Rohit Shetty Biography, Facts & Life Story

Rohit Shetty Indian Film Director

Quick Facts


Full Name:Rohit Shetty

Profession:Film Director


Age:47 years old (in 2020)

Date of Birth:14 March 1973

Birthplace:Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:6’ 1” (1.85 m)

Weight:80 kg (176 lbs)

Chest:42 Inches

Biceps:16 Inches

Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Dark Brown

Rohit Shetty is a leading Indian film producer and director. His work as a producer includes the super hit Singham movie series, Golmaal movie series, Chennai Express, Bol Bachchan and Dilwale. Rohit was born on March 14, 1973 in Maharashtra, Bombay. His Mom Ratna was a junior Bollywood artist, and father M. B. Shetty, who had performed in numerous Kannada and Hindi films. He has 6 siblings including 4 sisters and two brothers.

Rohit Shetty started his career when he was only 17 years of age. He worked as a junior director with Kuku Kohli during the movie “Phool Aur Kaante”. Afterward, he assisted him for the movie “Ek Aur Kohinoor”, which was never on the rampage. Rohit also worked with Kohli on Haqeeqat, Suhaag and Zulmi. Afterward, he started to work with Anees Bazmee for the movie “Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha”, followed by Raju Chacha and Hindustan Ki Kasam.

At the age of 30, Rohit Shetty first time directed his debut movie, Zameen, as an independent film director. This movie did average business on the Indian box office. Rohit rose to utmost fame in 2006 once he directed a super hit comedy movie, “Golmaal” with starring Arshad Warsi, Ajay Devgan, Sharman Joshi and Tusshar Kapoor.

In 2008, Rohit Shetty directed his 3rd movie, Sunday, starring Warsi, Devgan and Ayesha Takia. This movie was a big comic-thriller. Rohit’s second mega project for 2008 was the sequel of Golmaal, i.e. Golmaal Returns. In 2009, Rohit Shetty released “All the Best: Fun Begins”. Shetty directed Golmaal 3 in the year 2010. His next big release, Bol Bachchan, is a mega comedy serial starring Abhishek Bachchan and Devgan. Bol Bachchan was a viable success across India.

Rohit Shetty’s megahit Chennai Express, starring Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan, was released in 2013. Rohit has also played the role of a judge for a well-known Indian television show “Comedy Circus”.

Rohit Shetty directed “Golmaal Again”, the fourth sequel of the Golmaal. The movie, starring Parineeti Chopra and Ajay Devgn, released in 2017 with diversified reviews of the viewers but became the highest earning Indian movie of 2017.

Facts You Never Knew About Rohit Shetty!

    • Rohit’s father M.B Shetty was a famous villain of 70s as well as a top fight director, that is why, was also known as Fighter Shetty.
    • Shetty’s father died when he was only 6 years old.
    • Rohit’s first salary was only 35 INR for a day.
    • Rohit Shetty’s directorial debut movie Zameen was a big flop.
    • He owns a film production company named Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision.
    • Rohit Shetty started his career in Bollywood as an assistant director with 1991s megahit movie Phool Aur Kaante.
    • He played the role of a judged for Sony TV Comedy Circus Show from 2009-2012.
    • Rohit initially elect Kareena Kapoor for Chennai Express but on account of date concerns, Deepika Padukone was nominated for this role.
    • After his father’s death, Rohit’s family was in big crisis that once her Mom went to Amitabh Bachchan for help.
    • He initially chose a number of titles for Chennai Express, like Ready Steady Po and Southern Touch.
    • Rohit Shetty hosted Khatron Ke Khiladi in 2014.

Rohit Shetty Education

Qualification: Not Available

School: St Mary's School, Mumbai

College: Not Available

Rohit Shetty Career

Profession: Film Director

Debut TV Series/Movie: Pisces

Salary: 25 Crore (INR)

Net Worth: Not Available

Family & Relatives

Father: Mudhu Balwant Shetty (Actor and Fight director)

Mother: Ratna Shetty

Brother(s): Hriday Shetty (Step-Brother) and Uday Shetty (Step-Brother)

Sister(s): Chanda Shetty (Elder), Chaya Shetty (Elder), Mahek Shetty (Elder)

Marital Status: Married

Wife/Girlfriend: Maya Shetty (Banker)

Son(s): Ishaan

Daughter(s): N/A

Ex Girlfriends:

Prachi Desai (Actress)

Rohit Shetty Favorites

Hobbies: Gyming

Favorite Actor: Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgan and Shah Rukh Khan

Favorite Actress: Kareena Kapoor

Favorite Food: Pasta Pomodoro

Favorite Color: Black

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