Shashidhar Kote is an Indian musician who worked for the Kannada film industry. He also worked as an actor in some movies. Kote was born in Kalanja village in Mangalore, Karnataka. He got his Master's degree from Mangalore University in English literature and was a lecturer in the same university for three consecutive years. He also organized some events, one of which was Geetha Chitra, where music and painting programs were held. Some serials in which Kote worked are
, and Gejjepooje.