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Diganth Manchale
Born (1983-12-28) December 28, 1983 (age 31)
Sagara, Karnataka
Other names Doodh peda, Chocolate Hero
Education Bachelor's Degree in Commerce
Occupation Actor, Model
Years active 2006–present
Parent(s) Prof. Sri Krishnamurthy ,
Smt. Mallika Krishnamurthy

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 much fame and pushed him to be among the top league actors of Kannada cinema.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Diganth Manchale was born in Sagara, Karnataka. He completed his schooling in Seva Bharathi and pre-university in Tunga Mahavidyalaya, Thirthahalli. Mr. Krishnamurthy, a professor, and Mallika Krishnamurthy are his father and mother. Diganth has an elder brother. He has completed his Bachelor's Degree in Commerce and was into modelling and later joined the Kannada film industry in 2006.


His career resurrected post 2010 with successful projects such as Manasaare, Pancharangi, Lifeu Ishtene and Parijatha. All these films brought him much popularity and stardom. He went on to sign in as a lead actor in director Indrajith Lankeshs Dev Son of Mudde Gowda in 2012 which evoked mixed reactions.

In 2013, he is all set to make his Bollywood debut in the Vikram Bhatt production 1920 London also starring Prachi Desai that will go on the floors by the end of March and be shot in Mumbai and London.


Year Film Role Notes
2006 Miss California Diganth
2006 Kadala Mage Tulu film
2006 SMS 6260 Roshan
2006 Mungaru Male Gautham Guest appearance
2007 Meera Madhava Raghava Madhava
2008 Gaalipata Diganth / Doodh Peda
2008 Vaana Gautham Telugu film
Remake of Mungaru Male
2008 Chilipili Hakkigalu Guest Appearance
2008 Mast Maja Maadi Kamesh
2009 Housefull Diggu
2009 Manasaare Manohar
2010 Bisile Vicky
2010 Swayamwara Vijay Remake of Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
2010 Pancharangi Bharath
2011 Jolly Boy Ganesh Remake of Pathinaru
2011 Mr.Duplicate Vikram Remake of Minnale
2011 Lifeu Ishtene Vishal
2011 Putra Krishna Remake of Em Magan
2011 Taare
2011 Kaanchana Venky
2012 Parijatha Bhaskar Remake of Boss Engira Bhaskaran
2012 Dev Son of Mudde Gowda Dev
2013 Barfi Santosh [3]
2015 Untitled Kodi Ramakrishna film Filming [3]
2015 E-Preeti Announced
2015 Parapancha Announced [4][5]
2015 Sharpshooter Post-production



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