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    Shanaya Katwe Wiki, Height, Age, Brother, Boyfriend, Family, Biography & More

    Shanaya Katwe is a South Indian actor, model, and cabin crew. In 2021, she was arrested by the Hubli Police for her involvement in her brother’s murder.

    Shanaya Katwe is a South Indian actor, model, and cabin crew. In 2021, she was arrested by the Hubli Police for her involvement in her brother’s murder.


    Shanaya Katwe aka Sonia Katwe was born on Tuesday, 26 December 2000 (age 20 years; as of 2020) in Hubli, Karnataka. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

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    Shanaya Katwe’s childhood picture

    She did her schooling at St. Michael’s High School, Hubli, Karnataka.

    Physical Appearance

    Height (approx.): 5′ 6″

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    Weight (approx.): 55 kg

    Eye Colour: Black

    Hair Colour: Black

    Figure Measurements: 34-26-32

    Family & Caste

    Parents & Siblings

    She was brought up by her mother singlehandedly. Her brother, Rakesh Katwe, was murdered in 2021.

    Shanaya Katwe and her mother

    Shanaya Katwe’s brother, Rakesh Katwe


    Reportedly, Shanaya Katwe was in a relationship with Niyaz Ahmed Katigar who was one of the convicts of her brother’s murder case.

    Shanaya Katwe with Niyaz Ahmed


    In 2017, she participated in the beauty pageant ‘Miss India Elegant’ in which she won various titles like Miss Photogenic, Miss National Glamour, Miss Popular, and Miss India Elegant North. She has worked as a model at ‘Kaalia International Modeling Agency’ in Bangalore.

    Shanaya Katwe in the beauty pageant Miss India Elegant 2017

    In 2018, she debuted as an actor in the Kannada film ‘Idam Premam Jeevanam’ as Adithi.

    Shanaya Katwe in Idam Premam Jeevanam

    On 13 January 2019, she started working as a cabin crew at SpiceJet Airlines, an Indian airline. In 2021, she appeared in the Kannada film ‘Ondu Ghanteya Kathe’ along with the South Indian actor Ajay Raj.



    On 22 April 2021, she was arrested by Hubli Police for her involvement in her brother’s brutal murder. Earlier, four suspects including Niyaz Ahmed Katigar (21), Tousif Channapur (21), Altaf Mulla (24), and Aman Giraniwale (19) were arrested in the case.

    Convicts in Rakesh Katwe’s murder case

    Reportedly, her brother was murdered in the same house in which she lived, and the whole scene took place when she was out for the promotion of a film. According to sources, Shanaya had a love affair with one of the convicts Niyaz Ahmed Katigar. Shanaya’s brother, Rakesh, was opposing their relationship after which Niyaz Ahmed Katigar and Shanaya planned his murder. Rakesh’s body was cut into several pieces and dumped in various parts of the Hubli city. His decapitated burnt head was found from the Devargudihal forest area and the remaining body parts were found in Gadag Road and other areas in Hubballi, Karnataka.


    • Her family and friends call her Sony.
    • She has walked the ramp in various fashion shows.

      Shanaya Katwe in a fashion show

    • Shanaya loves singing and travelling in her leisure time.
    • She follows a non-vegetarian diet.

      Shanaya Katwe’s Instagram post

    • She is an avid animal lover and owns a few pet cats and pet dogs. One of her dogs’ name is Dinku.

      Shanaya Katwe with her pet cat

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