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Rohit Shetty
Rohit Shetty at the special screening of 'Bol Bachchan' 04 (cropped).jpg
Born (1973-03-14) 14 March 1973 (age 44)[1]
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Film director, producer
Years active 1994–present
Parent(s) M. B. Shetty
Ratna Shetty

Rohit Shetty (born 14 March 1973)[1] is an Indian film director and producer. His work as a filmmaker include the films Golmaal, Golmaal Returns, Golmaal 3, Singham, Bol Bachchan, Singham Returns, Chennai Express and Dilwale, which is currently the sixth highest grossing Bollywood film worldwide, for which he was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Director.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He was born to Ratna, a Bollywood junior artiste,[3] and M. B. Shetty, a movie stuntman who acted in Hindi and Kannada films.[4] He has four sisters.[5]


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).[6] 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).

After that, he started working with Anees Bazmee on Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, followed by 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 did average business at the boxoffice.[7][8] He rose to fame after he directed the 2006 comedy film, Golmaal: Fun Unlimited starring Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor and Sharman Joshi.

In 2008, he directed his third film, Sunday, starring Devgn, Warsi and Ayesha Takia. Sunday was a comic-thriller.[citation needed] 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. In 2009, he released All the Best: Fun Begins. In 2010, Shetty directed Golmaal 3. Shetty's 2011 Singham also featured Devgn in the title role, as a Police Inspector fighting against corruption. Singham was praised for the action sequences and direction, and Devgn's performance.[9] His next release, Bol Bachchan, is a comedy-drama starring Devgn and Abhishek Bachchan. Bol Bachchan was a commercial success in India.[10]

Shetty's Chennai Express, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, was released on 9 August 2013.[11][12] Chennai Express became the highest-grossing Bollywood film in the domestic market.[13] The film earned over US$17.4 million to become the third-highest grossing Bollywood film overseas.[14] 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 2 billion in the domestic market.[15]

Shetty has played the judge of the television show Comedy Circus.[16]

Shetty directed Singham Returns with Ajay Devgan, a sequel to his 2011 film Singham.[17] He was also a part of the 5th season of television stunt game show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi in 2014 as the host taking over from the previous host Akshay Kumar.[18] In 2014, he turned into a producer with Singham Returns, co-producing the film under his banner Rohit Shetty Productions.He reprised his part as host of the 6th season of television stunt game show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi.


Year Film Cast Director Co Producer Pre Production
2003 Zameen

Ajay Devgan, Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu

2006 Golmaal Ajay Devgan, Arshad Warsi, Sharman Joshi, Tusshar Kapoor, Rimi Sen Yes
2008 Sunday Ajay Devgan, Ayesha Takia, Arshad Warsi Yes
2008 Golmaal Returns Ajay Devgan, Kareena Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade Yes
2009 All The Best: Fun Begins Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Bipasha Basu, Fardeen Khan, Mugdha Godse Yes
2010 Golmaal 3 Ajay Devgan, Kareena Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Kunal Khemu Yes
2011 Singham Ajay Devgn, Kajal Aggarwal, Prakash Raj Yes
2012 Bol Bachchan Ajay Devgn, Asin, Abhishek Bachchan, Prachi Desai Yes
2013 Chennai Express Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone Yes
2014 Singham Returns Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor Yes Yes
2015 Dilwale Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon Yes Yes
2017 Golmaal Again Ajay Devgn, Parineeti Chopra Yes Yes Yes


Year Television Notes
2009–2012 Comedy Circus Judge
2012 Big Switch - Season 3 Godfather[21]
2014 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 5) Host[22]
2015 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 6) Host
2017 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 8) Host[23]


  1. ^ a b "Rohit Shetty opts for working birthday". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Chennai Express collections: Blockbuster man Rohit Shetty". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2015-04-01. 
  3. ^ "18th from the left in the seventh row". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "I can't act: Rohit Shetty". Mid-Day. 13 November 2009. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "In my family, we are all ready to uproot handpumps: Rohit Shetty". Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  6. ^ Pereira, Priyanka (22 June 2011). "Action Reloaded". The Indian Express. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Rohit Shetty Filmography". Retrieved 2016-09-01. 
  8. ^ Adarsh, Taran (2 October 2003). "Box Office Business Talks: 'Zameen' Did The Navratri Festival Affect Its Business?". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2016-09-01. 
  9. ^ Adarsh, Taran. "Singham". bollywoodhungama. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Bol Bachchan makes big noise at box-office". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "SRK-Rohit film sold for 105 crore - The Times of India". 2012-08-04. Retrieved 2015-04-01. 
  12. ^ "Rohit Shetty open to Bol Bachchan sequel". 10 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "Bollywood's 100 Crore Club | 100 Crore Movies | Bollywood's Fastest 100 Crores". 2015-01-09. Retrieved 2015-04-01. 
  14. ^ Chennai Express Has Extraordinary Weekend Overseas Archived 17 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ "'Chennai Express' breaks multiple records - The Times of India". 2013-08-14. Retrieved 2015-04-01. 
  16. ^ Kotwani, Hiren. "'I slash points for double meaning statements'". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  17. ^ "Ajay Devgn, Rohit Shetty team up for Singham 2 | Bollywood News | Hindi Movies News | News". 2013-06-08. Retrieved 2015-04-01. 
  18. ^ "'Khatron Ke Khiladi 5' is mix of stunts and entertainment: Rohit Shetty". DNA. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  19. ^ "Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty announce 'Golmaal Again'". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 September 2016. 
  20. ^ "Rohit, Ajay’s Golmaal 4 set to release on Diwali 2017"
  21. ^ Harshikaa Udasi (2011-12-22). "Mentoring the penniless Richie Rich". Retrieved 2015-04-01. 
  22. ^ "Meet the contestants of Fear Factor-Khatron Ke Khiladi 5 - The Times of India". 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2015-04-01. 
  23. ^ "Khatron Ke Khiladi season 8: Rohit Shetty’s entry with a Tiger to Nia Sharma and Lopamudra Raut raising temperatures. Here’s what first look of the show was like". Retrieved 7 August 2017. 

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