Raj Deepak Shetty Wiki, Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography

Raj Deepak Shetty

Raj Deepak Shetty is an Indian actor who is known for his work in Sandalwood, Tollywood, and Kollywood. He mostly plays negative roles in films and TV serials.

Wiki/Biography

Raj Deepak Shetty aka Deepak Shetty [1]Instagram – Deepak Shetty was born on Wednesday, 18 October 1978 (age 45 years; as of 2023) in Mangalore (also known as Mangaluru), Karnataka, India. His zodiac sign is Libra.

A childhood photo of Raj Deepak Shetty

A childhood photo of Raj Deepak Shetty

He did his schooling at Milagres High School, Mangalore and passed out from there in 1994. He later pursued graduation at St Aloysius College, Mangaluru which he completed in 1997.Β He liked acting from his childhood days and acted in plays and dramas while studying in school and college. After completing his formal education, he moved to Bangalore (also known as Bengaluru) to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. He also did many jobs in the corporate sector before becoming a full-time actor.

Raj Deepak Shetty during his college years

Raj Deepak Shetty during his college years

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 6′ 2″

Weight (approx.): 70 kg

Hair Colour: Salt & Pepper

Eye Colour: Brown

Body Measurements (approx.): Chest 42β€³, Waist 32β€³, Biceps 14β€³

Raj Deepak Shetty physical appearance

Family

Parents & Siblings

His father’s name is Prem Shetty, and his mother’s name is Sarala Shetty. He has a sister named Renukasuman Bhandary who works at Canara Bank and is married to Suman Bhandary.

Raj Deepak Shetty (second from right) with his sister and her family

Raj Deepak Shetty (second from right) with his sister and her family

Wife & Children

He did a court marriage with Sonia Rodrigues, a model, show host, and founder of Mangaluru Fashion Week, on 4 May 2020. [2]Facebook – Sonia Rodrigues Shetty

Raj Deepak Shetty and Sonia Rodrigues holding garlands during their court marriage

Raj Deepak Shetty and Sonia Rodrigues holding garlands during their court marriage

They later got engaged to each other on 17 June 2020. Their wedding ceremony took place on 18 October 2020. They first got married in a temple and later at a church as Sonia follows Christianity.

Raj Deepak Shetty and Sonia Rodrigues (left) during their marriage in temple

Raj Deepak Shetty and Sonia Rodrigues (left) on their wedding day

Raj Deepak Shetty and Sonia Rodrigues (right) during their marriage in church

Raj Deepak Shetty and Sonia Rodrigues (right) during their marriage in church

Other Relatives

He has two nephews named Shreyas Bhandary and Shrenith Bhandary.

Raj Deepak Shetty's nephews with their parents

Raj Deepak Shetty’s nephews with their parents

Relationships/Affairs

He dated Sonia Rodrigues for a few years.

Raj Deepak Shetty with Sonia Rodrigues (left)

Raj Deepak Shetty with Sonia Rodrigues (left)

Religion

He follows Hinduism and has a deep faith in Lord Rama. [3]Instagram – Deepak Shetty

Raj Deepak Shetty during a visit to a temple

Raj Deepak Shetty during a visit to a temple

Caste/Community

He belongs to the Bunt community. [4]Facebook – Raj Deepak Shetty

Career

Corporate Jobs

While doing small acting roles in TV serials, he also did many corporate jobs to support himself. He worked as an associate at Aditya Birla Group in Bangalore from 2003 to 2005. From 2005 to 2007, he worked as a technical consultant at Dell in Bangalore. He moved to Dubai in 2010 and worked as a customer service agent there at Emirates Airlines till 2014. He returned to India later and started auditioning for films.

Raj Deepak Shetty when he worked in corporate sector

Raj Deepak Shetty when he worked in the corporate sector

Actor

Kannada

Television

Raj Deepak Shetty started his acting career by acting in TV serials. His debut TV serial was Kadambari in 2005 which aired on Udaya TV. He later appeared in many TV serials such as Preethi Illada Mele in 2005 on ETV Kannada, Bande Baratava Kala in 2006 on ETV Kannada, and Love Lavike in 2015 on Zee Kannada.

Raj Deepak Shetty with Sangeetha Anil (left) during a scene of a TV show

Raj Deepak Shetty with Sangeetha Anil (left) during a scene of a TV show

Film

He made his debut in the Kannada film industry with the role of a politician named Satyamurthy in Srikanta in 2017 which also featured Shiva Rajkumar and Vijay Raghavendra in lead roles.

