14 March 1973 |
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Occupation||Cinematographer, film director|
Rohit Shetty (born 14 March 1973) is an Indian film director and cinematographer. His work as a filmmaker include the films Golmaal, Golmaal Returns, All The Best: Fun Begins, Golmaal 3, Singham, Bol Bachchan and Chennai Express (2013) which has become the highest grossing film at the domestic box office and holds the highest distributor share In Indian cinema history. It is also the third highest grossing Bollywood film overseas.
Shetty is from the city of Mangalore, Karnataka, India. He is the son of actor and fight master M. B. Shetty (popularly known as Fighter Shetty), who acted in some Hindi and Kannada movies. He has been interested in film since childhood as he belonged to a family of film fanatics. At 13 or 14, he was certain that he wanted to be a director and never thought of becoming an actor, however he does appear in background roles in some films from time to time.
He is married to Maya More, a banker - Has one son.
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He started his career at the age of 17 as an assistant director with Kuku Kohli during Phool Aur Kaante (Ajay Devgan's debut film that costarred Madhoo). Then he assisted him in Ek Aur Kohinoor, which was never released. He also worked with him on Suhaag (Ajay, Akshay Kumar, Karisma Kapoor), Haqeeqat (1995) (Ajay, Tabu) and Zulmi (Akshay, Twinkle Khanna).
By then, he had developed a good rapport with Ajay Devgan. After that he started working with Anees Bazmee on Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha (Ajay, Kajol), followed by Ajay's home productions, Hindustan Ki Kasam and Raju Chacha.
Shetty directed his debut feature film, Zameen, as an independent director with Devgan in 2003 at the age of 30. Zameen was a flop at boxoffice. He rose to fame after he directed the 2006 comedy film, Golmaal: Fun Unlimited starring Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor and Sharman Joshi. Golmaal did good business at the box office, and was also positively reviewed. In 2008, he directed his third film, Sunday, starring Devgn, Warsi and Ayesha Takia. Sunday was a comic-thriller, and received positive response from critics.
Shetty's second 2008 project, was the sequel to Golmaal, titled Golmaal Returns. The sequel featured most of the original cast, except Sharman Joshi, who was replaced by Shreyas Talpade, and starred Kareena Kapoor. Golmaal Returns had a slow opening, with negative reviews from critics unlike the first Golmaal, however it did well at the box office, being Shetty's second financial success. In 2009, his only release was All the Best: Fun Begins, which managed to do above average business. In 2010, Shetty's franchise broke many records, as he directed Golmaal 3, which became the biggest hit in his career to that time. Shetty's 2011 Singham surpassed this. The film featured Devgn in the title role, as a Police Inspector fighting against corruption. Singham was later praised for the action sequences and direction, and Devgn's performance. His next release, Bol Bachchan, is a comedy-drama starring Devgn and Abhishek Bachchan. Bol Bachchan was a commercial success in India.
Shetty's 2013 Chennai Express, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, was released on 9 August 2013. Chennai Express proved Shetty's fourth consecutive entry in the Bollywood Hundred Crore Club, emerging as the highest-grossing Bollywood film in the domestic market. The film was also successful overseas, earning over US$17.4 million (112 crore) to become the third-highest grossing Bollywood film overseas. The film also set a number of box office records, for the highest opening-day gross, highest paid preview, highest single-day gross, biggest opening weekend, highest opening week and the fastest film to reach 100 crore and 200 crore in domestic market.
|2003||Zameen||N.R Pachisia||26 September 2003||Ajay Devgn|
|2006||Golmaal||Dhillin Mehta||14 July 2006||Ajay Devgn|
|25 January 2008||Ajay Devgn|
|Golmaal Returns||Dhillin Mehta||29 October 2008||Ajay Devgn|
|2009||All The Best: Fun Begins||Ajay Devgan||16 October 2009||Ajay Devgn|
|2010||Golmaal 3||Dhillin Mehta||5 November 2010||Ajay Devgn|
|2011||Singham||Reliance Entertainment||22 July 2011||Ajay Devgn|
|2012||Bol Bachchan||Dhillin Mehta
|6 July 2012||Ajay Devgn|
|2013||Chennai Express||Red Chillies Entertainment
UTV Motion Pictures
|9 August 2013||Shahrukh Khan|
|2014||Singham 2||Reliance Entertainment||15 August 2014||Ajay Devgan|
|2015||Golmaal 4||Ajay Devgn Films||March 2015||Ajay Devgan|
- "Chennai Express collections: Blockbuster man Rohit Shetty". The Indian Express.
- IANS (2009-11-13). "I can't act: Rohit Shetty". Mid-Day. Retrieved 2011-03-16.
- Pereira, Priyanka (22 June 2011). "Action Reloaded". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2011-08-20.
- SRK-Rohit film sold for 105 crore
- "Rohit Shetty open to Bol Bachchan sequel". 10 July 2012.
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