Shilpa Shetty Kundra has been involved in a number of issues that have cast doubts on her career. She has, however, persevered through the tough times and emerged stronger.

Shilpa celebrated her birthday on June 8. In her own way, the Bollywood actress is a legend. She is a fitness and yoga enthusiast who appears to have aged gracefully. She is currently one of the most sought-after faces on television, appearing as a judge on reality shows. 

Simultaneously, she continues to play a variety of characters in Bollywood films, expanding the definition of what it means to be a mainstream actor. 

Shilpa’s career has been marred by controversies on more than one occasion. When the worst happened to her and her family, however, she always came out on top.

The controversy surrounding Shilpa Shetty and Richard Gere’s kiss

When Shilpa was kissed on the cheek by Hollywood celebrity Richard Gere at a public function in 2007, she was charged with obscenity. The kissing event sparked outrage in various Indian cities. The accusation levelled against Shilpa was that she did not object when Gere kissed her. However, she was eventually acquitted by a Mumbai court, which found that she appeared to be the victim of Gere’s actions.

The IPL betting saga

Raj Kundra, Shilpa’s husband, was implicated in the IPL gambling and spot-fixing scam in 2013. Raj and Shilpa used to be co-owners of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals (RR). He was detained by the Delhi Police Department on suspicion of betting. The Rajasthan Royals were also given a two-year suspension. 

Case of pornography against Raj Kundra

Raj Kundra was charged with pornography last year. He was accused of publishing and making pornographic films for mobile devices. Raj was arrested and spent almost a month in jail, prompting speculation about Shilpa’s involvement. Despite widespread suspicion, Shilpa remained dignified throughout the ordeal.

The Big Brother saga 

Shilpa had appeared on the reality show Big Brother in 2007 and co-star Jade Goody made racial remarks against her. However, Shilpa won the competition that year, and it became a pivotal milestone in her career.