Suman had played a negative role in Rajanikanth-starrer Sivaji and he bagged the 'Best Villain" award from the Tamil Nadu government.
Expressing happiness at the TN government"s gesture, he said, “I am very glad that my role in Sivaji not only got a critical acclaim but also an award from the TN government. This award has made me feel to portray different roles. I thank the audiences, Sivaji director Shankar and the TN government for bestowing the award on me. Let me recall that I got the Golden Nandi award from the Andhra Pradesh government as the 'Best Artiste" for Bava-Bavamaridi earlier.