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Mrs Suman Nagarkar – Guest Artist

Beladingala Bale - Mrs Suman Nagarkar

Mrs Suman Nagarkar's Profile

Our guest for the Vasantotsava event is Kannada Film Industry’s “Beladingala Baale” Suman Nagarkar. Suman was born and raised in Bangalore, India but now lives in California, USA. Suman started acting in Doordarshan plays and got into movies with Raghavendra Rajkumar's "Kalyana Mantapa". She gained popularity with movies like “Hoomale”, "Nishkarsha", "Nammoora Mandara Hoove" and "Beladingala Baale". She won Lux Udaya Best Actress award for her role in "Hoomale" with Ramesh Aravind directed by Nagathihalli Chandrashekhara. She has acted with well known artists like Ramesh Arvind, Shivrajkumar, Anant Nag, Vishnu Vardhan and Ravichandran. She has worked with popular directors like G.V Iyer, Sunil Kumar Desai, Nagathihalli Chandrashekara, Rajendra Singh Babu, Phani Ramachandra - to name a few.

Suman has also acted in many Television soaps and has won several awards for her performances. She has also modelled for many products and has anchored many TV and Live shows. She was the MC for Doordarshan’s program on Miss World when the event was hosted in Bangalore. She also anchored Brittania 50-50 on Udaya TV. Suman moved to the US in 2001 and now lives in Folsom. She is also back into acting after a gap of 15years and working on a few projects this year.

Suman acted in a guest role in Nagathihalli’s Ishtakamya followed by a good role in Jeerjimbe which won 4 state awards. She also acted in Kavitha Lankesh’s Summer Holidays before launching her own production house in India called Suman Nagarkar Productions. Under this banner and in association with Yuga Creations the first Kannada feature film to be fully made in the US – BABRU – is getting ready for release in Summer 2018. Suman also featured in Hemanth Jois’s music video called PAYANA and is in discussion with different teams that are making some unique content-oriented films. You will see her back on silver screen in many films soon.

Suman is also an accomplished singer and has performed on All India Radio. Since childhood she has always been interested in music be it classical, light or film music. She has been trained in classical music by Late Pt. Sheshadri Gawai of Gwalior Gharana.

Suman is also a marathoner and along with her husband, Guru, has done numerous marathons and half marathons all over US and also in Bengaluru. She is the only actor who has run over 50 half marathons and about 15 full marathons.

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