Cheetah Yajnesh Shetty is an actor, director, producer, martial artist, and a fitness trainer. He was born on the 1st of August, in the year 1956 in Ninjur. He was born to Srinivas Shetty and Gulabi Shetty. Cheetah Yajnesh Shetty did his schooling from the Ninjur High School. He did his further studies from Manipal Junior College. Yajnesh Shetty has also worked as a waiter in the Valley View International Hotel.
Cheetah is added as a prefix to his name because he got fascinated by Cheetah's posture. He did a detailed study and introduced a new style in martial arts and hence came to know as Cheetah Yajnesh Shetty. Yajnesh is known to have trained many actors and actresses in martial arts. He has worked with many famous Bollywood stars like Dev Anand, Dilip Kumar, Farhan Akhtar, Hritik Roshan, Ranveer Singh, Rekha, Madhuri Dikshit, Juhi Chawla, Shilpa Shetty, and many more. He has also worked with eminent Hollywood celebrities like Jackie Chan, Roger Moore, etc. He runs a federation where he trains celebrities, Kids, and women in martial arts. He is known to have directed a Hollywood movie 'He is back' based on martial arts as an honor for the ultra-legend karate champion Bruce Lee.
Cheetah Yajnesh Shetty has also received an award "US Martial Arts Hall of Fame." He is the first Indian stuntman to receive this honor. He is a dedicated, passionate, and disciplined individual. He also started a program titled Nirbhaya, which aimed at providing free training to the women. Cheetah Yajnesh Shetty was subjected to Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award for his significant contributions. He created a record of training more than 150 Celebrities and got mentioned in Guinness Book of World Records.