Rohit Shetty is one of the known faces of the Bollywood directorial brigade. He is one of those directors who knows how to make a movie blockbuster. Have a look at some of the lesser known facts about him.
1- Born on March 14, 1973, Rohit Shetty is the son of renowned action director and villian Madhu B. Shetty and Ratna, a junior Bollywood artist.
2- Due to his father’s sudden demise, his mother was forced to work as a junior artist in Bollywood. Rohit along with his 4 sisters and 2 brothers was raised by his mother alone.
3- At an age of 17, Rohit worked as an assistant director with Kuku Kohli in the movie Phool Aur Kaante.
4- Rohit rose to fame in 2006 after the release of Golmaal: Fun Unlimited.
5- Rohit has hosted several seasons of TV show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi which airs on Colors TV.
6- Rohit is married to Maya Shetty and is father to a son named Ishaan.
7- At the age of 15, he started working as an assistant director so he left his school mid-way.
8- ‘Zameen’, Shetty’s directorial debut tanked at the box-office. As a result, no one wanted to work with him until Ajay Devgn loved the idea of ‘Golmaal’.
9- He made his debut as a producer in 2014 by co-producing Singham Returns under his banner Rohit Shetty Productions.
10- Rohit’s last released movie was Simmba starring Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan. The movie did a great job on the box office.
11- Do you know the name of the movie ‘Golmaal’ is actually the first letters of the names of the four lead characters- GOpal, Laxman, MAdhav and Lucky.
12- Rohit worked as a spot boy too. He was Tabu’s spot boy in the movie ‘Haqeeqat’ and used to iron her sarees. He made Kajol’s hair for an entire schedule when he was her spot boy. And now, both the actresses had worked in his movies.
13- Rohit Shetty is the King of 100 crore club. His movies like ‘Golmaal 3’, ‘Singham’, ‘Bol Bachchan’, ‘Chennai Express’, ‘Singham Returns’ and ‘Simmba’ had earned more than 100 crores at the box office.
14- Rohit has been named as Bollywood’s Hit man by Forbes India.