Popular Malayalam actor Manikandan Achari announced on his social media that his wife Anjali is now pregnant. Manikandan, known prominently among Tamil cinema fans for starring in an important role in 'Superstar' Rajinikanth's 2019 blockbuster Petta, took to his social media page to share the good news and also posted a picture of him embracing his wife, who is seen with her baby bump. Both Manikandan and Anjali clearly look mighty happy in the photo and elated with the latest big development in their family life. 

Posting the picture from what appears to be their baby shower ceremony, Manikandan Achari wrote on his Instagram page, "Seeking all your prayers", with comments from fans wishing them on the latest happy news. Manikandan and Anjali wed during the lockdown last year in a low-key marriage. The couple earned high praise from celebrities and fans alike after they announced that they had donated the money they had saved for their wedding to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund. Manikandan and Anjali are said to have first met a few years back at a temple festival, with their relationship soon blossoming into love.

Having started his career in Malayalam cinema in 2016 in Dulquer Salmaan's acclaimed cult classic Kammatipaadam, Manikandan Achari's performance was lauded by fans and critics alike. His performance in his debut venture left many stunned and also earned him the Kerala State Film Award for Best Character Actor. Manikandan subsequently landed roles in notable films like Fahadh Faasil's Carbon, Nivin Pauly's Kayamkulam Kochunni, and was last seen in National Award-winning acting legend Mammootty's Mamangam in 2019. Apart from starring in Petta in Tamil, he will next be seen in a pivotal role in 'Makkal Selvan' Vijay Sethupathi's much-awaited Maamanithan under Seenu Ramasamy's direction. He will be seen alongside Vijay Sethupathi as an auto driver, with pictures from the film's shooting spot going viral sometime back.