Rohit Shetty is one of the most successful and highest paid directors in the Indian film industry today. A film directed by this stylish director is almost sure to enter the 100 crore club. He is held in high regard for making wonderful movies, which are full of action and comedy.
Net Worth: 100 crore plus
Income Sources: Rohit Shetty has made of fortune by direction some big blockbuster movies in the present times. He is also the host of the TV reality show called “Khatron ke Khiladi”, which was earlier hosted by action star, Akshay Kumar. Additionally, he has judged a television comedy show called “Comedy Circus”.
Born: 14 March 1974 (age 42 years)
Marital Status: Married to Maya Shetty
Height: 5 feet 10 inches
Rohit Shetty was born in Mumbai and had a very humble beginning in life, with his father being a fight master who was seen acting in Hindi and Kannada movies, while his mother was a junior artist. Despite his difficult start, Rohit never lost hope and believed that he would make it big someday. He has come a long way from earning a salary of just Rs 35 to becoming the director of some of the top grossing movies of Bollywood. Today, Rohit lives a lavish lifestyle, which is reflected by the fleet of luxurious cars owned by him. Some of these are Ferrari, Lamborghini, BMW X6, Skoda Octavia and even an old Santro, which he purchased at the beginning of his career.
Rohit Shetty entered Bollywood as an addistant director, with a movie called “Phool Aur Kaante”, the debut film of Ajay Devgan, in which he assisted director Kuku Kohli. Rohit was just 17 years of age at that time. Later, he assisted Kuku in movies like “Zulmi”, “Haqeeqat”, “Suhaag” and “Ek Aur Kohinoor”, following which he joined director Anees Bazmee for movies like “Pyar to Hona Hi Tha”, “Hindustan Ki Kasam” and “Raju Chacha”. His debut as an independent director came in 2003, with the patriotic hit called “Zameen”, which had a big star cast including Ajay Devgan, Abhishek Bachchan and Bipasha Basu, but was not able to deliver a good box office collection. “Golmaal: Fun Unlimited”, a comedy film of 2006 came as his first commercial success, following which he brought more comedy films like “Golmaal Returns”, “All The Best: Fun Begins”, “Golmaal 3” and “Bol Bachchan”, all of which did well at the box office. He also made the action flick called “Singham”, which starred Ajay Devgan, but the biggest hit of Rohit Shetty till date is Shahrukh Khan- Deepika Padukone starrer “Chennai Express”. The movie, which came in 2013, turned out to be the biggest grossing movie in India and the third highest grosser overseas. It made phenomenal collections at the box office and crossed the 100 crore mark in the shortest period of time. his most recent movie is “Singham Returns”, which is the sequel to “Singham”. With this movie, he has started up as a film producer too, with a banner called Rohit Shetty Productions.