Raj Deepak Shetty with Shiva Rajkumar (right)

Raj Deepak Shetty with Shiva Rajkumar (right)

He later appeared in many popular Kannada films including Bharjari (2017), Vaasu Naan Pakka Commercial (2018), and Toby (2023).

Raj Deepak Shetty (left) with Dhruva Sarja (right) during the shoot of a film

Raj Deepak Shetty (left) with Dhruva Sarja (right) during the shoot of a film

Telugu

Film

His first Telugu film was iSmart Shankar in 2019 in which he played the role of Devendra;Β  the film also featured Ram Pothineni, Nabha Natesh, and Nidhhi Agerwal.

Raj Deepak Shetty during a scene of iSmart Shankar with Ashish Vidyarthi in the background

Raj Deepak Shetty during a scene of iSmart Shankar with Ashish Vidyarthi in the background

He later acted in many Telugu films such as Narappa in 2021 as Doraswamy and Virata Parvam in 2022 as a landlord. In 2024, he gained popularity for his role as Village Chief Gajapathi in the superhero film Hanu Man which is based on the Hindu God, Lord Hanuman; the film belonged to Prasanth Varma Cinematic Universe (PVCU) and starred Teja Sajja and Amritha Aiyer in the lead roles.

Raj Deepak Shetty during the shoot of a film

Raj Deepak Shetty during the shoot of a film

Web Series

In 2019, he acted in his debut Telugu web series titled Gods of Dharmapuri (also known as G.O.D) as Prathap Reddy which streamed on ZEE5 and featured Sruthy Jayan and Jagadeesh Prathap Bandhari as well.

Raj Deepak Shetty during a scene of his first Telugu web series, Gods of Dharmapuri (also known as G.O.D)

Raj Deepak Shetty during a scene of his first Telugu web series, Gods of Dharmapuri (also known as G.O.D)

Tamil

He played the role of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Victor in his first Tamil film titled Battery in 2022 which featured Ammu Abhirami as the main actress. He later appeared in Dr. 56 in 2022 as Aswath; the film was simultaneously shot in Kannada as well.

Raj Deepak Shetty with Jagapathi Babu (right) during the shoot of a film

Raj Deepak Shetty with Jagapathi Babu (right) during the shoot of a film

Awards, Honours, Achievements

  • Best Villain Award in 2017 at Star Suvarna Parivaar Awards for the TV show Niharika

    Raj Deepak Shetty's Best Villain Award

    Raj Deepak Shetty’s Best Villain Award

  • Best Supporting Actor Award in 2019 for the Kannada film Panchatantra

Car Collection

He owns a Maruti S-Cross SUV.

Raj Deepak Shetty (right) when buying his Maruti S-Cross SUV

Raj Deepak Shetty (right) when buying his Maruti S-Cross SUV

Piercings

He has got both his ears pierced.

Ear piercings of Raj Deepak Shetty

Ear piercings of Raj Deepak Shetty

Facts/Trivia

  • He likes to drink beer and smoke cigarettes during parties or trips.
    Raj Deepak Shetty looking at his beer bottles

    Raj Deepak Shetty looking at his beer bottles

    Raj Deepak Shetty smoking a cigaratte

    Raj Deepak Shetty smoking a cigarette

  • He likes horseriding during his free time, and his favourite horse is named Kajal.

    Raj Deepak Shetty with his favourite horse named Kajal

    Raj Deepak Shetty with his favourite horse named Kajal

  • He likes playing guitar whenever he gets time.

    Raj Deepak Shetty playing a guitar

    Raj Deepak Shetty playing a guitar

  • Raj Deepak Shetty often does swimming and works out in the gym to maintain his physique.
    Raj Deepak Shetty swimming at a pool

    Raj Deepak Shetty swimming at a pool

    Raj Deepak Shetty during a workout session

    Raj Deepak Shetty during a workout session

  • In an interview, he said that his favourite actors who played villainous roles were Tiger Prabhakar, Amrish Puri, Raghuvaran, Prakash Raj, and Amjad Khan. He also said that the role of Gabbar Singh portrayed by Amjad Khan in the Hindi film Sholay (1975) and Amrish Puri’s dialogue Mogambo Khush Hua in the Bollywood film Mr India (1987) was evergreen in the audience’s hearts.
  • He is a cat lover and has a pet cat.

    Raj Deepak Shetty playing with his cat

    Raj Deepak Shetty playing with his cat

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