The 33-year-old Indian film actress and model is in talks to join the cast of soap opera Eastenders.
Her agent Max Clifford said: "I am talking to several TV people about potential work for Shilpa.
"I have had several discussions with various TV executive in the last couple of months."
Shetty, who has appeared in numerous Indian films, recently bought a £10m mansion in Surrey with boyfriend Raj Kundra.
Up until now, her exposure to UK audiences has been surrounded in scandal.
In April 2007, during an AIDS awareness event in New Delhi, she attracted outrage when Hollywood actor Richard Gere repeatedly kissed her in public.
It happened three months after she won a controversial series of Celebrity Big Brother.
The show hit the headlines when Jade Goody and other housemates were accused of racism and bullying the glamorous Indian star.
Shetty and Goody were later reconciled and the pair became friends.
They appeared together on the Indian version of the show last year when Goody received news she had cervical cancer, from which she died last Sunday aged 27.
Shetty said Goody helped to make her a household name in the UK, describing her as the "architect of my fame".
The actress was previously offered a part in Eastenders after her Celebrity Big Brother win but turned it down to concentrate on her Bollywood career.
taken from yahoo