Balaji Shetty is a budding Kannada actor known for his impeccable comic timing. He marked his epic debut with the 2019 musical comedy Mataash by playing the role of Kodandarama. The blockbuster was directed by the famous Kannada director SD Arvinda and was produced by Girish Patel. In the movie, Balaji plays the role of a goofy Mysore boy, who, along with his friends, goes on an adventurous trip and ends up getting caught in the mafia war among two local mafia gangs. Along with Balaji, the film also stars Samarth Narsimharaju,
, V Manohar, Siddharth Sundar,
, Rajni Bharadwaj, etc. and many more popular artists in pivotal roles.