Rishab Shetty is a Kannada film actor and director. He was born on July 7 in Keradi Village, Kundapur, Karnataka. He studied film direction at the Government Film and TV Institute in Bangalore and started his career as an Assistant Director to A.M.R. Ramesh in the 2006 bilingual drama film, Cyanide. Afterward, he assisted Arvind Kaushik in a television series before he made his acting debut in the Kannada film, Tuglak (2012), which Kaushik also directed. In 2013, Shetty did a small stint as a police officer in Pawan Kumar’s romantic psychological thriller film, Lucia.
The following year, he starred in the neo-noir crime drama film,
Ulidavaru Kandanthe, a film that also marks his directorial debut. The film earned positive to mixed reviews from the critics and turned out to be an average grosser at the box-office. In 2016, he directed his next film, Ricky, a romantic thriller film, which he also starred alongside Haripriya in the lead roles. Also in 2016, he acted in Santhosh Kodenkeri’s suspense thriller film,
Home Stay and directed another Kannada film entitled
Kirik Party. On February 9, 2017, Shetty had an arranged marriage to Pragathi Shetty, a Software Engineer. Pragathi is her sister’s colleague at work. Their traditional wedding was held in Kundapur and attended by their families, friends, actors, and filmmakers of Karnataka.