Sanchita Shetty

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Sanchita Shetty
Born Sanchita Shetty
April 7, 1989 (26)
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2006–present

Sanchita Shetty is an Indian film actress, who has appeared in Kannada, Tamil and Telugu films.[1][2] After appearances in supporting roles, she rose to stardom after starring in Soodhu Kavvum (2014).[3]

She made her first film appearance in the Kannada film Mungaru Male as a friend to the film's female lead (Pooja Gandhi).[4] In the next three years, she appeared in supporting roles in three Kannada films. She had also appeared in a film named Gaganachukki, which failed to release.[5] She left the Kannada industry to work in Tamil and Telugu films. 2010 she appeared alongside Jayam Ravi in Thillalangadi, with the director of the film recommending her to also star in Orange featuring Ram Charan Teja, two of the year's biggest films in Tamil and Telugu, respectively, although her role in both films was small. Following Thillalangadi, she took almost a year's break because she was being offered only second leads, before signing her first lead role in Kollaikaran.[6] 2014 she played the female lead character in Nalan Kumarasamy's black comedy Soodhu Kavvum which was a critical and commercial success and the biggest success in Shetty's career.[7] She had played an imaginary character in the film, which was received well. Sify wrote, "Sanchita Shetty as his (Vijay Sethupathy) girlfriend is smashing and delivers some one-liners with perfect lip sync".[8] The film went on to be remade in several other Indian languages and Shetty expressed interest in reprising the role in its remakes as well.[9]

In 2014, she signed her first Kannada film after five years, Badmaash directed by Akash Srivatsa, which will see her playing an RJ.[10] In September 2014, she stated that she had four films in her hand, among which one would be a bilingual.[11]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2006 Mungaru Male Nandini's friend Kannada
2007 Milana Kannada
2009 Uda Kannada Vini Kannada
2010 Azhukkan Azhagakiran Reema Tamil
Thillalangadi Ammu Tamil
Orange Soni Telugu
2012 Kollaikaran Krishnaveni Tamil
2013 Soodhu Kavvum Shalu / Shalini Gupta Tamil
Pizza II: Villa Aarthi Tamil
2014 Badmaash Kannada Filming


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