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Muddu Babu Shetty (1931–23 January 1982[1]), aka M. B. Shetty, simply known as Shetty was an Indian stuntman and action choreographer and actor in 1970s Hindi cinema.[2][3] He had a towering personality with a bald head, often cast as the villain brought down by heroes half his size.

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Muddu Babu Shetty

1931 (1931)
Mangalore, India
Died23 January 1982(1982-01-23) (aged 50–51)
ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Other namesFighter Shetty, Fight Master Shetty
OccupationCharacter actor, Stunt and action choreographer, stunt coordinator
Years active1956–1981
Spouse(s)Vinodini Shetty , Ratna
ChildrenChhaya Shetty, Kiran Shetty, Uday Shetty, Hriday Shetty & Rohit Shetty in respective order.


Early lifeEdit

He was born in 1938 in Mangalore, India. He came to Bombay from Udupi. He started as a waiter in Cotton Green after which he got into boxing and bodybuilding.[4]

Film careerEdit

He started off as a Fight Instructor in the 1956 movie Heer. He was cast as villain and composed stunts for numerous Hindi and Kannada cinema in the 1970s. He was an action director, doing over 700 films, including cult films like Don, The Great Gambler, Trishul and Deewaar.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

His first wife was Vinodini, with whom he had two daughters and two sons. With his second wife, Ratna, he had another son, the film director Rohit Shetty.[6]

Filmography (stunts)Edit

Year Film Role
1981 Jail Yatra (action coordinator – as Shetty)
1981 Barsaat Ki Ek Raat (action coordinator – as Shetty)
1980 Bombay 405 Miles (stunt coordinator: fights – as Shetty)
1979 The Great Gambler (stunt coordinator: fights – as Shetty)
1978 Shalimar (stunt master)
1978 Don (fight composer – as Shetty, villain actor – as Shakaal)
1978 Phaansi (stunt coordinator: thrills – as Shetty)
1977 Doosra Aadmi (stunt coordinator: thrills – as Shetty)
1977 Dhoop Chhaon (action coordinator: fights – as Shetty)
1977 Immaan Dharam (stunt director: fights – as Shetty)
1977 Ram Bharose (fight composer – as Shetty)
1976 Ek Se Badhkar Ek (fights – as Shetty)
1976 Shankar Dada (action coordinator: fights – as Shetty)
1976 Mehbooba (stunt director: fights)
1976 Khaan Dost (stunt director: thrills – as Shetty)
1976 Kabhi Kabhie – Love Is Life (stunt coordinator: thrills – as Shetty)
1976 Aaj Ka Mahaatma (stunt coordinator: thrills – as Shetty)
1975 Chori Mera Kaam (fight composer – as Shetty)
1975 Amanush (fight composer – as Master Shetty)
1975 Deewaar (fight composer – as Shetty)
1975 Sanyasi (fights)
1974 Bidaai (fights – as Shetty)
1974 Patthar Aur Payal (fights – as Shetty)
1974 Amir Garib (fight composer – as Shetty)
1974 Dost (stunt director: fights – as Shetty)
1973 Joshila (action coordinator: jail sequences – as Shetty)
1973 Daag: A Poem of Love (fight composer)
1973 Anhonee (fight composer – as Master Shetty)
1973 Anokhi Ada (fight composer – as Shetty)
1973 Bada Kabutar (stunts – as Shetty)
1973 Yaadon Ki Baaraat (fight composer – as Shetty)
1972 Victoria No. 203 (fights – as Shetty)
1972 Lalkar (The Challenge) (fight composer – as Shetty)
1972 Be-Imaan (fight composer – as Shetty)
1972 Seeta Aur Geeta (fighting instructor – as Shetty)
1971 Nadaan (action coordinator: thrills – as Shetty)
1971 Kal Aaj Aur Kal (fight composer – as Shetty)
1971 Jaane-Anjaane (fight composer – as Master Shetty)
1971 Aap Aye Bahaar Ayee (fight composer – as Shetty)
1971 Buddha Mil Gaya (fight composer)
1971 Caravan (fight composer – as Master Shetty)
1971 Jwala (stunts – as Shetty)
1971 Paraya Dhan (fight composer – as Shetty)
1970 The Train (fights)
1970 Gunahon Ka Raaste (stunt coordinator – as Master Shetty)
1970 Kati Patang (fight composer – as Master Shetty)
1970 My Love (fight composer – as Master Shetty)
1970 The Evil Within
1969 Anjaana (stunts – as Shetty)
1969 Ek Shrimaan Ek Shrimati (stunt coordinator: fights – as Master Shetty)
1969 Jeene Ki Raah (fight composer – as Shetty)
1969 Prince (fight composer – as Master Shetty)
1969 Pyar Hi Pyar (fight composer – as Master Shetty)
1969 Pyar Ka Mausam (stunts: fight)
1969 Talash (fight composer – as Shetty)
1969 Yakeen (fight composer – as Shetty)
1968/I Brahmachari (fighting instructor – as Shetty)
1968 Dil Aur Mohabbat (fight composer – as Shetty)
1968 Haye Mera Dil (fight composer – as Shetty)
1968 Jhuk Gaya Aasman (fight composer – as Shetty)
1968 Mere Hamdam Mere Dost (fight composer – as Shetty)
1967 An Evening in Paris (stunt coordinator: fights – as Master Shetty)
1967 Latt Saheb (fight composer – as Shetty) naren
1966 Amrapali (stunt director: fights – as Shetty)
1966 Dada (stunt coordinator – as Shetty)
1966 Sawan Ki Ghata (fight composer – as Master Shetty)
1966 Teesri Manzil (fight composer – as Shetty)
1965 Janwar (fight composer – as Shetty)
1965 Mohabbat Isko Kahete Hain (fight composer – as Shetty)
1964 April Fool (fight composer – as Shetty)
1964 Ishaara (action coordinator)
1964 Kashmir Ki Kali (fight composer – as Master Shetty)
1963 Holiday in Bombay (fight composer – as Shetty)
1963 Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon (action coordinator: fights – as Shetty)
1963 Pyar Ka Bandhan (fight composer – as Shetty)
1962 China Town (fight composer – as Shetty)
1961 Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai (fight composer – as Shetty)
1961 Junglee (fight composer – as Shetty)
1961 Tel Malish Boot Polish (stunt coordinator: fights – as Shetty)
1960 Singapore (stunt coordinator)
1959 Ujala (fight composer – as Shetty)
1958 Detective (action coordinator – as Shetty)
1956 Heer (fight instructor)

