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Renu Desai (Pawan Kalyan’s Wife) Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 42 Years
Marital Status: Engaged
Hometown: Pune

Renu Desai

Bio/Wiki
Profession(s)• Actress
• Former Model
• Filmmaker
• Producer
• Costume Designer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBrown
Career
DebutActor (Telugu Film): Badri (2000) as Vennela
Poster of the 2000 Telugu film 'Badri'
Actor (Tamil Film): James Pandu (2000) as Renu
Poster of the 2000 Tamil film 'James Pandu'
Actor (Telugu TV): Radhamma Kuthuru (2021) on Zee Telugu as 'Goddess Parvathi'
Renu Desai in a still from the Telugu TV show 'Radhamma Kuthuru'
Costume Designer & Editor (Telugu Film): Kushi (2001)
Poster of the 2001 Telugu film 'Kushi'
Producer (Marathi Film): Mangalashtak Once More (2013)
Poster of the 2013 Marathi film 'Mangalashtak Once More'
Filmmaker (Marathi): Ishq Wala Love (2014)
Poster of the 2014 Marathi film 'Ishq Wala Love'
Personal Life
Date of Birth4 December 1981 (Friday)
Age (as of 2023)42 Years
BirthplacePune. Maharashtra, India
Zodiac signSagittarius
NationalityIndian
HometownPune
HobbiesReading, Writing Poems
Renu Desai's poem
Tattoo(s)On her left hand’s wrist: A Lotus and some text
Renu Desai left forehand tattoo
Renu Desai's tattoo on her left wrist
On her right hand’s ring finger: An unidentified alphabet
Renu Desai right ring finger tattoo
Relationships & More
Marital StatusEngaged
Affairs/Boyfriends• Pawan Kalyan (2001-2009)
• Name Not Known (As per her instagram post, she is in a relationship with an unidentified person since early 2018)
Fiancé Name Not Known (On 24 June 2018, she got engaged to an unidentified person)
An engagement picture of Renu Desai
Marriage Date28 January 2009 (with Pawan Kalyan)
Renu Desai and Pawan Kalyan marriage photo
Family
Husband/SpousePawan Kalyan (m. 2009-div. 2012)
Pawan Kalyan with his Ex-wife Renu Desai
ChildrenSon- Akira Kalyan
Renu Desai with her son Akira Kalyan
Daughter- Aadhya Kalyan
Renu Desai with her daughter Aadhya Kalyan
SiblingsBrother- Name Not Known (younger)
Renu Desai with her brother
Sister- Name Not Known (elder)
Favourites
ActressDeepika Padukone
FilmTholi Prema (1998)
DirectorChristopher Nolan
Writer(s)Isabel Allende, Haruki Murakami
PoetPablo Neruda
Poem(s)‘Tonight I Can Write (The Saddest Lines)’ and ‘The Moon Lives in the Lining of Your Skin’ by Pablo Neruda
Travel DestinationMilan
FoodPani Puri
Style Quotient
Car CollectionPorsche Boxster
Renu Desai in her car, Porsche Boxster

Renu Desai

Some Lesser Known Facts About Renu Desai

  • Renu Desai is an Indian actress, costume designer, filmmaker, producer, and former model, who is the second wife of the well-known South Indian actor and politician Pawan Kalyan.
  • Renu was born into a middle-class Marathi family in Pune, Maharashtra. [1]The Times of India

    A childhood image of Renu Desai

    A childhood image of Renu Desai

  • She had a difficult childhood because she faced discrimination at home; as her parents wanted to have a male child but she was born to them.
  • Ever since she was a kid, she was an avid reader.
  • She was a non-vegetarian until the age of 7 as she saw the slaughter of a baby goat on a road and that moved her so much that she turned vegetarian since then.
  • She started her career as a model at the age of 15, and was paid a whopping amount of ₹1 lakh for an advertisement.

    A photo of Renu Desai taken in 2001

    A photo of Renu Desai taken in 2001

  • In 1998, she was seen in Shankar Mahadevan‘s song “Breathless” in which she played the role of a mermaid.

  • She was 19 years old when she did her debut movie ‘Badri’ (2000) alongside Pawan Kalyan. During the making of the film, Renu and Pawan fell in love and tied the knot the same year. Initially, her parents were against their marriage, but after a year, they accepted them.

  • In 2001, Renu began living together with Pawan Kalyan, her co-actor from the film ‘Badri.’ At that time, Pawan was already married to Nandini. Renu and Pawan had a son named Akira Nandan in 2004, before getting married in 2009.
  • In 2003, she appeared as Geetanjali opposite Pawan Kalyan in the Telugu martial arts film ‘Johnny.’
  • She has designed costumes for several Telugu films such as ‘Johnny’ (2003), ‘Gudumba Shankar’ (2004), and ‘Balu’ (2005).
  • In 2011, the couple initiated divorce proceedings and officially ended their marriage in 2012 after finalizing the divorce. In an interview, while discussing her divorce from Pawan Kalyan, she disclosed that it was Pawan who initiated the divorce process, even though she initially protested it. She said,

    I get hate messages from many female fans of Pawan garu. I want to ask them only one question. How would you feel if Pawan was your husband and after 11 years of marriage, he becomes a father to another daughter without telling you? During our divorce, I requested Kalyan garu to issue a public statement to clarify it, but he didn’t oblige my request.” [2]India Today

  • After separating from Pawan Kalyan, she has been living in Pune with her children.
  • If she wasn’t a filmmaker, she would have been a professor or a doctor.
  • In February 2023, she shared that she has been facing heart and health problems for a few years. [3]The Times of India
  • She is an avid dog lover and has a pet dog named ‘Freddie.’ Renu Desai, a dog lover

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