14 March 1973|
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Occupation||Film director, producer, presenter|
|Spouse(s)||Maya Rohit Shetty (m. 2005)|
M. B. Shetty|
Rohit Shetty (born 14 March 1973) is an Indian film director and producer. His work as a filmmaker includes the films Golmaal, Golmaal Returns, Golmaal 3, Singham, Bol Bachchan, Singham Returns, Dilwale and Chennai Express, for which he was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Director.
He started his career at the age of 17 as an assistant director with Kuku Kohli during Phool Aur Kaante (Ajay Devgn'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 (starring Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, Karisma Kapoor), Haqeeqat (starring Ajay Devgn, Tabu) and Zulmi (starring Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna). In the movie, Suhaag, Rohit also played a body double for Akshay Kumar.
Shetty directed his debut feature film, Zameen, as an independent director with Devgn in 2003 at the age of 30. Zameen did average business at the boxoffice. He rose to fame after he directed the 2006 comedy film, Golmaal: Fun Unlimited starring Ajay Devgan, 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. 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. His next release, Bol Bachchan, is a comedy-drama starring Devgn and Abhishek Bachchan. Bol Bachchan was a commercial success in India.
Shetty's Chennai Express, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, was released on 9 August 2013. Chennai Express became the highest-grossing Bollywood film in the domestic market. The film earned over US$17.4 million 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 ₹2 billion in the domestic market.
In 2014, Shetty directed Singham Returns with Ajay Devgn, a sequel to his 2011 film Singham. 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. In 2014, he turned into a producer with Singham Returns, co-producing the film under his banner Rohit Shetty Productions. He directed Dilwale (2015 film) with Sharukh Khan and Kajol which is a box office success. He reprised his part as host of the 6th season of Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi.
Shetty directed Golmaal Again, the fourth film of the Golmaal series. The film, starring Ajay Devgn and Parineeti Chopra in lead, released in October 2017 to mixed reviews but became the highest grossing Hindi film of 2017, becoming the first Hindi blockbuster of the year. also becoming the highest grossing diwali release of all time.
|2006||Golmaal: Fun Unlimited||Yes|
|2009||All The Best: Fun Begins||Yes|
|2016||Ranveer Ching Returns||Yes||Yes|
|2014||Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi Darr Ka Blockbuster||Host|
|2015||Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi Darr Ka Blockbuster Returns||Host|
|2017||Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi Pain in Spain||Host|
|2018||India's Next Superstars||Judge|
Frequent actor collaborations
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- "Rohit Shetty reveals his 13 contestants of Khatron Ke Khiladi - Darr Ka Blockbuster Returns". February 4, 2015. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
- "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.
- "Rohit Shetty makes his acting debut with India's Next Superstars finale". Retrieved March 27, 2018.
- "Discovery, Reliance Animation to produce new kids' series". Retrieved January 23, 2018.
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