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

Early life

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 in 1999.


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. 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.

Television career

SerialsAnveshitha Swayamvaram Geetanjali Soundarya Lahari She also played minor roles in Shyam Benegal's Amaravathi ki Kathayein(1994–'95) House of Hungama on Star MaaAs HostStar Mahila on E TV Swarabhishekam on ETV Panchavataram on TV9 Pelli Choopulu with Anchor Pradeep Machiraju on Star Maa Cash on ETV Bhale Chance Le on Star Maa Lukku Kikku on ZEE Telugu(also producer) Genes on ETV Kevvu Keka on MAA TV(defunct show) Connexion on MAA TV(defunct show) Avvakayara on MAA TV T TIME Pattukunte Pattucheera for Gemini TV Genes on Zee Tamil Entertainment Television E Junction on ETV Plus GENES 2.0 on E TV Jujubi Tv on YouTube Sell Me The Answer on Star Maa F3 – Fun, family & Frustration for Star MaaOther showsBigg Boss Telugu (season 1) on Star Maa as inspection officer Jabardasth (comedy show) on E TV Dhee Juniors 2 on E TV Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu on Star Maa Coffee with Yamuna
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