Ramya Krishnan

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Ramya Krishnan
Born Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Actress
Years active 1983-present
Spouse(s) Krishna Vamsi (2003–present)
Children Ritwik

Ramya Krishnan (born in 1967)[1] is an Indian film actress. She has acted in over 200 films in five languages: Telugu,Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi.[2]

Early life and background[edit]

Ramya Krishnan was born on September, 1967 in Chennai.[1] She is the niece of veteran Tamil comedian Cho Ramaswamy. She received initial training in Bharathanatyam, Western and Kuchipudi dance forms and has given many stage performances.

Film career[edit]

Ramya started her acting career at the age of 13 and has an acting career spanning over 30 years. She first played the lead role in Vellai Manasu, a Tamil film opposite Y. G. Mahendra. She was studying in 9th standard when she acted in that film.

She is most noted for roles of the Goddess in Tamil and Telugu films, notably Ammoru (Amman in Tamil), Raja Kaliamman, Sree Raja Rajaeshwari, Annai Kaligambal, Kutty Pisasu and Madurai Meenatchi. One of her earliest movie roles was in the Kannada film Krishna Rukmini which has been followed with Gadibidi Ganda, Mangalyam Thanthunanaena and Raktha Kanneeru.

Her role in Rajinikanth’s Padayappa, in which she played the villainous Neelambari opposite Rajni won accolades from all over. Padayappa (1999) was also released in Japan, Singapore, London and Paris. After Padayappa she acted in Panchathantiram opposite Kamal Hassan, Paattali and Paarai with Sarathkumar, Vaanjinathan with Vijaykanth, Budget Pathmanaban and Aayiram Poi Solli with Prabhu, and Asathal with Satyaraj. She appeared in item numbers for the movies Rhythm and Kuthu and in Hindi films such as Khalnayak and Dayavan.

Ramya's first Telugu film was Bhalae Mithrulu. She achieved fame through Kasinadhuni Viswanath’s Sutradharulu, released in 1987. She emerged as one of the leading actresses in the Telugu industry alongside Radha, Banupriya, Vijayashanti, Meena and Soundarya during 80s and 90s. She has been paired with leading actors such as N. T. Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageswara Rao,Krishna, Mohan Babu, Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Venkatesh, Balakrishna, Jagapati Babu, Rajendra Prasad, Srikanth, Rajasekhar, Junior NTR, and Mahesh Babu.She did a villaneous role in Chaahat opposite Shahrukh Khan. She bagged two prestigious Nandi Awards from the Government of Andhra Pradesh and a National Award from the Indian Government as well. She won the Special Jury award for her performance in Dasari Narayana Rao's film Kante Koothurne Kanu from the Andhra Pradesh state government.[3]

Her biggest Kannada hits include Gadibidi Ganda and Mangalyam Thanthunanaena with V. Ravichandran and Raktha Kanneeru with Upendra.[4]

She has also acted in more than 25 Malayalam movies with superstars like Mohanlal, Mammootty, and Jayaram. She had won rave reviews for her role in the Malayalam film ‘Ore Kadal’, released in 2007.[5]

She has performed in some stage shows in New York, Dallas, San Jose, and Cincinnati. She started a company in the name of her son Ritwik. She is now hosting the entertainment show Zara Masti Zara Dhoom.

She was a judge in a dancing show on STAR Vijay: Jodi Number One, season 1, followed by season 5.

She played lead role in several SunTV serials such as Thangam, Rajakumari and Vamsam.

Personal life[edit]

She married Telugu film director Krishna Vamsi on 12 June 2003 and has since settled in Chennai.[6][7] They have a son named Ritwik.[8]

Awards[edit]

Filmfare Awards
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
  • Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Best Actress (Special Prize) - Padayappa (1999)
Nandi Awards
Dubai Amma Awards 2007
Amrita Film Awards 2007
Sun TV Family Awards
  • Best Actress Special Award - Thangam (2009)

Filmography[edit]

Telugu[edit]

