I'm proud to be 47, says Suniel Shetty

umbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actor-producer Suniel Shetty, who has just turned 47, says he is proud that he doesn't look his age, thanks to his strict exercise regime.

"I'm not the least ashamed of being almost 50 because I know I don't look it. I'd like to think my physical fitness and my health consciousness would inspire more people once they know how old I actually I am. Therefore, yes, I can say proudly I am 47 and almost 50," said Suniel, who celebrated his birthday Monday.

Suniel has instilled a fitness consciousness in not only his close friends and family but a lot of other people.

"When I see 60-year old folks in my building working out, taking care of themselves and looking out for their diet, I feel very proud. Somewhere I'd like to think I pioneered a movement towards staying healthy and fit