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Diganth Manchale, mononymously known as Diganth, is an Indian film actor and a former model. His works are primarily seen in Kannada cinema. Diganth made his acting debut in Miss California in 2006. He is perhaps best known for his performance as "Doodhpeda", in Gaalipata (2008). 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.
Diganth Manchale was born in Sagara, Karnataka in a Havyaka Brahmin family. He completed his 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.  
He completed his bachelor's degree in Commerce from Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, a part of Jain University in Bengaluru, and was into modeling before joining the Kannada film industry in 2006. Diganth has recently injured his eye seriously in an accident in London.
His career after 2010 include 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.
- 2013 - SIIMA award for the Romantic Star of South Indian cinema
- ↑ Daithota, Madhu (14 August 2008). "Diganth is not scared!". The Times of India. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2008-08-14/news-interviews/27919448_1_diganth-threatening-emails-smses. Retrieved 2008-10-30.
- ↑ Profile and Biography of Kannada Actor Diganth. Karnatakaspider.com. Retrieved on 2012-10-01.
- ↑ 'Barfi' is not related to the Bollywood movie: Actor Diganth - South Cinema - Kannada Interviews - ibnlive. Ibnlive.in.com (2012-09-09). Retrieved on 2012-10-01.
- ↑ http://www.deccanherald.com/content/368564/039my-first-movie-disaster039.html
- ↑ 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
- ↑ https://www.jainuniversity.ac.in/Notable-Alumni/Diganth-Manchale.php
- ↑ Hit Wicket is a Serious Comedy. The New Indian Express. newindianexpress.com (15 April 2015). Retrieved on 15 April 2015.
- ↑ Diganth bags another Bollywood film. The Times of India (11 June 2015). Retrieved on 10 September 2015.