Shilpa Shukla, happy birthday!

The Chak De! India actor celebrates her 31st birthday today

Born on February 22, 1982 in a North Indian family in Bihar, Shilpa Shukla was brought up in New Delhi, Kolkata and Gujarat. She started her acting career with the eminent theatre actor Arvind Gaur of Asmita Theatre Group and acted in several popular plays.

She embarked upon her film career with Khamosh Paani in 2003 and was seen in Sudhir Mishra’s critically acclaimed Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi in the same year. Commercial success came her way when she played the arrogant and stubborn Bindiya Naik in the Shahrukh Khan starrer Chak De! India (2007) which got her the Filmfare nomination and she bagged couple of Best Debut Female actor awards too for her role. She also did a TV series with Anurag Kashyap. But her brief appearance in Bhindi Bazaar Inc and Rajdhani Express went unnoticed.

But now the supremely talented actor will be back, sharing screen space alongside Madhuri Dixit in Gulaab Gang, which will release this year. She will also be seen in B.A. Pass. We wish Shilpa a great birthday and an eventful 2013!