Raj B Shetty is a well known film maker from Karnataka who has excelled in both acting and direction in recent years. He became a pan India sensation with his hit movie Garuda Gama Vrushabha Vahana which is one of the biggest hits for Kannada film industry without being dubbed in other languages.
It was surprising to see that critics from all the languages of India reviewed this classic film and it got huge appreciation. It was even in the Oscar race for the year 2022. He is bald but has not let that affect his confidence. He does not use a wig and has managed to play lead roles with his natural look.
He had earlier became famous with the movie Ondu Motteya Kathe which was about the struggles of a bald person who is looking to get married. The movie got good response and was even remade in Bollywood with Ayushman Khurana. Raj B Shetty is closely associated with Rakshit Shetty and Rishab Shetty who are also from Coastal Karnataka region.
Raj B Shetty was born on the 5th of July 1987 in Bhadravathi region of Karnataka. Raj B Shetty’s current age is 35 years.
Wiki | Biography
Raj B Shetty was born and brought up in Bhadravati region which is close to Mangalore in Karnataka. He completed his primary education from Bharati English Medium School in Mangalore. He was a bright student and took part in many cultural activities during his school days.
He later joined theatre group and started making few short films in Tulu and Kannada language. He joined Roshni Nilaya School of Social Work and completed his graduation. He started working as a Radio Jockey for a local radio station in Mangalore. Meanwhile, he was active in theatre and made many short films.
Even his first Kannada film was initially made as a short film. The producer liked the story and asked him to make it a full fledged movie on a low budget. Raj Shetty decided to act in the lead role himself to save the production cost and this was a good move as his performance was liked by the audience. He has now become a nation wide sensation after the release of Garuda Gamana Vrushabha Vahana.
|Full Name||Rajesh B Shetty|
|Nickname||Raj B Shetty|
|Date of Birth||5 July 1990|
|Age||33 (as of 2023)|
|Birthplace||Mangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Profession||Actor, Director, Writer|
|Zodiac sign / Sun sign||Libra|
|School||Bharathi English Medium School, Mangalore|
|College||School of Social Work Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore|
Raj B Shetty hails from a Bunt family based in Mangalore. His father B Shetty works for a private firm and his mother is a home maker. He has not revealed much details about his family members with the media. He is a private person and usually speaks only about his professional work with the media.
|Father Name||B Shetty|
|Mother Name||Not Known|
|Brother Name||Not Known|
|Sister Name||Not Known|
Girlfriend, Wife | Relationships
Raj B Shetty’s relationship status is single. He is not yet married. However, there are few rumours that he is in a relationship with his girlfriend. But he has not revealed anything about his personal life.
|Affairs / Girlfriend||Not Known|
Raj B Shetty looks like a common man and he is known for his bald look. He even made a movie about that titled Ondu Motteya Kathe which was remade in Bollywood. He stands tall at 5.10 feet and has a slim appearance. He is not a fitness enthusiast and is naturally slim. He sports a small beard in most of his public appearances.
|Weight(approx.)||Kilograms- 65 Kg|
Weight in Pounds- 143 lbs
|Height(approx.)||Centimeters – 177 cm|
Inches – 5 ft 10 in
Meter – 1.77 m
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||32-26-34|
Raj B Shetty started his journey in the film industry by writing stories and directing them in Tulu language. This is a small movie industry in Mangalore region and has very limited audience. He could not get the desired success due to lack to good producers in this language. He later shifted to Bangalore and tried his luck with different producers.
He somehow managed to get a producer for Ondu Motteya Kathe and this became a huge hit. He not only directed the movie but also acted in the lead role. The movie talked about the stuggles of a bald person when he wants to get married. This got critical acclaim and it was shot on a modest budget.
The movie received many awards and it was even remade later in Hindi as Bala with Ayushman Khurana in the lead role. Raj Shetty was later recognized as a good actor and he was given a chance in Ammachi Yemba Nenapu which was released in 2018. He managed to impress the audience with his natural performance.
In the year 2019, he was seen in versatile roles in movies like Mahira. Apart from that, he acted in the lead role in Gubbi Mele Brahmastra which was a comedy film. Other than that, he was seen in an interesting role in the movie Katha Sangama which was made in collaboration with Rishab Shetty of Kantara fame.
In the year 2020, he had only one release with Mayabazar 2016. This was a moderate success and he could not work on big projects due to lockdown. The year 2022 was a huge one for Raj Shetty as this got him huge fame with Garuda Gamana Vrushabha Vahana. This movie also had Rishab Shetty in supporting role.
The movie got huge recognition by critics from all over the country and it was even considered for India’s nomination to the Oscars. The movie got several awards and is the leading contender for the National Award in this year. Apart from that, he was also part of Charlie 777 as a dialogue writer and actor.
Raj Shetty is expecting the release of his film Thurthu Nirgamana and Fiction in Kannada industry. He is also working on an interesting project titled Ramana Awatara which is likely to release next year.
The net worth of Raj B Shetty is around $3 million. He is an actor and producer who works for Kannada film industry and has also made a good name as a director in recent years. He owns properties in Coastal region of Karnataka and Bangalore. He has one luxury car and few bikes. He has investments in other businesses in his hometown Mangalore.
Facts and Information
Raj B Shetty has worked as a RJ for a FM channel in Mangalore before entering into the film industry. He did this job for a few months before he started making short films and writing stories.
He had decided to make Ondu Motteya Kathe as a short film in the early stage. However, the producer asked him to develop into a full length movie as it had good scope. After the success of this film in Kannada, it was remade in Malayalam and Bollywood.
He has worked as a writer and director for many films including Garuda Gamana Vrushabha Vahana. This movie had characters resembling Shiva and Vishnu and this analogy worked wonders for the entire film.
His latest hit film is screened across many International film festivals and he has gained lot of popularity with his effort.