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Krishna is a Sanskrit word (kṛṣṇa) that means 'black' or 'dark blue'. It may refer to:
Certain other figures within Hinduism also have names transliterated as Krishna. These include (with added phonetic spellings);
- Vyasa - Kṛṣṇa Dvaipāyana (the dark one born on an island)
- Draupadi - Kṛṣṇā Pānchali (the dark one the princess of Panchala, feminine form)
- Arjuna - he is called Kṛṣṇa in one instance toward the end of his life
- Durga - she is called Kṛṣṇā in the Virataparva (feminine form).
- Krishna Yajurveda (Black Yajurveda), one of the two samhitas (collections) of Yajurveda, Hindu religious text.
- Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, also known as Kṛṣṇa book
- The Krishnas, International Society for Krishna Consciousness (popularly called the "Hare Krishnas"), a Gaudiya Vaishnava religious movement
- Krishna River that flows through Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh (this should correctly be Kṛṣṇā, in feminine form)
- Krishna District, district of Andhra Pradesh, named after Krishna River
- Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary, a wildlife refuge in Andhra Pradesh
- Krishna, an extrasolar planet in L. Sprague de Camp's Viagens Interplanetarias science fiction stories
- Krishna I (756 - 774), was the King of Rashtrakuta dynasty of India after Dantidurga.
- Krishna II (878 - 914), was the King of Rashtrakuta dynasty of India after Amoghavarsha I.
- Krishna III (939 – 967), was the King of Rashtrakuta dynasty of India after Amoghavarsha III.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895–1986), Indian philosopher.
- Krishna (actor), popular and legendary Telugu film actor
- Krishna Beura, Indian Playback Singer.
- Krishna Bhagavaan, Telugu film actor
- Krishna Bhanji, the birth name of actor Sir Ben Kingsley
- Krishna Chandra Bhattacharya, Hindu philosopher at Calcutta University
- Krishna Deva Raya (1509–1529 CE), famed emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire.
- Krishna Kumar, Tamil and Malayalam film actor
- Krishna Kumari (actress), popular Indian Telugu film actress
- Krishna Menon (1897–1974), Indian Defence Minister during the Sino-Indian War
- Krishna Rao (disambiguation), one of the Indian names.
- Krishna Sekhar, Tamil film actor
- Krishna Vamsi, Telugu film director
- Lal Krishna Advani, Indian politician, Former President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Leader of the Opposition in the 14th Lok Sabha
- Lawrence Krishna Parker, aka KRS-One, American hip hop artist
- N. Krishna, Tamil film director
- S M Krishna, politician from Karnataka, former Chief Minister of Karnataka, former Governor of Maharashtra and current External Affairs Minister of India
- Tottempudi Krishna, Telugu film director
Films and other media
- Krishna (1996 film), a 1996 Bollywood film starring Sunil Shetty and Karisma Kapoor
- Krishna (2006 film), a 2006 computer-animated feature, the first one in Hindi
- Krishna (2007 film), a 2007 Kannada film starring Ganesh and Pooja Gandhi
- Krishna (2008 film), a 2008 Telugu film starring Ravi Teja and Trisha Krishnan
- Shri Krishnavataram, a 1967 Telugu film
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