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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", 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 Manchale
Born28 December 1983 (1983-12-28) (age 35)
ResidenceBengaluru, Karnataka, India
Alma materJain University, Bengaluru
OccupationActor, model
Years active2006–present
Aindrita Ray (m. 2018)

Personal lifeEdit

Diganth Manchale was born in Sagara, Karnataka in a Havyaka Brahmin family. 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. Diganth is sometimes called "Doodhpedha" by his fans, referencing his popular role by that name.[4][5] Diganth married actress Aindrita Ray on 12 December 2018,[6][7][8] after 10 years of courtship.[9]


He completed his bachelor's degree in Commerce from Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, a part of Jain University[10] in Bengaluru, and was a model before joining the Kannada film industry in 2006.


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.


  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Notes
2006 Miss California Diganth Kannada Kannada
Mandya Harsha
Kadala Mage Tulu Tulu film
SMS 6260 Roshan Kannada
Mungaru Male Gautham Cameo appearance
2007 Meera Madhava Raghava Madhava
2008 Gaalipata Diganth
Vaana Gautham Telugu Telugu film
Chilipili Hakkigalu Kannada Cameo appearance
Mast Maja Maadi Kamesh
2009 Housefull Diggu
Manasaare Manohara
2010 Bisile Vicky
Swayamwara Vijay
Pancharangi Bharath
2011 Jolly Boy Ganesh
Mr.Duplicate Vikram
Lifeu Ishtene Vishal
Putra Krishna
Kaanchana Venky
2012 Parijatha Bhaskar
Dev Son of Mudde Gowda Dev
2013 Barfi Santosh
2015 Wedding Pullav Aditya Hindi Hindi film
Minchagi Nee Baralu Jai Kannada
Sharpshooter Jedara Kannappa "JK"
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 - Filmibeat Award for Best Actor - Kannada
2019 Fortuner Phartha
Panchatantra Himself Guest appearance
Yuvaratna  TBA Filming
Huttu Habbada Shubhashayagalu  TBA
2020 Gaalipata 2  TBA
Where Is My Kannadaka  TBA
Hero  TBA Telugu
2020 Sooryavanshi TBA Hindi Filming


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


  1. ^ Daithota, Madhu (14 August 2008). "Diganth is not scared!". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 October 2008.
  2. ^ "Profile and Biography of Kannada Actor Diganth". Retrieved 1 October 2012.
  3. ^ "'Barfi' is not related to the Bollywood movie: Actor Diganth - South Cinema - Kannada Interviews - ibnlive". 9 September 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
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  6. ^ "I'm really excited I'm marrying my best friend: Aindrita Ray".
  7. ^ "Aindrita Ray and Diganth to get married in December".
  8. ^ "Paresh Lamba designs Diganth's D-day outfit".
  9. ^ "Peek into Aindrita and Diganth's wedding plan".
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