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Riya Chakraborty, who was arrested after the drugs angle surfaced in the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, is in jail. Meanwhile, many Bollywood celebs have come out in support and are demanding his release. One of them is Shibani Dandekar who is a close friend of Riya and has known her since she was 16 years old.
Shibani has written long posts on social media in support of Riya. At the same time, he has called Ankita Lokhande, who supports Sushant's family, very bad. This is the reason why Shibani is facing the brunt of it. She is being trolled on social media. Even by editing his Wikipedia page, people have called him a flop singer, gold digger.
Shibani grew up abroad
Shibani was born on 27 August 1980 in a Marathi-Konkani family in Pune. His family shifted to London after which Shibani lived first in Africa and then in Australia. Shibani was raised abroad.
Shibani with sisters Akshaya and Anusha.
Shibani has two sisters. The elder sister is named Anusha Dandekar, who is a famous model and VJ. The other sister's name is Apeksha Dandekar. All three sisters were interested in music, due to which they also formed a band named D-Major.
Identity created in anchoring
Shibani shifted to New York to pursue a career. Here he hosted Namaste America, V-Desi and The Asian Variety Show. Shibani returned to India after working in the US for a few years. Here, besides the host, she also worked in many projects as a model. Shibani was seen as a co-host in the 2019 ICC World Cup.
Apart from the host, Shibani has also worked in several projects as a model.
Shibani has also done item numbers like Hi Poli Sajuk in Marathi movie Timepass and 36 Nakhrewali in Sangharsh. Shibani was seen in the role of Zoya in the 2015 Bollywood movie Roy.
Apart from this, he has also been seen in small roles in films like Salman Khan's Sultan, Shahid Kapoor's Fabulous, Noor, Naam Shabana and Bhavesh Joshi Super Hero. 40-year-old Shibani's next film is Phirki, which will feature Karan Singh Grover, Neil Nitin Mukesh and KK Menon.
Farhan Akhtar is having a date
For the last few years, Shibani has been in the news for her relationship with Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar. Shibani and Farhan have known each other for the past 5 years. Actually, they met in 2015 during the show 'I Can Do That'. Farhan used to host that show and Shibani was also a part of the same show.
Shibani and Farhan have known each other for the past 5 years.
Farhan Akhtar and his ex-wife Adhuna divorced in April 2017. The two separated after 17 years of marriage. After this, Farhan entered into a relationship with Shibani. Both were at the Liv Inn during the lockdown.