Sanam Shetty (Bigg Boss Tamil) Wiki, Height, Age, Boyfriend, Family, Biography & More

Sanam Shetty is an Indian actress and model who mainly works in Tamil and Kannada films. She is best known for playing the role of ‘Dr Preethi’ in the Tamil film “Sadhuram 2” (2016).


Sanam Shetty was born on Saturday, 12 November 1988 (age 32 years; as of 2020) in Bengaluru. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Sanam Shetty in childhood

She attended Bengaluru’s Candor International School. After completing her schooling, Sanam moved to London to pursue software engineering. [1] Post her graduation, Sanam started working with Tata Consultancy Services as a Software Engineer.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 6″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Family & Caste

Parents & Siblings

Sanam Shetty’s father, Prasad Shetty, is a businessman. His mother, Krishna Shetty, is a homemaker. She is the only child of her parents.

Sanam Shetty with her father

Sanam Shetty with her mother

Sanam Shetty with her parents

Relationships & Boyfriend

Sanam Shetty was in a relationship with Tharshan Thiyagaraj (South Indian Actor) since 2017. The couple dated each other for around two years before parting ways.

Sanam Shetty with her ex-boyfriend

Sanam, later, accused Tharsan of harassing her mentally and physically. While talking about her relationship with Tharsan, Sanam said,

I got engaged to Tharshan before the show started. At that time, he’d asked me not to talk about it, and I complied. We had made plans to get married in June. But he started behaving indifferently after the show. He avoided me, humiliated me, and I was harassed mentally and physically. I was also threatened by his family. They said they know how to silence me if I talk about the engagement, the harassment, et al.”


Sanam Shetty started her acting career in 2012 with the Tamil film “Ambuli” in which she played the role of ‘Poongavanam.’ Next, she made her Malayalam film debut by playing the role of ‘Deepika’ in the film “Cinema Company” (2012).

Cinema Company Film Poster

Sanam made her Telugu film debut in 2015 with the film “Srimanthudu” as ‘Meghna.’ Some of her Tamil films include “Kalai Vendhan” (2015), “Vellaiya Irukiravan Poi Solla Maatan” (2015), “Sawaari” (2016), “Thagadu” (2016), and “Sadhuram 2” (2016).

Srimanthudu Film Poster

In 2016, she won the title of Miss South India 2016.

Her Kannada film debut came in the year 2018 with the film “Vara.” She made her TV debut in 2018 by participating in the reality TV show “Villa To Village.” In 2020, she participated in the game reality show “Bigg Boss Tamil 4.”

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Tonight at 9.30 PM!!! 😄😄💃 #vijaytv #biggboss4 #morningdance

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In addition to acting, she has endorsed many textile and jewellery brands in the south.

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There is always a reason to Smile. Find it!❤️ #redpattusaree #weekendvibes💕

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Favourite Things

  • Food: Andhra Chilli Chicken
  • Actor: Mahesh Babu
  • Actress: Sridevi
  • Colour: Black


  • Her hobbies include travelling and cooking.
  • She is an avid dog lover and has a pet dog.

    Sanam Shetty with her pet dog

  • Sanam is a fitness enthusiast and visits the gym regularly.

    Sanam Shetty inside the gym

  • Shetty follows a non-vegetarian diet.

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Hey folks try out this perfect weekend dish. . It's super quick, super easy and very healthy 😋✨ #samskitchen #fishfry🐟 #healthycooking #lowcalorierecipes

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  • Sanam is fluent in all the South Indian languages.
  • She has an eye tattooed on her left forearm.

    Sanam Shetty’s tattoo

  • In 2019, Sanam received a Guinness World Record certificate for showstopping at the longest-running single fashion show.

    Sanam Shetty receiving Guinness World Record certificate


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