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Rakshit Shetty

Rakshit Shetty Indian actor

Indian actor
Rakshit Shetty
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Indian actor
Is Actor
From India
Type Film, Television, Stage and Radio
Gender male
Birth 6 June 1983, Udupi
Age: 37 years
Star sign GeminiGemini
The details


Rakshit Shetty (born 6 June 1983) is an Indian actor and filmmaker in Kannada cinema. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from N.M.A.M. Institute of Technology, he worked as a software professional for two years before becoming an actor starting in theatre.

Shetty made his acting debut in films in 2010 with Nam Areal Ondina. The romance-comedy Simple Agi Ondh Love Story (2013) proved to be a breakthrough for him before he directed and starred in the crime-drama Ulidavaru Kandanthe in 2014. The film garnered widespread critical acclaim and won him the Karnataka State Film Award for Director's First Time Best Film and the Filmfare Award South for Best Director. The film holds cult status among Kannada audiences. He followed it by starring in Vaastu Prakaara (2015) and the critical success Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu (2016). Shetty achieved further success with the 2016 comedy Kirik Party that he wrote and produced, a critical and commercial success.

Along with directors Pawan Kumar, Anup Bhandari and others, Shetty has been credited by the media and in the Kannada cinema circles as having begun a "new wave of filmmaking". Through his career, he has established himself in the Kannada film industry.

Early and personal life

Rakshit Shetty was born to Tuluva community in Udupi, Karnataka on 6 June 1983. Rakshit has done his initial schooling from Udupi and graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree

in Electronics & Communication Engineering from NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte in 2005. Rakshit was employed at Symphony in Bangalore for around 2 years. However, he resigned and followed his calling for a career in Cinema.>

As Director

Rakshit is most successful as an actor as well director has received the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Debutant Director for the film Ulidavaru Kandanthe as well received Filmfare Award for Best Director.


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
2010 Nam Areal Ondina Arvind
2012 Tughlak Raaghu
2013 Simple Agi Ondh Love Story Kushaal "Jerrien"
2014 Ulidavaru Kandanthe Richard "Richie" Anthony Also director, screenwriter
2014 Bahuparak Richi Cameo appearance
2015 Vaastu Prakaara Kubera
2015 Jaathre Himself Cameo appearance
2016 Ricky Radhakrishna "Ricky"
2016 Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu Shiva V. Rao
2016 Jigarthanda Hero Rakshit Shetty Cameo appearance
2016 Kirik Party Karna. P Also producer, writer
2017 Avane SrimannarayanaFilm has yet to be released Also screenwriter

Awards and nominations


Year Category Award Film Result
2015 Best Director Filmfare Awards South Ulidavaru Kandanthe Won
2015 Best Actor Filmfare Awards South Ulidavaru Kandanthe Nominated
2015 Best Lyricist Filmfare Awards South Ulidavaru Kandanthe Nominated
2015 Director's First Time Best Film Karnataka State Film Awards Ulidavaru Kandanthe Won
2017 Best Actor IIFA Utsavam Kirik Party Won
2017 Best Supporting Actor IIFA Utsavam Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu Won
2017 Best Lyricist IIFA Utsavam Kirik Party Won
2017 Best Story IIFA Utsavam Kirik Party 2017 Best enertaining movie Karnataka State awards Kirik Party Nominated
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