Film maker, Director and Actor
Director/Actress of HUTUTUTU Aavi ramat ni rutu-released on 1st Jan 2016
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION – BCOM, MBA (Marketing)
Gujarati film actress In Ahmedabad, Gujarati TV actress In Ahmedabad, Shital Shah Gujarat, shital shah actress in Gujarat, Gujarati film actress In Gujarat
The 1st woman to have directed a Gujarati film, HUTUTUTU is completing 100 days in the theatres. Now going to the overseas audiences, HUTUTUTU has been a path breaking subject with lots of acclaim from audiences and critics. Shital is popular for having played the fiery cop “Ayesha Kapoor” on star plus crime thriller titled Arjun, Shital is the first girl to have fought the goons and fired a bazooka on Indian television, defying the stereotypical saas bahu sagas.
An MBA with specialisation in marketing Shital is the Business Development head at ICECD (International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Career Development) – an international organisation that deals with enterprise creation. ICECD has been started by Hina Shah (Shital’s mother) in 1986 and works all over India and about 52 other developing countries in the field of MSME Development.
Shital always had a flair for acting and connection with the film industry began in 2007, when she made her presence felt in India’s 1st composite animation films MY FRIEND GANESHA where she played the lead, followed by a telefilm titled Ittefaq, a telefilm made by Zee TV, in which her co-star was K.K. Menon. The telefilm, directed by Neeraj Pandey was quite a big draw and was shown several times on the channel.
Soon, veteran actor Paresh Raval selected her for a role in his popular play Shaadi@barbaadi.com and she went on to do 65 shows with Raval all over the world, including the US, UK, Thailand, Dubai and Singapore. Shah says, “No acting school could have taught me what I learned from watching Pareshbhai perform.” Raval, in turn, has a high regard for Shital Shah too: “She is cultured and well groomed and has the talent to make an actor par excellence.” says Paresh Rawal.
Besides, Shital is also an accomplished Odissi and Kathak dancer and her guru is none other than her mother Hina Shah, a noted education institution builder, and an Odissi dancer who passed on her dancing skills to her two daughters— Shital, and Shaina who is a Chartered Accountant. All three are accomplished Odissi dancers and also recognised painters. The trio has not only given dance performances together but has also held painting exhibitions. The paintings are on www.thedifferentstrokes.com. They have an exhibition coming up at the Jahangir Art Gallery next year!
She credits her educational background and her parents, for shaping her personality. She adds: “ I credit my education to be able to manage so many things and multitask and get away with it “