Suma Kanakala is an award-winning television presenter, actress, and producer who primarily works in Telugu television. Her humour and ability to combine modernity with tradition have earned her a plethora of admirers in her 30-year-long career, making her widely popular. Despite not being born Telugu, her ability to express herself eloquently, combined with her wit and engaging personality has seen her become one of the most respected presenters in the TV industry.
At 15 Suma Kanakala began presenting various Telugu tv with serials. In 1991 she started her acting career appearing in films, serials and telefilms. Her day time live show on star maa, Avakayyara was a huge hit, which lead to another show Star Mahila that propelled Suma Kanakala into becoming an award-winning powerhouse. The show won her two Best Anchor awards in 2010 and entered the Limca Book of World Records as India's longest-running game show. Her show Panchavataram is a testament to Suma's versatility which earned her a Nandi Award for Best TV Anchor in 2018. Cash, Genes, Bhale Chance Le, Start Music, F3 are few of her hit shows. After hosting more than 20 TV shows throughout her career, In 2020 she returned to silver screen with the movie Jayamma Panchayathi, which received critical acclaim.
Armed with vast experience in the TV industry, technical intricacies, and by now legendary humour, Suma Kanakala debuted as a producer in 2012 with the hit show Bhale Chance le which also featured her as the host delivering an entertaining experience. Inspired by the success, Suma Kanakala went on to produce many hit TV shows like F3, Wife Chetilo Life, House of Hungama and became one of the leading producers in the Telugu TV industry, ensuring she is the source of Joy even when she is not hosting. With her new vibrant production house Suma Filmy Arts, Suma Kanakala is devoted to developing new, young talent to guarantee the quality of productions in the coming years, and she is will be producing films featuring new talent. Her mission through Suma Filmy Arts is to entertain the world through her content.