Shilpa Shirodkar, the first Indian actress to be vaccinated, tested positive for COVID-19

Actress Shilpa Shirodhkar, who has worked in films such as “Hum” and “Aankhen”, announced on Thursday, December 30th, that she had tested positive for COVID-19. Shilpa became the first Indian actress to be vaccinated against the virus after receiving a Sinopharm vaccine shot in Dubai in January this year.

Shilpa shared a photo on her Instagram account and told her followers that she was in quarantine on her fourth day. She wrote: “POSITIVE COVID !!! # Dyay4 all stay healthy, please get vaccinated and follow all rules … your government knows what is best for you. Lots of love. She also added hashtags like #getvaccinated, #maskon, and #staysafe in the caption.

Shilpa is the sister-in-law of Telugu actor Mahesh Babu, who is married to Namrata Shirodkar. She had taken the COVID vaccine in Dubai in January. Back then, Shilpa posted a photo of herself on Instagram showing her bandage after a vaccination. “Vaccinated and safe !! The new normal .. here I am in 2021 Thank you United Arab Emirates ”, she wrote.

Shilpa was a popular Hindi film actress in the 1990s and starred in films such as “Aankhen”, “Khuda Gawah”, “Hum”, “Mrityudand” and others from 1989 to 2000. After 13 years she made a comeback to comedy with the TV show “Ek Mutthi Aasmaan” on Zee TV in 2013. She also appeared in a few other series, but was not very successful.

Several Bollywood celebrities, including Arjun Kapoor, her cousin, film producer Rhea Kapoor and her husband Karan Boolani have now tested positive for Covid-19. Arjun’s sister Anshula Kapoor was also diagnosed with coronavirus.

(With entries from ANI)

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