He was born on August 28, 1959 in the city Mangalore in Karnataka. His full name is Suman Talwar. Later, his family moved to Chennai, where he completed his schooling from The Besant Theosophical High School. He pursued Bachelor of Arts in English literature. He also learnt Music and Sanskrit.
He married Sirisha, granddaughter of an old Telugu writer, and couple have a daughter.
He started his career as a Karate master. He made his acting debut through a Tamil movie ‘Neechal kulam’ in 1977; he did the role of Police officer in the film. Later on he acted in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and English language films.
In more than 30 years of his cine career, he acted in about 150 films as Hero. Suman acted as mythological characters such as lord Venkateswara, Shiva and Rama in Telugu.
In middle of his career his life was affected by a conspiracy made against him, to shatter his dreams because he was rising like a real hero in Tollywood. In past times he raised to summit in Tollywood industry.
Afterwards he made a comeback into acting career and started playing villain character and supporting roles. His famous movies after comeback include ‘Shivaji (starring Rajini Kanth)’, and ‘Dookudu (starring Mahesh Babu)’.
Later he started acting in Telugu serials. He acted in a serial named ‘Dampatyhyam’ aired on Gemini TV. He character was casted as Raaja.
He is also acting as lord Rama in the serial ‘Baktha Ramadas (follower of god Rama)’.