Gurukiran or Gurukiran Shetty is a music director of the Kannada film industry in India. He started his career as a music director of the Kannada movie "A", directed and acted by Upendra. His music for his next movie Upendra further consolidated his position in Kannada movie industry. He is a native of Mangalore and his mother tongue is Tulu. He has also acted in several movies in side roles and also sung several songs. He is popular in Kannada cinema for his foot tapping musical scores. He started off his musical career in 1994 as an assistant to the well known music director V. Manohar well known music director and lyricist. He has been involved in multiple music talent shows as a judge, including 2 seasons of Confident Star Singer on Asianet Suvarna. He has also been a guest judge on shows like Ede Tumbi Haduvenu on ETV Kannada. He won in year 2011 Karnataka State Film Award for Best Music Director - Mylari.