Diganth Manchale, mononymously known as Diganth, is an Indian film actor and a former model. His works are primarily seen in Kannada cinema.[1] Diganth made his acting debut in Miss California in 2006. He is perhaps best known for his performance as "Doodhpeda" paired opposite Neethu in Gaalipata (2008).[2] His performances for the films such as Pancharangi (2010), Lifeu Ishtene (2011) and Parijatha (2012) earned him fame and pushed him to be among the top league actors of Kannada cinema.[3]

Diganth
Diganth - Sandalwood Actor.jpg
Diganth in 2017
Born28 December 1983 (1983-12-28) (age 38)
NationalityIndian
Alma materJain University, Bengaluru
OccupationActor, model
Years active2006–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 2018)

Personal lifeEdit

Diganth Manchale was born in Sagara, Karnataka. He completed schooling in Seva Bharathi and pre-university in Tunga Mahavidyalaya, Thirthahalli. His father, Krishnamurthy, is a professor, and his mother is Mallika. Diganth has an elder brother, Akash Manchale. He completed his bachelor's degree in Commerce from Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, a part of Jain University[4] in Bengaluru, and was a model before joining the Kannada film industry in 2006.

Diganth is sometimes called "Doodhpedha" by his fans, referencing his popular role by that name.[5][6] Diganth married actress Aindrita Ray on 12 December 2018,[7][8][9] after 10 years of courtship.[10]

CareerEdit

His career after 2010 includes successful projects such as Manasaare, Pancharangi, Lifeu Ishtene and Parijatha. All these films brought him much popularity and stardom. He went on to play the lead in director Indrajith Lankesh's Dev Son of Mudde Gowda in 2012 which received mixed reactions.

He made his Bollywood debut in Wedding Pullav that was released on 16 October 2015.

FilmographyEdit

  • All films are in Kannada, unless otherwise noted.
Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
2006 Miss California Diganth
Mandya Harsha
Kadala Mage Arun Tulu film
SMS 6260 Roshan
Mungaru Male Gautham Cameo appearance
2007 Meera Madhava Raghava Madhava
2008 Gaalipata Diganth
Vaana Gautham Telugu film
Mast Maja Maadi Kamesh
2009 Housefull Diggu
Manasaare Manohara
Malebille
2010 Bisile Vicky
Swayamwara Vijay
Pancharangi Bharath
2011 Jolly Boy Ganesh
Mr.Duplicate Vikram
Lifeu Ishtene Vishal
Putra Krishna
Taare
Kaanchana Venky
2012 Parijatha Bhaskar
Dev Son of Mudde Gowda Dev
2013 Barfi Santosh
2015 Wedding Pullav Aditya Hindi film
Minchagi Nee Baralu Jai
Sharpshooter Jedara Kannappa "JK" Also Playback Singer
2016 Parapancha Seenu
Nagarahavu Nagacharan
2017 Chowka Krishna Rao
Happy New Year Harsha Nominated. - SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)- Kannada
2018 Katheyondu Shuruvagide Tarun Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actor-Kannada
2019 Fortuner Phartha
Panchatantra Himself Guest appearance
2021 Yuvarathnaa Samarth Bharadwaj [11]
Huttu Habbada Shubhashayagalu Arjun [12]
2022 Kshamisi Nimma Katheyalli Hanavilla  TBA Completed[13]
Gaalipata 2  TBA Completed[14]
Marigold  TBA Completed[15]
Evaru Remake  TBA Filming[16]
Edagaiye Apaghatakke Karana  TBA Filming [17]
Thimayya & Thimayya  Thimayya Filming[18]

Web Series

Year Title Role Language OTT Platform Notes
2021 Ram Yug Rama Hindi MX Player

AwardsEdit

  • 2013 - SIIMA award for the Romantic Star of South Indian cinema

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Daithota, Madhu (14 August 2008). "Diganth is not scared!". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 24 July 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2008.
  2. ^ "Profile and Biography of Kannada Actor Diganth". Karnatakaspider.com. Archived from the original on 16 October 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
  3. ^ "'Barfi' is not related to the Bollywood movie: Actor Diganth - South Cinema - Kannada Interviews - ibnlive". Ibnlive.in.com. 9 September 2012. Archived from the original on 15 September 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 August 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 October 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 April 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "I'm really excited I'm marrying my best friend: Aindrita Ray". Archived from the original on 19 December 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Aindrita Ray and Diganth to get married in December". Archived from the original on 4 April 2019. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Paresh Lamba designs Diganth's D-day outfit". Archived from the original on 15 December 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Peek into Aindrita and Diganth's wedding plan". Archived from the original on 15 December 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 July 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2020.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 February 2020. Retrieved 26 February 2020.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Diganth and Aindrita Ray's new film to kickstart this month - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  14. ^ "On popular demand: 'Gaalipata 2' brings back Ganesh and Diganth". newindianexpress.com. 29 July 2019. Archived from the original on 16 July 2020. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 February 2020. Retrieved 26 February 2020.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ "Hariprriya and Diganth Manchale begin shooting for Evaru remake - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  17. ^ "Diganth's next, Edagaiye Apaghatakke Karana, is a film that highlights the problems of southpaws - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  18. ^ "Diganth, Anant Nag team up for Thimayya & Thimayya". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 20 October 2021.

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