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Indian film director and actor

Rishab Shetty
Prashant Shetty

Keradi, Kundapura, Karnataka, India
Alma mater Vijaya College, Jayanagar, Bangalore
  • Actor
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Filmmaker
Years active 2006 – present
Known for Kantara
Bell Bottom
Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana
Kirik Party
Pragati Shetty

(m 2017)

Children 2
Website wwwrishabshettyfilmscom

Prashant Shetty, known professionally as Rishab Shetty, is an Indian actor and film maker who primarily works in Kannada cinema He is known for his critical and commercial blockbuster, Kantara, for which he directed and acted as the main lead He is the recipient of several accolades, including the National Film Award for Best Children’s Film at the 66th National Film Awards for Sarkari Hi Pra Shaale, Kasaragodu, Koduge: Ramanna Rai

Early life

Rishab Shetty was born in Keradi village of Kundapura taluk, in Udupi district, Karnataka He did his schooling from Kundapura and later joined Vijaya College to pursue BCom He started his theater journey by doing yakshagana plays in Kundapura He actively participated in plays while studying in Bengaluru He was appreciated for his work and success in these plays encouraged him to pursue acting as a professional career

Film career

After his college, Rishab Shetty worked in several odd jobs like selling water cans, real estate and did hotel work while also parallelly trying his chances in movies While working he also acquired a diploma in film direction from the Government Film and TV Institute in Bangalore He started working in film industry as a clap boy, spot boy, assistant director etc He met Rakshit Shetty while working in the industry, they became friends later on

His first major role was in the movie Thuglak He played a small role of a police officer in Pawan Kumar’s Lucia and then played a key role in the film Ulidavaru Kandante, which was directed by Rakshit Shetty Then in 2016, his debut directorial movie Ricky starring Rakshit Shetty released which received an average response at the box office In the same year, he directed Kirik Party, which became an industry hit After Kirik Party Shetty went on to direct Sarkari Hi Pra Shaale, the movie received a good response from the audience as well as critics and went on to win the National Film Award for Best Children’s Film at the 66th National Film Awards

He debuted as a male lead in Bell Bottom (2019 film) which was a well received Kannada movie of 2019 Rishab Shetty’s major role after Bell Bottom was of Mangaluru-based Gangster ‘Hari’ in the film Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana released in the year 2021, the film was a commercial and critical success in which the performance of Rishab Shetty and Raj B Shetty was widely appreciated by critics and audience

Kantara & national recognition

In 2022 Rishab Shetty in collaboration with Hombale Films released the movie Kantara (film) which he directed and starred in Kantara (film) was a super hit of 2022, becoming the second highest-grossing Kannada movie of all time Initially released only in the Kannada language and after receiving rave reviews and a massive box office collection, the movie was released in four other Indian languages The movie received nationwide appreciation with several actors and movie critics praising the movie and Shetty’s performance as a protagonist


Denotes films that have not yet been released

As actor

Year Film Role Notes
2010 Nam Areali Ondina Unknown
2012 Tuglak Unknown
2013 Attahasa Undercover Cop
2013 Lucia Police Constable
2014 Ulidavaru Kandanthe Raghu
2016 Ricky Radhakrishna’s Friend
2018 Sarkari Hi Pra Shaale Inspector Kempraju
Ambi Ning Vayassaytho Film director
2019 Bell Bottom Detective Divakara Debut as lead
Katha Sangama Beggar
Avane Srimannarayana Cowboy Krishna Cameo
2021 Hero Barber
[email protected] Police inspector Cameo
Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana Hari
2022 Mishan Impossible Khaleel Telugu film; cameo
Harikathe Alla Girikathe Giri and himself dual role
Kantara Shiva
2023 Bell Bottom 2 Defective/Detective Divakara Filming
Bachelor Party TBA Filming

As director, writer and producer

Year Film Credited as Notes
Director Writer Producer
2016 Ricky Yes Yes No Debut as director
Kirik Party Yes Yes No
2018 SaHiPraShaale Kasaragodu, Koduge: Ramanna Rai Yes Yes Yes
2019 Katha Sangama No No Yes Creative head
2021 Hero No No Yes Co-Writer
2021 Pedro No No Yes
2022 Shivamma No No Yes
2022 Kantara Yes Yes No
TBA Rudraprayag Yes Yes No Announced
TBA SRK 126(Shiva RajKumar) Yes Yes No Announced


Film Award Category Result Ref
Kirik Party 2016 Karnataka State Film Awards Best Family Entertainer Won
64th Filmfare Awards South Best Director Won
2nd IIFA Utsavam Best Director Nominated
6th SIIMA Awards Best Director Won
SaHiPraShaale Kasaragodu, Koduge: Ramanna Rai 66th National Film Awards Best Children’s Film Won
2018 Karnataka State Film Awards Best Family Entertainer Won
66th Filmfare Awards South Best Film Nominated
Best Director Nominated
8th SIIMA Awards Best Director Nominated
Best Movie Nominated
Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana 10th SIIMA Awards Best Actor Nominated
67th Filmfare Awards South Best Actor Nominated

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