Suresh is the stage name of Mysore Seshaiah Suresh Babu Naidu, an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Tamil and Telugu films. He debuted in the 1981 film Panneer Pushpangal and has appeared in over 321 films,[1] with more than 200 leading roles.

Suresh
Born (1963-08-26) 26 August 1963 (age 56)[not verified in body]
Other namesSuresh Mysore, Naidu, Babu
OccupationActor, producer, director, TV host
Years active1981–present
Parent(s)M. S.Gopinath, Radha Devi

Early life and educationEdit

Suresh was raised in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, and studied at Oxford English High School before completing his education at Shrine Vailankanni English School. He graduated in commerce and was awarded an MBA in the 1990s while simultaneously pursuing his acting career.[citation needed] He married Anita Suresh, but they later divorced. He has one son named Nikhil Suresh.

Suresh's grandfather, Seshaiah Naidu, was a poet and wrote lyrics for a few films. His father, M. S. Gopinath, was a director and producer of 34 films in Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada, notably including Raman Parasuraman (1980) starring Sivakumar.[citation needed]

CareerEdit

Suresh started his career as an editing assistant and a dance assistant. One of his father's friends thought that he could become a successful lead actor. Suresh approached director C. V. Sridhar with a portfolio but was turned down.[citation needed] A few years later, Suresh played the lead in three of Sridhar's films. He then met director duo Santhana Bharathi and P. Vasu, who cast him as the lead in Panneer Pushpangal (1981).[clarification needed] Suresh was simultaneously offered the lead role in Bharathiraja's Alaigal Oivathillai (1981), which he turned down for the former film. Both films were large commercial successes.[2] Suresh played the role of a lover in many films and produced four films and seven television serials before taking a hiatus in the 1990s.

Suresh made a comeback to Tamil cinema in 2006 with Kizhakku Kadalkarai Salai starring Srikanth. He played supporting roles including in Aasal (2010) alongside Ajith Kumar.[3] In 2012, Suresh appeared in the Tamil-Telugu bilingual film Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi directed by Balaji Mohan, playing the character of Akilan Venkatesan, who was going through a mid-life crisis. A reviewer for The Hindu called the entire cast "effective".[4]

Suresh has hosted and judged six seasons of the competitive cooking game show Kitchen Superstar for Vijay TV.[citation needed]

Suresh directed and starred in the Telugu film Bhavani. He produced four feature films: Prarthana, Bhavani, Sivudu and Raghava. He also produced seven successful television drama serials totalling more than 2,000 episodes in Telugu and Tamil, all of which he supervised and served as creative director.

As a dubbing/voice-over artist, Suresh was the Tamil voice of the actor Ajith Kumar in Aasai (1995) and the actor Nagarjuna in Idhayathai Thirudathe (1989), Siva (1989), Ratchagan (1997), Ooty (2012), and Manam (2016).

Since 2018, he has starred opposite Khushbu Sundar in the bilingual daily serial Lakshmi Stores.

