Age: 30 Years
|Other Names||Nikhil Kumar, Nikhil Gowda|
|Famous For||Being the son of former Karnataka Chief Minister, H. D. Kumaraswamy, and grandson of former Indian Prime Minister, H. D. Deve Gowda|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
|Debut||Film (Kannada-Telugu bilingual): Jaguar (2016) as 'Krishna'|
|Date of Birth||22 January 1990 (Monday)|
|Age (as in 2019)||30 Years|
|Birthplace||Bangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Hometown||Bangalore, Karnataka, India|
|School||• Carmel School, Bangalore
• Clarence School, Bangalore
|Caste||Vokkaliga (Other Backward Class; OBC) Wikipedia|
|Hobbies||Travelling, Hanging out with Friends|
|Controversies||• In October 2006, Nikhil Kumaraswamy, along with two of his friends Rahul Mahajan and Manu Sharma, smashed beer bottles at Hotel Empire International at 3.30 am after he was denied a meal by the hotel staff who had shut down. Later, a complaint was filed by the hotelier saying unknown persons ransacked his premises and assaulted his staffers. Deve Gowda defended his grandson and tried to give the case a different spin each time. Eventually, home minister, M. P. Prakash, dismissed the incident as pardonable “juvenile delinquency” and indicated action against the hotel for staying open beyond permitted hours.
• In May 2019, a Kannada daily published an article stating that an intoxicated Nikhil created a ruckus at his grandfather’s place and blamed him for his failed political career. Later, an FIR was registered by the Bangalore Police against the editor of the Kannada daily for publishing a fictitious article.
|Relationships & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||• Swathi M Gowda (ex-fiancee)
• Rachita Ram (Kannada Actress; Rumoured)
|Engagement Date||• Engagement with Swathi M Gowda on 20 May 2015
• Engagement with Revathi (Ruthu) on 10 February 2020
|Fiancée||Revathi (grand-niece of former Karnataka housing minister, M Krishnappa)
|Parents||Father- H. D. Kumaraswamy (Politician, Former Chief Minister of Karnataka)
Mother- Anitha Kumaraswamy (Politician, Film Producer)
Step-Mother- Radhika Kumaraswamy (Actress, Film Producer)
|Siblings||Step-Sister- Shamika Kumaraswamy|
|Actor(s)||Prabhas, Prakash Raj|
|Car Collection||Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2, Infiniti, Range Rover, Hummer India Today|
|Assets/Properties||Movable Assets: Rs. 17.53 crore
Immovable Assets: Rs. 56.47 crore (including two houses and a commercial property) The Hindu
|Net Worth (approx.)||Rs. 74 crores (as in 2019) The Hindu|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Nikhil Kumaraswamy
- Nikhil Kumaraswamy was born in an affluent family of Politicians in Bangalore.
- After completing his schooling, Nikhil got enrolled for a pre-university course but left the course midway. Later, he did a Bachelor’s programme through correspondence.
- Nikhil loved playing cricket in his childhood.
- He started receiving training in cricket from a very young age, and by the time he was 11 years old, he used to play so well that he was asked to join the seniors at the nets.
- On 20 May 2015, Nikhil Kumaraswamy got engaged to KCN Mohan’s eldest daughter, Swathi M Gowda. However, they later called off their engagement due to misunderstandings.
- Nikhil started his career as an actor in 2016 with the Kannada-Telugu bilingual film “Jaguar” in which he played the role of ‘Krishna.’ The film earned him a SIIMA Award for Best Debutant Actor (Male) – Kannada.
- Next, he appeared in the Kannada film “Seetharama Kalyana.”
- In 2019, Nikhil played the role of ‘Abhimanyu’ in the Kannada film “Kurukshetra.”
- Nikhil started his political career in 2019 by contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Mandya District as a JDS candidate.
- It was considered a safe bastion for the Congress-JDS alliance.
- However, he lost the elections from Sumanlatha Ambareesh with a margin of 128,725 votes.
- During the elections, Nikhil was trolled with the title, Nikhil Ellidiyappa. Soon after the results, two locations with the name “Nikhil Ellidiyappa” appeared on Google Maps, which were later removed by the authorities.
- He is a fitness enthusiast and owns a private gym.
- Despite growing up in a family with a political background, Nikhil was always drawn towards the entertainment industry.
- When asked about his passion for cinema, Nikhil said,
My father has a long association with the Kannada film industry in the capacity of producer and distributor and is very passionate about cinema. He always wanted me to get into films as a hero.”