Rishab Shetty Age, Biography, Wiki, Wife, Family, Height, Net Worth

Rishab Shetty is a popular actor, director and producer from Karnataka. He belongs to the coastal region of Karnataka near Udupi. He has recently become very famous across the country due to his superhit film Kantara for which he was the director and producer along with playing the lead role.

Rishab shetty

Earlier, he had won the National Award for the movie Sarkari Hiriya Pratamika Shale which was about a small school being shut down due to lack of regional students. He has good experience in several areas of film making as he has worked with the production team and technical team before becoming a mainstream director and actor.

He has got huge success with Kantara and is now getting offers from Telugu and Hindi film industry to direct films. He is also busy with the production work of few films in Kannada and is counted as one of the bright stars in the industry. Rishab is also a screen writer and has written stories for most of his films.


Rishab Shetty was born on the 7th of July 1983 in Kundapura region of Udupi. Rishab Shetty’s current age is 39 years and his birth name is Prashanth Shetty.

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Rishab Shetty was born and brought up in Coastal Karnataka region. He completed his primary schooling from a local school in Kundapura and later moved to Bangalore for higher education. During his school days, he was actively invovled in Yakshagana which a a traditional form of dance done using heavy makeup. This is similar to the acts seen in the hit movie Kantara and Rishab is a trained dancer in this form of art.

After coming to Bangalore, Rishab completed his graduation in Commerce from Vijaya College. He was not too keen on a regular job as he was passionate about film industry. He tried his luck with small work in theatre and started working on his own stories. During this time, he met Rakshit Shetty who was also a struggling actor at that time and both of them worked together later in many hit projects.

He sold water cans and also worked in a hotel for sometime during his struggling days. He was working hard and finally got to do small roles in few films. However, Ulidavaru Kandante which was directed by Rakshit Shetty changed everything for both of them and Rishab started getting better opportunities in films. He later directed few films and won many awards.

Full NameRishab Shetty
Date of Birth7 July 1983
Age40 (as of 2023)
BirthplaceKeradi village, Kundapura, Udupi, Karnataka
Zodiac sign / Sun signCancer
Famous ForFilm
SchoolBoard High School in Kundapur, Karnataka
CollegeBhandarkars’ Arts &amp; Science College in Kundapura, Karnataka<br />
Government Film &amp; Television Institute in Bengaluru, Karnataka
Educational QualificationsGraduate
DebutTuglak (2012)
Years Active10

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Rishab Shetty hails from a Bunt family based in Mangalore region. They are natives of Kundapura which is very close to Mangalore. His father Bhaskar Shetty has a small business in his hometown and his mother Lakshmi Shetty is a home maker. He has two siblings who are doing job in Bangalore.

Father NameBhaskar Shetty
Mother NameLakshmi Shetty
Brother NameNot Known
Sister NamePratibha Hegde

Girlfriend, Wife, Relationships

Rishab Shetty is married to Pragathi Shetty. She happens to be a costume designer and the families have known each other for a long time. However, it was a love marriage for the couple in the year 2017 . He currently stays with his family in Bangalore.


They are blessed with two kids. Their children are Ranvit and Raadya.

Marital StatusMarried
Affairs / GirlfriendNot Known
Wife NamePragathi Shetty
Marriage date2017
ChildrenRanvit ,Raadya

Physical Appearance

Rishab Shetty has the looks of a boy next door. He is very simple in his real life and is often seen with a small beard. He has expressive eyes and good smile. He was a little chubby earlier but has toned down his body with regular exercise in recent years. He stands tall at 5.9 feet and weighs around 75 kgs.

Weight(approx.)Kilograms- 75 Kg
Weight in Pounds- 165 lbs
Height(approx.)Centimeters – 175 cm
Inches – 5 ft 9 in
Meter – 1.75 m
Figure Measurements (approx.)32-26-34
Shoe Size8
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack

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Rishab Shetty started his career by doing odd jobs in hotels and other businesses like real estate. He was doing them to support his film career and also did a diploma course in film making from a government institute. He got to work as assistant director for few films and later acted in Tughlaq along with Rakshit Shetty.

The movie was not a big hit and Rishab had a small role in this film. After this came Lucia and the movie was  huge hit but Rishab’s role was very limited in that project. Later came the big break with Ulidavaru Kandante along with Rakshit Shetty. Interestingly, both of them were friends in the industry since many years and got their big break with the same project.

Ulidavaru Kandante

Rakshit Shetty directed the movie and also acted in the lead role while Rishab did the supporting role and assisted in direction. The movie was critically acclaimed and it got many awards. Rishab later got to work in many projects and also directed the movie Ricky along with Rakshit Shetty.

Debut : Tuglak(2014)

The movie flopped and it was a commercial failure. After this came the big hit with Kirik Party. The youthful entertainer also had Rashmika Mandanna in the lead role and it was her debut movie. The movie managed to get about Rs 100 crore and it was made on a small budger of around 10 crores.

This was directed by Rishab Shetty and it opened the doors for a grand success in the coming years. He later directed the film Sarkari Hiriya Prathamika Shaale and it won the National Award for best children’s film. This was made on a limted budget an had veteran actor Ananth Nag in the lead role.

Bell Bottom

After this Rishab acted in films like Bell Bottom. This movie was a detective story and was well received by the audience. Rishab was next seen in many small projects but the huge leap to the National level came with Garuda Gamana Vrushabha Vahana which was directed by Raj B Shetty. This movie got huge success and is amongst one of the top most rated movies in IMDB for Indian cinema. Rishab played the second lead role in this classic hit movie. After this came the big success with Kantara.


Rishab associated with Hombale films which had earlier made movies like KGF and produced the film Kantara on a small budget of 10 crore. It went on to make about Rs 400 crore and it was dubbed in many Indian languages after the initial success in Kannada. It also got critical acclaima and Rishab is now getting offers from Hindi and Telugu film industry.

Net Worth

The net worth of Rishab Shetty is around $15 million. He has earned a lot of money from his superhit movie Kantara for which he was producer and director. The movie earned around Rs 400 crores and got him good recognition as well. He owns properties in Kundapura, Udupi, Mangalore and Bangalore. He has two luxury cars and few bikes.

Money Factor
Net Worth$15 Million

Facts and Information

Rishab Shetty’s movie Kantara had a hit song Varaha Roopam in the climax and one Malayalam music band claimed copyright for the song. They accused that the song was a direct copy of Navarasam project. However, the copyright claim was rejected in the court and Rishab has won the case.

In the early days after a case was filed on the Kantara movie song, the song was removed for a few days. However, after winning the case in court, it is now added again to the movie.

Rishab also sported controversy when he did not appreciate Rashmika Mandanna not taking his production company’s name in an interview. However, the issue cooled down later and the actress issued an apology.

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