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Sumanth (సుమంత్), born February 9, is a Telugu film actor. He is the nephew of actor Akkineni Nagarjuna and the grandson of veteran actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao.


Sumanth studied in a Hyderabad public school until he was 17 years old, completing +2. After that, he came to U.S. for six years. During those six years, having joined an engineering course at University of Michigan. He later realized it did not match his career ambitions and made a shift to art and directing. Sumanth received an undergraduate degree in Direction and Screen writing from Colombia in Chicago, IL. In August 2004, he married Keerthi Reddy. However in 2005, they registered for divorce.

Sumanth started his career in Tollywood in 1999 with Ram Gopal Varma's Prema Katha. The film became a disaster. His next two films Yuvakudu and Snehamante Idera also didn't fare well either at box office. However in 2003, he delivered his first hit, Sathyam, co-starring Genelia D'Souza. In 2004, he acted in another hit film, Gowri. The year 2005 didn't prove to be lucky for Sumanth as he starred in flop films like Dhana 51 and Mahanandi. However in 2006, Sumanth played the male lead in Sekhar Kammula's Godavari, which is so far the biggest commercial and critically acclaimed film in Sumanth's career.
Godavari gave face lift to the motley troop that etched them on to the telugu film field. Dialogues were splendid coming straight from the director Sekhar Kammula. Though it beared resemblances to directors previous film (film)Anand this was unique artwork , highlighting synergy of river backdrop, dialogues, camera , and actors.In 2006, Sumanth had another release, Chinnodu, co-starring Charmme Kaur, who was cast opposite Sumanth in Gowri. Chinnodu turned out to be an average grosser at the box office. His most recent film was Madhumasam and Classmates. Madhumasam is proven to be successful at the box office whereas Classmates was not liked.

Saroja (Tamil)

Pourudu (2008)

Classmates (2007)

Madhumasam (2007)

Chinnodu (2006)

Godavari (2006)

Mahanandi (2005)

Dhana 51 (2005)

Gowri (2004)

Satyam (2003)

Snehamante Idera (2001)

Yuvakudu (2000)


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