Movie Year Co-Star Role Director Notes
Baahubali 2013 Rana Daggubati, Prabhas, Anushka Shetty Rajamatha S.S.Rajamouli
Yamudiki Mogudu 2012 Allari Naresh, Richa Panai Ayyoni E. Satti Babu
Madhura Meenakshi 2010
Anjani Putrudu 2009 Prema, Naga Babu K. Chandrasekhar
Raju Maharaju 2008 Mohan Babu, Sharwanand, Surveen Chawla Vadina P. Bhanuchandar Won Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actress
Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam 2009 Prakash Raj Siddarth's mother P. Kishore Kumar Won Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu
Mr. Girisham 2008 Krishna Bhagavaan Madhuravani
Hero 2008 Nitin, Bhavana, Naga Babu, Babu Mohan Head of Police Academy G. V. Sudhakar
Indrajit 2008 Sai Kumar, Sangeetha Guna Nagendra Prasad
Tulasi 2007 Venkatesh, Nayantara Doctor Boyapati Seenu
Sri Krishna 2006 2006 Srikanth, Venu, Gowri Manjil V. Vijayendra Prasad
Naa Alludu 2005 Jr. NTR, Shriya, Genelia D'Souza Bhanumati Vara Mullapudi
KD No. 1 2004 Srihari, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Sudha Radha & Seeta Raviraja Pinisetty
Sri Anjaneyam 2004 Nitin, Charmy, Prakash Raj Anji's mother Krishna Vamsi Guest Appearance
Kushi Kushiga 2004 Jagapathi Babu Bhavani G. Ram Prasad
Adavi Ramudu 2004 Prabhas B. Gopal Item Song
Varam 2004 Sivaji Ganesan, Jhansi Raghuram
Anji 2004 Chiranjeevi, Namrata Sirodkar, Tinu Anand Kodi Rama Krishna Special Appearance
Raktha Kanneeru 2004 Upendra, Abhirami Kantha Kokila Sadhu
Simhadri 2003 Jr. NTR, Bhoomika Chawla, Ankita S. S. Rajamouli Item Song
Tiger Harischandra Prasad 2003 Harikrishna Wife of the hero V. Samudra
Maa Alludu Very Good 2003 Rajendra Prasad, Allari Naresh, Mounika Prabhavati E. V. V. Satyanarayana
Panchathantiram 2002 Kamal Hassan, Simran Bagga Maragathavalli alias Maggy K. S. Ravikumar
Nilambari 2002 Suman, Vinod Kumar Malli Surya
Budget Padmanabham 2001 Jagapathi Babu, Ravi Teja S. V. Krishna Reddy
Devullu 2000 Prudhvi, Raasi, Rajendra Prasad, Suman Kodi Ramakrishna
Kante Koothurne Kanu 2000 Dasari Narayana Rao, Jayasudha, Jayanthi
Kouravudu 2000 Nagendra Babu Sashi V. Jyoti Kumar
Manasu Paddanu Kaani 2000 Venu, K. Visi Kumar
Manasu Paddanu Kaani 2000 Venu, K. Vishwanath Madhavi Veeru K.
Kshemamga Velli Labamgarandi 2000 Rajendra Prasad, Srikanth, Roja, Brahmanandam Raja Vannem Reddy
Sammakka Sarakka 2000 Roja, Dasari Narayana Rao, Jayaprada Dasari Narayana Rao
Vamsoddarakudu 2000 Balakrishna, Krishnam Raju, Radhika, Saakshi Sivanand Satyabhama Sharath
Oke Matta 2000 Upendra Muthyala Subbaiah
Premaku Velayara 1999 J. D. Chakravarthy, Soundarya S. V. Krishna Reddy
Iddaru Mitrulu 1999 Chiranjeevi, Saakshi Sivanand, Suresh K. Raghavendra Rao
English Pellam – East Godavari Mogudu 1999 Srikanth E. V. V. Satyanarayana
Maanavudu Daanavudu 1999 Krishna, Soundarya, Raksha Krishna
Aavide Shyamala 1999 Srikanth, Rajendra Prasad, Prakash Raj, Roja Raja Vannem Reddy
Love Story 1999 1998 Prabhu Deva, Vadde Naveen K. Raghavendra Rao
Chandralekha 1998 Nagarjuna, Isha Koppikar, Murali Mohan, Chandra Mohan Krishna Vamsi
Deerga Sumangali Bhava 1998 Rajashekhar, Brahmanandam S. V. Krishna Reddy
