Shine Shetty is a Kannada film actor. He appeared in the TV reality show Bigg Boss Kannada (Season 7) in 2019, and on 2 February 2020, he was declared as the winner of the show.
Shine Shetty was born on Thursday, 4 April 1991 (age 28 years; as in 2019), in Kundapura, Karnataka. His zodiac sign is Aries. He left his Bachelor in Business Management (BBM) course in midway to pursue his acting career.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Family, Caste & Girlfriend
He was born in a middle-class family in Kundapura. His father’s name is Sharachandra Shetty, and his mother’s name is Indira Shetty. He has a younger brother Varun Shetty.
Since his childhood, he was interested in acting and singing. He left his graduation in between and started working as an anchor for a local channel. Later, to pursue his career in acting, he shifted to Mumbai from Bengaluru where he did a course in acting. After completing the course, he returned to his hometown and auditioned for TV serials. He did small roles in a few TV serials. He came into the limelight with the 2014’s TV serial ‘Meera Madhava.’
He acted in the 2013 TV serial ‘Lakshmi Baramma.’ Later, he left the serial and was replaced by the actor Chandu Gowda.
In 2014, he participated as a contestant in the singing TV reality show ‘Star Singer.’ He was mentored by the popular singer Vijay Prakash.
In 2016, he debuted in the Tulu film ‘Kudla Café.’ Later, he appeared in films like ‘Asthitva’ (2016) and ‘Gvana Yajna’ (2018).
On 13 October 2019, he participated in the popular TV reality show Bigg Boss Kannada 7, hosted by Sudeep Sanjeev. He defeated Kuri Prathap and Vasuki Vaibhav in the final round and won the title on 2 February 2020.
Car and Bike Collection
- In 2013, he participated in Mr Mangalore pageant and won the contest.
- In 2019, he started his own food business named ‘Galli Kitchen.’
- In an interview, when he was asked if Shine was his real name, he replied,
People assume that it’s my screen name, but Shine is my real name. It is a combination of my parents’ name- Sharaschandra and Indira. It is an interesting combination and it has been a conversation starter for me.”
- After entering Bigg Boss Kannada 7 house in 2019, he became one of the most loved contestants in the show. His friendship with his co-contestant Deepika Das created a lot of buzz in the house.
- Reportedly, he was also the only participant who earned the maximum ‘Kicchana Chappale’ (applaud of appraisal) in the Bigg Boss house.
- He emerged the winner of Bigg Boss Kannada 7, where he won a trophy, a cheque of Rs. 50 lakhs and a Tata Altroz which is priced at Rs. 5.29 lakhs in India.
- He has won a few awards for his TV serials.
- He is an animal lover and owns a pet dog.
- He follows a non-vegetarian diet.