• 6 June 1983
  • Udupi
  • Male
  • Indian

Rakshit Shetty


Rakshit Shetty Is an Indian actor, film producer, writer and filmmaker working predominantly in Kannada cinema.He was born in Udupi on 6 June 1983 in a Tulu-speaking Bunt family. He completed his schooling at his hometown. He completed his bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communications engineering at N.M.A.M. Institute of Technology, Nitte, Karkala. After graduating, he worked as a software professional for two years before becoming an actor starting in theatre.Shetty made his acting debut as a parallel lead with Nam Areal Ond Dina (2010) directed by Aravind Kaushik. Shetty again collaborated with Aravind Kaushik and Meghana Gaonkar in his next release, Tuglak (2012). Shetty's big breakthrough came with the romance-comedy film Simple Agi Ondh Love Story (2013) directed by Simple Suni and co-starred Shwetha Srivatsav.Following this success, Shetty debuted as a director and screenwriter neo-noir gangster film Ulidavaru Kandanthe (2014). The film was the first in Kannada to be shot entirely in sync sound technology. Upon release, the movie was praised for its regional authenticity in depicting Tulu Nadu and its people. Shetty won multiple awards including Karnataka State Film Award for Director's First Time Best Film and Film fare Award South for Best Director for his direction.hetty began the year 2015 by coming out of his friends' circle and teaming up with the popular commercial director Yogaraj Bhat for the satire comedy film Vaastu Prakaara co-starring Jaggesh.n 2016, Shetty played the title role in the romantic thriller Ricky, a directorial debut film of his friend Rishab Shetty. The film was a commercial success and Shetty was appreciated for his powerful performance. Shetty achieved further success with the 2016 college drama Kirik Party which he wrote and produced, it was a critical and commercial success. In 2022, Shetty was seen in 777 Charlie, with his co-star, Charlie, a Labrador; Shetty produced 777 Charlie with the direction of Kiranraj K, under Paramvah Studios and opposite with Sangeetha Sringeri. n 2023, he starred in Sapta Sagaradaache Ello directed by Hemanth Rao and co-starred Rukmini Vasanth. The film was split into two parts with separate release dates.Directors Pawan Kumar, Anup Bhandari, Prashanth Neel, Hemanth M. Rao, Manjunatha Somashekara Reddy (Mansore), Rishab Shetty, and Raj B. Shetty along with Rakshit have been credited by the media and in the Kannada film industry as having begun the new wave of filmmaking.


Movie NameRelease Date
Sapta Saagaradaache Ello Side A September 1, 2023