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

Renu Desai
  • Model
  • actress
  • costume designer
  • film director
  • producer
Years active2000–2006, 2021-present
(m. 2009; div. 2012)

Personal lifeEdit

Renu Desai's mother tongue is Marathi, but she is also fluent in Telugu.[4] She has a son, born in 2004 with Telugu actor Pawan Kalyan, whom she married on 28 January 2009.[5] The couple also has a daughter born in 2010. They filed for divorce 2011, which was finalised in 2012.[6][7][8] In 2018, Desai was engaged to another man.[7][8]


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.[9] 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
2000 Badri Vennela Telugu
James Pandu Renu Tamil
2003 Johnny Geetanjali aka "Geetha" Telugu
2022 Tiger Nageshwara Rao TBA Telugu Filming


Year TV Serial Role Language Channel Notes
2021 Radhamma Kuthuru Goddess Parvathi Telugu Zee Telugu Guest appearance[10]

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. ^ "Renu Desai shares inside pictures from her first shoot post-lockdown; says "it is scary but happy my staff is earning their livelihood"". Times of India. 11 June 2020. Retrieved 12 April 2021. This picture has Renu practicing her lines before going for the shoot. Interestingly, the renowned TV personality, whose mother tongue is Marathi yet speaks Telugu fluently, finds remembering her lines to be quite a task.
  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. ^ "Pawan's estranged wife Renu Desai spotted in Vijayawada". Bay News. 30 October 2012. Archived from the original on 28 February 2018.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "Idle Brain". Idle Brain. 20 April 2000. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  10. ^ "Renu Desai to feature in Radhamma Kuthuru". The Times of India. 24 March 2021. Retrieved 27 March 2021.

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