Girija Shettar was born on July 20, 1969 in Orsett, Essex to a Kannada doctor father and a British mother. From the age of 18, Girija got trained in Bharatanatyam. She has completed a doctoral thesis in Integral Yoga Philosophy & Indian spiritual psychology from Cardiff University in 2003. She spends as much time as possible at Sri Aurobindo Ashram of Pondicherry. Girija is currently(as of august 2012) a writer based in London. Previously working for a medical technology newsletter, she is now writing for a shipping magazine. A booklet of haiku poetry entitled "This Year, Daffodils" was published by Survivors' Poetry and the Esmee Fairburn Foundation, 2011. After the release of film Geethanjali, she has appeared on the front page of Screen (magazine), India June 30, 1989 issue. In 2002, "Gitanjali" was one of five films shown at the British Film Institute during a retrospective of Mani Ratnam's work. The films were chosen as examples of strong heroine roles in Indian films.
- Dancer in song Jawa ho yaaro
- Gadha(as Girija)
- Geethanjali(as Girija)
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