Popular Telugu actor and son of eminent film producer MS Raju, Sumanth Ashwin became the first celebrity from Tollywood to tie the knot in 2021, as he entered wedlock with Deepika Raju, a research scientist based out of Dallas in the United States. The grand wedding, which was an intimate affair at a farmhouse on the outskirts of Hyderabad, saw only family members and close friends gracing the happy occasion, with pictures now doing the rounds on social media showing the newly-wed couple beaming with joy. The atmosphere at the wedding is infectious with energy as there is happiness in the faces of everyone present, including Sumanth and Deepika, who look hopeful for their future together. 

A Mehendi function had earlier taken place on Thursday with the 32-year-old Sumanth and Deepika in the presence of a few big notable Telugu film industry personalities. The Mehendi ceremony was a yellow-themed pre-wedding function, with Deepika being the center of attraction in her eye-catching lehenga, which was well-complimented with accessories like a choker and earrings. Speaking about his son's wedding, producer MS Raju in an interview earlier to Hyderabad Times said, "After a difficult year like 2020, this wedding is a blessing for everyone involved. We are all happy for Sumanth as he has found someone so special. It will be a traditional Telugu wedding and will take place at a farmhouse in the outskirts of the city. The festivities will go on for three days and we have made sure that all the necessary safety precautions are in place." 

Sumanth Ashwin has carved a niche for himself in Telugu cinema over the years after making his debut under his father's direction in 2012 in the film, Tuneega Tuneega. The popular actor then made heads turn in 2013 in his second film, Anthaka Mundu Aa Tarvatha, which turned out to be a box office success, and also secured a nomination for Best Film at the International Indian Film festival in South Africa. Sumanth then went on to star in films most notably Happy Wedding and Prema Katha Chitram 2, while Right Right, Endhukila, Chakkiligintha and Lovers made him a big box office draw. He will next be seen in director Guru Pawan's thriller Ide Maa Katha, which will revolve around four strangers journeying together, with the film's teaser released sometime being praised by Tamil superstar Ajith Kumar.

Check out the photos from the Sumanth Ashwin-Deepika Raju wedding below: