Shanaya Katwe is a South Indian actor, model, and cabin crew. In 2021, she was arrested by the Hubli Police for her involvement in her brother’s murder.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Weight (approx.): 55 kg
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Figure Measurements: 34-26-32
Family & Caste
Parents & Siblings
She was brought up by her mother singlehandedly. Her brother, Rakesh Katwe, was murdered in 2021.
In 2017, she participated in the beauty pageant ‘Miss India Elegant’ in which she won various titles like Miss Photogenic, Miss National Glamour, Miss Popular, and Miss India Elegant North. She has worked as a model at ‘Kaalia International Modeling Agency’ in Bangalore.
In 2018, she debuted as an actor in the Kannada film ‘Idam Premam Jeevanam’ as Adithi.
On 13 January 2019, she started working as a cabin crew at SpiceJet Airlines, an Indian airline. In 2021, she appeared in the Kannada film ‘Ondu Ghanteya Kathe’ along with the South Indian actor Ajay Raj.
On 22 April 2021, she was arrested by Hubli Police for her involvement in her brother’s brutal murder. Earlier, four suspects including Niyaz Ahmed Katigar (21), Tousif Channapur (21), Altaf Mulla (24), and Aman Giraniwale (19) were arrested in the case.
Reportedly, her brother was murdered in the same house in which she lived, and the whole scene took place when she was out for the promotion of a film. According to sources, Shanaya had a love affair with one of the convicts Niyaz Ahmed Katigar. Shanaya’s brother, Rakesh, was opposing their relationship after which Niyaz Ahmed Katigar and Shanaya planned his murder. Rakesh’s body was cut into several pieces and dumped in various parts of the Hubli city. His decapitated burnt head was found from the Devargudihal forest area and the remaining body parts were found in Gadag Road and other areas in Hubballi, Karnataka. India Today Zee News
- She has walked the ramp in various fashion shows.
- Shanaya loves singing and travelling in her leisure time.
- She follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- She is an avid animal lover and owns a few pet cats and pet dogs. One of her dogs’ name is Dinku.