being a star wife, she said,
I have never thought of myself as a star wife. It wasn’t a conscious decision but I just feel that though it’s fabulous being Mrs Suniel Shetty, I am my own person. I am still the Mana people knew me years ago. People say I am still so accessible and down-to-earth, but why would that change? Suniel has still stayed so humble. It’s our upbringing and character. We don’t get overwhelmed by the trappings of success. I do attend some filmi parties but I don’t belong to any camp. In the film industry, Suniel is known as anna (elder brother) and that says a lot. While star wives hate other star wives they have always supported me in whatever I have done. It’s been a fabulous relationship with whoever I know.”
- She is an avid animal lover and owns a few pet dogs.
- She worked as a producer in the Hindi film ‘Chal Chala Cha’ in 2009.
- In 1998, she appeared as a guest in the popular talk show ‘Rendezvous with Simi Garewal.’
- In an interview, she shared her weekly routine, she said,
I manage because I have days chalked out for certain work. On Tuesdays and Thursdays I visit Save The Children India office, Mondays is for marketing, Wednesday for product lines and Fridays and Saturdays for emails and vendors.”