Five Star Krishna

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Five Star Krishna
Born Krishnakumar Ramakumar
Chennai, India
Other names Five Star Krishna
Occupation Film actor Advertisement Film Maker
Years active 2002–present
Spouse(s) Gowri Krishnakumar

Krishnakumar Ramakumar, also credited as Five Star Krishna, is an Indian film actor who has appeared in Tamil films in supporting roles. He made his debut in Mani Ratnam's production Five Star (2002), before playing pivotal roles in Arinthum Ariyamalum and Saravana.


Krishna, who had previously apprenticed under Rajiv Menon as an assistant director, was signed on by Susi Ganesan to appear in a leading role in Five Star, produced by Mani Ratnam.[1][2] Portraying a runaway husband, he won rave reviews with The Hindu's critic noting "there are scenes where he could have underplayed his emotions a little — but surely the young man has talent".[3] After winning good reviews for his performance in Five Star, Krishna followed it up playing supporting roles in films including Cheran's Autograph and as a student leader in Mani Ratnam's Aaytha Ezhuthu, while also appearing as Dhanush's brother in the romantic comedy, Thiruda Thirudi. He has since then notably appeared in projects directed by Vishnuvardhan, featuring in four consecutive ventures. He has balanced appearances in films alongside his advertisement agency.

In 2008, it was reported that he was set to direct a gangster film titled Madras starring Vishnuvardhan's brother Kreshna in the lead role, though the project did not materialise after a spat with the producer.[4][5][6] Krishna has directed a commercial advertisement featuring Kamal Haasan.[7]


Year Film Role Notes
2002 Five Star Ilango
2003 Thiruda Thirudi Vasu's Brother
Thirumalai Krishna
2004 Autograph Kamalakannan
Aaytha Ezhuthu Trilok
2005 Arinthum Ariyamalum Krishna
2006 Aadhi
Saravana Krishna
Pattiyal Krishna Guest appearance
2008 Jayamkondaan Krishna
2009 Ananda Thandavam
Sarvam Krishna
Naan Avan Illai 2 Maha's Husband Cameo Appearance
2010 Thillalangadi Venkat
2011 Aaranya Kaandam Astrologer Cameo Appearance
Yuvan Yuvathi Krishna
2013 Madras Cafe Bomb Maker Guest appearance
Moodar Koodam Naaikaran Guest appearance
Arrambam Mango
2014 Aaha Kalyanam Inspector
2015 Yatchan Logu
Vellaiya Irukiravan Poi Solla Maatan
2017 Kavan Ashok


  1. ^ "Five Star". Archived from the original on 19 November 2002. 
  2. ^ "5 Star-Krishna Kumar". Archived from the original on 25 February 2003. 
  3. ^ "The Hindu : Five Star". 
  4. ^ sudhish kamath. "Just arrived". The Hindu. 
  5. ^ "Krishna's acting hues". The Times of India. 
  6. ^ "Krishna to direct Krishna". 
  7. ^ "Kamal to do it for the first time to help AIDS patients". 

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