Today on her special day, we have curated a list of 5 lesser-known facts about the actress which you may not know of. Take a look:
Her real name is 'Sweety Shetty'
If reports are to be believed Anushka Shetty's actual name is Sweety Shetty which she changed for films. Reports are even such that her film Baahubali's director SS Rajamouli calls by her real name only. Not just him, a lot of people on social media address Anushka as Sweety.
She was a teacher
Anushka Shetty reportedly, was into a teaching job before entering showbiz. As per the reports, in an interview the actress told that she used to tutor school children for almost two years
Worked as a yoga instructor
Apart from teaching, Anushka has also tried her hand in teaching yoga. She has been trained under Bharat Thakur who is a popular yoga instructor. In an earlier interview the actress had said that it was her best phase of life.
Jejamma was the most unique character
Her film Arundhati which released in 2009 was a big hit and her character Jejamma made her super popular. The film turned things for her and went on to become one of the highest-grossing films of that year.
Anushka gained 20 kilos for Size Zero
Where most heroines step back, Anushka Shetty did not shy away from gaining 20 kgs for her role in film Size Zero. The actress who played the role of Soundarya in the film wanted to make everything appear much more real. Well, now that's some method acting.