Sumanth Ashwin

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Sumanth Ashwin
OccupationFilm actor
Years active2012–present
Parent(s)M. S. Raju

Sumanth Ashwin,[1] born Mantena Sumanth Ashwin Varma,[2][3] is a Tollywood actor and son of Film producer and director M. S. Raju. He made his debut in 2012 with Tuneega Tuneega under his father's direction and starred in the successful Kerintha and Columbus.[4]

Early life[edit | edit source]

Before entering the film industry, Sumanth[5] worked with his father in his production house Sumanth Art Productions. His grandfather, M. Rayapa Raju, was a famous Producer in Telugu Film Industry. Raju's cousin is Roja Movies' Proprietor M. Arjuna Raju.

Career[edit | edit source]

Sumanth Ashwin made his debut in 2012 with Tuneega Tuneega under his father's direction.[6][7] The movie failed at the box-office. His second film, directed by Mohana Krishna Indraganti, was successful at the box-office and was nominated for Best Film at the International Indian Film festival in South Africa.[8] Sumanth Ashwin got his first commercial break with the movie Lovers[9] the film was co-produced by Director Maruthi. His Fourth Film Chakkiligintha was directed by one of Director Sukumar's associates, Vema Reddy.[10][11] MS Raju had planned to remake this film in Kannada with Sumanth Ashwin himself playing the lead again, but the remake rights of the film for Kannada had been sold before the film's Telugu release.[12]

Sumanth Ashwin's recent hit Kerintha is a romantic entertainer in which he played a role of college-goer; the film was directed by Sai Kiran Adivi and produced by Dil Raju under Sri Venkateswara Creations. The film received positive reviews all over. He also enjoyed the success of Columbus directed by debutante R. Samala and featuring Seerat Kapoor and Mishti Chakraborty opposite him. The producers of the film released the movie on 22 October 2015.

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Template:Not yetdagger Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
2012 Tuneega Tuneega Karthik
2013 Anthaka Mundu Aa Tarvatha Anil
2014 Lovers Siddu
2014 Chakkiligintha[11] Aadi
2015 Kerintha Jai
2015 Columbus Ashwin
2016 Right Right Ravi
2017 Endhukila Web series by Yupptv
2017 Fashion Designer s/o Ladies Tailor Gopalam
2018 Happy Wedding Anand
2019 Prema Katha Chitram 2 Sudheer

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Only cinema is my lover right now : Sumanth Ashwin [Interview] – Telugu News". 17 August 2014.
  2. "'I don't look at actors as competitors'". Rediff.
  3. "MS Raju's Son Sumanth's Film Launched"
  4. "Sumanth Ashwin now busy with Columbus". Deccan Chronicle. 23 July 2015.
  5. "Sumanth "Ashwin Film reaches final leg".
  6. "M.S.Raju turns director for his son Sumanth Ashwin!".
  7. "Sumanth Ashwin’s Tuneega Tuneega in M S Raju & Dil Raju combination"/
  8. " "Telugu Films Find Acclaim Global – Sumanth Ashwin".
  9. "Sumanth Ashwin thrilled with Lovers success – Times of India". The Times of India.
  10. "Sumanth Ashwin's new film rolls out – Times of India". The Times of India.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Sumanth Ashwin's Chakkiligintha first look revealed – Times of India". The Times of India.
  12. "Tollywood actor Sumanth to make Sandalwood debut? – Times of India". The Times of India.