Neetu Shukla is an Indian senior manager who works at Nucleus Office Parks, Mumbai. She is famous for being the elder sister of the famous Indian actor Late Sidharth Shukla.
Neetu Shukla was born in 1976 (age 45 years; as of 2021) in Mumbai. Her family is from Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. She did her schooling at St. Joseph’s High School, Mumbai. She pursued PGDBA in Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune, Maharashtra, from 2008 to 2010.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Neetu Shukla was born in a Hindu Brahmin family.
Parents & Siblings
Her father, Ashok Shukla, was a civil engineer at the Reserve Bank of India.
Her mother’s name is Rita Shukla. She has one elder sister, Preeti Shukla. Her younger brother, Sidharth Shukla, was the famous Indian television actor and Bigg Boss 13 winner.
Neetu Shukla is married to Rumi Khatao, who works as an Associate General Manager/Food & Beverage Director Sr. at Norwegian Cruise Line.
She started her career with East-West Airlines in 1995, which was shut down in 1996. In March 2000, she started her career as an international flight attendant at Singapore Airlines, Singapore, and worked there for almost six years. In August 2006, she joined Kingfisher Airlines, Mumbai, as an inflight director and worked with Kingfisher for more than eight years. Later, when Kingfisher Airlines was shut down, she was unemployed for almost two years. In an interview, while talking about it, she said,
I was unemployed for two years. My behaviour also changed. This time was also very difficult for my family due to irritability, confusion and depression. Now I have got a job in a ‘real estate’ company. Like common people, I too have a routine of 9 in the morning to 5 in the evening. I am fortunate because many of my colleagues working in Kingfisher as pilots and ground staff have not yet been able to find another job.
She further added,
But when I get up in the morning and leave for work, I don’t often feel like this. I remember the time when in the morning we used to check everything on the plane, meet new people, when there was a problem, we used to figure out new ways to deal with it. The most beautiful views in the world were when our plane took off in the early morning with the sun rising through the clouds, or when lightning struck through the cockpit window in the midst of a storm. I used to tell everyone that if one spends more than five years in this industry, then it is as if ‘aviation fuel’ starts flowing in the veins instead of blood. My dream is broken. I will never be able to do what I was born to do. This experience has suddenly taught me worldliness.”
She then worked as Head Client Relations at Radius Developers, Mumbai, from December 2014 to June 2019. Neetu then joined NucleusOffice Parks, Mumbai, as a senior manager in June 2019.
- During an interview, she shared that her childhood dream was to become an air hostess.
- In 2018, Neetu Shukla talked about her former employer Vijay Mallya who was arrested in the money laundering case. While talking to the reporters, Neetu said,
It sets things in motion, he has charges like siphoning and diverting funds. It’s not just a case of repayment of the money it also involves a lot of criminal deeds. He should face the music. Despite the fact that India is a labour centric country, we do not protect labour laws. Employees are not safeguarded in any way, we need to have stringent laws.”
- In one of her photos at Kingfisher Airlines, she was spotted drinking alcohol.
- In 2020, in one of the Indian news channels, she was seen talking against the ban on the entry of ladies into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala.
- In 2020, she was interviewed for the Netflix documentary ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’ in episode one titled ‘The King of Good Times’ Vijay Mallya.
- She appeared in the Hindi TV show ‘Kitchen Champion’ in 2021 along with her brother, Sidharth Shukla.
- During an interview, Sidharth Shukla talked about his sisters and mother, he said,
I have two elder sisters, and they were my heroes while I was growing up. Their definition of an ideal man is how I always wanted to be. I thought their version of an ideal man was the perfect man and I wanted to be like that. However far I may be from that today, I think I am still a better man because of chasing their ideals. Yes, both my sisters have a huge role to play in the way I think. They made me realise the importance of women and respecting them. So, a lot of my understanding of women has come through my sisters apart from, of course, my mother.”