Gurukiran or Gurukiran shetty is noted music director of Kannada film industry. He started his career as a music director of Kannada movie “A” directed and acted by Upendra.The music won hearts of Kannadigas all over the world. His music for movie Upendra further consolidated his position in Kannada movie industry. He is native of Mangalore and his mother tongue is Tulu. He has also acted in several movies in side (character) roles and also sung several songs. He is popular in Kannada cinema for his foot tapping musical score.