Aishani Shetty

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Aishani Shetty
Aishani Shetty 2016.jpg
Aishani Shetty in 2016
Born (1995-04-15) 15 April 1995 (age 27)
Alma materSt Joseph's College, Bangalore
  • Actress
  • director
  • Singer
Years active2014–present

Aishani Shetty (Kannada: ಐಶಾನಿ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿ) is an Indian film actress and director, who has worked predominantly in Kannada movie industry.[1][2][3] Though her acting career started with the film Jyothi Raj alias Kothi Raja (2014), she became famous after starring in the film Vaastu Prakaara (2015).[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Aishani was born in Mangalore and then brought up in Bangalore. She completed her schooling in Bishop Cotton Girls' School[2] and pursued her under graduation in Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore. Aishani has a master's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from St Joseph's College, Bangalore.[5]



Aishani made her break in the Kannada Film Industry with the film Vaastu Prakaara in the year 2015.[6] She was nominated for Best Actress in a leading role IIFA Utsavam for the same.[7] She went on to act in Rocket (film) opposite Sathish Ninasam which was released in November 2015. Rocket (film) marked her debut as singer, where she rendered the female voice opposite Puneeth Rajkumar for the song 'Thannage Idvi'.[8] Aishani took a short break from films while pursuing her master's degree. During this period she acted in Kannada romantic drama Naduve Antaravirali.[9]


Along with her acting career Aishani made her debut as a director with the short film 'Kaaji'. Her directorial debut was officially screened at several international film festivals 2018, including Best of India Short Film Festival, Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival, Bangalore International Shorts Film Festival, Bangalore Shorts Film Festival, Pink City International Film Festival, Mumbai Shorts Film Festival etc. Kaaji won several awards including Best Film award at SIIMA and Best Debutant Director award Pink City International Film Festival.[10][11]


As actress[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2014 Jyothi Alias Kothi Raja Kamli Debut film
2015 Vaastu Prakaara Ritu Nominated- Best Actress in a leading role IIFA Utsavam[7]
Rocket Dr. Shwetha Also singer of "Thannage Idvi" song
Plus Himself Guest appearance
2018 Naduve Antaravirali Nithya
2019 Nam Gani Bcom Pass Amulya
2021 Template:Not yet
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As director[edit]

Year Film Notes
2019 Kaaji Best Film award SIIMA[12]

Best Actress award SIIMA[12]

Best Cinematography award 8th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival[13]

Best Debutant Director award 5th Pink City International Film Festival[10]

Best Film award 7th Bangalore Shorts Film Festival[10]


  1. "An actress and a director!". deccanchronicle. 10 July 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Aishani Shetty". 7 March 2020.
  3. "Her journey forward!". 7 March 2020.
  4. "With Vaastu Prakara, I Have Grown as a Person". 25 March 2015.
  5. "SJC's versatile 'Sheroes' make it big". 7 March 2020.
  6. "Aishani Shetty talks about Vaastu Prakaara". 7 March 2020.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "IIFA Utsavam 2015 Nominees - Kannada". 7 March 2020.
  8. "Rocket was meant to be my film: Aishani". 22 November 2015.
  9. "Playing Nithya in Naduve Antaravirali was beyond me: Aishani Shetty". newindianexpress. 4 October 2018.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "Aishani Shetty's short film wows audience". timesofindia. 15 May 2019.
  11. "Sathish: It is our duty to the society". bangaloremirror. 14 May 2019.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Siima 2018 cutrain raiser". idlebrain. 8 March 2020.
  13. "'Kaaji' For Dada Saheb Phalke Academy Film Festival". chitraloka. 8 March 2020.

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