Back when people used to be called elderly until a generation ago, at that time, Hindi movie stars are now writing new definitions of fitness. Born on this day 60 years ago, actor Suniel Shetty’s bodybuilding is also nothing short of a fitness inspiration for the elderly. Actor Sunil Shetty, popularly known as Anna in the Hindi film industry, is going to spend three decades. He has been recognized in the industry as an action and comedy hero. He’s done a lot of different characters, but he’s only been rewarded as the villain. While acting, he also became a film producer and tried his hand at other trades as well. On the occasion of Suniel Shetty’s birthday, let’s meet some of her best characters.
Character: Arjun Singh
Movie: Balwan (1992)
Sunil Shetty’s career started with this movie and actress Divya Bharti, who became famous at a very young age, as seen in this movie with him. Sunil’s character in the film was that of Arjun Singh, a boy from a poor family. After beating some policemen, he goes to jail and when he gets out of jail, with the help of a police commissioner, he joins the police himself. After this, Arjun’s post takes place in a city where Arjun destroys the gangster Bhai Ji there. The Boss movie turned out to be a box office hit. In addition to Sunil and Divya, the film also featured Tinu Anand and Danny Denzongpa in lead roles. It was from here that Sunil’s image became that of an action hero in the movies.
Character: Vikram Singh
Movie: Dilwale (1994)
In this film directed by Harry Baweja, Sunil Shetty was seen in the role of Vikram Singh, a policeman. In addition to Sunil, the film stars Ajay Devgan, Raveena Tandon, and Paresh Rawal in the lead roles. In this film also Divya Bharti was going to play the main actress. But, when she passed away suddenly, Raveena was assigned this role. Vikram helps Ajay Devgan’s character Arun find his lost love. In this, Vikram has to sacrifice his love. For his brilliant performance, Sunil was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for the first time in this film.
Character: Gopi / Kishan
Movie: Gopi Kishan (1994)
Sunil Shetty continued to make films as an action hero and in this film he appeared in a double role for the first time. One character is Kishan, who is in jail due to a murder charge in his childhood. And the second character is Gopi who works as a bailiff. They are different both at work and in nature. However, they both work together to annihilate the enemies of the film. In this film directed by Deepak Shivdasani, this style of Sunil was much loved by the audience. Apart from Sunil, Karisma Kapoor, Shilpa Shirodkar, Aruna Irani and Suresh Oberoi are in the main roles of this film.
Character: Bhairav Singh
Movie: Border (1997)
Sunil Shetty’s character in this JP Dutta-directed film was very memorable. Besides Sunil, the film includes an army of actors such as Sunny Deol, Akshaye Khanna, Jackie Shroff, Sudesh Berry, Puneet Issar. Outside of this, many actors are also martyrs in the film’s history. Bhairav sprinkles his life on Mother India. The film is based on the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. Sunil Shetty was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his outstanding work in this film.
Movie: Hera Pheri (2000)
Sunil’s initial identity was made as an action hero. In between, he also continued to do some comedy. But, in the comedy he’s done in this movie, he continues to dominate social media to this day. Directed by Priyadarshan, the three actors in this movie, Baburao, Raju, and Shyam, are remembered by people to date. Raju’s character is played by Akshay Kumar, Baburao’s character is played by Paresh Rawal, and Shyam’s character is Sunil Shetty. The film is famous for its excellent comedic dialogue. From here it became known that Sunil Shetty can also do this type of comedy.
Character: Mohammad Ashraf
Movie: Refugee (2000)
Produced and directed by JP Dutta, the film is based on the migrants by name. The story of this film is from the time when the country of India was divided into two parts in 1947. At that time, the business of those who crossed the border into the country was in full swing. JP Dutta has shown the audience a romantic look amid this incident. Actors Abhishek Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor made their film debuts with this film. And Sunil Shetty’s character was that of Pakistani border security officer Mohammad Ashraf. He is very tough but he also knows how to be soft when necessary. Sunil Shetty was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his outstanding performance in this film.
Movie: Dhadkan (2000)
‘Dhadkan’ is the film of his career for which he received the first and last Filmfare Award of his career. That too for a negative character. In the movie, Sunil played the character of a lover. Dev is in love with Anjali from the beginning, but Anjali’s father, who is a great industrialist and knows some of Dev’s flaws, is not ready to marry his daughter to him. Later, Dev tries to be a grown man and wants to have Anjali. But, in this effort, he becomes a villain. Apart from Sunil, Akshay Kumar, Shilpa Shetty and Mahima Chaudhary are in the main roles of this film.
Character: Akram Sheikh
Film: Qayamat – Threatened City (2003)
According to the subtitle of the movie, this movie is completed only in the fight against terrorism. Sunil Shetty was seen playing the role of Akram Shaikh, a CBI officer in this film. CBI receives word from its sources that some terrorists in the city are trying to destroy the city. This mission is handed over to Akram and he is assigned the responsibility of saving the city. Rachel supports Akram in fulfilling this responsibility. Directed by Harry Baweja, the film stars Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Kapoor, Arbaaz Khan, Eisha Koppikar, Riya Sen, Neha Dhupia, and Ashish Chowdhary in the lead roles alongside Sunil Shetty. Also for this film, Sunil received a nomination at the IIFA Awards for Best Supporting Actor.
Movie: Main Hoon Na (2004)
Directed by Farah Khan, the film again saw Sunil Shetty in his villainous avatar. Sunil plays the character of Raghavan in this film who is opposed to any compromise or good relations between India and Pakistan. In this battle, he takes some people and begins to work against his own army. But his work hinders Major Ram. Along with Sunil Shetty, the film stars Shah Rukh Khan, Sushmita Sen, Amrita Rao, and Zayed Khan in the lead roles. Shahrukh Khan played the character of Major Ram. Sunil Shetty’s work on this movie was very good. For which he was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Villain.
Movie: Red Alert – The War Within (2010)
This film was one of the best films of Sunil Shetty’s career. Narasimha plays the character of Sunil in this film directed by Ananth Narayan Mahadevan. The story of Narasimha is based on a real incident. In an ongoing encounter between the police and the Naxalites, Narasimha is captured by the Naxalites and then prepares to work with them. Sunil Shetty’s performance was greatly appreciated by the character Narasimha played in this dramatic film.