Kante Kuthurne Kanu 1998 Brahmaji, Dasari Narayana Rao, Prudhvi, Jayasudha Dasari Narayana Rao
Ooyala 1998 Srikanth, Suhasini, Brahmanandam, Nassar S. V. Krishna Reddy
Annamayya 1997 Suman, Bhanupriya, Nagarjuna, Roja Mohan Babu K. Raghavendra Rao
Aahwanam 1997 Srikanth S. V. Krishna Reddy
Chilaka Kottudu 1997 Jagapathi Babu, Madhubala, Rajendra Prasad, Gowthami E. V. V. Satyanarayana
Chinnabbayi 1997 Venkatesh, Kaikala Satyanarayana, Ravali K. Viswanath
Devudu 1997 Balakrishna Raviraja Pinisetty
Evandi Manaammaie 1997 Anandh Babu Mouli
Soggadi Pellam 1996 Mohan Babu, Brahmanandam Muthyala Subbaiah
Amma Ammani Chudalani Undhi 1996 Vinod Kumar, Brahmanandam Sagar
Pellala Rajyam 1996 Krishna, Brahmanandam Mouli
Dharma Chakram 1996 Venkatesh, Prema Suresh Krishna
Adhirindhi Alludu 1996 Mohan Babu, Brahmanandam E. V. V. Satyanarayana
Vamsaniki Okkadu 1996 Balakrishna, Aamani Sharath
Ammoru 1995 Suresh, Soundarya Kodi Ramakrishna
Gharana Bullodu 1995 Nagarjuna, Aamani, Nutana Prasad K. Raghavendra Rao
Super Mogudu 1995 Krishna, Brahmanandam Sharath
Alluda Mazaaka 1995 Chiranjeevi, Rambha E. V. V. Satyanarayana
Ayanaku Iddaru 1995 Jagapathi Babu E. V. V. Satyanarayana
Muddai Muddugumma 1995 Suman S. P. Rajaram
Raja Simham 1995 Rajasekhar K. Raghavendra Rao
Criminal 1994 Nagarjuna, Manisha Koirala Mahesh Bhatt
Hello Brother 1994 Nagarjuna, Soundarya, Rajanala E.V.V. Satyanarayana
Allari Premikudu 1994 Jagapathi Babu K. Raghavendra Rao
Muddula Priyudu 1994 Venkatesh, Brahmanandam, Rambha K. Raghavendra Rao
Jailor Gari Abbai 1994 Jagapathi Babu, Krishnam Raju Sharath
Mugguru Monagallu 1994 Chiranjeevi, Roja, Nagma, Kantha Rao K. Raghavendra Rao
Bangaru Bullodu 1993 Balakrishna, Raveena Tandon Raviraja Pinisetty
Allari Priyudu 1993 Madhubala, Raja Sekhar K. Raghavendra Rao
Major Chandrakanth 1993 NTR, Mohan Babu, Nagma, Sharada K. Raghavendra Rao
Allari Alludu 1993 Nagarjuna, Meena, Nagma A. Kodandarami Reddy
Brundavanam 1992 Rajendra Prasad Singeetam Srinivasa Rao
Balarama Krishnulu 1992 Shoban Babu, Jagapathi Babu, Raja Sekhar Raviraja Pinisetty
Allari Mogudu 1992 Mohan Babu, Meena K. Raghavendra Rao
Iddaru Iddare 1990 Nagarjuna, ANR, K. R. Vijaya A. Kodandarami Reddy
Mamasri 1990 Suresh, Brahmanandam Sharath
Dagudu Muthala Dhampathyam 1990 Rajendra Prasad Relangi Narasimha Rao
Agni Pravesam 1990 Bhargavi Yandamuri Virendranath
Alludugaru 1990 Mohan Babu, Sobhana K. Raghavendra Rao
Paila Pachiis 1989 Rajendra Prasad, Brahmanandam Mouli
Pinni 1989 Vijaya Naresh Vijay Nirmala
Sutradharulu 1989 ANR, Bhanu Chander, Murali Mohan, K. R. Vijaya, Sujatha K. Viswanath
Bava Marudula Sawal 1988 Rajasekhar, Rajendra Prasad, Jeevita, Sarath Babu P. V. Ganesh
Asthulu Anthasthulu 1988 Rajendra Prasad B. Bhaskara Rao
Coolie 1988 Arjun Sarja Chakravarthy
Sankellu 1988 Daggubhati Raja C. Sambhasiva Rao
Krishna Rukmini 1988 Vishnuvardhan H.R. Bhargava
Chakravarthy 1987 Chiranjeevi, Bhanupriya, Mohan Babu Raviraja Pinisetty
Sankeerthana 1987 Nagarjuna, Sarath Babu Geetha Krishna
Krishna Leela 1987 Kalyana Chakravarthy Raviraja Pinisetty
Madana Gopaludu 1987 Rajendra Prasad P. S. Krishna Mohan Reddy
Kanchu Kagada 1984 Krishna, Sridevi A. Kodandarami Reddy

