Shanmukh Jaswanth ( Shannu ) Biography: Age, Early Life, Career, Youtube, Physical Appearance, Bigg Boss, Controversies

Shanmukh Biography:

Shanmukh Jaswanth Kandregula is a prominent Indian YouTuber, television personality, and actor. He gained widespread recognition for portraying “Shannu” in the YouTube series “The Software DevLOVEper” and as “Surya” in “Surya.” With over 4.3 million subscribers on his YouTube channel as of April 2023, he has garnered a sizable and dedicated audience. Among his notable content are videos like “The Viva” and “The Software Engineer 2.0.

Shanmukh Personal & Early Life:

Shanmukh Jaswanth, born on September 16, 1994, hails from Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management in Visakhapatnam. His brother, Vinay Shanmukh, co-directed the popular YouTube web series “Viva” alongside Sabarish Kandregula, known for his directorial contributions. Shanmukh showcased his talent by portraying comedic roles in various short films. Notably, he achieved the runner-up position in Season 5 of Bigg Boss.

Shanmukh Career:


Shanmukh embarked on his journey by starring in a dual role in the viral sensation “The Viva,” released in 2013, where he notably portrayed the character “Shannu.” This role became synonymous with his identity, earning him widespread recognition. Establishing his own YouTube channel in 2012, he initially showcased dance covers, short films, and comedic content.

Continuing his collaboration with Infinitum Media, Shanmukh appeared in various projects ranging from short films to dance covers and series. Notably, he became a fixture on the channel ‘Viva,’ often seen as one of the news presenters on Viva News. However, his breakthrough came with the YouTube series “The Software DevLOVEper,” directed by K. Subbu, where he reprised his role as “Shannu.” Premiering on July 31, 2020, on his YouTube channel, the series garnered widespread acclaim from both critics and viewers alike. Riding on its success, he ventured into television shows and subsequently starred in another popular series titled “Surya,” which premiered on his channel on February 16, 2021.

In September 2021, Shanmukh was hailed by Sakshi Post as the “first Telugu YouTuber” to amass four million subscribers, solidifying his status as a prominent figure in the YouTube community. His recent web series “Student” also garnered significant success on YouTube, attracting substantial viewership and engagement.


Shanmukh made his television debut on the game show Cash 2.0 before venturing into reality television by participating in Bigg Boss 5, where he emerged as the runner-up of the season.

In 2021, Shanmukh joined the cast of Bigg Boss Telugu Season 5, under the hosting of Nagarjuna. He clinched the first runner-up position in the finale held on September 19, 2021. The title was secured by Vj Sunny, with Sreerama Chandra finishing in third place.

Shannu Physical Appearance:

  • Height: 173 cm (in centimeters), 1.73 m (in meters), 5 feet 8 inches (in feet and inches)
  • Weight: 49 kg (in kilograms), 108 lbs (in pounds)
  • Body Measurements:
    • Chest: 38 inches
    • Waist: 30 inches
    • Biceps: 13 inches
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Hair Color: Black

Shannu Controversies:

Renowned YouTuber Shanmukh Jaswant and his brother Sampath faced legal woes when they were apprehended by the Hyderabad police over allegations related to a drug case. The arrest ensued after Dr. Mounika filed a complaint, accusing Shanmukh’s brother Sampath of deception.

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