Renu Desai

Renu Desai is an Indian former model and actress.[3]

Renu Desai
  • Model
  • actress
  • costume designer
  • film director
  • producer
Years active2000–2006
Spouse(s)Pawan Kalyan[1]
(m. 2009–2012)[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Renu Desai is a Gujarati.[4] She has a son, born in 2004 with Tollywood actor Pawan Kalyan, whom she married in 28 January 2009.[5] The couple also has a daughter born in 2010. They filed for divorce 2011, which was finalised in 2012.[4][6][7] In 2018, Desai was engaged to another man.[6][7]


Before her entry into Telugu films, Desai was a model and appeared in the music video of Shankar Mahadevan's song "Breathless".

She starred with her future husband in the films Badri and Johnny.[8] Renu returned to her hometown and is active in Marathi films now. In 2013, she turned producer with Mangalashtak Once More and turned director with Ishq Wala Love in 2014.


As actressEdit

Year Film Role Language Note
2000 Badri Vennela Telugu Debut Telugu film
2000 James Pandu Renu Tamil Debut Tamil film
2003 Johnny Geetanjali aka "Geetha" Telugu Second collaboration with Pawan Kalyan

As directorEdit

Year Film Notes
2014 Ishq Wala Love Also producer

As costume designerEdit

Year Film
2001 Kushi
2003 Johnny
2004 Gudumba Shankar
2005 Balu
2006 Annavaram

As editorEdit

Year Film Song
2001 Kushi "Ye Mera Jaha"
2005 Balu "Hut Hutja"

As producerEdit

Year Film
2012 Mangalashtak Once More
2014 Ishq Wala Love


  1. ^ "Photos & Movie Images - Bollywood, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Hollywood". Filmibeat. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Pawan Kalyan is married to Russian Anna Lezhneva". Deccan Chronicle. 30 December 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Pavan Kalyan gets married". 29 January 1999. Retrieved 4 February 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Pawan's estranged wife Renu Desai spotted in Vijayawada". Bay News. 30 October 2012. Archived from the original on 28 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Annadatha Sukheebhava host Renu Desai has a message for fans on son Akira's birthday". The Times of India. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  6. ^ a b Goyal, Divya (26 June 2018). "Pawan Kalyan's Ex-Wife Renu Desai Is Engaged, Kids Attended Ceremony. See Pics". NDTV. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Pawan Kalyan's ex-wife Renu Desai gets engaged but keeps her fiance's identity a secret". The Indian Express. 26 June 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  8. ^ "Idle Brain". Idle Brain. 20 April 2000. Retrieved 17 August 2013.

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