Suma Kanakala

Suma Kanakala (born 22 March 1975) is an Indian-based TV anchor, host, singer, actress, and producer. She is best known for starring on Star Mahila, a game show which the longest running game show in India.

Suma Kanakala
Born (1975-03-22) 22 March 1975 (age 45)
OccupationTV anchor, host, singer, actress, producer
Years active1991–present
Spouse(s)Rajeev Kanakala

Early lifeEdit

Suma was born on 22 March 1975 in Thrissur, Kerala, India. Her parents are Sri.P.N.L Pranavi and Smt. P. Vimala who were in Secunderabad for a very long time. She is married to actor Rajeev Kanakala.[1]


A presenter from the age of 21, she has hosted many Telugu film audio launches, film awards and functions. She is a Malayali from Kerala, but speaks Telugu fluently. Apart from Malayalam and Telugu, she is also fluent in Hindi, English, and Tamil. She has acted in various films from 1991 in Malayalam and Telugu, Tamil languages and then she entered serials and telefilms in 1995, but her breakthrough came with the boom in satellite channels. Swayamvaram, Anveshitha, Geetanjali, and Ravoyi Chandamama were her major serials. She didn't have any interest in working in films.

Suma's flagship show is Star Mahila on ETV, which attracted many female audiences.[2] She created a record by this show becoming one of the longest running women game show in India.

Her versatility is evident in Panchavataram on TV9. Cash on ETV and Bhale Chance le on MAA TV are her current prime time shows. Suma started her own production house named K. Suma Rajeev Creations on 26 December 2012 and has produced a show named Lakku Kikku which is telecast on Zee Telugu. She had worked in a show named జీన్స్ (Genes). The show became a huge craze among the audience. Her new show named Kevvu Keka on MAA TV with co-star Mano and produced by K. Suma Rajeev Creations. Suma recently lent her voice for Suya Suya song from the movie Winner.

Suma is a clear leader and an icon to look up to in the anchoring industry. She, along with Anchor Jhansi and Udaya Bhanu, brought laurels to anchoring industry in Telugu big and small screens.

She is well known for her spontaneous and humorous remarks during her shows.[3]


Year Film Language Role
1996 Kalyana Praapthirasthu (1996 film) Telugu Female lead role
1997 Newspaper Boy Malayalam Sita
1997 Ishtadanam Malayalam Anitha Varma
1998 Oro Viliyum Kathorthu Malayalam Subhadra
1998 Pavitra Prema Telugu Swapna
2000 Chala Bagundi Telugu Vijayalakshmi
2001 Kalisi Naduddam (2001 film) Telugu Soundarya's Friend
2004 Varsham Telugu Prabhas's Sister
2007 Dhee Telugu Pooja's mother (guest role)
2013 Baadshah Telugu Herself
2019 Oh! Baby Telugu TV Anchor


  • Winner – Suya Suya Anasuya Song


  • Nandi Award for best TV Anchor 2010 Panchavataram. (Suma)
  • Limca Fresh Face Award 2009[4]
  • Local TV Media Awards Best Anchor Star Mahila 2010[5]
  • Cinegoer Award Best Anchor Star Mahila 2010[6]
  • Got placed in limca book of world records for successful completion of star mahila 2000 episodes

Award functionsEdit

  • SIIMA 2019
  • CineMAA Awards 2013
  • CineMAA Awards 2012
  • Cinema Audio release functions
  • Gemini Puraskaaralu
  • Apsara awards

Television careerEdit

As Host
Other shows


  • She also started in 2019 not acting in her own YouTube channel called sumakka[7] Channel

Host For Movie Audio FunctionsEdit


  1. ^ "Andhra Pradesh / Hyderabad News : A date with TV stars". The Hindu. 11 December 2008. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Star Mahila on ETV – A show for women". 17 August 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Anchor Suma | Box-office | Movie Related Shows". 27 July 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  4. ^ Limca fresh face hunt (20 August 2009). "Limca fresh face hunt". Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Local TV Media Awards Photo Gallery (Ram Charan Teja, Kajal Agarwal) | Local TV". n.d. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  6. ^ "AP Cine Goers 7th TV awards 2010 – Telugu cinema". 21 August 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Sumakka" – via YouTube.

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