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Marital Status: Married
Wife: Maya Rohit Shetty
Age: 48 Years

Rohit Shetty

Bio/Wiki
Profession(s)Film Director, Producer, Host
Famous forDirecting the Bollywood film series 'Golmaal'
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 10”
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 46 Inches
- Waist: 44 Inches
- Biceps: 16 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutFilm (Director): Zameen (2003)
Poster of the movie 'Zameen' (2003)
TV (Host): Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi Darr Ka Blockbuster (2014)
Rohit Shetty on the show Rohit Shetty on the show 'Fear Factor Khatron Ke Khiladi Darr Ka Blockbuster ' (2014)'Fear Factor Khatron Ke Khiladi Darr Ka Blockbuster ' (2014)
Awards• 2013: Best film at Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards India for the film 'Chennai Express'

• 2013: Power Club – Box Office Award at Zee Cine Awards for the film 'Bol Bachchan'
Rohit Shetty wins Box Office Award at Zee Cine Awards for the film 'Bol Bachchan'

• 2014: Mr. Box Office India Blockbuster at Star Box Office India Awards for the film 'Singham Returns'

• 2018: Best Film (Jury's Choice Award) at Zee Cine Awards for the film 'Golmaal Again'
Personal Life
Date of Birth14 March 1974 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2022)48 Years
BirthplaceBombay, Maharashtra
Zodiac signPisces
SignatureRohit Shetty's signature
NationalityIndian
SchoolSt. Mary's High School & Junior College, Mumbai
AddressHe resides in an apartment at Hasya Kalakar Mehmood Chowk, Juhu, Mumbai.
HobbiesTravelling, Gymming
Tattoo(s)He has a tatto on his right arm and left arm.
Rohit Shetty's tattoo on left hand
Rohit Shetty's tattoo on right hand
ControversiesRohit Katrina fight:
In 2020, in an interview, Rohit said that he made a comment on actress Katrina Kaif who was a part of his film 'Sooryavanshi.' The comment that he made on Katrina was,

Katrina, I will tell you honestly, no one is going to look at you.

Rohit made this comment in connection to a scene that was shown in the trailer where Katrina was seen with Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, and Ranveer Singh. After he revealed this in the interview, many people called him sexist.
Katrina clarified the controversy and took to social media and said,

Dear Friends and Well-wishers... I normally do not comment on media reports or articles... But in this case, I feel a comment made by Rohit Sir has been taken out of context and is been entirely misunderstood. I am referring to the comment as reported that Rohit Shetty said, 'No one would look at me in the frame, as there are three boys there and a blast happening." [1]Hindustan Times

A scene from the film 'Sooryavanshi' on which Rohit Shetty made comments

CBI Bribery case:
In 2015, he attracted controversy when he was accused of bribery to Censor Board to pass his film Singham Returns. [2]The Indian Express

Bad Muslim Good Muslim:
In 2021, he attracted controversy when there were questions on depicting good Muslim and bad Muslims logic in his film Sooryavanshi. In an interview, he talked about this and said,

If I ask you one question, Jaykant Shikare was Hindu a Marathi, in this universe second came a Hindu Godman was there, then in Simmba a Maharashtrian again. In these three negative forces were Hindu. Why isn't that a problem? [3]Hindustan Times
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsPrachi Desai (actress) (rumoured)
Rohit Shetty with Prachi Desai
Marriage DateYear, 2005
Family
Wife/SpouseMaya Rohit Shetty (banker)
Rohit Shetty with his wife
ChildrenSon- Ishaan
Rohit Shetty with his son
ParentsFather- M. B. Shetty (stuntman)
Rohit Shetty's father
Mother- Ratna
Rohit Shetty as a child with his mother
SiblingsBrother- 2
• Hriday (stepbrother)
Rohit Shetty’s brother, Hriday Shetty
• Uday Shetty (stepbrother)
Sister- 4
• Chanda Shetty
• Chaya Shetty
• Mehek Shetty (Elder)
Rohit Shetty with his sister Mehek
Favourites
FoodDaal Chawal
ActorAjay Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan
ActressKareena Kapoor
CarRange Rover
Director(s)Raju Hirani, Shankar, Rajamouli, James Cameron, Michael Bay
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Lamborghini Urus
Rohit Shetty on his Lamborghini Urus
• Ford Mustang GT
Rohit Shetty's Ford Mustang GT
• Maserati GT Sport
Rohit Shetty with his Maserati GT Sport
• Range Rover Vogue
Rohit Shetty posing with his range rover
• BMW 7- Series
Rohit Shetty's BMW 7- Series
Money Factor
Salary He earns Rs. 49 lakh per episode. [4]News18
Net Worth (as of 2019)Rs. 32.17 crore [5]Forbes India

Rohit Shetty

Some Lesser Known Facts About Rohit Shetty

  • Rohit Shetty is an Indian film director, producer and host who is known for directing the Bollywood film series ‘Golmaal’ in 2006.
  • He began working in films at an early age.

    Rohit Shetty as a youngster doing stunts

    Rohit Shetty as a youngster doing stunts

  • When he was seventeen years old, he worked as an assistant director in the Bollywood film ‘Phool Aur Kaante.’

