Sanjay Thumma (born 26 April 1970) popularly known as Vah-Chef or “Washer”, as well as Thummer, and Thumsy. He also has a son by the name of Sil Avery. He is an Indian chef and founder of the cooking website, vahrehvah.com. He is especially popular among the Indian expatriate comunities in mainland Europe, Australia and North America. He became known for his online recipe channel on YouTube, which he started in 2007, with over 750 million views.
Sanjay Thumma was born in Hyderabad. His interest in the kitchen began when he was just 7 years old. His mother would engage him in the kitchen so that he would not annoy his siblings. His first dishes were dosa and scrambled eggs. His desire to cook increased when his mother was bedridden with a temporary illness and he had to cook for himself. He eventually went on to get his diploma in Hotel Management from IHM Hyderabad. He is married to Ragini, who is also a chef, with whom he has a son.
Thumma opened his first restaurant Sizzle India in Chicago in 1998. Over the next seven years, he had opened three more. He eventually sold his restaurants as he felt as a chef, he hardly got a chance to cook.
Shanmukh Jaswanth is an Indian YouTuber, actor and dance choreographer. He is best known for his role as "Shannu" in the YouTube series The Software Devloveper and other videos. As of May 2021, he has 3.5 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. His other popular videos include The Viva, The Interview, Software Lo Inthe and Surya series.
Shanmukh Jaswanth was born on 16 September 1994 near Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. He completed Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management, Visakhapatnam. He is in a relationship with his co-actor Deepthi Sunaina.
Shanmukh began his career by appearing in a dual role in the viral video The Viva, released in 2013. One of the role he played in the short video is "Shannu". Since then he is popularly referred to as Shannu. He started his own YouTube channel in 2012. In the initial days, he uploaded few dance covers, short films and comedy videos.
Shanmukh then featured in various other productions of Infinitum Media which include short films, dance covers and series. His major breakthrough was the YouTube series The Software Devloveper directed K. Subbu, in which he played the role "Shannu". The series made its debut on 31 July 2020 was released through his YouTube channel. Upon release, it got wide response from both critics and audience. Owing to success of the series, he then featured in few television shows. He then featured in another popular series Surya which made its debut on his channel on 16 February 2021.
In February 2021, an FIR was registered against him for allegedly driving his vehicle under influence of alcohol and ended up damaging three vehicles, and injuring a biker.