Chandan Shetty Wiki, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Chandan Shetty is an Indian singer, lyricist, rapper, and music composer who works mainly in the Kannada Film Industry. He rose to fame with his individual track ‘Halagode.’ He is referred to as ‘Kannada Rapper Chandan Shetty.’


Chandan Shetty was born on Sunday, 17 September 1989 (age 30 years; as in 2019) in Shanthigrama, Hassan, Karnataka. His zodiac sign is Virgo.

Chandan Shetty's childhood picture

Chandan Shetty’s childhood picture

He did his schooling from Karnataka’s Rotary School and went to St. Philomena, Puttur to complete his PUC. He attended Mysore’s Vidya Vikas First Grade College to pursue Bachelor of Business Management. After completing his graduation, Shetty started working as a call centre executive in Mysore. He worked there for around one year. Thereafter, he met the famous music director Arjun Janya through Chiranjeevi Sarja, under whom he started working as an assistant music director and a lyricist.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5’ 9”

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Chandan Shetty

Family, Caste & Wife

Chandan Shetty belongs to a Hindu Family. His father, Paramesh Shetty, is a businessman and his mother, Prema Shetty, is a homemaker. He has a brother, Puneethraj Shetty.

Chandan Shetty with his father

Chandan Shetty with his father

Chandan Shetty with his mother

Chandan Shetty with his mother

Chandan Shetty with his family

Chandan Shetty with his family

Chandan got engaged with his girlfriend, Niveditha Gowda on 21 October 2019 in Mysuru.

Chandan Shetty with his girlfriend

Chandan Shetty with his girlfriend

Chandan Shetty's engagement picture

Chandan Shetty’s engagement picture

On 26 February 2020, he tied the knot with Niveditha Gowda. Niveditha Gowda's Instagram post about her marriage with Chandan Shetty


Chandan Shetty started his career as a lyricist and assistant music director in 2012 with the Kannada film “Alemari.” Subsequently, he worked as a lyricist, music director, and music composer in films like Varadanayaka, Power, Chakravyuha, and Bhajarangi. Chandan made his singing debut in 2015 with the individual track ‘Halagode.’ The song was a superhit and established Chandan as a singer.

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In 2017, he participated in the game reality show “Bigg Boss Kannada Season 5” and emerged as the winner of the show. He took home the winner’s trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 50 lakh. In the same year, he made his acting debut with the film “Vichitra Prema Kathe.”

Chandan Shetty as the winner of Bigg Boss Kannada 5

Chandan Shetty as the winner of Bigg Boss Kannada 5

Some of his popular songs include “3 PEG,” “Chocolate Girl,” “Tequila,” “Nanna Preethi Sullalla,” “Fire,” and “Bad Boy.”


He has appeared as a judge in many reality TV shows including “Master Dancer,” “Kannada Kogile,” “Kannada Kogile 2” and “Kannada Kogile Super season.”

Chandan Shetty on the sets of Master Dancer

Chandan Shetty on the sets of Master Dancer


Chandan landed into controversy for proposing his love to his girlfriend, Niveditha Gowda, at Yuva Dasara, a popular event of the Mysuru Dasara. During a performance, Chandan went down on his knees and expressed his love to his lady, which did not go well with people as it was a government-sponsored program. The minister in charge of Mysuru, V. Somanna, expressed his anger over the act and asked the police to issue a show-cause notice to them for using the public platform for a private affair.

Favourite Things

  • Holiday Destination: Chicago
    Chandan Shetty in Chicago

    Chandan Shetty in Chicago


  • His hobbies include travelling and listening to music.
  • Chandan revealed in an interview that he takes his inspiration from Honey Singh for his music compositions.
  • He follows a non-vegetarian diet.
  • Chandan has penned more than 30 songs and has voiced over 45 songs in his 5-year-long music career.
  • His music video “3PEG,” a party EDM featuring ‘Aindrita Ray’ crossed 3 million views within a few days of its release and went on to become one of the most-watched videos in the Kannada language.
  • Chandan met Niveditha Gowda for the first time inside the house of Bigg Boss Kannada Season 5. The duo remained friends even after the show and gradually fell in love with each other.
  • In October 2019, Chandan proposed ‘Niveditha’ in front of all the public during the ‘Yuva Dasara’ concert. Shetty went down on his knees and asked Niveditha, “Will You Marry Me?” to which she replied, “Yes and I Love You.”
    Chandan Shetty proposing Niveditha Gowda

    Chandan Shetty proposing Niveditha Gowda

  • He is an avid dog lover and owns a pet dog, Apple.
    Chandan Shetty loves dogs

    Chandan Shetty loves dogs

  • Chandan has got “XIV” inked just below his neck.
    Chandan Shetty's tattoo

    Chandan Shetty’s tattoo

  • Chandan is an active philanthropist and often works to help the needy.
    Chandan Shetty serving the poor

    Chandan Shetty serving food to the needy

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