Nikhil Gowda also known as Nikhil Kumaraswamy, is an Indian actor who displays his skills in Telugu and Kannada film industry. He made his first cry on 22nd January 1990 which currently makes his 27 years old. Besides being an actor, the multi-talented Nikhil is also a businessman. He made the third generation of the Gowda family, a family full of politicians. His father H. D. Kumaraswamy being the former Chief Minister of Karnataka and Grandfather H. D. Deve Gowda the former Prime Minister, he was supposed to jump on the bandwagon. However the youngster had other plans. He mentioned how his father has associations with the Kannada film industry and his desire to see the apple of his eye as a hero. He debuted in the movie Jaguar, under the direction of Mahadev and home productions.
Nikhil claims that even being born in such a well to do family, he had a very decent upbringing. On being asked about his childhood, he told about how he had to slash his time between his dad’s and mom’s families. Also, he has a half-sister in actress Radhika’s daughter Shamika, and it comes out that Nikhil is not very fond of accepting her as a family member. He considers this as his dad’s and Radhika’s private affair. He attended the Carmel School in Padmanbhangar till class 7, and then his schooling was shifted to Clarence School till 10 in JP Nagar. He inherited his maternal grandfather’s simple life and claimed to be shy and silent. Later he joined college but ended up spending more time in the city than college, and as a result, he could not complete his PUC. Due to this, he had to finish his Bachelor's program through correspondence.
It was during his college time that he discovered his love for films and met his happiness, Swathi, loving daughter of filmmakers Poornima Mohan and
. The couple tied the knot on 20th May 2015. The wedding was a private affair as only one picture was released which went viral. The young lad gives credit to his father and grandfather for not bringing him into politics and letting him choose films over the political practice. After the huge success from Jaguar, the young actor is working on a new movie under the direction of
, who has directed Telugu mega hits like “Race gram” and “
.”The shooting has already started from January 7 and is predicted to be launched on his father’s birthday, i.e., 16th December. There are a lot of hopes from this young lad and also that the public likes his performance and gives him a chance to grow.