Sumanth Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Family, Biography & More

SumanthSumanth is an Indian actor who works in the Telugu film industry. He is well-recognized to be the grandson of Telugu actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao.


‘Sumanth Kumar Yarlagadda,’ known as Sumanth was born on Sunday, 9 February 1975 (age 49 years; as of 2024) in Hyderabad, India. His zodiac sign is Aquarius. Sumanth stayed with his grandfather, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, in India while his parents lived in the US after his birth. Rao, who wished to experience fatherhood with his own children, raised his first grandchild himself during a hiatus from films after a major heart surgery.  In 1991, he attended Hyderabad Public School before pursuing an engineering course in Michigan, United States. However, he eventually switched to Columbia College in Chicago and graduated with a B.A. in film studies in 1997.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 6′ 1″

Weight (approx.): 75 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black


Parents & Siblings

Sumanth’s father’s name is Surendra Yarlagadda who is a former film producer. His mother’s name is Sathyavathi Akinneni. He has a younger sister named Supriya Yarlagadda, who is the executive director of Annapurna Studios.

Sumanth's Father

Sumanth’s Father

Sumanth with his mother

Sumanth with his mother

Sumanth with his sister, Supriya Yarlagadda

Sumanth with his sister, Supriya Yarlagadda


Sumanth got married to former actress Keerthi Reddy in August 2004. However, the couple parted ways in 2006.

Sumanth with ex wife Keerthy Reddy

Sumanth with ex-wife Keerthy Reddy

Other Relatives

Former actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao is his grandfather.

Sumanth's Maternal grandparents

Sumanth’s Maternal grandparents

Actor Nageswara Akkineni is his maternal uncle. Film producer D. Ramanaidu is his paternal uncle.

Sumanth's paternal uncle

Sumanth’s paternal uncle

His cousins are actors Naga Chaitanya, Akhil Akkineni, and Sushanth.


Sumanth is said to be in a relationship with Pavithra. In 2021, the couple was rumored to be getting married. However, Sumanth gave clarity to the rumor in an interview and said,

Hello everyone … there are rumors that I’m getting married again. I want to give clarity to all of you on this. In real life, I’m not getting married. I am making a movie in the background of getting married again after a divorce. This is the first time in Telugu that a movie with such a storyline has come to me. During the filming of the movie, a wedding card in my name has come out.” [1]The Times of India


He follows Hinduism.



Sumanth began his acting career in the film ‘Prema Katha’ (1999) in which he played the role of ‘Suri.’

Poster of the film 'Prema Katha' starring Sumanth

Poster of the film ‘Prema Katha’ starring Sumanth

In 2000, he appeared in the film ‘Yuvakudu,’ in the role of ‘Siva’ and in the film ‘Pelli Sambandham,’ in which he played the role of a grandson. He appeared in three back-to-back films in 2005 including ‘Soggadu,’ in which he appeared as himself, followed by the films ‘Dhana 51,’ in which he played the role of ‘Dhana,’ and ‘Mahanandi,’ in which he played the role of ‘Shankar.’ Sumanth has worked in films like Godavari (2006), Classmates (2007), Madhumasam (2008), Pourudu (2009), Raaj (2011), Emo Gurram Egaravachu (2014), Naruda Donoruda (2016), Malli Raava (2017), Idam Jagath (2018), and many more. In 2019, he played the role of ‘Akkineni Nageswara Rao’ in the sequel of the drama films ‘NTR: Kathanayakudu’ and ‘NTR: Mahanayakudu.’ He played the role of ‘Vikram’ in the film Malli Modalaindi (2022).

Poster of the film Malli Modalaindi, starring Sumanth

Poster of the film Malli Modalaindi, starring Sumanth

He appeared as ‘Brigadier Vishnu Sharma’ in the film ‘Sita Ramam’ (2022). Sumanth has worked in three films in 2023, including ‘Vaathi,’ ‘Sir,’ and ‘Anangana Oka Rowdy.’


  • In 2023, he was nominated at the South Indian International Movie Awards under the category of ‘Best Actor in a Supporting Role’ for the film Sita Ramam


  • Sumanth is the partner at Annapurna Studio.
  • Sumanth did a Telugu dub for the part of Ranveer Singh in the movie 83.
  • He is fond of dogs and often posts pictures with dogs on his Instagram.

    Sumanth with a dog

    Sumanth with a dog

  • Sumanth smokes randomly and posts pictures while smoking on his social media handles.|

    Sumanth while smoking

    Sumanth while smoking


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