Hero Sumanth (born Yarlagadda Sumanth Kumar) is an Indian film actor / producer known for his work mainly in Telugu cinema. He is from the Akkineni family.
He is the nephew of Akkineni Nagarjuna and the grandson of the late Akkineni Nageswara Rao. He is also a partner of the family-owned Annapurna Studios and the SS Creations film production company.
Hero Sumanth was born in Hyderabaad, India, on February 9, 1975. He is the only son of Yarlagadda Surendra and the late Yarlagadda Satyavathi. A few months after his birth, Sumanth’s parents returned to the United States where they were living. Sumanth, however, remained in India at the request of her late maternal grandfather Akkineni Nageswara Rao.
The latter had often said that his busy acting career prevented him from living full fatherhood with his own children, so he wanted to raise his first grandchild himself. As a result, Sumanth was adopted by her grandfather and late grandmother Annapurna Akkineni.