I am lucky to have found a soulmate like Deepika, says Sumanth Ashwin

Sumanth Ashwin’s love story is as filmy as the movies he acts in. The actor, who tied the knot with his lady love Deepika Raju at a farmhouse on the outskirts of the city on Saturday, says he’s looking forward to spending the rest of his life with her. “It’s always a wonderful feeling when you find your life partner and start a new journey together. I’m excited to see what lies ahead for Deepika and me,” shares Sumanth.

Hailing from West Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh, Deepika is a research scientist settled in Dallas, United States. Speaking about how he met Deepika for the first time, Sumanth says, “My cousin got married to her twin sister last year. I had gone to attend the wedding and that’s when I was introduced to Deepika. We hit it off instantly. From the moment we met, there was this comfort level, camaraderie and warmth between us.”

While the Happy Wedding actor returned to Hyderabad, he continued to stay in touch with Deepika and love blossomed between the two of them. “When she came to India for Sankranthi, we met again and we had this incredible chemistry. In fact, we were so good together that even our families knew that we were meant to be with each other. Without even telling us, they met and discussed the wedding and before we realised it, my father (producer MS Raju) was making all the wedding preparations,” says Sumanth.

The couple had a three-day wedding celebration, including a mehendi, haldi and sangeet before they tied the knot in a traditional wedding amidst 100 of their closest friends and family members. “Deepika is my friend first and my wife later. I’m truly lucky to have found someone like her and I’m looking forward to spending the rest of my life with her,” he adds.