Shweta, known by her stage name Rakshita, is an Indian television personality, film producer and former actress. Rakshita was brought up in Bangalore. Her father B. C. Gowrishankar was a cinematographer and her mother Mamatha Rao, an actress, both of whom worked in Kannada films. Rakshita started her career with the Kannada movie Appu with Puneeth Rajkumar. She also acted in remakes of the same movie in Telugu titled Idiot and in Tamil titled Dum alongside Silambarasan. She became a top Kannada heroine when Kalasipalya became a big hit.