Sumukhi Suresh is an Indian actor, stand-up comedian, writer, and director. She is best known for her humorous sketches.
Sumukhi Suresh was born on Sunday, 18 October 1987 (age 32 years; as in 2019), in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Her zodiac sign is Libra. She did her graduation in nutrition, dietetics, and food science management from M. O. P. Vaishnav College for Women in Chennai. Indian Express
Height (approx.): 5′ 2″
Weight (approx.): 80 Kg
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Family & Caste
Sumukhi was born in a Tamil Brahmin family. Indian Express
Parents & Siblings
She has two elder brothers.
In 2009, she moved to Bengaluru from Nagpur and worked at a Children’s Library, Hippocampus. She then worked in a food laboratory for a few months. From August 2011 to November 2012, she worked as a business development manager at TUV Rheinland India Pvt Limited in Bengaluru. In 2013, she joined “The Improv,” an improvisational comedy show in Bengaluru. Later, with ‘The Improv’ team she performed in more than 100 shows in India and abroad.
In December 2014, she appeared in her first YouTube video ‘Anu Aunty- Engineering Anthem’ along with Varun Agrawal. In 2015, she was featured in the sketch video along with Sanjay Manaktala in which she appeared as ‘Parvati Bai.’
She came into the limelight with her YouTube series, “Better Life Foundation” in 2016, in which she played the character of Sumukhi Chawla.
She has performed in various comedy shows with the writer of the show, ‘Better Life Foundation, Naveen Richard. In 2016, she started a YouTube series, ‘Behti Naak.’ Her character of a 10-year-old girl, ‘Behti Naak’ became very popular.
She released a web-series ‘Pushpavalli’ on Amazon Prime Video in 2017, which is inspired by her real-life incidents. In 2018, she hosted the web series, ‘Comicstaan’ season 1 along with the popular comedian, Abish Mathew.
She made her debut as an actor in the Kannada films with ‘Humble Politician Nograj,’ in 2018, in which she played the role of Lavanya.
Some of her other web shows on Amazon Prime Video are ‘Go Straight Take Left’ (2018), ‘Don’t tell Amma’ (2019), and ‘Pushpavalli 2’ (2020).
- Her friends and family call her Sumu.
- She had got a tattoo inked on her arm which means “your mom” in Mandarin.
- Her favourite comedian in Tamil film industry is Manorama.
- In an interview, she discussed the challenges faced by a comedian in India, she said,
Comedy, like any other industry, comes with a set of challenges that you have to face, regardless of your gender. Creating regular content, writing as much as possible and drawing a crowd for your shows are some of the many points on your checklist. Then why was it that when I achieved even one of them, I was lauded for being able to do so “as a woman” and also congratulated for being the first woman to have done that? While initially, you enjoy the attention, soon enough you should want to be the best at what you do and not be limited by your gender. Thus I gave myself the goal of becoming the best comic rather than best ovary-producing laughter generator. The only way for me to break gender bias and related discrimination is by being so good at my work that I am unavoidable.”
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