From small to big towns, everyone dreams of making it big in the world of acting. Deekshith Shetty is one among them. Born in Kundapura, a coastal area in Mangalore, Karnataka, Deekshith aspired to become an actor from childhood. However, he decided to become a professional cricketer later since he loved sports too. After his birth, Deekshith's family migrated to Bangalore, Karnataka, where they brought him up. However, owing to his family's weak financial conditions, Deekshith made up his mind and went back to acting. He kick-started his career with theatre plays and gradually shifted to the small screen. Deekshith also attended a training institute for performing arts named ‘An Actor Prepares’. Famous TV actress Usha Bhandari and actor turned director
are the founders of ‘An Actor Prepares’.
He then started auditioning for serials and bagged the supporting roles in two of them. While auditioning for roles, Deekshith continued studying law at Bangalore University. While he was in his last year of graduation, Deekshith bagged his first major break which came in the form of Nagini, a show which the Zee Kannada Channel telecasted. An adaptation of the Hindi serial Naagin, he essayed the role of the male lead named Arjun, who is married to a snake who has turned into a woman and is out to seek revenge for her father's death. The serial was a huge hit and Zee Kannada aired more than three hundred episodes of it. With the growing popularity of Naagin, Deekshith also became famous. His chemistry with co-actor
and his charming good looks also became the talk of the town.
However, fame has both, positive as well as negative sides and Deekshith had to learn it the hard way. Once, while traveling to home after visiting Maruthi Mandir some rogue, and drunk guys spotted him. They asked him for a selfie and when Deekshith refused considering their inebriated state, they chased him and threw stones at his car. He launched a complaint against them at the police station of the Vijaynagar area. Deekshith shares a warm equation with his mentor and teacher Usha Bhandari, and she still guides him and makes it a point to give him constructive criticism. Whenever Deekshith is stressed, he loves to take a break and spend his time dancing, working out in the gym, or going on long rides on his beloved bike. Apart from this, he loves to spend time with his family members.