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 Kannada films including Parijatha, Gaalipata, and Pancharangi.
Diganth Manchale was born on Wednesday, 28 December 1983 (age 38; 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.
A childhood picture of Diganth Manchale (right) with his brother
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.
Wife & Children
On 12 December 2018, Diganth got married in a traditional Bengali style to Aindrita Ray, who is an actress, after being in a relationship with her for 10 years.
Diganth Manchale and his wife, Aindrita Ray
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 Manchale in a still from the film ‘Miss California’ (2006)
Diganth rose to fame after playing the role of Doodh peda in the film ‘Gaalipata,’ which was released in 2008.
Diganth Manchale (left) in a still from the film ‘Gaalipata’ (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.
Diganth Manchale on the official poster of the film ‘Manasaare’
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.’
Diganth Manchale on the official poster of the film ‘Wedding Pullav’ (2015)
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.’
Diganth Manchale as Arun on the official poster of the film ‘Kadala Mage’ (2006)
In the 2021 MX Original Hindi Web series ‘Ram Yug,’ Diganth Manchale portrayed Lord Ramchandra.
Diganth Manchale as Lord Ramachandra on the official poster of the 2021 web series ‘Ramyug’
Apart from being an actor, Diganth has worked as a model. He appeared on several Indian fashion shows, and on the covers of many magazines.
Diganth Manchale during Times Fashion Week show 2019
Sandalwood Drug Scandal
In September 2020, Diganth Manchale and his wife, Aindrita Ray, were summoned by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) as their names appeared on the then-ongoing drug case. Apparently, there was a video surfaced online which had Aindrita Ray, inviting people to Bally’s Casino for their special Eid bash. Later, she issued a clarification on the news channels that she only did it for publicity, as asked by the casino’s marketing team.
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,
I am cooperating with the CCB. If need be, I will again appear before them for questioning in this matter.”
Vishnu’s car accident case
In 2017, the Bangalore industrialist Adikeshavulu’s grandson, Geetha Vishnu, was allegedly accused of possessing 850 grams of marijuana in Vishnu’s Mercedes-Benz, after he met with an accident that left him and five other persons injured. It was revealed that he had partied with his friends where he consumed marijuana right before the mishap took place. 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 during the time of the accident, he was in Kanakpura shooting for a movie and he is nowhere associated with any drugs.
- Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm
Diganth Manchale on his Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm motorcycle in 2013
- Harley Davidson Forty-Eight
Diganth Manchale on his Harley Davidson Forty-Eight motorcycle in 2017
- BMW R nineT SCRAMBLER
Diganth Manchale on his BMW R nineT SCRAMBLER in 2018
- Ducati Diavel 1200
Diganth Manchale with his Ducati Diavel 1200 in 2020
- His favourite sports activities include cycling, badminton, rock climbing, surfing, and diving.
- Diganth Manchale is very passionate about back flips. 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.
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.
- In 2017, during the shooting of the Hindi film ‘Ticket to Bollywood,’ Diganth got seriously injured in his right eye as it got hit by a stiletto (women’s heels) and permanently damaged his cornea.
Diganth Manchale shared a picture on Instagram of his eye after the surgery
- In 2013, Diganth Manchale won the SIIMA award for the Romantic Star of South Indian cinema. He got nominated for Filmfare Awards for Best Kannada Actor and SIIMA Award for Best Actor in Supporting Role.