Yagna Shetty is an Indian film actress who works in Kannada cinema. Yagna Shetty made her debut in the 2007 film Ondu Preethiya Kathe, following which she appeared in Eddelu Manjunatha, a performance that won her a Filmfare Special Award. Yagna Shetty got noticed for her performances in Sugreeva (2010) and Allide Nammane Ille Bande Summane (2011). Known for portraying deglamorous and serious roles, she went on to appear in other critical and commercial successes such as Love Guru (2009), Kalla Malla Sulla (2011) andUlidavaru Kandanthe.
Yagna Shetty was born to Umesh Shetty and Jayanti Shetty, into the Tuluva community in Kudremukh, Karnataka. Yagna Shetty has three siblings – Mahalaxmi, Gayatri and Ashwini. She completed her schooling at the Kendriya School in Panambur, Bachelor of Business Management (BBM) course at the SDM College in Mangalore and later pursued Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance at the Manipal University.
Yagna Shetty auditioned for her debut role in the 2007 Kannada language film Ondu Preethiya Kathe in Hindi due to her non fluency in Kannada at the time. Yagna Shetty was cast as the female lead opposite Shanker Aryan. The film received positive reviews from critics, with Shetty’s performance receiving praise. Rediff in its review called it a “promising debut”. In 2009, she starred in two films, Eddelu Manjunatha and Love Guru, and received critical acclaim for her performances in both the films
Yagna Shetty first release of 2014 was Kwatle, a film that was received largely negative reviews from critics. The Times of India in its review called her performance “a complete failure”. In her next film, she starred in a supporting role as Sharada, a fishwife and the love interest of Munna (played by Kishore) in Ulidavaru Kandanthe, a critical success but however failed to perform commercially..
Kudremukh, Karnataka, India
|Alma mater||Manipal University|