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Rohit Shetty is an Indian film director and cinematographer. His work as a filmmaker include the films Golmaal, Golmaal Returns, Golmaal 3, Singham, Bol Bachchan, Singham Returns, Chennai Express and Dilwale, which is currently the sixth highest grossing Bollywood film worldwide, for which he was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Director.[1]

Personal life

He was born to Ratna, a Bollywood junior artiste,[2] and M. B. Shetty, a movie fight master who acted in Hindi and Kannada films.[3] He has four sisters.[4]

Career

He started his career at the age of 17 as an assistant director with Kuku Kohli during Phool Aur Kaante (Ajay Devgan's debut film that costarred Madhoo).[5] Then he assisted him in Ek Aur Kohinoor, which was never released. He also worked with him on Suhaag (Ajay, Akshay Kumar, Karisma Kapoor), Haqeeqat (1995) (Ajay, Tabu) and Zulmi (Akshay, Twinkle Khanna).

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 Devgan in 2003 at the age of 30. Zameen was a flop at boxoffice.[6] He rose to fame after he directed the 2006 comedy film, Golmaal: Fun Unlimited starring Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor and Sharman Joshi.

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.[7] His next release, Bol Bachchan, is a comedy-drama starring Devgn and Abhishek Bachchan. Bol Bachchan was a commercial success in India.[8]

Shetty's Chennai Express, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, was released on 9 August 2013.[9][10] Chennai Express became the highest-grossing Bollywood film in the domestic market.[11] The film earned over US$17.4 million to become the third-highest grossing Bollywood film overseas.[12] 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 INR100 crore and INR2 billion in the domestic market.[13]

Shetty has played the judge of the television show Comedy Circus.[14]

Shetty directed Singham Returns with Ajay Devgan, a sequel to his 2011 film Singham.[15] 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.[16] In 2014, he turned into a producer with Singham Returns, co-producing the film under his banner Rohit Shetty Productions.He reprised his part as host of the 6th season of television stunt game show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi.

Filmography

Film director
Year Film
2003 Zameen
2006 Golmaal
2008 Sunday
2008 Golmaal Returns
2009 All The Best: Fun Begins
2010 Golmaal 3
2011 Singham
2012 Bol Bachchan
2013 Chennai Express
2014 Singham Returns
2015 Dilwale
Television
Year Television Notes
2009–2012 Comedy Circus Judge
2012 Big Switch - Season 3 Godfather[17]
2014 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 5) Host[18]
2015 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 6) Host

References

  1. "Chennai Express collections: Blockbuster man Rohit Shetty". The Indian Express. http://www.financialexpress.com/news/chennai-express-collections-blockbuster-man-rohit-shetty/1165495. Retrieved 2015-04-01. 
  2. "18th from the left in the seventh row". The Times of India. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/18th-from-the-left-in-the-seventh-row/articleshow/11671837.cms. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  3. I can't act: Rohit Shetty. Mid-Day (13 November 2009). Retrieved on 16 March 2011.
  4. In my family, we are all ready to uproot handpumps: Rohit Shetty. Hindustantimes.com. Retrieved on 20 November 2014.
  5. Pereira, Priyanka (22 June 2011). "Action Reloaded". The Indian Express. http://www.indianexpress.com/news/action-reloaded/806859/0. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  6. [1][dead link]
  7. Adarsh, Taran. Singham. bollywoodhungama. Retrieved on 22 March 2014.
  8. "Bol Bachchan makes big noise at box-office". The Times of India. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/box-office/Bol-Bachchan-makes-big-noise-at-box-office/articleshow/14770201.cms. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  9. SRK-Rohit film sold for 105 crore - The Times of India. Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com (2012-08-04). Retrieved on 2015-04-01.
  10. "Rohit Shetty open to Bol Bachchan sequel". Hindustantimes.com. 10 July 2012. http://www.hindustantimes.com/Entertainment/Bollywood/Rohit-Shetty-open-to-Bol-Bachchan-sequel/Article1-885873.aspx. 
  11. Bollywood's 100 Crore Club | 100 Crore Movies | Bollywood's Fastest 100 Crores. Koimoi.com (2015-01-09). Retrieved on 2015-04-01.
  12. [2] Archived 17 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  13. 'Chennai Express' breaks multiple records - The Times of India. Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com (2013-08-14). Retrieved on 2015-04-01.
  14. Kotwani, Hiren. "'I slash points for double meaning statements'". Hindustan Times. http://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/television/i-slash-points-for-double-meaning-statements/article1-547397.aspx. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  15. Ajay Devgn, Rohit Shetty team up for Singham 2 | Bollywood News | Hindi Movies News | News. BollywoodHungama.com (2013-06-08). Retrieved on 2015-04-01.
  16. "'Khatron Ke Khiladi 5' is mix of stunts and entertainment: Rohit Shetty". DNA. http://www.dnaindia.com/entertainment/report-khatron-ke-khiladi-5-is-mix-of-stunts-and-entertainment-rohit-shetty-1958722. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  17. Harshikaa Udasi (2011-12-22). Mentoring the penniless Richie Rich. Thehindu.com. Retrieved on 2015-04-01.
  18. Meet the contestants of Fear Factor-Khatron Ke Khiladi 5 - The Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (1970-01-01). Retrieved on 2015-04-01.

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