Rohit Shetty(Tulu:ರೋಹಿತ್ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿ) is a Director, Presenter, and Cinematographer.He is the son of the late villain and fightmaster Shetty, Acted in many Hindi and Kannada movies. Son of the legendary Fight Composer/actor Late Shetty.He is married to maya shetty in may 27th 2009. Started his career at the age of 15 as an assistant director with Kuku Kohli on the film Phool Aur Kaante starring Ajay Devgan and directed his first feature film Zameen as an independent Director with Devgan in 2003 at the age of 29.
He is from South India, from the city of Mangalore in Karnataka .He was interested in films since childhood—As he belong to a film family. At 13 or 14, he was certain that he wanted to be a director and never thought of becoming an actor.
He completed his Secondary School Certificate at St Mary's School, Mumbai.
Then he started working, first as an apprentice with Kuku Kohli during Phool Aur Kaante [Ajay Devgan's debut film that costarred Madhoo]. Then he assisted him in Ek Aur Kohinoor, which was never released. He also worked with him in Suhaag [Ajay, Akshay Kumar, Karisma Kapoor], Haqueeqat [Ajay, Tabu] and Zulmi [Akshay, Twinkle Khanna].
By then, he had developed a good rapport with Ajay [Devgan]. After that he started worked with Anees Bazmee on Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha (Ajay, Kajol), followed by Ajay's home productions, Hindustan Ki Kasam and Raju Chacha.
During the making of Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, he knew he was ready to make his own film. When they were planning Raju Chacha, it was decided that he would make his directorial debut after Anil Devgan, and Ajay would act in it.