Suman Ranganathan was born to a Kannadiga parents in Bangalore, Karnataka on 26 July 1974

She debut came with the award winning Kannada film Santa Shishunala Shareefa, in which she played the wife of Shareefa played by Sridhar. She was much appreciated for her acting in that small role. She got the next big commercial break after the then Kannada superstar Shankar Nag cast her in his directorial venture C.B.I Shankar, in which he also acted in the title role. Opportunities knocked on her door after this.

She was praised by critics for her role in Fareb (1996), her first Bollywood film, which was an Indian adaptation of Unlawful Entry (1992) starring Kurt Russell, Ray Liotta, and Madeleine Stowe. She was also appreciated for her scene-stealing performance as a spoiled Indian-American socialite in Aa Ab Laut Chalen (1999). However, her most noteworthy accomplishment in film came in 2003 with the release of the hit film Baghban, which went on to be nominated for four Filmfare Awards including Best Film.

She also was a part of a team of judges for the Mr India World 2007. She married Bunty Wallia in 2006, but the marriage ended in separation.


Films Done By Suman Ranganathan

  • 1989 C.B.I. Shankar Asha Kannada
  • 1989 Bala Hombale
  • 1989 Doctor Krishna
  • 1990 Santha Shishunala Sharifa Shareefa’s wife
  • 1991 Perum Pulli Tamil
  • 1992 Unnai Vaazhthi Paadugiren Priya
  • 1994 Mettupatti Mirasu Radha Tamil
  • 1995 Mudhal Udhayam Geetha
  • 1995 Udhavum Karangal
  • 1996 Fareb Suman Varma Hindi
  • 1997 Ankhon Mein Tum Ho Pooja
  • 1997 Achena Atithi Pooja Bengali
  • 1998 O Gandasare Neevestu Oleyavaru Janaki Kannada
  • 1999 Aa Ab Laut Chalen Loveleen
  • 2000 Ek Stree Vaishali
  • 2000 Varnakkazhchakal Malayalam
  • 2001 Bava Nachadu Telgu
  • 2002 Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam Nita
  • 2003 Market Lisa
  • 2003 Baghban Kiran Malhotra
  • 2004 Ishq Qayamat Suman
  • 2005 Sauda Hindi
  • 2006 Devaki Devaki
  • 2006 Purab Aur Paschim Bhojpuri
  • 2008 Bindaas Kannada Special appearance in song Kalu Mama
  • 2008 Mehbooba Hindi
  • 2008 Budhivanta Monika Kannada
  • 2008 Gumnaam – The Mystery Remon Hindi
  • 2008 Mast Maja Maadi Herself Kannada Special appearance
  • 2009 Anjadiru
  • 2012 Sidlingu Aandalamma Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Kannada
  • 2013 Galaate
  • 2016 Deal Raja Kannada
  • 2018 Double Engine Suma
  • 2019 Kavaludaari Madhuri