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Rohit Shetty

Rohit Shetty (born 14 March 1974)[2] 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.[3]

Rohit Shetty
Rohit Shetty Bunts Sangha.jpg
Born (1974-03-14) 14 March 1974 (age 44)
OccupationFilm director, producer, presenter[1]
Years active1994–present
Spouse(s)Maya Rohit Shetty (m. 2005)
Parent(s)M. B. Shetty
Ratna Shetty


Personal lifeEdit

He was born to Ratna, a Bollywood junior artiste,[4] and actor/stuntman M. B. Shetty who had acted in Hindi and Kannada films.[5] He has four siblings.[6]


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).[7] 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.[8]

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 Devgn in 2003 at the age of 30. Zameen did average business at the boxoffice.[9][10] He rose to fame after he directed the 2006 comedy film, Golmaal: Fun Unlimited starring Ajay Devgan, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor and Sharman Joshi.

Shetty(left) with Ajay Devgn. Shetty has directed Devgn in ten films since 2003.

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.[11] His next release, Bol Bachchan, is a comedy-drama starring Devgn and Abhishek Bachchan. Bol Bachchan was a commercial success in India.[12]

Shetty's Chennai Express, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, was released on 9 August 2013.[13][14] Chennai Express became the highest-grossing Bollywood film in the domestic market.[15] The film earned over US$17.4 million to become the third-highest-grossing Bollywood film overseas.[16] 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.[17]

Shetty has played the judge of the television show Comedy Circus.[18]

In 2014, Shetty directed Singham Returns with Ajay Devgn, a sequel to his 2011 film Singham.[19] 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.[20] 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.[21][22] also becoming the highest grossing diwali release of all time.[22]



Year Film Director Co Producer
2003 Zameen Yes
2006 Golmaal: Fun Unlimited Yes
2008 Sunday Yes
Golmaal Returns Yes
2009 All The Best: Fun Begins Yes
2010 Golmaal 3 Yes
2011 Singham Yes
2012 Bol Bachchan Yes
2013 Chennai Express Yes
2014 Singham Returns Yes Yes
2015 Dilwale Yes Yes
2016 Ranveer Ching Returns Yes Yes
2017 Golmaal Again Yes Yes
2018 Simmba[23] Yes Yes


Year Television Notes
2009–2012 Comedy Circus Judge
2012 Big Switch Godfather[24]
2014 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi Darr Ka Blockbuster Host[25]
2015 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi Darr Ka Blockbuster Returns [26]
2017 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi Pain in Spain [27]
2018 India's Next Superstars Judge[28]
2018–present Little Singham Producer[29]

Frequent actor collaborationsEdit

Actors Zameen Golmaal Sunday Golmaal Returns All The Best: Fun Begins Golmaal 3 Singham Bol Bachchan Chennai Express Singham Returns Dilwale Ranveer Ching Returns Golmaal Again Simmba Total
Abhishek Bachchan     2
Ajay Devgn                       11
Arshad Warsi           5
Bipasha Basu     2
Kareena Kapoor       3
Kunal Khemu     2
Ranveer Singh     2
Shah Rukh Khan     2
Tusshar Kapoor           5


  1. ^ "Rohit Shetty to host Zee Cine Awards". 14 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Rohit Shetty opts for working birthday". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Chennai Express collections: Blockbuster man Rohit Shetty". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2015-04-01.
  4. ^ "18th from the left in the seventh row". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  5. ^ "I can't act: Rohit Shetty". Mid-Day. 13 November 2009. Retrieved 16 March 2011.
  6. ^ "In my family, we are all ready to uproot handpumps: Rohit Shetty". Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  7. ^ Pereira, Priyanka (22 June 2011). "Action Reloaded". The Indian Express. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  8. ^ "Director Rohit Shetty Was Akshay Kumar's Body Double In 'Suhaag'". Retrieved 6 Aug 2018.
  9. ^ "Rohit Shetty Filmography". Retrieved 2016-09-01.
  10. ^ Adarsh, Taran (2 October 2003). "Box Office Business Talks: 'Zameen' Did The Navratri Festival Affect Its Business?". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2016-09-01.
  11. ^ Adarsh, Taran. "Singham". bollywoodhungama. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
  12. ^ "Bol Bachchan makes big noise at box-office". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
  13. ^ "SRK-Rohit film sold for 105 crore - The Times of India". 2012-08-04. Retrieved 2015-04-01.
  14. ^ "Rohit Shetty open to Bol Bachchan sequel". 10 July 2012.
  15. ^ "Bollywood's 100 Crore Club | 100 Crore Movies | Bollywood's Fastest 100 Crores". 2015-01-09. Retrieved 2015-04-01.
  16. ^ Chennai Express Has Extraordinary Weekend Overseas Archived 17 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  17. ^ "'Chennai Express' breaks multiple records - The Times of India". 2013-08-14. Retrieved 2015-04-01.
  18. ^ Kotwani, Hiren. "'I slash points for double meaning statements'". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
  19. ^ "Ajay Devgn, Rohit Shetty team up for Singham 2 | Bollywood News | Hindi Movies News | News". 2013-06-08. Retrieved 2015-04-01.
  20. ^ "'Khatron Ke Khiladi 5' is mix of stunts and entertainment: Rohit Shetty". DNA. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
  21. ^ "Golmaal Again Emerges First BLOCKBUSTER of 2017 - Box Office India".
  22. ^ a b "Golmaal Again Will Be Highest Ever Diwali Nett Grosser - Box Office India".
  23. ^ "Sara Ali Khan confirmed as the female lead in Ranveer Singh's Simmba". The Indian Express. March 20, 2018.
  24. ^ Harshikaa Udasi (2011-12-22). "Mentoring the penniless Richie Rich". Retrieved 2015-04-01.
  25. ^ "Meet the contestants of Fear Factor-Khatron Ke Khiladi 5 - The Times of India". 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2015-04-01.
  26. ^ "Rohit Shetty reveals his 13 contestants of Khatron Ke Khiladi - Darr Ka Blockbuster Returns". February 4, 2015. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  27. ^ "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.
  28. ^ "Rohit Shetty makes his acting debut with India's Next Superstars finale". Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  29. ^ "Discovery, Reliance Animation to produce new kids' series". Retrieved January 23, 2018.

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