    Poster of the film 'Phool Aur Kaante'

    Poster of the film ‘Phool Aur Kaante’

  • During the initial days of his career, he worked with Ajay Devgn in the films Suhaag, Haqeeqat, Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, Hindustan Ki Kasam and Raju Chacha.

    Poster of the film 'Hindustan Ki Kasam'

    Poster of the film ‘Hindustan Ki Kasam’

  • He became an independent director in 2003 with the film Zameen. In 2006, he directed the film Golmaal which gained a lot of popularity.

    Poster of the film 'Golmaal'

    Poster of the film ‘Golmaal’

  • In 2010, his film ‘Golmaal 3’ became a hit and entered the 100 Crore Club domestically.

    Poster of the film 'Golmaal 3'

    Poster of the film ‘Golmaal 3’

  • In 2011, he created Cop Universe and directed the film ‘Singham’ under it. Cop Universe is an Indian media franchise that consists of media focusing on police officers.

    Poster of the film 'Singham'

    Poster of the film ‘Singham’

  • He has directed other Bollywood films that including Bol Bachchan (2012), Chennai Express (2013), Dilwale (2015), Simmba (2018), and Sooryavanshi (2021).

    Rohit Shetty with the cast of the film 'Chennai Express'

    Rohit Shetty with the cast of the film ‘Chennai Express’

  • He has appeared as a judge on the television show Comedy Circus (2009-2011) and India’s Next Superstars (2018).

    Rohit Shetty on the show India's Next Superstars (2018)

    Rohit Shetty on the show India’s Next Superstars (2018)

  • He has appeared as a guest on various shows that include Bigg Boss 13 (2019), Dance Deewane 3 (2021), Bigg Boss 15 (2021), Hunarbaaz: Desh Ki Shaan (2022), and India’s Got Talent (season 9) (2022).

 

  • He has hosted various reality shows including Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 5 (2014), Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 6 (2015), Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 (2017), Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 (2019), and Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi – Made in India (2020).

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  • Rohit Shetty and Ajay Devgn have been friends for a long time as they have worked together in the film series ‘Golmaal’ and ‘Singham.’ In an interview, Ajay Devgn talked about Rohit and said,

    My journey would have remained incomplete without Rohit. He had joined Ajay Devgn FFilms as an assistant, and became part of the family. I take loads of pride in Rohit, who started with us and has reached so far. He made it possible with his dedication and hard work as well as his passion. All of us have witnessed his journey.”

    Rohit Shetty with Ajay Devgn

    Rohit Shetty with Ajay Devgn

    To this, Rohit responded in an interview, and said,

My film journey would be incomplete without Ajay Devgn’s part in it. We have spent 30 years together, and this relation is just not about a few Fridays, but of two generations. Let me tell you that whatever you guys see in Tanhaji is a dream that Ajay had nurtured for almost 30 years. He wanted it to be a visual of a lifetime for all of you. Incidentally and fortunately, this is Ajay’s 100th film, but behind this has been his honesty, commitment and dedication.”

  • In 2022, he became the brand ambassador of the clothing brand LawmanPg3.

    Rohit Shetty advertising for LawmanPg3

    Rohit Shetty advertising for LawmanPg3

  • In 2022, Anand Mahindra, Chairperson of Mahindra and Mahindra, launched a new model of SUV, ScorpioN, and said that Rohit Shetty would need a nuclear bomb to explode this car. He said this in reference to Rohit Shetty’s films, where he is often seen exploding cars.

    Anand Mahindra's tweet about Rohit Shetty

    Anand Mahindra’s tweet about Rohit Shetty

  • Rohit has directed many films about Mumbai police, but in 2020, he said that he would take a break from the cop world and that is why there was no cop introduced at the end of the film ‘Sooryavanshi.’
  • In an interview, he revealed that when he was in class six, he failed and had to repeat the class.
  • When he started his career in the 90s, he used to earn Rs. 35, in which he used to manage his food and travelling.
  • In 2022, he made his digital debut with the web series ‘Indian Police Force.’ The series starred Sidharth Malhotra, Shilpa Shetty and Vivek Oberoi.

    Sidharth Malhotra in Rohit Shetty's film 'Indian Police Force'

    Sidharth Malhotra in Rohit Shetty’s film ‘Indian Police Force’

  • In 2022, he took to social media to announce that he would make a biopic on Mumbai’s cop Rakesh Maria.

    Rohit Shetty with Rakesh Maria

    Rohit Shetty with Rakesh Maria

  • In an interview, Rohit said that there were no vulgar scenes in his films because he knew his audience included elderly persons. He said,

    My saying that would be quite arrogant. It would be filmy for me to say I know the formula. But, I feel that I know my audience’s emotions. It’s the aunties, mummies, dadas and dadis, and I don’t want them to be uncomfortable in the cinema hall during any scene, and that works for me.”

  • In 2022, he made a video on Mumbai Police’s Nirbhaya Squad, a squad for women in Mumbai City. The video was shared by Mumbai Police on Instagram and captioned it, “Laangh Ke Ab Tu Laxman Rekha, Ban Nidar, Ban Nirbhaya!” [6]Rohit Shetty – Instagram