Last Updated on August 7, 2021
Shanmukh Jaswanth Kandregula, better known as Shannu in the online world. He is a famous YouTuber, Dancer, and Actor from South India. Shanmukh comes in the category of India’s top YouTube Creator.
Shanmukh has made a huge fan base with the help of YouTube, if talk about his fan following then he has more than 3.31 million subscribers on YouTube and more than 1.3 million followers on Instagram.
He posts comedy videos, short films, web series, dance videos and songs covers on his YouTube channel, which a lot of loved by viewers. So let’s know about this successful YouTuber in detail, where we will know about his age, family, girlfriend, controversies, and career.
Biography – Early Life & Career
Shanmukh was born on 16 September 1994 in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Since childhood, Shanmukh was fond of performing arts and took part in various extra-curricular activities at his school.
He studied at the Amrita School of Engineering in Bangalore (2012-2013) and received a Bachelor of Business Management degree from Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM).
On 2 July 2012, he created his YouTube channel “Shanmukh Jaswanth” (his channel name), on the same day he uploaded his first video title ‘Cadbury Laddu Ad By Shanmukh‘.
In 2013, he got recognition on YouTube, after starring in the hit YouTube video “The Viva by Sabarish Kandregula“, The video created a buzz on the internet. The comic and illogical definition of optical fiber “optical fiber uses communication and communication uses optical fiber” by Shanmukh went viral on the internet.
Surprisingly, Shanmukh never has been a part of any professional course in dance & acting, actually, he learned to dance by watching various YouTube videos.
In 2015, during his graduation at GITAM, he gave a crowd-pulling performance in flash mobs to promote Gem Fest, a cultural festival organized by GITAM’s management students.
Subsequently, he uploaded dance covers of various songs like Hosanna, Kala Chashma, Bezubaan and You and Me (Khaidi No 150) on his YouTube channel. With the You and Me dance cover, he gained recognition as a dancer.
Meanwhile, he collaborated with VIVA, a YouTube channel that produces entertainment-centric content. Shanmukh has starred in various videos produced by VIVA, such as The Interview by Sabarish Kandregula (2013), The Big Fat Proposal (2016) and a series of ‘Viva News‘.
Later, he upload dance covers of songs on YouTube like Sone Sone (Singam 3), Emai Poyave (Padi Padi Leche Manasu), Abbanee Tiyyani Debba (Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari) and Rock on Bro (Janatha Garage).
Despite being highly praised for his dance cover, he had to discontinue them as various filmmakers made copyright allegations against him. After the dance cover videos, he started creating comedy videos on his channel like Men Will Be Men, PUBG, and The Software series.
Shanmukh got the biggest breakthrough of his career from the Telugu romantic-comedy series “The Software DeveLOVEper“. In this, he played the role of Mr Shannu, a middle-class boy who falls in love with Vaishnavi Chaitanya.
He also starred in the short films Seetha I’m Not A Virgin (2017), Boomerang (2017), and Chaturvyuha (2018). He was a contestant in the 2021 reality competition television series Dance Plus Telugu, in which he was a member of the team called ‘Darjeeling Devils‘.
Recently, he has published a web series named Surya on his channel under the banner of Infinitum Media. Where he is seen acting with Mounika Reddy.
|Real Name||Shanmukh Jaswanth Kandregula|
|Date of Birth||16 September 1994|
|Birth Place||Vizag (Visakhapatnam) Andhra Pradesh|
|Age (as in 2021)||26 Years|
|Hobbies||Acting & Dancing|
|Profession(s)||Actor, Dancer & YouTuber|
|First Video||Cadbury Laddu Ad (2012)|
|Famous For||As a YouTuber & Dancer|
Body Appearance & Physical Stats
|Height||in feet & inches– 5’ 8”
in centimeters– 173 cm
in meters– 1.73 m
|Weight||approx. 60 kg|
|Body Measurements||Chest: 37 Inches
Waist: 31 Inches
Biceps: 14 Inches
|Tattoo(s)||1) 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.
2) He also has a matching couple tattoo with his girlfriend, Deepthi Sunaina.
|College(s)/University||1) Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru
2) Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management
|Education Qualification||Bachelor of Business Management|
Net Worth & Income
|Income||1.2 Crore to 1.5 Crore INR per month
(Including YouTube’s income)
|Net Worth||$5-6 Million|
|Source of Income||From Movies, Ads, YouTube, etc…|
Awards & Achievements
|Padmamohana YouTube Awards||Won the Padmamohana YouTube Awards (2020): Best Performer (Male) – for YouTube series “The software devLOVEper (2020)“
|YouTube Silver Play Button||He received YouTube Silver Play Button in 2017 for surpassing 100,000 subscribers in his YouTube channel.
|YouTube Gold Play Button||He received the YouTube Gold Play Button in October 2020 for over one million subscribers.
|DIA 2021||He won the STAR ARTIST INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR Award from DIA in 2021.
1) In March 2017, an anonymous lawyer filed a petition against Shanmukh Jaswanth and his girlfriend, Deepti Sunaina’s short film ‘Sita: I’m Not a Virgin (2017)‘. Apparently, the film’s director Kaushik Babu was accused of hurting the sentiments of the Hindu community, stating that the phrase ‘I am not virgin’ used in the title of the film was inappropriate.
According to Hindu mythology, ‘Sita’ was one of the central figures in the Hindu epic Ramayana, which is also promoted as a goddess. Therefore, the title of the film provoked the anger of the Hindus. In an interview, 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.
2) Shanmukh Jaswanth was arrested by the police when he hit three parked cars and two bikes. The incident took place at Road No.10, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana.
Police say that he was driving the vehicle under the influence of alcohol and lost control of his car. After, Shanmukh hitting the vehicles, the owners of the cars picked up an argument with him. Police who received the information from the locals reached the spot and took Shanmukh into custody.
Police when tested, the reading on the breath analyser was 170mg/100 ml. The Traffic Police immediately seized the car of Shanmukh and a few cases have been registered. Cases under 337, 279, 185 sections under the motor vehicle act have been filed against Shanmukh. He may get a special bail in a drunken drive case.
|Actor(s)||Suriya & Allu Arjun|
|Actress||Anushka Shetty & Samantha Ruth|
|Dancer||Matt Steffanina & Melvin Louis|
|Colour||Red and Black|
Shanmukh Jaswanth Web Series & Movies
Web Series & Movies
|2017||Seetha: I’m Not A Virgin|
|2020||The software devLOVEper|
Shanmukh Jaswanth Family & Girlfriend
|Parents||Father: Apparao Kandregula
Mother: Umarani Kandregula
|Sibling||He has an elder brother: Sampath Vinay (Entrepreneur)
|Girlfriend(s)||Deepthi Sunaina (Social Media Star & Actress)
Instagram, YouTube, Contact Details & Social Media
Shanmukh is very active on all social media platforms. He has more than 1.3m followers on his official Instagram account. He uses his Instagram account to post his videos and photos and promote many brand’s products.
Shanmukh has a YouTube channel where he uploads web series, comedy videos, dance videos and music cover videos. So far, only 79 videos have been uploaded on this channel and he has more than 3.31m subscribers.
His channel name is Shanmukh Jaswanth, which he made on Jul 02, 2012, and on the same day, he published his first video on his channel. His videos have been viewed more than 334,452,338 times so far.
|Daily Earning||approx. 3.2 Lakh|
|Monthly Earning||approx. 1 Crore|
|Total Earning||approx. 10 Crore|
|Mobile Number||Update Soon|