Born on July 26, 1973, in Bangalore, Suman Ranganathan started modelling at a very young age. She later moved to Mumbai and made her debut in Bollywood with Fareb, that released in 1996. (All photos/mid-day archives and AFP)
While you may not recollect the film Fareb, you will surely remember the film's famous song Yeh Teri Aankhen Jhuki Jhuki, featuring Suman Ranganathan, Milind Gunaji and Faraaz Khan.
Suman Ranganathan, however, caught everyone's attention in 1999, when she played the sensuous Loveleen in Aa Ab Laut Chalen. She stunned everyone in her bold avatar, especially when she sizzled in the songs Pyar Hua Pyar Hua and Yehi Hai Pyar opposite Akshaye Khanna in Aa Ab Laut Chalen.
Suman Ranganathan's alleged relationship with Rahul Roy also made headlines. They say the actress (then a starlet) was apparently living in with Rahul Roy and were even going to get married. However, things didn't work out after a certain period and their relationship ended soon.
Suman Ranganathan's love life kept her in the news more than her films, though. After having a brief affair with businessman Uru Patel, Suman Ranganathan married model Gautam Kapoor. Unfortunately, the marriage ended too soon.
Amid personal life turmoil, Suman Ranganathan kept herself busy with social service. Be it lending bed-sheets to the poor in winter, or giving food to the hungry and money to the needy, nothing stopped Suman from doing social service.
In 2006, Suman Ranganathan got married to producer Bunty Walia. However, the couple parted ways soon.
On the work front, Suman Ranganathan also starred in Kannada, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films.
In fact, Suman Ranganath made her acting debut with Kannada film Santha Shishunala Sharifa, in which she played the wife of Shareefa played by Sridhar.
Suman went on to star in Kannada films like C.B.I. Shankar, Nammoora Hammera, Budhivanta, Sidlingu and Neer Dose.
One of the famous Tamil films that Suman Ranganathan was part of were Maanagara Kaaval and Arrambam.
In picture: Suman Ranganathan with Koena Mitra.
Suman won Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress - Kannada for Savaari, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress - Kannada for Sidlingu, and SIIMA Award for Best Actor In A Supporting Role Female - Kannada for Neer Dose.
Suman Ranganathan was part of Bollywood films such as Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit's Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Manisha Koirala's Market, Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini's Baghban and Suniel Shetty's Aaghaz.
On June 3, 2019, Suman Ranganathan got married to a Bengaluru-based businessman, Sajan Chinnappa.
Suman will soon be seen in Telugu film Dandupalyam 4, starring Mumaith Khan, Benerjee, Venkat and Sanjeev Kumar, that will release on August 15. Directed by KT Nayak, the film tells the story of a gang of seven who stage a clever escape from jail.
Here's wishing Suman Ranganathan a very happy birthday!
It's Suman Ranganathan's birthday today. The actress was last seen in Bollywood film Gumnaam - The Mystery, that released in 2008. However, she is very much active down south. Let's have a look at the actress' journey so far!
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