Diganth Manchale is an Indian actor and former model, who predominantly works in the Kannada film industry. He is best known for his roles in the Kannada films Parijatha’ (2012), ‘Pancharangi’ (2010), and ‘Gaalipata’ (2008).
Diganth Manchale was born on Wednesday, 28 December 1983 (age 38 years; as of 2022) in Sagara, Karnataka. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. He did his schooling at Sevabharathi Higher Primary School in Thirthahalli and pre-university in Tunga Mahavidyalaya, Thirthahalli. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College in Bengaluru.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Weight (approx.): 75 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Brown
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 42 inches, Waist: 31 inches, Biceps: 15 inches
Parents & Siblings
His father, Krishnamurthy, is a professor. Diganth’s mother’s name is Mallika. He has a brother named Akash Manchale and a sister named Swathi Manchale.
Diganth dated a woman named Mayuri for three years. The couple was in a live-in relationship in Bengaluru.
In 2006, Diganth made his acting debut with the Kannada film ‘Miss California’ in which he played the role of Diganth.
Diganth rose to fame after playing the role of Doodh peda in the film ‘Gaalipata,’ which was released in 2008.
In 2009, Diganth was cast to play the lead role of an orphan and unemployed man, Manohara, by Yogaraj Bhat in a romantic film titled Maanasare. Diganth’s wife, Aindrita Ray, also played the lead role in the film.
Later, Diganth worked in many Kannada films including Pancharangi (2010), Lifeu Ishtene (2011), Parijatha (2012), and Parapancha (2016).
In 2015, he made his Bollywood debut by playing the role of Aditya in the film ‘Wedding Pullav.’
In 2008, he made his Telugu debut by playing the role of Gautham in the film ‘Vaana.’
In 2006, he made his Tulu debut by playing the role of Arun in the film ‘Kadala Mage.’
In the 2021 MX Original Hindi Web series ‘Ram Yug,’ Diganth Manchale portrayed Lord Ramchandra.
Apart from being an actor, Diganth has worked as a model. He has appeared on several Indian fashion shows and featured on the covers of many magazines.
Sandalwood Drug Scandal
In September 2020, Diganth Manchale and his wife, Aindrita Ray, were summoned by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) after their names appeared in a notorious drug case in the Kannada film industry. Meanwhile, a video of his wife went viral in which she was inviting people to Bally’s Casino for their special Eid bash. Later, she issued a clarification on various news channels that she only did it for publicity as asked by the casino’s marketing team, and many more personalities from the Kannada film industry were also involved in the marketing campaign of the casino.
We have received a telephonic notice from the Central Crime Branch for an ongoing enquiry at 11am tomorrow. We will be present and fully cooperate with the CCB.
— Aindrita Ray (@AindritaR) September 15, 2020
A few days later, Diganth was questioned for the second time by the CCB after he was accused of deleting some texts that he had sent to a few suspected African drug peddlers. Diganth commented on this and said,
Car accident case
In 2017, the Bangalore industrialist Adikeshavulu’s grandson, Geetha Vishnu, was allegedly accused of possessing 850 grams of marijuana in his Mercedes-Benz after he met with an accident that left him and five other persons injured. Deccan Herald It was revealed that he had partied with his friends, where he consumed marijuana right before the mishap. Some of the local news channels reported that the actors Prajwal Devaraj, Diganth Manchale, and Abishek Ambareesh were witnesses of the accident but escaped the crime scene. Diganth denied the rumours by saying that at the time of the accident, he was in Kanakpura, shooting for a movie, and he is nowhere associated with any drug. International Business Times
- Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm
- Harley Davidson Forty-Eight
- BMW R nineT SCRAMBLER
- Ducati Diavel 1200
- According to Diganth’s official Instagram account, his favourite sports activities include cycling, badminton, rock climbing, surfing, and diving. Instagram – Diganth Manchale
- Diganth Manchale is very passionate about backflips. In June 2022, while vacationing in Goa with his wife, Diganth suffered a dislocation of the cervical vertebra while performing a stunt on the trampoline in which his fingers went numb. He was then airlifted to Bengaluru and was admitted to Manipal Hospital. Deccan Herald
Now that we are back home after what seems like a nightmare!One person that we cant thank enough who helped us through these challenging times @VenkatKNarayan1 You were god sent & went out of your way to arrange the airlifting from goa to blore when time was of critical essence🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/eWeH4NRLsa
— Aindrita Ray (@AindritaR) June 27, 2022
- Diganth turned into a vegan after the incident of the pregnant elephant being fed a pineapple filled with crackers made the news headlines. He urged his fans to shift to a plant-based diet. The Times of India
- In 2017, during the shooting of the Bollywood film ‘Ticket to Bollywood,’ Diganth suffered from an injury in his right eye after a stiletto accidentally hit his eye and permanently damaged his cornea. Deccan Herald