R. K. Suresh

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Mr. R.K. Suresh.jpg
Born (1982-05-19) 19 May 1982 (age 38)
OccupationFilm Producer, actor
Years active2012–present

R. K. Suresh is an Indian Tamil film producer and actor who heads the production company, Studio 9. In 2015, Suresh debuted as an actor, working in Bala's Tharai Thappattai and M. Muthaiah's Marudhu, winning critical accolades for his performance in both[1][2]


Suresh, the son of Dr R Kalanjiam — the producer of the Murali-starrer Poo Vaasam (1999), wanted to be a part of the film industry after being told he had the looks of an actor by director Samuthirakani at a gymnasium. He subsequently began looking for acting opportunities and approached several producers to no avail. He was offered a role as an extra in Pudhupettai (2006), but his father made him return the advance after being unimpressed about the stature of the role. Suresh then began a film distribution company and succeeded by distributing films such as Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom (2012), Soodhu Kavvum (2013) and Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara (2013), before first working as a producer with Salim (2014).

In November 2014, Suresh was involved in a legal dispute with actor Vijay Sethupathi, who kept delaying the start of Suresh's production Vasantha Kumaran. He posted a message in social media that he quit the film industry and stated that Studio 9's ongoing projects would be shelved. Suresh blamed Vijay Sethupathi's failure to allot dates for Vasantha Kumaran as the primary reason behind their financial problems and sought legal action against the actor.[3] The actor clarified that he had informed everything about the issue to the actors’ association and was waiting for an official press release jointly from the producer and South Indian Film Artistes’ Association.[4] Responding to the allegations, in a statement, Vijay Sethupathi said that Suresh was trying to make the film without sorting out funding.[5] He added that Suresh had indulged in several activities that were wrong and used a lot of bad languages, and refused to accept his withdrawal notice.[6] The pair later amicably sorted out differences and announced another film during the following year, Dharma Durai (2016) which went on to be a profitable venture financially and critically.

Suresh later signed on to appear as an actor in Bala's Tharai Thappattai, for which he received critical acclaim, and then in Muthiah's Marudhu, portraying the antagonist.[7] The success of the films prompted him to decide to star as a protagonist and announced several films as such as Thani Mugam, Billa Pandi, Vettai Naai and Vargam where he plays opposite Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, where he would portray the lead role. Also he has signed for a role in Vikram's Sketch. In June 2017, he has signed a new project titled Thennattan, which is based on farmers and jallikattu and directed by M. Vijay Pandi. In the biopic film Traffic Ramasamy, he is playing the friend of Veteran Director S. A. Chandrasekhar [8]

Personal life[edit]

R K. Suresh's nephew Roshan will be making his debut as an actor with Champion directed by Suseenthiran.[9] He was married to his college friend for several years and both have one son. They had some issues and divorced, and he was engaged to be married to Sumangali serial actress Divya however the couple got split due to differences. He is supporting many social activities along with Devar Community,MNM and NTK Parties. [10]


As actor[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
2016 Tharai Thappattai Karupph Tamil
Marudhu Anbu Pandiyan Tamil
Dharma Durai Himself Tamil Cameo appearance
2017 Hara Hara Mahadevaki Inspector Suresh Tamil
Ippadai Vellum ACP Dheena Sebastian Tamil
Palli Paruvathile Tamil
2018 Sketch Ravi Tamil
Shikkari Shambhu Circus man Malayalam
Kaali Das Tamil
Traffic Ramasamy Daniel Tamil
Billa Pandi Billa Pandi Tamil
Vettai Naai Tamil
2019 Madhura Raja Circle Inspector David Malayalam
Namma Veetu Pillai Dharmar Tamil
2020 Cochin Shadhi at Chennai 03 ACP Sameer Yousuf Malayalam
Vanmurai Tamil
Puthiya Mugam Tamil

As producer[edit]

As distributor[edit]

Under Studio 9 Productions throughout Tamil Nadu


  1. ^ "Vishal chooses RK Suresh as villain in 'Maruthu'!". sify.com. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  2. ^ IANS. "Producer R. K. Suresh is villain in Marudhu". thehindu.com. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  3. ^ "IndiaGlitz — We quit because of Vijay Sethupathy Studio 9 - Tamil Movie News". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Vijay Sethupathy clarifies on 'Vasantha Kumaran' issue". Indiaglitz. 3 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Vijay Sethupathi ready to return advance". The Times of India. 14 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Vijay Sethupathi Threatens Legal Action against Producer Over Ad with His Images". The New Indian Express. 13 November 2014.
  7. ^ Srinivasan, Sudhir. "'I'm a Bala veriyan'". thehindu.com. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  8. ^ "RK Suresh has got his hands full". www.deccanchronicle.com/. 18 June 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  9. ^ https://twitter.com/studio9_suresh/status/1001717961726586881
  10. ^ https://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movies-cinema-news-16/rk-suresh-and-serial-actress-divya-head-towards-breakup.html

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