Shani Salmon Wiki, Height, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Shani Salmon is an Indian actor who primarily works in the Telegu entertainment industry. In 2022, he appeared in  Star Maa’s Telegu reality show Big Boss Season 6.


Shani Salmon was born on Thursday, 23 April 1987 (age 35 years; as of 2022) in Jadcherla, Hyderabad. His zodiac sign is Taurus. Shani did his schooling at ZPH School, Hyderabad. Later, he joined Osmania University, Hyderabad to pursue his graduation. Subsequently, he completed his postgraduate degree from Nizam University, Hyderabad. Shani Salmon was inclined towards acting since childhood.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black


Shani Salmon belongs to a Christian family in Hyderabad.

Parents & Siblings

Shani Salmon’s father’s name is Samuel Pagadala.
Shani Salmon with his father
Shani Salmon’s mother’s name is Shanti Samuel Pagadala.
Shani Salmon’s mother

Wife & Children

Shani Salmon is unmarried.


In one of the Big Boss Telegu Season 6 episodes, Shani Salmon said that he had dated five women. He also mentioned that he named Shani after his first ex-girlfriend’s name.


Shani Salmon follows Christianity.


Telegu Films

In 2003, Shani Salmon made his acting debut with the Telegu film Sye. S.S. Rajmouli directed the film. Later, Shani acted in various Telegu films like Devadas (2018), Happy (2016), Ready (2011), Ekko Magadu (2008), Shashirekha Parinayam (2009), Kinnerasani (2022), and Gray (2021).

Television Shows

In 2022, Shani Salmon made his television debut with the Star Maa’s television reality show Big Boss Season 6.
Shani Salmon in Telegu Big Boss Season 6 (2022)

Production House

Shani Salmon co-established a production house named ‘Over 7’ with his friend. Over 7 produces short films and television shows.


  • In the Telegu entertainment industry, Shani Salmon is known as the “Black Star.” In an interview, Shani talked about this and said,
    I have been recognized as a black star and I am bowing my head to the Telegu audience. The success of Ram Asur’s film is a major achievement in my life. Wherever I go to Vijayotsava sabhas, I am very happy that the audience calls me Shivanna.”
  • Shani Salmon’s real name is Shaani Pagadala.
  • Apart from acting, Shani Salmon is a cricket player. In 2022, he played in Telangana Warriors Celebrity T10 Knockout Cricket Tournament.
    Shani Salmon in Telangana Warriors Celebrity T10 Knockout Cricket Tournament 2022
  • In a media interview, Shani Salmon talked about his journey in the entertainment industry and said,
    Basically being a sportsman, I saw a holding in the city of Hyderabad, the advertisement said that athletics and gymnastics players are wanted, those who are eligible should contact.  In 2003, when I went for the interview, I came to know that it was an advertisement for famous director Rajmouli’s film auditions. When he went for the interview, Rajmouli said very warmly that he patted him on the shoulder.”
  • Shani Salmon follows a non-vegetarian diet.
    Shani Salmon’s Instagram post about his food habit
  • Shani Salmon consumes alcohol and is often spotted drinking alcohol on various occassions.
    Shani Salmon shared a picture of beer on social media

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