Tamil[edit]

Year Film Co-stars Direction Notes
2013 Chandra Shriya Saran, Ganesh Venkatraman Roopa Iyer Special Appearance
2009 Kutti Pisasu Sangeetha
2009 Arumugam Bharath, Priyamani
2007 Kuttrapathirikai
2003 Kaakha Kaakha Suriya, Jyothika Item number
2005 Kuthu Simbhu, Divya Spandana Item number
2003 Kurumbu Allari Naresh Item number
2002 Julie Ganapathi Jayaram, Saritha
2003 Annai Kaligambal Anu Prabhakar
2003 Paarai R. Sarathkumar, Jayaram, Meena
2002 Jaya Sreeman, Manorama
2002 Panchathantiram Kamal Hassan, Simran, Jayaram, Urvashi K. S. Ravikumar
2002 Hey! Nee Romba Azhaga Irukke Shaam, Sneha, Vivek Vasanth
2002 Baba Rajinikanth, Manisha Koirala Suresh Krishna Guest Appearance
2002 Whistle Gayathri Raguram Item number
2001 Narasimha Vijayakanth, Isha Koppikar Special appearance
2001 Asathal Satyaraj
2001 Vaanchinathan Vijayakanth
2001 Sri Raja Rajeshwari Ramki Rama Narayanan
2000 Rajakali Amman Karan, Kausalya, Vadivelu
2000 Rhythm Arjun Sarja, Meena Vasanth Item number
2000 Budget Padmanabhan Prabhu Ganesan, Vivek, Manivannan, Kovai Sarala
1999 Paattali Sarath Kumar, Devayani, Sujatha K. S. Ravikumar
1999 Padayappa Rajinikanth, Sivaji Ganesan, Soundarya K. S. Ravikumar Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress
1995 Raja Enga Raja Goundamani
1993 Maathangal 7 Yuhi Sethu, Nasser, Manorama[disambiguation needed] Yuhi Sethu
1992 Thambi Pondatti Rahman, Sukanya, Nizhalgal Ravi Panchu Arunachalam
1992 Vaaname Ellai Madhoo, Babloo Prithiviraj, Rajesh Vishali
1991 Captain Prabhakaran Vijayakanth, Rupini R. K. Selvamani
1987 Jallikattu Sivaji Ganesan, Sathyaraj, Radha Manivannan
1987 Per Sollum Pillai Kamal Hassan, Raadhika, K. R. Vijaya S. P. Muthuraman
1986 Muthal Vasantham Pandiyan
1985 Padikkadavan Sivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth, Ambika Rajasekhar
1983 Vellai Manasu Y. G. Mahendra

Kannada[edit]

Year Film Co-stars Direction Notes
2014 Maanikya Sudeep, V. Ravichandran Filming
2013 Sweety Nanna Jodi Auditya, Radhika Kumaraswamy Cameo appearance
2013 Chandra Prem Kumar, Shriya Saran Roopa Iyer Cameo appearance
2004 Baa Baaro Rasika Sunil Raoh, Ashitha Dayal Padmanabhan
2006 Sri Kalikamba Jayanthi, Anu Prabhakar Rama Narayanan
2004 Naanu Naane Upendra, Sakshi Shivanand
2003 Raktha Kanneeru Upendra, Abhirami Sadhu Kokila
2003 Raja Narasimha Vishnuvardhan, Raasi
2002 Ekangi V. Ravichandran
2002 Chamundi Malashri, Kushboo, Prakash Rai
2001 Neelambari Devaraj, Prema
2001 Andhra Hendathi Ananth Nag A. R. Babu
2000 Sneha V. Ravichandran, Raasi
2000 Yaare Nee Abhimani Shivarajkumar, Sangeetha D. Rajendra Babu
1999 Om Shakti
1998 Mangalyam Tantunanena V. Ravichandran V. S. Reddy
1993 Gadibidi Ganda V. Ravichandran, Roja
1988 Krishna Rukmini Vishnuvardhan
1988 Shakti Prabhakar
1987 Pushpaka Vimana Kamal Haasan, Amala Singeetham Srinivasa Rao Silent film

Malayalam[edit]

  • Driver on Duty (2013)
  • Ore Kadal (2007)
  • Onnaman (2002)
  • Kakkakuyil (2001)
  • Nagaravadhu(2001)
  • Mahatma (1996)
  • Iniyoru Pranayakadha(1995)
  • Aham (1992)
  • Manyanmaar (1992)
  • Aryan (1988)
  • Jenmandharam(1988)...Rekha
  • Bheekaran(1988)
  • Orkkappurathu (1988)
  • Anuragi (1988)
  • Neram Pularumbol (1986)
  • Rajeevam (1984)
  • Naadaswaram (1984)
  • Swapnam (1983)
  • Pirkilninnu villichu!
  • Clock
  • Roopam
  • Amritham
  • Swarangal
  • Griham
  • Sawparnika
  • Padam
  • Raagam

Hindi[edit]

Television[edit]

References[edit]

http://www.southdreamz.com/2010/09/ramya-krishnan-turns-amman-again.html

External links[edit]