Suman is a South Indian film actor. He played the romantic hero in Tamil and Telugu films during the 1980s. He acted as Rajini's brother in Thee. After a long while away from cinema, he returned to acting in Tamil films in 2007, starring in S. Shankar's Sivaji: The Boss with Rajinikanth. He has also appeared with Joseph Vijay in Kuruvi and is currently acting with Ajith Kumar in Aegan. He was a stylish star of the 1980s and 1990s. He acted in many action and romantic movies in Telugu, including Sitara, Tharangini, and Neti Bharatham. He is appearing as the villain in Malayalam Megastar Mohanlal's megaproject, Sagar Alias Jackie releasing on 26 March 2009.
Suman was born 28 August 1959 at Andhra Pradesh in a Bhillavas community (Goud, Ediga, Nadar, Ezhava). He is the only son of Sri. Susheel Chander and the late Smt. Kesari Chander. His mother tongue is Telugu and he can speak Tulu, Malayalam, English, Tamil, Kannada, and Hindi fluently.
Suman did his kindergarten at Church Park Convent, Chennai. He completed his schooling at The Besant Theosophical High School, Chennai. He joined the Pachayappas College to do his B.A. in English Literature
Suman is married to Smt. Sirisha (granddaughter of well known Play-Writer Sri. D. V. Narasa Raju). They are blessed with a daughter Akilaja Prathyusha. Suman holds a Black Belt 1st Dan in Karate, from Shotokan Karate Association (affiliated to Japan Karate Association). He is the Chairman of the Andhra Pradesh Karate Association.
Suman started his film career as a police officer in Tamil movie Neechal Kulam 1977 produced by T.R.Rammanna. In more than 3 decades, he acted more than 150 films as a hero in various languages namely Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and English. He recently relaunched his career by playing the villain in Kollywood movies Sivaji and Kuruvi. He is cast as the main villain in the Malayalam movie Sagar Alias Jacky, alongside Megastar Mohanlal.
He Holds Black Belt 3rd Dan (Sandan) in Budo Kan Karate and still he is practising 4th Dan (Yondan).
Suman initially started showing his interest in politics by supporting regional TDP (Telugu Desam Party) during 1999 under the leadership of then chief minister Nara Chandra Babu Naidu. In 2004, he along with his supporters joined BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party).