FilmographyEdit

ActorEdit

Year Film Role Language Notes
1981 Panneer Pushpangal Tamil
1981 Ramadandu Ashok Telugu
1982 Thunai Tamil
1982 Ilanjodigal Tamil
1982 Magane Magane Tamil
1982 Nirantharam Tamil
1982 Manjal Nila Tamil
1982 Devi sridevi Tamil
1982 Kozhi Koovuthu Tamil
1982 Boom Boom Maadu Tamil
1982 Pelleedu Pillalu Ramesh Telugu
1983 Valartha Kada Tamil
1983 Apoorva Sahodarigal Tamil
1983 Alai Payum Nenjangal Tamil
1983 Vellai Roja Tamil
1983 Brahmmacharigal Tamil
1983 Idhu Enga Naadu Tamil
1983 Thalaimagan Tamil
1983 Puthisaali Paithiyangal Tamil
1983 Ethanai Konam Ethanai Parvai Tamil
1983 Seerum Singangal Tamil
1984 Manmadha Rajakkal Tamil
1984 Ullam Uruguthadi Tamil
1984 Unnidam mayangukiren Tamil
1984 Thiruttu Rajakkal Tamil
1984 Yuddham Tamil
1984 Etho Mogam Tamil
1984 Neethikku Oru Penn Tamil
1984 Aalaya Deepam Tamil
1984 Vellai Pura Ondru Tamil
1984 Shankari Tamil
1984 Jada Gantalu Ram Babu Telugu
1984 Then Koodu Tamil
1984 Unnai Naan Santhithen Tamil
1985 Rajathi Rojakili Tamil
1985 Hello Yaar Pesurathu Tamil
1985 Kolusu Tamil
1985 Aagaya Thamaraigal Tamil
1985 Navagraha Nayagi Tamil
1985 Perumai Tamil
1985 Urimai Tamil
1985 Engal Kural Tamil
1985 Aasha Tamil
1985 Irandu Manam Tamil
1985 Unnai Naan Santhithen Tamil
1985 Selvi Tamil
1985 Terror Telugu
1985 Unakkaga Oru Roja Tamil
1986 Mounam Kalaikirathu Tamil
1986 Revathi Tamil
1986 Maragatha Veenai Tamil
1986 Poramai Tamil
1986 Marumagal Tamil
1986 Africavil Appu Tamil
1986 Unnai Thedi Varuven Tamil
1986 Engal Thaaikulame Varuga Tamil
1986 Jothi Malar Tamil
1986 Unakkaagave Vaazhgiren Tamil
1986 Paanjali Tamil
1986 Sivappu Nila Tamil
1986 Sonnathu Neethana Tamil
1986 Sigappu Malargal Tamil
1986 Mandhira Punnagai Tamil
1987 Iniya Uravu Poothathu Tamil
1987 Poo Mazhai Pozhiyuthu Tamil
1987 Mangai Oru Gangai Tamil
1987 Poove Ilam Poove Tamil
1987 Manaiviyai kathali Tamil
1987 Chellakutti Tamil
1987 Kizhakku Africavil Sheela Tamil
1988 Kunguma Kodu Tamil
1988 Prana Snehitulu Telugu
1989 Chinna Mayil Tamil
1989 Swathi Chinukulu Telugu
1989 Rajanadai Tamil
1989 Laila Telugu
1990 Intinta Deepavali Shekhar Telugu
1990 Pudhu Vasantham Suresh Tamil
1990 En Veedu En Kanavar Raja Tamil
1990 Puttinti Pattu Cheera Telugu
1990 Porantha Veettu Pattu Pudavai Tamil
1990 Mamashri Telugu
1990 Abhisarika Telugu
1991 Intlo Pilli Veedhilo Puli Shiva Ram Telugu
1991 Prarthana Telugu
1991 Chinna Kodalu Telugu
1991 Mugguru Attala Muddula Alludu Telugu
1991 Madhura Nagarilo Anand Telugu
1992 Prema Vijeta Telugu
1992 Asadhyulu Telugu
1992 Surigaadu Telugu
1992 Allari Pilla Telugu
1992 Jagannatham & Sons Vijay Telugu
1993 Pelli Gola Telugu
1993 Vastavam Telugu
1993 Rowdy Gaari Teacher Telugu
1993 Rajeswari Kalyanam Telugu
1994 Ladies Special Telugu
1994 Veetla Visheshanga Tamil
1994 Todi Kodallu Telugu
1994 Namaste Anna Telugu
1995 Akka Chellellu Telugu
1995 Ammoru Telugu Dubbed in Tamil as Amman
1995 Guntur Gundamma Katha Telugu
1995 Witness Suresh Tamil
1996 Pellaala Rajyam Bujji Telugu
1997 Dongaata Prakash Rao Telugu
1997 Pattukondi Chooddam Telugu
1997 Thaali Pudhusu Balu Tamil
1998 Kalavaari Chellelu Kanakamalakshmi Telugu
1998 Subbaraju Gari Kutumbam Telugu
1999 O Panaipotundi Baboo...! Ram Telugu
1999 Iddaru Mitrulu Prakash Telugu
1999 Ullathai Killathe Tamil
1999 Telangana Telugu
1999 Hello Yama Suri Telugu
2000 Bagunnara Telugu
2000 Devi Putrudu Har Gopal Telugu
2000 Ee Taram Nehru Telugu
2000 Bhavani Bhavani Telugu Also director
2000 Ammo! Okato Tareekhu Kiran Telugu
2001 Prematho Raa Telugu
2002 Raghava Raghava Telugu
2006 Kizhakku Kadalkarai Salai Vetri Tamil
2003 Simhachalam Telugu
2004 Abhi Telugu
2006 Gopi – Goda Meeda Pilli Lord Vishnu Telugu
2010 Aasal Daniel Dharmaraj Tamil
2010 Vallakottai Easwara Pandian Tamil
2011 Aadu Puli Thillainayagam Tamil
2011 Doubles Mishal Malayalam
2011 Sattapadi Kutram Tamil
2012 Rishi Telugu
2012 Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi Akilan Venkatesan Tamil
2012 Love Failure Telugu
2012 Friends Book Telugu
2012 Srimannarayana Harshad Telugu
2012 Sattam Oru Iruttarai Tamil
2013 Puthagam Imaiyappan Tamil
2013 Om 3D Lakshman Telugu
2013 Thalaivaa Meera's Father Tamil
2013 Apple Penne Tamil
2014 Saivam Tamil
2014 Adavi Kaachina Vennela Telugu
2015 Lion CBI Chief Kesava Prasad Telugu
2016 Azhagu Kutti Chellam Tamil
2016 Janatha Garage Suresh Telugu
2017 Aval Doctor Prasad Tamil, Telugu, Hindi
2018 Mohini Monk Tamil
2018 Hello Guru Prema Kosame Reethu's father Telugu
2018 Subrahmanyapuram Telugu
2019 Ispade Rajavum Idhaya Raniyum Reethu's father Tamil

Voice actorEdit

ProducerEdit

  • 2002 Raghava (Telugu)

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Language Channel
2018–2020 Lakshmi Stores Devaraj Tamil Sun TV
2017–2018 Nathicharami Yamuna's husband Telugu Gemini TV

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Second Coming". 27 November 2010. Retrieved 5 September 2016 – via The Hindu.
  2. ^ "Actor Suresh - Tamil Movie Actors Interview - Panneer Pushpangal Asal Kozhi Koovudhu Kizhkku Kadarkarai Salai Mandhira Punnagai Pookkalai Parikkadheergal - Behindwoods.com". Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  3. ^ "IndiaGlitz – Suresh is Ajiths villain – Tamil Movie News". Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  4. ^ Subramanian, Karthik (18 February 2012). "Kadhalil Sodhapuvadhu Yeppadi: Simple is beautiful". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 15 December 2019.

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