Sanchita Shetty was born in the Bangalore district of Karnataka, India. She has been an active figure in the film industry ever since her appearance on screen in the 2006 movie- ‘Mungaru Male’ which was in Kannada. Her ambition was not limited to a film career in Karnataka alone and for widening her fame and reach, she takes roles in most of the South Indian languages such as Kannada, Tamil and Telugu. Initially, she played only supporting roles in her movies, but after her performance in three consecutive films in Kannada as supporting roles, she gets the opportunity to act in Tamil movies, and her biggest break came in the year 2010 when she is presented the opportunity to act opposite the well-acclaimed Tamil actor in ‘Thillalangadi’.
After her excellent performance in the movie, the director himself recommends her to act in her first Telugu movie titled as ‘
’. In the preproduction phase of the movie, while she was being auditioned for one of the supporting casts, the scriptwriter, and the director notices that with her calibre and talent, she could do a lot more as a heroin than in a supporting role. In the subsequent year, she takes a break as she doesn't find any roles that she was comfortable in acting.
However, she appears in ‘Kollaikaran’ and ‘
’, the latter giving her all the fame and respect that she had expected from her film career. In ‘Soodhu Kavvum’ she plays a lead role, and the movie was critically and commercially a huge success. Shetty finds the Tamil movie industry to be more tolerant than its Kannada correspondent and presently, she is working in many films, most of them in Tamil, which are scheduled to be released in the second half of 2016. Sanchita is also praised for her versatility as she could easily adapt to acting in the Tamil language just as she would do in her mother tongue. She has altogether worked in about fifteen films.