Filmography (acting)Edit

Year Film Role
1985 Aaj Ke Sholey Dayaram
1982 Vakil Babu Man attacked Mr. Mathur (uncredited)
1981 Jail Yatra Kuldeep's Henchman (as Shetty)
1981 Chehre Pe Chehra Bar bouncer
1980 Be-Reham Shetty
1979 The Great Gambler Martin (uncredited)
1978 Shalimar Tribal Chief
1978 Anpadh Mangal (as Shetty)
1978 Azaad Ajit Singh's Henchman (uncredited)
1978 Trishul Madhav Singh (as Shetty)
1978 Don Shakaal (as Shetty)
1978 Kasme Vaade Bandit (uncredited)
1978 Phaansi Bheema (as Shetty)
1977 Immaan Dharam Kargah (as Shetty)
1977 Kasum Khoon Ki Ganja Shetty
1977 Navarathinam
1977 Ram Bharose Jaggu (as Shetty)
1976 Ek Se Badhkar Ek John – J.K.'s Henchman (as Shetty)
1976 Fakira Raja aka Baldy (as Shetty)
1976 Shankar Dada Jaggu (as Shetty)
1976 Kalicharan Shetty (as Shetty)
1976 Harfan Maulaa (as Shetty)
1976 Sangram
1975 Chori Mera Kaam Shetty (as Shetty)
1975 Warrant
1975 Rafoo Chakkar Raka (as Shetty)
1975 Dhoti Lota Aur Chowpatty
1975 Jaggu
1974 Patthar Aur Payal Heera (as Shetty)
1974 International Crook Jaggu
1974 Dost (as Shetty)
1974 Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye Mangal Singh's Henchman (as Shetty)
1973 Anhonee Henchman (as Shetty)
1973 Anokhi Ada Birju (as Shetty)
1973 Kahani Kismat Ki Jagga (as Shetty)
1973 Rani Aur Jaani Saudagar Singh (as Shetty)
1973 Yaadon Ki Baaraat Martin (as Shetty)
1972 Victoria No. 203 Shetty (as Shetty)
1972 Apradh (as Shetty)
1972 Seeta Aur Geeta Kidnapper (Bald Guy) (as Shetty)
1971 Nadaan Gunga Pahelwan (uncredited)
1971 Rakhwala Shamsher Singh (uncredited)
1971 Buddha Mil Gaya Shetty (as Shetty)
1970 Kab? Kyoon? Aur Kahan? Foreign Arm wrestler (as Shetty)
1970 The Train (as Shetty)
1970 Aag Aur Daag Shetty (as Shetty)
1970 Bhai-Bhai
1970 Gunahon Ka Raaste Lalu (as Shetty)
1970 Insaan Aur Shaitan
1970 The Evil Within
1970 Inspector Pinto
1969 Kismat Jai (as Shetty)
1969 Pyar Ka Mausam Samson
1969 Yakeen Photographer (as Shetty)
1968 Ankhen The Guard who gets arrested with the Diamond Dealer
1968 Haye Mera Dil Man who gets slapped on the street (uncredited)
1967 An Evening in Paris Jaggu (as Shetty)
1967 C.I.D. 909 Shetty (as Master Shetty)
1967 Night in London (as Shetty)
1967 Shagird Ruffian (as Shetty)
1964 April Fool (as Shetty)
1963 Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon Spectator (uncredited)
1962 China Town Ching Lee (as Shetty)
1961 Sapera
1961 Tel Malish Boot Polish Kallu (as Shetty)
1958 Detective (as Shetty)
1957 Tumsa Nahin Dekha Bhola (as Shetty)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Sahgal, Rahul. "Fight Master Shetty – The 'Original' Singham". Film Ka Ilm. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  2. ^ "What a way to take the last bow". The Tribune. 14 May 2000. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  3. ^ "All in a Night's Work". Indian Express. 20 December 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2013. ..Shetty, filmmaker Uday Shetty's brother and son of stunt director of the '70s, MB Shetty.
  4. ^ "I feel secure as I have Ajay and Shah Rukh: Rohit Shetty". Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Isn't it natural that Ajay & I make an action film?" – Rohit Shetty 12 May 2010.
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