From Google’s CEO’s Childhood Home to a Rising Star’s Villa: A Tamil Actor Takes Over Sundar Pichai’s Ancestral House

Actor Manikandan Sundar Pichai house bought

In a unique twist of events, actor and producer C. Manikandan, known for his role in the movie ‘Kadir’, has purchased the childhood home of Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, in Chennai. The news has been creating quite a buzz on social media platforms.

Sundar Pichai, born and raised in Madurai and later Chennai, is a Tamilian and is revered worldwide for his role as the CEO of Google. The house at 48th Street, Ashok Nagar, Chennai, holds significant historical value as it is where Pichai resided until he was 20 years old. Afterward, he moved to Gorakhpur for his engineering studies, eventually making his way to Stanford University and later settling abroad.

Raghunatha Pichai and Lakshmi, Sundar Pichai’s parents, currently live in America, which led to the decision to sell their Chennai residence. The buyer, C. Manikandan, is not only an actor but also a successful production company owner and a real estate entrepreneur. His production company has been reported to be shooting films like ‘Meindum’ and ‘Legpiece’.

Manikandan, who also has plans to transform the house into a villa, has shared some behind-the-scenes details about the sale. He reported that Raghunatha Pichai, Sundar Pichai’s father, handled all aspects of the sale, including tax payments and deed registration, without leveraging his son’s influence. A remarkable moment during the handover was when Raghunath received the bonds for the property – it was the first property he had ever sold.

In a world where the paths of tech giants and entertainment often intersect, this story of Sundar Pichai’s childhood home being repurposed by an up-and-coming Tamil actor adds an intriguing layer to the narrative. The house, rich in history and now in the hands of a rising star, is set to embark on a new journey.


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