Shiney Ahuja has been sentenced to 7 years imprisonment for raping his domestic help. Here are the highlights.
Shiney Ahuja, the poster-boy of Indian arthouse cinema, has been convicted on charges of raping his 19-year-old domestic help. He has been sentenced to 7 years of imprisonment.
Shiney's wife, Anupam Ahuja stood by him, defending him, through the entire trial. The couple have a daughter together.
Shiney was arrested in June 2009 after his maid accused him of rape and was later released on bail in October. His maid retracted her statement in 2010.
Shiney and Anupam in happier times.
As Bollywood and the rest of the country react to Shiney Ahuja's conviction, we take you through the highlights of his rather eventful life.
After appearing in music videos for a few years, Shiney Ahuja finally got his break in 2005 with Sudhir Mishra's Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi. He stunned everyone with his stellar performance in this film, and quite expectedly bagged the Best Newcomer awards at Filmfare, Stardust and even IIFA that year.
In 2005, Shiney appeared in the lesser-known film called Sins, opposite Seema Rahmani.
Shiney teamed up with his Hazaaron co-star Chitrangada Singh for a second time in the film Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow, which also released in 2005.
In 2006, Shiney teamed up with Mahesh Bhatt for Gangster, also starring Kangna Ranaut and Emraan Hashmi. He bagged the Filmfare award for Best Actor in a Negative Role, as well as the IIFA Best Actor (Critics) Award.
Shiney's next release was Tanuja Chandra's Zindaggi Rocks opposite Sushmita Sen.
Shiney did another Mahesh Bhatt film in 2006, called Woh Lamhe, where he was cast opposite Kangna Ranaut once again.
In 2007, Shiney starred opposite Shilpa Shetty in the ensemble film Life...in a Metro which was directed by Anurag Basu.
The same year he played a supporting role in the Akshay Kumar-starrer Bhool Bhulaiyya.
In 2008, Shiney gave yet another career-defining performance in Khoya Khoya Chand where he was paired with Soha Ali Khan, whom he was rumoured to have had an extra-marital affair with.
In 2008, Shiney acted in a not-so-successful film called Hijack. This has been Shiney's latest film so far.