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Diganth Manchale
Born 28 December 1983 (1983-12-28) (age 34)
Sagara, Karnataka, India
Residence Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Jain University, Bengaluru
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 2006–present

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]

Personal life[edit]

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]


He completed his bachelor's degree in Commerce from Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, a part of Jain University[6] in Bengaluru, and was a model before joining the Kannada film industry in 2006. Diganth recently seriously injured his eye in an accident in London.


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.


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
2006 Miss California Diganth Kannada
Mandya Harsha
Kadala Mage Tulu film
SMS 6260 Roshan
Mungaru Male Gautham Cameo appearance
2007 Meera Madhava Raghava Madhava
2008 Gaalipata Diganth
Vaana Gautham Telugu film
Chilipili Hakkigalu 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 film
Minchagi Nee Baralu Jai
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
Hit Wicket Vinny Announced[7]
Ticket To BollywoodFilm has yet to be released Hindi film
TBA E-PreetiFilm has yet to be released Delayed
2019 Untitled with Simple Suni Film has yet to be released Announced


  • 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 2008-10-30.
  2. ^ "Profile and Biography of Kannada Actor Diganth". Karnatakaspider.com. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  3. ^ "'Barfi' is not related to the Bollywood movie: Actor Diganth - South Cinema - Kannada Interviews - ibnlive". Ibnlive.in.com. 2012-09-09. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  4. ^ http://www.deccanherald.com/content/368564/039my-first-movie-disaster039.html
  5. ^ https://www.news18.com/news/india/golden-star-crazy-star-and-supreme-star-a-definitive-guide-to-the-honorary-titles-of-filmstars-in-southern-film-industries-711072.html
  6. ^ https://www.jainuniversity.ac.in/Notable-Alumni/Diganth-Manchale.php
  7. ^ "Hit Wicket is a Serious Comedy". The New Indian Express. newindianexpress.com. 15 April 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Diganth bags another Bollywood film". The Times of India. 11 June 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2015.

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