Sumanth Ashwin

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Sumanth Ashwini
Born30 June, 1988
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
(now in Telangana, India)
OccupationFilm Actor
Years active2012–present
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Parent(s)M. S. Raju

Sumanth Ashwin,[1], born Mantena Sumanth Ashwin Varma,[2][3] is a Tollywood actor and son of Film producer and director M. S. Raju. He made his debut in 2012 with Tuneega Tuneega under his father's direction and later starred in the successful Kerintha and Columbus movies.[4]

Early life[edit]

Before entering the film industry, Sumanth Ashwin[5] used to work with his father in his production house Sumanth Art Productions. His grandfather, M. Rayapa Raju, was a famous Producer in Telugu Film Industry. Raju's cousin is Roja Movies' Proprietor M. Arjuna Raju.


Sumanth Ashwin made his debut in 2012 with Tuneega Tuneega under his father's direction.[6][7] The movie failed at the box-office. His second film, directed by Mohan Krishna Indraganti, was successful at the box-office and the film was nominated for Best film at the International Indian Film festival in South Africa.[8] Sumanth Ashwin got his first commercial break with the movie Lovers[9] the film was co-produced by Director Maruthi. His Fourth Film Chakkiligintha was directed by one of Director Sukumar's associates, Vema Reddy'[10][11] MS Raju had planned to remake this film in Kannada with Sumanth Ashwin himself playing the lead again, but the remake rights of the film for Kannada had been sold before the film's Telugu release.[12]

Sumanth Ashwin's recent hit movie Kerintha is a romantic entertainer in which he played a role of college-goer; the film was directed by Sai Kiran Adivi and produced by Dil Raju under Sri Venkateswara Creations. The film received positive reviews all over. He is also enjoying success of Columbus which is directed by debutante R. Samala, Run Raja Run-fame Seerat Kapoor and Chinnadana Nee Kosam fame Mishti Chakraborty appear opposite him. The producers of the film released the movie on 22 October 2015.


Year Film Co-star Role
2012 Tuneega Tuneega Rhea Chakraborty Karthik
2013 Anthaka Mundu Aa Tarvatha Eesha Anil
2014 Lovers Nanditha Raj Siddu
2014 Chakkiligintha[13] Chandini Sreedharan Aadi
2015 Kerintha Sri Divya Jai
2015 Columbus Seerat Kapoor Ashwin
2016 Right Right Pooja Jhaveri Bus Conductor
2017 Endhukila Webseries by Yupptv Yamini Bhaskar
2017 Fashion Designer S/o Ladies Tailor Anisha Ambrose Gopalam
2018 Happy Wedding Niharika Konidela Anand