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

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. [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 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.

He made his Bollywood debut in Wedding Pullav that was released on 16 October 2015.


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Year Film Role Notes
2006 Miss California Diganth Kannada
2006 Mandya Harsha
2006 Kadala Mage Tulu film
2006 SMS 6260 Roshan
2006 Mungaru Male Gautham Cameo appearance
2007 Meera Madhava Raghava Madhava
2008 Gaalipata Diganth
2008 Vaana Gautham Telugu film
2008 Chilipili Hakkigalu Cameo appearance
2008 Mast Maja Maadi Kamesh
2009 Housefull Diggu
2009 Manasaare Manohara
2009 Malebille
2010 Bisile Vicky
2010 Swayamwara Vijay
2010 Pancharangi Bharath
2011 Jolly Boy Ganesh
2011 Mr.Duplicate Vikram
2011 Lifeu Ishtene Vishal
2011 Putra Krishna
2011 Taare
2011 Kaanchana Venky
2012 Parijatha Bhaskar
2012 Dev Son of Mudde Gowda Dev
2013 Barfi Santosh
2015 Wedding Pullav Aditya Hindi film
2015 Minchagi Nee Baralu Jai
2015 Sharpshooter Jedara Kannappa "JK"
2016 Parapancha Seenu
2016 Nagarahavu Nagacharan
2017 Chowka Krishna Rao
2017 Happy New Year Harsha
TBA E-PreetiDagger-14-plain || || Delayed
2017 Hit WicketVinny'Dagger-14-plain || Announced[7]
2017 Ticket To BollywoodDagger-14-plain || || Hindi film
2018 Fortuner
2018 Katheyondu Shuruvagide


  • 2013 - SIIMA award for the Romantic Star of South Indian cinema


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