Check out these unknown facts about Anushka Shetty, the feisty Devasena from ‘Baahubali’
Anushka Shetty's real name is Sweety Shetty and she changed it to Anushka after entering the world of films.
She finished her schooling in Bangalore and did Bachelors in Computer Applications from Mount Carmel's Girl's College. Actress Deepika Padukone also studied in the same college.
She has been a Yoga instructor. She was personally trained by Yoga Master Bharat Thakur, and got the certification of a Yoga teacher. This was much before she started working in films. She had even started her own Yoga institute. Her Yoga teacher Bharat Thakur was an influential factor in her joining movies as he insisted her to give it a shot.
She was reluctant to give movie auditions, but was dragged to appear for auditions and finally bagged her first movie 'Super' (2005) opposite superstar Nagarjuna. Unfortunately, the movie tanked at the box office. Next year, she did a successful movie called 'Vikramarkudu' which was helmed by SS Rajamouli and that gave her recognition.
5/8Fact 5Baahubali 2' has been on a record-breaking spree and her performance is getting lots of acclaim.">
She became the first South Indian actress to feature in three movies helmed by SS Rajamouli. The recently released flick 'Baahubali 2' has been on a record-breaking spree and her performance is getting lots of acclaim.
She bagged a Nandi Special Jury Award and Filmfare Best Actress Award for her strong performance in the movie 'Arundhati' (2009).
Anushka was linked up with Nagarjuna and also his son Naga Chaitanya. She rubbished all the rumours and Nagarjuna too stated in an interview that it's quite nasty to link her with him and his son.
She became the highest paid actress in South when she charged a whopping amount of Rs 5 crore for her role of Queen Rudhramadevi in the movie 'Rudhramadevi' (2015).