Somanna Machimada is a renowned journalist and media personality from Karnataka. He is famous for being the star anchor for News First Kannada and he has a good following for his style of anchoring star programs. He is also a popular journalist who has worked with other channels like ETV Kannada in the past.
He is mostly known for covering the entertainment section of news. As part of the program, he has interviewed the top stars of Kannada film industry in the recent past. This has made him a household name for the Kannada audience. He has very good communication skills and his diction of the Kannada language is very good.
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Somanna Machimada was born in 1982 in Mysuru region of Karnataka, India. Somanna Machimada’s current age is 40 years.
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Somanna Machimada belongs to a Hindu family based in Mysuru also called as Mysore previously. He completed his primary education from Srimangala Higher Primary school in his hometown. After that, he joined the Mahajana First Grade College to begin his college education in Mysuru.
As Somanna was interested in media field, he choose journalism as a career and completed his graduation from Mysore University. This was a good platform for his career in the long run and he got an opportunity to work with Star of Mysore news paper after his degree. Later, he was promoted as Sub Editor for Mysore Mitra publications.
|Date of Birth
|16 March 1982
|41 (as of 2023)
|Mysore, Karnataka, India
|Senior News Anchor and Film Bureau Chief at NewsFirst Kannada
|Zodiac sign / Sun sign
|Srimangala Higher Primary School
|SBRR Mahajana First Grade College
|Kannada reality show Big Boss OTT(2022)
Somanna Machimada hails from a middle class family based in Mysuru. His parents stay in Mysuru along with his siblings. He is currently in Bangalore for his work. He has not revealed much information about his family members to the media.
Somanna Machimada’s relationship status is singe. However, he was earlier married. It was an arranged marriage that happened in 2012. However, the couple got mutually separated due to differences in 2020. Somanna has friendly relations now with his ex-wife and still cares for the family.
|Affairs / Girlfriend
Somanna Machimada looks elegant as a media reporter. He stands tall at 5.9 feet and weighs around 75 kgs. He has a lean outlook and looks very smart in formal attire. He is usually seen in short hair style and sports a moustache and beard most of the time. He is also a fitness enthusiast and does regular workout to maintain his health.
|Kilograms- 75 Kg
Weight in Pounds- 165 lbs
|Centimeters – 175 cm
Inches – 5 ft 9 in
Meter – 1.75 m
|Figure Measurements (approx.)
Somanna Machimada started his career by working in a small news paper in Mysuru region. As a fresher, he was one of the reporters for Mysore Mitra publications in his hometown. He was able to work under renowned journalists and learn more about the practical aspects of media publications in this stage.
After that, he was also part of Star of Mysore publications and this was also a good opportunity for the upcoming journalist. He worked as a Sub Editor for a few years till he decided to move to Bangalore to get better package. As soon as he landed in Bangalore, he was able to get a good job in TV 9 News channel in the Kannada Language.
The net worth of Somanna Machimada is around $1 million. He is a popular news anchor in Kannada Media Industry and has worked with many top channels in the last few years. He earns good salary and is well known in the entertainment industry. He owns property in Mysuru and Bengaluru and also has a luxury car.
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Somanna Machimada is considered as a tough contestant in the Bigg Boss show in the year 2022. He has garnered good votes in the first few episodes of the program and audience are loving his behaviour in the reality program.
In one of the episodes in Bigg Boss show, he opened up about his earlier marital life and confessed that he did lot of mistakes. His marriage ended up in divorce and he says that he misses his wife a lot after the separation.