Aishani Shetty in 2016
|Born||15 April 1995|
Mangalore, Karnataka, India
|Alma mater||St Joseph's College, Bangalore|
Aishani Shetty (Kannada: ಐಶಾನಿ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿ) is an Indian film actress and director, who has worked predominantly in Kannada movie industry. 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).
Early life and education
Aishani was born in Mangalore and then brought up in Bangalore. She completed her schooling in Bishop Cotton Girls' School 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.
Aishani made her break in the Kannada Film Industry with the film Vaastu Prakaara in the year 2015. She was nominated for Best Actress in a leading role IIFA Utsavam for the same. 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'. Aishani took a short break from films while pursuing her master's degree. During this period she acted in Kannada romantic drama Naduve Antaravirali.
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.
|2014||Jyothi Alias Kothi Raja||Kamli||Debut film|
|2015||Vaastu Prakaara||Ritu||Nominated- Best Actress in a leading role IIFA Utsavam|
|Rocket||Dr. Shwetha||Also singer of "Thannage Idvi" song|
|2019||Nam Gani Bcom Pass||Amulya|
|2019||Kaaji||Best Film award SIIMA
Best Cinematography award 8th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival
Best Debutant Director award 5th Pink City International Film Festival
Best Film award 7th Bangalore Shorts Film Festival
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