Raj B. Shetty

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Raj B. Shetty
OccupationActor, Director, Screenwriter
Years active2015 - Present

Raj B. Shetty is an Indian actor, director, and screenwriter who works in Kannada cinema.[1] He directed, wrote, and, appeared in the 2017 film Ondu Motteya Kathe.[2]


Raj B Shetty started his career as a radio jockey at Big 92.7 FM in Mangalore. Shetty then joined a theatre group and started giving plays. Along with theatre play he also started making short films. Once when he was preparing for a new short movie he met director Suhan Prasad and told his new short film story to him. Prasad was impressed with his story and told Raj B Shetty that instead of doing it has a short movie let's make it a big screen movie and also told that he would only produce it. That's how Ondu Motteya Kathe started. After collaborating with director Pawan Kumar the movie took a new shape and was released world wide. Currently he is doing a cab driver role in his next new untitled movie which is being directed by debutant Hemanth Kumar.

Personal life[edit]

Raj B Shetty was born in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. He completed his schooling from Bharathi English Medium School. Mangaluru and post graduated from School of Social Work Roshni Nilaya, Mangaluru.


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Director Actor Writer Role Notes Ref.
2017 Ondu Motteya Kathe Yes Yes Yes Janardhana Blockbuster

Nominated - SIIMA Award for Best Debutant Actor in a Leading Role (Male) - Kannada

2018 Sarkari Hi. Pra. Shaale, Kasaragodu, Koduge: Ramanna Rai Yes Dialogues only
Ammachi Emba Nenapu Champa Shetty Yes Venkappayya
2019 Thurthu NirgamanaFilms that have not yet been released Hemanth Kumar Yes Cab Driver Filming [4]
Mayabazar 2016Films that have not yet been released Radhakrishna Reddy Yes Filming [5]
FictionFilms that have not yet been released Rahul Menon Yes Gandhi Filming [6]
Gubbi Mele BrahmastraFilms that have not yet been released Sujay Shastry Yes Filming [7]
MahiraFilms that have not yet been released Mahesh Gowda Yes Filming [8]
Ramana AvataraFilms that have not yet been released Vinay Pampapathi and Vikas Pampapathi Yes Pre Production [9][10]


  1. ^ "How the egghead became a Sandalwood hero: Ondu Motteya Kathe's Raj B Shetty tells TNM". The news minute.
  2. ^ "Ondu Motteya Kathe". Times of India.
  3. ^ "Ondu Motteya Kathe: The bald and the beautiful". The Hindu.
  4. ^ "Fantasy comes of age in Hemanth Kumar's Thurthu Nirgamana". The Indian Express.
  5. ^ "Puneeth Rajkumar's next production will be 'Maya Bazaar'". The news minute.
  6. ^ "Sandalwood egghead Raj Shetty to star in upcoming indie project 'Fiction'". News Karnataka.
  7. ^ "Raj B Shetty to have us in splits again with Gubbi Mele Brahmastra". The New Indian Express.
  8. ^ "Raj B Shetty turns investigative officer". Times of India.
  9. ^ "Danish Sait, Rishi, Raj B Shetty come together for a dramedy". Times of India.
  10. ^ "Bombaat trio get together!". Deccan Chronicle.