Shanmukh Jaswanth is an Indian actor, director, writer, and YouTuber who was born on 16th September 1994 in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. He is popularly known for his comedy sketches and short films on his YouTube channel “ShannuBaba”. Shanmukh started his career as an assistant director and worked on several Telugu films before he ventured into acting and creating content on YouTube. He has collaborated with several popular YouTubers and has gained a massive following for his humorous and relatable content. Shanmukh is also an avid social media user and has a strong presence on platforms like Instagram and Twitter. He has won several awards and accolades for his work and is considered to be one of the most promising talents in the Indian digital entertainment industry.
|Full name||Shanmukh Jaswanth Kandregula |
|Profession(s)||Dancer, YouTuber & Actor|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 173 cm
in meters– 1.73 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 8”
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• Won the Best Performer- Male Award at Padmamohana YouTube Awards (2020) for the YouTube series ‘The software devLOVEper (2020)’
• Shanmukh received his YouTube Silver Play Button in 2017 for surpassing 100,000 subscribers.
• In October 2020, he received YouTube Gold Play Button for exceeding one million subscribers.
|Date of Birth||16 September 1994 (Friday)|
|Age (as of 2021)||27 Years|
|Hometown||Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh|
|College/University||• Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru
• Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management
|Educational Qualification||Bachelor of Business Management |
|Food Habit||Non-Vegetarian |
|Tattoo(s)||• An infinity tattoo on his right wrist with “AUSS” inked in the middle; “AUSS” stands for Apparao, Umarani, Sampath, and Shanmukh, the names of Shanmukh’s family members.
• A matching couple tattoo with his girlfriend, Deepthi Sunaina.
|Controversies||• In March 2017, an anonymous lawyer filed a petition against the short-film ‘Sita, I Am Not A Virgin (2017),’ featuring the YouTubers Shanmukh Jaswanth and his girlfriend, Deepthi Sunaina. Apparently, Kaushik Babu, the director of the film, was accused of hurting sentiments of the Hindu community, citing that the phrase used in the title of the film ‘I am not a virgin’ was inappropriate. According to Hindu mythology, ‘Sita’ was one of the central figures in the Hindu epic Ramayana, who is also preached as a goddess. Hence, the title of the film triggered the anger of Hindus. In an interview, while talking about the allegations, Shanmukh said,
“Whatever is happening is ridiculous. Our aim was to send out a message. It is a bold subject, but there’s nothing controversial like people are making it out to be. Sita is just the name of a character, and the film has nothing to do with the Ramayana. Without watching the film, assumptions are being made based on the title.”
Thereafter, the title was changed to Seetha I’m Not A Virgin (2017) to dismiss the charges.
|Relationships & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Deepthi Sunaina (YouTuber, Dancer, and Actress)|
|Parents||Father– Apparao Kandregula
Mother– Umarani Kandregula
|Siblings||Brother– Sampath Vinay (Entrepreneur)|
|Dancer(s)||Matt Steffanina, Melvin Louis|
|Actor(s)||Suriya, Allu Arjun|
|Car Collection||Hyundai Creta
Some Lesser Known Facts About Shanmukh Jaswanth
- Shanmukh Jaswanth was born and raised in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.
- He started his career in the film industry as an assistant director and worked on several Telugu films.
- Shanmukh gained popularity with his YouTube channel “ShannuBaba”, where he creates comedy sketches and short films.
- He has collaborated with several popular YouTubers, including Viva Harsha, Hyper Aadi, and Mahathalli.
- Shanmukh is also an actor and has appeared in several Telugu films and web series.
- He is a fitness enthusiast and loves to work out regularly to maintain his physical and mental well-being.
- Shanmukh is also an animal lover and has a pet dog named Bruno.
- He is a trained dancer and has participated in several dance competitions during his school and college days.
- Shanmukh is an active social media user and has a strong presence on platforms like Instagram and Twitter.
- He has won several awards and accolades for his work, including the Best Actor in a Web Series award at the Zee Cine Awards Telugu 2020 for his role in the web series “Surya vs Surya”.