Height: 5′ 8″ (approx.)
Age: 45 Years
Hometown: Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Some Lesser Known Facts About Neetu Shukla
Does Neetu Shukla drink alcohol?: Yes
Neetu Shukla works as a senior manager at Nucleus Office Parks, Mumbai. She is the elder sister of the famous Indian actor Siddharth Shukla who passed away on 2 September 2021.
She was born in a Hindu Brahmin family.
In an interview, she shared that since her childhood she wanted to become an air hostess. She followed her childhood dream and started working as an international flight attendant at Singapore Airlines, Singapore in March 2000.
After working there for six years, she started working as an inflight director at Kingfisher Airlines, Mumbai in August 2006. After almost eight years, she quit her job as Kingfisher Airlines were shut down, and she was left without a job for almost two years. During an interview, she talked about being unemployed. 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 said,
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.”
Later, in 2018, while talking to the reporters she talked about Vijay Mallya (who was her former employer at Kingfisher Airlines) on being arrested in the money laundering case. She 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.”
After quitting her job at Kingfisher Airlines, she started working at Radius Developers, Mumbai as head of client relations, and in 2019, she started her job as a senior manager at Nucleus Office Parks, Mumbai.
While talking to the reporters in 2020, she talked upfront about ladies being banned from entering the Sabarimala temple in Kerala.
In 2021, Neetu along with her brother Siddharth Shukla appeared in the Hindi TV show ‘Kitchen Champion.’
Neetu was very close to his brother Siddharth Shukla. In an interview, Siddharth 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.”