Payal Shetty is an Indian model and television actress. She is known for being the girlfriend of actor Vishal Kotian, who is known for his roles in television shows like Har Mushkil Ka Hal Akbar Birbal, Mahabharat, and Shree Adi Manav.Payal was born and brought up in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Payal Shettys childhood picture with her mother.Payal developed interest in acting and dancing in childhood. She grew up watching her mother performing tradition classical dance forms, which also inspired her to learn dancing. She is also a Kathak dancer.Shetty, in 2021, bagged a lead role in Dushyanth Sridhar directed Sanskrit language historical film Sakuntalam. The film is a narration of Kalidasas work Abhigyaan Shakuntalam. She played the lead role of Shakuntala, the daughter of sage Vishvamitra and damsel Menaka, opposite Shubham Sahrawat who portrayed Dushyanta, the King of Hastinapur who belonged to the dynasty of Puru and Chandravamsa.As a model, she has walked the runway for various renowned designers in India. Apart from that she has also featured in a number of magazines.Payal Shetty is often complimented to resemble Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai because of her facial resemblance to her.Payal claims to be inspired by American actress, model, and singer Marilyn Monroe.On 2 February 2022, Shetty shared some pictures of herself with the Bollywood superstar Salman Khan from the after party of Bigg Boss finale on her social media profiles. In one of the pictures Salman was seen giving a peck on her head. She caption the pictures as, ||@beingsalmankhan thank u soooo much for your gracious hospitality, your kind words and love warmed my heart.I am eternally grateful. Payal Shettys Instagram post.The picture came into the limelight after Payals boyfriend Vishal Kotian commented on the picture as, Lagta hai ab mujhe AJAY DEVGAN banna padega. Actully, he was referring to the 1999 Hindi film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam where Ajays character Vanraj realises that his wife Nandini (Aishwarya) is in love with Sameer, played by Salman, and he takes her to Italy to reunite the couple.Payal Shettys boyfriend, Vishal Kotian, has announced that their engagement will surely happenf in 2022. But both of them does not like to share their personal life publically. When asked about the same, Vishal Kotian to it as, Pyaar jab hota hai toh dikhane ki zarurat nahi. We both are very private people. We never deny our relationship, but never go out and talk about it. I dont discuss things with Payal; she is an individual and has her body of work. I leave it to her what she wants to talk about. I can only talk about myself..