Shirley Setia is an actress and New Zealand-based singer. She was recently featured in Forbes Magazine and referred to as the next big singing sensation in Bollywood. Shirley made her acting debut with a Netflix Hindi movie name Maska in 2020. She made her big screen debut with the recently released movie Nikamma.
She will also be starring in Krishna Vrinda Vihari, a Telugu film set to be released soon.
Who Is Shirley Setia?
Shirley Setia was born in Daman, India on July 2, 1995, and she was raised and brought up in Auckland, New Zealand. She took part in a contest which was organized by T-Series.
Shirley recorded the video in her bedroom while wearing pajamas, and people started calling him “Pyjama pop start”. She got famous during that contest and was declared the winner.
|Real Name||Shirley Setia|
|Date of Birth||July 2, 1995|
|Father’s Name||Raj Setia|
|Mother’s Name||Firoza Setia|
|Nationality||Indian and Kiwi|
|Place of Birth||Daman, India|
|Weight (Expected)||50 Kg|
|School||Auckland, New Zealand|
|College||The University of Auckland, New Zealand in B. Com, New York Film Academy, United States|
|Siblings||Younger brother Shane Setia|
|Profession||Actress, Singer, Youtuber, and former Radio Jockey|
|Hobbies||Listening to music, Nail art|
|Net Worth (Expected)||$7.4 million|
About Her Education And Family
She completed her schooling in Auckland, New Zealand. Shirley was a bright student since her childhood and as a kid, she wanted to become an astronaut to explore space. Later, she decided to join the University of Auckland, New Zealand in B.Com and graduated with a degree in Marketing and Information Systems.
After her graduation, she decided to make her career in acting, while she was working in a part-time job in Radio Tarana, Auckland.
A couple of months on the go, she decided to move to New York, United States, and joined the New York film Academy to learn acting from there she completed her course in acting.
Her father’s name is Raj Setia and he is a businessman by profession, who belongs to the Khatri family from Haryana, India, and currently living in Auckland, New Zealand. Her mother’s name is Firoza Setia and she belongs to Goa, she is a housemaker. Shirley also has a younger brother named Shane Setia who is also a musician.
Shirley Setia as a singer
Her first concert was in Mumbai and Hyderabad in India in 2016. After working on a weekly basis on a radio show and participating in many competitions in Auckland, New Zealand. During her internship at the Auckland radio station, she got the chance to meet very famous Indian singer Shreya Ghoshal who encouraged her to become a singer, and then she started to make her career in singing.
In 2012, she started a Youtube channel and participated in a contest organized by India’s biggest music label T-Series and was declared the winner of that contest. Because of this competition, Shirley Setia gained a huge number of subscribers and views on her Youtuber channel.
In 2016, she made her first Bollywood debut with the song “Disco Disco” in the movie “A Gentleman” and decided to quit making cover songs so that she can focus on making the original songs.
She has collaborated with Rajat Nagpal and Gurnazar Chattha for a Gaana exclusive Punjabi track “Koi Vi Nahi” on the Speed Records Youtube channel. She did an international collaboration in 2019, with one of the world’s biggest American Dj-producer Marshmello titled “Biba” a Hindi crossover with other Indian superstars like Shah Rukh Khan and Pritam.
Check out some of her tracks here on Spotify.
Shirley Setia as an actor
She made her acting debut with Maska which was released on Netflix. Recently, she made her Bollywood debut with a film named Nikamma alongside Abhimanyu Dassni, this movie is a remake of a Telegu film Middle-Class Abbayi. Shirley Setia made her Telugu film debut with a movie named Krishna Vrinda Vihari alongside Naga Shaurya.