Suhas is an Indian actor and producer, who is known for acting in Telugu films including Majili (2019), Colour Photo (2020), and Writer Padmabhushan (2023).
Suhas Pagolu was born on Sunday, 19 August 1990 (age 32 years; as of 2023) in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Leo. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science at the Kakarparthi Bhavanarayana College in Vijayawada. In 2013, he relocated to Hyderabad to pursue a career in music because he was really eager to work in the film industry. However, he took Method acting training after completing his education.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Weight (approx.): 70 kg
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 38 inches, Waist: 28 inches, Biceps: 13 inches
Parents & Siblings
His father is a police officer in Vijayawada, and his mother is a homemaker. He has an elder brother named Pramod Pagolu.
Wife & Children
He got married to Naga Lalitha on 26 August 2017. Reportedly, his parents were against their relationship; which is why they eloped and married in the presence of their friends.
Suhas and Lalitha dated for seven years before getting married to each other.
He follows Hinduism.
Working with Chai Bisket
Teja Kakumanu was the one who supported Suhas when he first entertained the notion of trying his luck in the movie industry. It was not easy when he arrived in Hyderabad. Suhas gave several auditions and did several ad commercials, but he was not getting any leads. He then began creating his own videos which went viral following which he received the chance to work as an actor on Chai Bisket’s YouTube channel by Sandeep Raj. He collaborated with Chai Bisket on more than 50 videos, and thanks to his easygoing and lovable screen presence, he became a huge hit.
Suhas was featured in several short films by Chai Bisket including Radhika Nandan – A Psycho Thriller (2016), Bangaram (2016), Nenorakam (2016), The Athidhi (2017), and Kalakaarudu (2017).
In 2016, he made his debut with the film Maheshinte Prathikaaram starring Aparna Balamurali, Fahadh Faasil, and Alencier Ley Lopez. Suhas played the role of Jonty in the Telugu film Majili (2019) following which people started calling him by the name of “Majili Suhas.”
In 2020, he appeared in the Indian Telugu-language period romantic drama film Colour Photo. He received a lot of praise for his lead performance of Jayakrishna alias Kittu, Kannaya in the film and positive reviews from critics. The film won the National Award for Best Telugu Film at the 68th National Film Awards.
He appeared in several films including Padi Padi Leche Manasu (2018), Dear Comrade (2019), Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya (2019), Manu Charitra (2022), Mishan Impossible(2022), and Writer Padma Bhushan (2023). In the film Writer Padma Bhushan, he played the role of P. Padmabhushan and shared the screen with actress Tina Shilparaj who played the role of Sarika.
In 2017, he appeared in the YouTube Mini-series Nenu Mee Kalyan and played the role of Lucky. He appeared in several other series including Shit Happens (2020) on Aha Originals and Anger Tales (2023) on Disney+ Hotstar. Apart from acting in the series Anger Tales (2023), Suhas made his debut as a producer with the series.
Suhas won the Best Actor in a Negative Role (Telugu) Award at the South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) for the film ‘HIT: The Second Case’ in September 2023; the event was held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE.
- Director: Puri Jagannadh
- Actor: S. V. Ranga Rao
- He is fondly called Ammuu by his close friends.
- In an interview, he talked about his passion for acting and said that it was his participation in youth fests and performed skits, which helped him nurture his interest in films.
Acting and performing in general was something I’ve always been interested in since I was young. It started with theatre in my home town. I participated in youth fests and performed skits in college events. This really helped nurture my early interest in films. After completing my studies, I came to Hyderabad to purse my career in acting. I was too tired of searching for opportunities in the industry. Then I got an idea and started making my own short films that struck the right chord with hearts of the viewers. Eventually, it grew to do feature films. I’ve always enjoyed being able to entertain a crowd and act out a different character, in front of an audience. All I can say is if it’s something you really want, you have to go out there and make it happen.”
- He likes Kota Srinivasa Rao‘s performances.
- His friends helped him out financially when he first moved to Hyderabad. He mentioned his friends and said,
Phani and Balaji anna who knew my aspirations would send me a sum each month and asked me not to give up.”
- He always imagined himself as a choreographer when he grew up.
- When he was studying in school, he often participated in dance competitions and would win every competition.
- In an interview, Suhas revealed that when he was offered to act in the film Colour Photo (2020), he was very scared to play the lead role. He further said,
When Sandeep (writer and director Sandeep Raj) asked me to play the main lead, I was scared… vanukochesindi (I was shivering). In a flash, I recalled my tough days as a struggling actor. Until that point, I was doing well in supporting parts, in comic roles as the hero’s friend in many films. I had recently got married and I wasn’t sure if this is a risk worth taking. My friends advised me against it.”
- Suhas considers actor Teja Kakumanu his guru. Suhas questions whether he would have become an actor if it weren’t for the dramatics group and Teja’s support.
I was content doing dance performances but he encouraged me to do a one-act play in college. The claps I got for it motivated me to act more.”
- The first film Suhas ever watched was S. Shankar’s Kadhalan (1994) in the Telugu language. He was around 4 years old and would often copy Prabhu Deva‘s dancing steps.
I used to dance; I would also imitate veteran actors Dharmavarapu Subramanyam, Kota Srinivasa Rao and Brahmanandam. I never dreamt I would become an actor. After becoming an actor, I never thought I could be a hero. With opportunities coming my way, I am determined to deliver.”
- He has a keen interest in photography and owns a Sony A7R3 with a 200-600 mm lens camera.
- Suhas consumes alcoholic beverages occasionally.