Anushka Shetty was born on 7th November 1980 in Mangalore, Karnataka. She is known to her close friends as Sweety. She is a graduate in computer applications from Mount Carmel College and has also trained in yoga under Bharat Thakur and now takes yoga classes. Anushka Shetty is an actress and yoga instructor, who received acclaim for her role in Arundhati. Anushka Shetty began her acting career in Telugu cinema as Sasha in Super (2005) with Sonu Sood and Nagarjuna. She delivered more hits with Vikramarkudu (2006), Rendu (2006) and Astram (2006).
Lakshyam (2007) did well while Okka Magadu (2008) and Baladoor (2008) failed to do well. She made up for it with Souryam (2008) and Chintakayala Ravi (2008).
Her performance as Arundhati and Jejamma in the supernatural flick Arundhati (2009) earned her good reviews. Billa (2009) in which she acted with Prabhas as Maya became a blockbuster. The year is just beginning for Anushka as she has other releases waiting to hit the theater like Varudu with Mahesh Babu and Singam.