Dheekshith Shetty is an Indian actor known for his work in Telugu and Kannada films. In 2023, he played the role of Siddham “Suri” Suryam in the Telugu film ‘Dasara.’
Dheekshith Shetty was born on Sunday, 22 December 1996 (age 26 years; as of 2022) in Kundapur, Karnataka. He did his schooling at St. Maria Sadan Public School, Bangalore. He pursued his bachelor’s degree at MES College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Bangalore. He pursued an LLB at University Law College, Bangalore University.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Weight (approx.): 75 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
His mother’s name is Shashikala Shetty. He has two brothers named Satyajith Shetty and Sujanith Shetty, and a sister named Varshini Shetty.
He is unmarried.
Dheekshith Shetty started his acting career in 2015 with the Kannada TV series ‘Preethi Endarenu,’ which aired on Star Suvarna.
In the same year, he appeared in the Kannada TV series ‘Saakshi’ on Udaya TV. He received a huge appreciation from the audience for his performance in the Kannada TV series ‘Naagini’ (2016) in which he played the role of Arjun.
In 2017, he participated as a contestant in the dance reality show ‘Dance Karnataka Dance’ along with Deepika Das, his co-star in the show ‘Naagini.’ The actors were later declared the winner of the show and they received a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh and a trophy.
In 2022, he played the lead role of Siddharth in the episode “In L(aw)ove” of the Telugu anthology drama TV series ‘Meet Cute,’ streaming on the OTT platform SonyLIV. The series was later released in Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, and Hindi language.
Dheekshith Shetty made his film debut with the Kannada film ‘Dia’ (2020). He played the role of Rohit in the film and was nominated for the ‘Best Supporting Actor- Kannada’ at the South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) 2020.
In 2021, he appeared in the Kannada film ‘KTM’ opposite Sanjana Doss. His performance in the Kannada film ‘Blink’ (2022) in which he played the role of Apurva, received immense appreciation from the audience. Apart from this, he was also appeared in a few short Kannada language films such as ‘Oh Fish’ (2020), ‘Navabelaku’ (2022), and Smile (2022).
In 2021, the actor made his Telugu debut with the crime-thriller film ‘The Rose Villa’ in which he played the lead role of Ravi.
Some of his more Telugu films include ‘Mugguru Monagallu’ (2021) and ‘Dasara’ (2023).
- In 2017, he won an award for the ‘Popular Actor in a Lead Role’ at the Zee Kutumba Awards for his performance in the TV show ‘Naagini.’
- In 2022, he received an award for his performance in the film ‘Dia.’
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- Before entering the film industry, he worked at the National Cadet Corps in India.
- The actor supports and often campaigns for ‘South Bengaluru Cares,’ an adoption centre that takes care of rescued puppies and kittens.
- In an interview, Shetty talked about making a debut in the Telugu film industry and said that his film “The Rose Villa” was first decided to be made in the Kannada language; however, the film was later made in the Telugu language, making his debut in the Telugu film industry. He said,
My recent film ‘Rose Villa’ was first planned as a Kannada project. But when the producer backed out, we found another producer from Hyderabad who insisted it should be made in Telugu. So that’s how I made my Telugu début.”
- In an interview, the actor revealed that he injured his neck while practising an action scene for the Kannada film ‘KTM.’
- In 2018, the actor started working as an acting teacher at the acting institute ‘An Actor Prepares (AAP)’ in Bangalore.
- He often endorses the protein supplement ‘QNT Prime Whey’ on social media.
- He is a trained Yakshagana dancer.
- He loves to play cricket.