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Suman (actor)

Born Suman Talwar
(1959-08-28) 28 August 1959
Mangalore, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 1977 - Present
Spouse(s) Sirisha

Suman (born Suman Talwar in Mangalore) is an Indian film actor from Karnataka, India, known for his work predominantly in Telugu cinema. He has essayed the roles of mythological characters like Venkateswara, Shiva and Rama in Telugu. Suman has also starred in Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada films.[1] He enacted the historic character Pazhayamveedan Chandhu Nambiar in the biopic Pazhassi Raja.[2]

Suman started his career as a police officer in Tamil movie Neechal Kulam (1977) produced by T.R.Rammanna. Then he appeared in Tamil film Thee (1981) where he played a sincere police officer. In more than 3 decades, he acted more than 150 films as a hero in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and English language films. He returned to acting by playing the villain in Kollywood movies Sivaji and Kuruvi. He was cast as the main antagonist in the Malayalam movie Sagar alias Jacky.[3]

Born in Bangalore, his family moved to Chennai where he did his schooling from The Besant Theosophical High School, Chennai and B.A. from English Literature. His mother, Kesari Chandra, was the Principal of the Ethiraj College for women in Chennai. His father, Susheel Chandra, worked for I.O.C. Chennai. Suman learnt music and Sanskrit from H.A.S. Shastri.[4]

He married Sirisha, grand daughter of Telugu writer D. V. Narasaraju. They have a daughter.



  1. ^ Suman recalls services of Jayashankar - The Hindu
  2. ^ Mangalore: Telugu Actor Suman Talwar's Heart Beats for Tulunadu
  3. ^ Actor Suman talks about 'Amma Nanna O Sneham' - Video | The Times of India]
  4. ^ Tuluva Hero. Mangalore Today News Network. Mangalore, October 24, 2012,

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