Rishab Shetty Bio, Career, Movies, Height, Weight and More

Quick Facts of Rishab Shetty

  • Full NameRishab Shetty
  • GenderMale
  • Birth CountryIndia
  • Star SignCancer
  • Ethnicity
  • Net Worth
  • Height1.78 m (5' 10”)
  • Eye ColorBlack
  • Grandmother
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  • Relationship
  • Uncle
  • Pet
  • Married Date2017
  • Children2
  • FatherY Bhaskar Shetty
  • SiblingsSister- Pratibha Hegde
  • TV Shows
  • Birth NamePrashant Shetty
  • Date of Birth July 7, 1983
  • NationalityIndian
  • ProfessionActor-Director-Producer-Filmmaker
  • Sexual Orientation
  • SpousePragathi Shetty
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • Weight70 kg
  • Salary
  • Hair ColorBlack
  • EducationVijaya College, Jayanagar, Bangalore
  • MoviesKantara
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  • MotherLakshmi Shetty
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  • Award Nomination

Prashant Shetty is professionally known as Rishab Shetty. He is an Indian actor and film director best known for his work in Kannada cinema. He is best known for Kantara, a critical and commercial success in which he directed and starred.

Rishab Shetty as Daiva

Daiva in Kantara
Source: IMDb


Daiva in Kantara

Source: Hombale Films

Early Life of Rishab Shetty

Rishab Shetty was born in the village of Keradi in the Kundapura taluk of Karnataka’s Udupi district. He attended Kundapura schools before enrolling in Vijaya College to study B.Com. In Kundapura, he began his theater career by performing yakshagana plays.

Rishab Shetty

While studying in Bengaluru, he actively participated in plays. His work was recognized, and his success in these plays encouraged him to pursue acting as a professional career.

Film Career of Rishab Shetty

After college, Rishab Shetty worked in a variety of odd jobs. It includes selling water cans, real estate, and hotel work, while also dabbling in film. He also earned a diploma in film direction from the Government Film and TV Institute in Bangalore while working. And began his career in the film industry as a clap boy, spot boy, assistant director, and so on. He met Rakshit Shetty while working in the industry, and they later became friends.

Tuglak was his first major film role. He played a minor role as a police officer in Pawan Kumar’s Lucia and then a key role in Rakshit Shetty’s film Ulidavaru Kandante. Then, in 2016, his debut directorial film Ricky, starring Rakshit Shetty, was released to mixed reviews at the box office. In the same year, he directed Kirik Party, which became a box-office success. After directing Kirik Party Shetty’s Sarkari Hi. Pra. Shaale, the film received positive reviews from both audiences and critics. It went on to win the National Film Award for Best Children’s Film at the 66th National Film Awards.

He made his acting debut as the male lead in Bell Bottom (2019), a well-received Kannada film in 2019. After Bell Bottom, Rishab Shetty played Mangaluru-based gangster ‘Hari’ in the film Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana. It was a commercial and critical success, and the performances of Rishab Shetty and Raj B. Shetty were widely praised by critics and audiences.

Rishab Shetty’s Kantara and National Recognition

Rishab Shetty's Kantara

Source: IMDb

Rishab Shetty directed and starred in the film Kantara, which was released in 2022 in collaboration with Hombale Films.

Rishab Shetty Opening Scene in Kantara

Rishab Shetty Opening Scene in Kantara

Kantara was a 2022 smash hit, becoming the second highest-grossing Kannada film of all time. Kantara was initially released only in Kannada.

Climax of Kantara

Climax Scene of Kantara

And after receiving rave reviews and a massive box office collection, it was released in four other Indian languages. The film received widespread acclaim, with several actors and film critics praising it and Shetty’s performance as the protagonist.

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