Suthivelu (Telugu: సుత్తి వేలు) (born Kurumaddali Lakshmi Narasimha Rao; 7 August 1947 – 16 September 2012) was a popular Telugu Cinema actor and comedian. He acted in more than 200 Tollywood movies and bagged Nandi Award for best supporting role in movie Vandematharam – 1985.
Born in Bandar, Krishna district on 7th August 1947, enacted several Dramas and started giving Stage performance at the age of 7. Hi Father was a teacher and discouraged an acting career during several instances. Yet, Suthivelu had strong intent in acting and began his career first with Telugu Doordashan comedy episodes.
Suthivelu was an employee at Vizag Ship Yard.
Suthivelu entered in Tollywood with his debut film ‘Mudda Mandaaram’ in 1982. he did several films with veteran director Jandhyala and gained his popularity as comedian in Telugu Cinema. During his childhood, he was very lean so one of his neighbours named Jaanakamba nick named him Velu (implicit meaning in the context – lean as a finger in Telugu). Suthi was his screen name in film Naalugu Stambhalata and upon tremendous success of the film, he was known as Suthivelu. Films apart, Suthi Velu worked in several TV serials at Doordarshan, ETV and Gemini.
Suthivelu married to Lakshmi Rajyam was survived by four children (3 daughters and 1 son). On 16th September 2012 around 3.30am, he died in Chennai due to heart attack at age 65.
Suthivelu received Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor in the Movie Vandematharam – 1985.
|1983||Rendu Jella Sita|
|1985||Rendu Rella Aaru|
|1986||Karu Diddina Kapuram|
|1988||Choopolu kalisina subhavela|
|1988||Sahasam Cheyara Dimbhaka|
|1989||Athaku Yamudu Ammayiki Mogudu|
|1989||Hai Hai Nayaka|
|1990||Jayammu Nischayammu Raa!|
|1991||Appula Appa Rao|
|1991||Edurinti Mogudu Pakkinti Pellam|
|1991||Iddaru Pellala Muddula Police|
|1992||Enti Bava Marinu|
|1995||Anaganaga Oka Roju|
|1996||Pavithra Bandham (పవిత్ర బంధం)|
|2004||Chillara Mogudu Allari Koduku|
|2012||All The Best|