Kavya Shetty during a shoot for Smile Please
Kavya M Shetty
10 June 1989
|Other names||Kavya M Shetty|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
Kavya Shetty is an Indian film actress and model. Starting her career as a fashion model, she took part in the 2011 Femina Miss India beauty pageant. She went on to work as a commercial model, before venturing into acting, debuting in the 2013 Kannada film Nam Duniya Nam Style directed by Preetham Gubbi.
Kavya was born into a Kundapura Kannada Language Speaking family in Mangalore, Karnataka. Her parents are Manohar Shetty, an economics professor, and Vasanthi Shetty, a retired bank employee. After doing her schooling in Mangalore, she graduated in Computer Science Engineering from N.M.A.M. Institute of Technology, Nitte.
While in college, Kavya did a few modelling assignments following appearances in several television commercials. She later moved to Bangalore and took part in the 2011 Femina Miss India beauty pageant, winning the 'Miss Photogenic' title. She was also a finalist at the Ford Super Model of the World – India contest held at New Delhi in 2011. She was noticed by fashion guru Prasad Bidapa and subsequently walked the ramp for several designers, most notably at the 'Blenders Pride Bangalore Fashion Week' in 2011 and 2012 and Chennai International Fashion Week 2011.
She also worked as a commercial model and appeared in several print and television advertisements. A few of her most notable endorsements in print are for Reliance Jewels, Malabar Gold, VBJ, Palam Silks, Psr and Club Mahindra. Her television advertisements include those for Clinic Plus,Toyota Altis, Santoor and TVS Victor.
In 2012, Kavya entered the Indian film industry. She first signed to Shivani, a bilingual horror flick, made in Telugu and Tamil, in which she played a journalist. However, the delay of this film meant that Shetty's maiden release was the Kannada film Nam Duniya Nam Style (2013) by Preetham Gubbi. While the film received mixed reviews, critics noted that Shetty had "given [a] lively performance"  and "show[n] tremendous promise". Her future releases include the semi-period Kannada film Vijayaaditya. She has also been cast as one of the female leads in A. L. Vijay's next Tamil film, which according to Shetty is a "fun-filled" romantic drama set against a college backdrop.
Her success in Ishtakamya increased her fame in Sandalwood, with the movie running blockbuster directed by well known film maker Nagathihalli Chandrashekar. She since signed three movies scheduled to release in 2017: Smile Please, starring Gurunandan opposite Kavya Shetty; MMM', with Aru Gowda; and Silicon City, with Srinagar Kitty.
|2013||Nam Duniya Nam Style||Radha||Kannada|
|2015||Idhu Enna Maayam||Pallavi||Tamil|
|2018||3 Gante 30 Dina 30 Second||Sharmila||Kannada|
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