Indian actress and former model Shilpa Shirodkar became the first Bollywood actress to get COVID-19 vaccine in Dubai.
Shilpa shared a picture on Instagram revealing the news. She captioned it as, Vaccinated and safe!! The new normal ... here I come 2021 Thank you UAE.”
On December 31, 2020, the World Health Organisation granted emergency validation to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, paving the way for countries worldwide to quickly approve its import and distribution.
The WHO said its emergency use listing opens the way for regulators in different countries to approve the import and distribution of the vaccine.
It said it also enables Unicef, which plays a key logistical role in distributing anti-Covid vaccines, and the Pan-American Health Organisation to procure the vaccine for countries that need it.
Shilpa is the sister of actress Namrata Shirodkar (south superstar Mahesh Babu’s wife).
She made her Bollywood debut with ‘Bhrashtachar’ alongside Mithun Chakraborty and Rekha in 1989.
She was a well-known face in the 90s and has appeared in several hit films like 'Kishen Kanhaiya', 'Nyay Anyay', 'Hum', 'Dil Hi To Hai', and 'Apne Dam Par' among others.
After taking a 10-year sabbatical from the film space, Shilpa returned with 'Guns of Banaras' in 2020.
Besides that, she has also worked in TV shows like 'Ek Mutthi Aasmaan', 'Silsila Pyaar Ka', and 'Savitri Devi College & Hospital'.