Asthik Avinash Shetty is an Indian actor, model and cricketer known for participating as a wild card contestant on the Kannada reality show, Bigg Boss Season 10.
Asthik Avinash Shetty was born on 18 July in Mangalore, Karnataka. His zodiac sign is Cancer. His hometown is Surathkal, Mangalore, Karnataka. He studied at Sri Mahalingeshwara English Medium High School, Surathkal, Mangalore. He pursued a bachelor’s in Human Resource Development at SDM College of Business Management, Mangalore. The Times of India He aspired to be a cricketer and has participated in matches for the Mangalore zone.
He didn’t consider entering the acting field at first; his inclination towards it grew during his college days. Avinash hosted many events in college, offering him chances to display his talents on stage. He joined a brief acting course in Mumbai to pursue his dream of becoming an actor.
Height (approx.): 5′ 11″
Weight (approx.): 80 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest 42′ Waist 32′ Biceps 14′
Parents & Siblings
Asthik’s father’s name is Shridhar Shetty and his mother’s name is Sukanya.
His brother’s name is Ajith Shetty and his sister’s name is Archana Shetty, who is a fashion blogger.
In 2007, Avinash won the title of Mr. Mangaluru. After winning the Mr. Mangaluru title in 2007, he got opportunities for minor roles in ad films and modelling through Jazz Bay. In 2012, he won the Mr. South India title, opening doors for him in the Kannada film industry.
He made his debut with the film Jai Tulunadu in 2016.
His first Kannada film, “Chella Pilli,” produced by Sudesh Shetty, marked the start of his acting journey.
Avinash later took on the lead antagonist role in “Power Star” alongside Puneeth Rajkumar, earning praise and recognition for his performance. Continuing his success in the Tulu film industry, Avinash was offered the lead role in the movie “Jai Tulunadu.” This film allowed him to gain exposure to different aspects of acting, and his performance in “Jai Tulunadu” received acclaim in Gandhinagar. Later, he took on supporting roles in several Telugu films produced by Shanmugam Productions. He appeared in the movie “Sreemanta,” which also featured Sonu Sood.
He also appeared in the film Badmash. In 2016, he acted in the Hindi film “Meri Beti Mera Maan.”
In 2023, Asthik became a contestant on the Kannada reality show, Bigg Boss Season 10, hosted by Kiccha Sudeep. As a wildcard entrant on Day 51, he surprised everyone by entering the Bigg Boss house.
In 2012, Avinash and Mohammed Shahid from Kerala were arrested by the police for creating fake school and degree certificates. They operated through entities like Dreams Career and Navabharath Education and Research Foundation, deceiving numerous students by providing counterfeit degree certificates. The duo forged certificates from prestigious institutions, including Dr B. R. Ambedkar University in Agra, Chhattisgarh University, Dr C. V. Raman University in Bilaspur, SSCL Board in Karnataka, Chaudhary Charan Singh University in Meerut, Bharathiya Shiksha Parishad of UP, Jamia Millia the University of Sikkim, Central Board of Open School Education of Meerut, Vinayaka Mission the University of New Delhi, STED Council of Thiruvananthapuram, EIILM University of UP, and CMJ University of UP. They also provided fake migration certificates. Operating this scheme for ten years, they charged fees ranging from Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 1,20,000 based on the course. The police arrested them from the Dream Career office in Bendoorwell and the Navabharat Education Research Foundation office on MG Road. The universities and boards they claimed affiliation to denied any connection to them. The police seized 70 certificates, 2 computers, Rs. 1 lakh, credit cards, 8 mobile phones, two laptops, a scanner, and a colour printer. Cases were registered under Sections 468, 471, and 420 of the Indian Penal Code. Mangalore Today
2016: Best Actor Popular Award at Mukta Tulu Film Awards
- Asthik is recognized for his dedication to maintaining fitness and works out regularly.
- He is also a Muay Thai Fighter.