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Rakshit Shetty

Birthday
06 Jun 1983 (Age 34)
Biography
Rakshit Shetty is an Indian film actor, director, screenwriter, lyricist and producer best known for his work in Kannada cinema. He is called the Simple Star in the Kannada film industry. Rakshit got his breakthrough with his role in Simple Agi Ondh Love Story which was directed by Suni. In 2014 he made his directorial debut with the critically acclaimed film Ulidavaru Kandanthe also played the lead role in the film.

He went on to act in commercially successful films including Ricky (2016), Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu (2016) and Kirik Party (2016), his consecutive success of films making him one of most successful and sought-after actors in the south Indian cinema. Rakshit received the Karnataka State Film Awards for Best Debutant Director for the film Ulidavaru Kandanthe. He also received Filmfare Award for Best Director for his directorial debut Ulidavaru Kandanthe.

Early and personal life

Rakshit Shetty was born in Udupi, Karnataka into a bunt family on 6 June 1983. Rakshit has done his initial schooling from Udupi and graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte in 2005. Rakshit was employed at Symphony in Bangalore for around 2 years. However, he resigned and followed his calling for a career in Cinema.

As Director

Rakshit is most successful as an actor as well director has received the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Debutant Director for the film Ulidavaru Kandanthe as well received Filmfare Award for Best Director.

As producer

Shetty has produced his maiden film Kirik Party, which has been commercially successful in the Indian box office.
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