Fashion designer, entrepreneur, social worker, philanthropist, homemaker, devoted daughter-in-law, mother, and interior designer – Suniel Shetty’s wife, Mana Shetty is certainly not just another Bollywood celebrity wife. Beyond her husband’s fame, this multi-faceted woman has carved a unique identity for herself. Not only does Suniel Shetty appreciate her achievements, he is also supportive and encouraging in all her endeavors. Together, the couple also runs two ventures – S2 Realty and R HOUSE-Interiors Matter. Born Monisha Kadri, Mana Shetty is the daughter of a reputed Mumbai architect, I M Kadri and social worker, Vipula Kadri. She married Suniel in 1991 and the couple has two children.
Suniel Shetty and Mana at the launch of Sussanne Roshan, Seema Khan and Maheep Kapoor’s retail boutique Bandra 190.
Apart from her multiple interests and talents, Mana Shetty’s true passion is reflected by her dutiful service to the society. And most of the time dedicated to this cause is taken up by her charity, Araaish – a fundraising exhibition which was launched in 2007. The money collected goes to an NGO called ‘Save the Children India Foundation’, set up by her late mother in 1988. On the creative front, Mana recently launched her Interior design company R House in 2013. From a 15 year old who designed private collections along with her sister, under the name Mana&Isha to a reputed interior and apparel designer – Mana Shetty has certainly come a long way in her illustrious career.
Araaish – Save the Children
Mana Shetty launched this fundraising exhibition to save the children in India as a tribute to her late mother, who was also a renowned social worker. Since its debut in 2007, Araaish has toured from Mumbai to Delhi, Hyderabad and Dubai with the country’s most popular designers showcasing their work for a good cause. The 32nd show was hosted in Mumbai on February 25th, 2014 withover 7000 women; including celebritie’s attended the event to support Mana Shetty’s fundraiser show.
Mana Shetty’s top ten picks from Araaish
Sridevi at Araaish Trousseau exhibition
Mandira Bedi with her collection at Araaish
R House – Interiors Matter:
Suniel and Manna Shetty at the launch of R House.
R House is Mana Shetty’s latest venture, which she is proud to have launched in partnership with her ever-supportive husband and Bollywood star, Suniel Shetty. According to Mrs. Shetty, the store has been something she’s been planning for a decade now. Along with Suniel, Mana designed a home lifestyle showroom in Worli, Mumbai. Spread over two floors, R House offers a variety of artifacts, gifts, home accessories, lighting and furniture – 80% of them Indian made. Mana says that their USP is the affordable pricing and each item has been handpicked by her or Suniel.
Mana Shetty – The Woman:
“I never thought of myself as a star wife” – says a humble Mana Shetty. She says that though it is fabulous being Mrs Suniel Shetty, she has her own identity. Though Mana attends some of the Bollywood parties and events, she insists on not belonging to any camp. Mana also assures that contrary to popular notions, the celebrities and celebrity wives have been very supportive of all her achievements and endeavors.
Here are some of her famous well-wishers from Bollywood: