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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)

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] 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.


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year No Film Role Language Notes
2006 1 Miss California Diganth Kannada Kannada
2 Mandya Harsha
3 Kadala Mage Tulu Tulu film
4 SMS 6260 Roshan Kannada
- Mungaru Male Gautham Cameo appearance
2007 5 Meera Madhava Raghava Madhava
2008 6 Gaalipata Diganth
7 Vaana Gautham Telugu Telugu film
- Chilipili Hakkigalu Kannada Cameo appearance
8 Mast Maja Maadi Kamesh
2009 9 Housefull Diggu
10 Manasaare Manohara
11 Malebille
2010 12 Bisile Vicky
13 Swayamwara Vijay
14 Pancharangi Bharath
2011 15 Jolly Boy Ganesh
16 Mr.Duplicate Vikram
17 Lifeu Ishtene Vishal
18 Putra Krishna
19 Taare
20 Kaanchana Venky
2012 21 Parijatha Bhaskar
22 Dev Son of Mudde Gowda Dev
2013 23 Barfi Santosh
2015 24 Wedding Pullav Aditya Hindi Hindi film
25 Minchagi Nee Baralu Jai Kannada
26 Sharpshooter Jedara Kannappa "JK"
2016 27 Parapancha Seenu
28 Nagarahavu Nagacharan
2017 29 Chowka Krishna Rao
30 Happy New Year Harsha Nominated. - SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)- Kannada
2018 31 Katheyondu Shuruvagide Tarun Nominated - Filmibeat Award for Best Actor - Kannada
2019 32 Fortuner Phartha
- Panchatantra Himself Guest appearance
2020 33 YuvarathnaaFilm has yet to be released TBA Filming
34 Huttu Habbada ShubhashayagaluFilm has yet to be released TBA Filming
35 Gaalipata 2Film has yet to be released TBA Filming
36 Where Is My KannadakaFilm has yet to be released TBA Filming
37 HeroFilm has yet to be released TBA Telugu Filming
38 SooryavanshiFilm has yet to be released 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". Karnatakaspider.com. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
  3. ^ "'Barfi' is not related to the Bollywood movie: Actor Diganth - South Cinema - Kannada Interviews - ibnlive". Ibnlive.in.com. 9 September 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
  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. ^ "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".
  10. ^ https://www.jainuniversity.ac.in/Notable-Alumni/Diganth-Manchale.php

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