Rakshit Shetty is a renowned actor, director and producer from Karnataka. He is famous for movies like Charlie 777 which became a huge hit in many languages in recent months. He has earlier won several awards for his films like Ulidavaru Kandante and Ricky. He is a talented film maker and has also written scripts for many of his movies.
He started with small roles in the Kannada film industry and later became a director. He tasted critical success with Ulidavaru Kandante which was made along with other talented performers like Rishabh Shetty. He is a good friend of director and actor Rishabh Shetty of Kantara fame. Both of them are together since their struggling days and got success in recent years.
Rakshit Shetty became a pan India sensation with the blockbuster hit Charlie 777 which was the story about an abandoned dog and its owner. The movie was loved by audience in all languages and he even got many awards for his direction and acting. He was earlier involved in prestigious projects like Avane Srimannarayana.
Rakshit Shetty was born on the 6th of June 1983 in Udupi region of Karnataka. Rakshit Shetty’s current age is 39 years.
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Rakshit Shetty was born and brought up in Udupi. He completed his primary education from a local school in Mangalore. He was very active in cultural activities and learnt the traditional tiger dance which is called Pili Nalike in regional language. It is a form of folk dance in which people paint their bodies to resemble a tiger and mimick its movements in a rhythmic form.
He later completed his engineering from Nitte NMAM Institute of Technology in Electronics and Communications branch. However, he had no inclination to continue his career in the corporate sector for a long period. He somehow worked in a software company for about two years and started acting in theatres.
Rakshit later did small roles in movies and got success with this third movie Simple Agi Ondu Love Story. This was released in the year 2013 and got huge success. He later acted and directed the cult classic film Ulidavaru Kandante in 2014. This won him several awards and it is amongst one of the best films of Kannada industry in recent years.
He later found success with movies like Kirick Party and 777 Charlie. He has managed to entertain the audience with his acting and direction in many projects. He has associated with actor and director Rishabh Shetty for many projects and found success together in the industry. He has a huge following among youth and has more than a million followers on Instagram.
|Full Name||Rakshit Shetty|
|Date of Birth||8 January 1996|
|Age||27 (as of 2023)|
|Birthplace||Kundapur, Karnataka, India|
|Zodiac sign / Sun sign||Aquarius|
|School||Sri Mookambika Temple High School, Kollur, Karnataka|
|College||Bhandarkars’ Arts & Science College, Kundapur, Karnataka|
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Rakshit Shetty hails from a Bunt family based in Mangalore. His father Sridhar Shetty has a small business and his mother Rangamma Shetty is a home maker. He has two siblings Ranjith and Rashmi.
|Father Name||Sridhar Shetty|
|Mother Name||Rangamma Shetty|
|Brother Name||Not Known|
|Sister Name||Not Known|
Girlfriend, Wife , Relationships
Rakshit Shetty’s relationship status is single. He was earlier dating actress Rashmika Mandanna and they had even got engaged few years back. However, the marriage was cancelled due to some reasons and they moved apart. His breakup with Rashmika became very controversial with most people blaming Rashmika for the incident. She is facing the ire of Karnataka audience due to this reason since many years.
|Affairs / Girlfriend||Not Known|
Rakshi Shetty looks very handsome. He is tall and his height is around 5.10 feet. He weighs around 75 kgs and has maintained his personality since many years with regular workout. He usually maintains a small beard in most of his films. He is best known for his amazing dialogue delivery skills and cute expressions.
|Weight(approx.)||Kilograms- 75 Kg|
Weight in Pounds- 165 lbs
|Height(approx.)||Centimeters – 177 cm|
Inches – 5 ft 10 in
Meter – 1.77 m
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||42-32-15|
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Rakshit Shetty started his career by working as a software engineer in a Bangalore based company. During this time, he was also active in theatre and was auditioning for movie roles. He was selected to play the lead role in the small budget movie Nam Areal Ondu Dina. This movie was released in the year 2010 and got moderate success.
He was later seen in a small role in the movie Tughlak in the year 2012. Such attempts failed to lift his career and he was later seen in the movie Simple Agi Ondu Love Story. The makers released the seven minutes trailer of this movie to impress the audience as it was a small budget movie with newcomers.
The movie got huge response and Rakshit Shetty got awards for his performance. After this huge success, there was no looking back as he scored one more blockbuster with Ulidavaru Kandante in the year 2014. More than the commercial success was the critical acclaim this movie got during that time from many critics.
The movie is regarded as a cult classic even to this day and has got him many awards. Interestingly, it was the first movie in his direction and he had done a great job. He was later part of movies like Vaastu Prakara and Ricky. Such movies got moderate success. He did an experimental film Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu in the year 2016 along with Anant Nag.
The movie Kirik Party got him one more huge success as it became a huge hit by collecting close to 100 crores. It was directed by his friend Rishab Shetty and had Rashmika Mandanna making her debut. Rakshit and Rashmika got engaged during this period and later broke up due to some issues.
Rakshit tried one more ambitious project Avane Srimannarayana in the year 2019. This got moderate success. The year 2022 turned out to be a big hit for him as he scored a pan India blockbuster with 777 Charlie movie. It was the story about an abandoned dog and got good response from pet lovers all over the country. He is currently busy with projects like Richard Anthony and Sapta Sagaradache Ello.
Apart from acting and direction, he has also produced movies like Humble Politician Nograj and Katheyondu Shuruvagide along with producing his own movies like Kirik party and Avane Srimannarayana and 777 Charlie.
The net worth of Rakshit Shetty is around $15 million. He has worked in the film industry as an actor, producer and director for many years. He recently got a huge hit with Charlie 777 movie. He has properties in Mangalore, Kundapura and other regions of Karnataka including Bangalore. He owns few luxury cars and also few sports bikes.
|Net Worth||$15 Million|
Facts and Information
Rakshit Shetty deserves credit for producing so many movies at a young age. He has produced close to 13 movies and most of them are for other artists who are very talented but do not have backup of production companies.
He has received 14 awards so far in his career and the list is likely to sore up this year due to the huge success of Charlie across the country.
He is planning a sequel to Ulidavaru Kandante and this is getting huge response from fans across Karnataka.
Even today, his fans are upset with Rashmika Mandanna for cancelling the engagement and target her on social media whenever they find an opportunity. Rakshit has called for peace and told people to move on but fans are still throwing fire on the actress.