Ramakrishnan in 2017
|Occupation||Actress, screenwriter, director fashion designer|
Fashion designer by qualification and event manager by profession, Lakshmy Ramakrishnan is an entrepreneur. She ran her event management business in Muscat, Oman from 1992 to 2001, before returning to India and acting and directing films. Director A. K. Lohithadas wanted to use Ramakrishnan's house for shooting one of his Malayalam films and offered her a supporting role in his next. Karu Pazhaniappan's Pirivom Santhippom (2008) in which she played the character of Sneha's mother was her first Tamil film, following which she played supporting roles in numerous films. She portrayed an angry mother who wants to avenge her daughter's death in Mysskin's Yuddham Sei (2011), and received rave reviews. She also tonsured her head for the "once-in-a-lifetime role".
She has worked in television shows. She acted in the serial Aval in STAR Vijay and hosted 1500 episodes of the reality show Solvathellam Unmai in Zee Tamil.She has featured in more than 25 TV Commercials.
In 2012, she completed her first feature film, Aarohanam, acclaimed for the sensitive portrayal of mental illness , which received a Special Jury award at the 7th Vijay Awards. Her 4th directorial venture, House Owner, has been selected as one of the only two Tamil movies to be screened at the flagship component of the IFFI, Indian Panorama (Goa, 2019).
- As actress
|2008||Pirivom Santhippom||Visalatchi's mother||Tamil|
|2008||Poi Solla Porom||Mrs. Sathyanathan||Tamil|
|2008||Ellam Avan Seyal||Olga Mariadas||Tamil|
|2009||Thiru Thiru Thuru Thuru||Kavitha Sreenivasan||Tamil|
|2009||Aadhavan||Subramanian's sister in law||Tamil|
|2010||Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa||Teresa Thekekuttu||Tamil|
|2010||Ye Maaya Chesave||Teresa Thekekuttu||Telugu|
|2010||Raavanan||Velan's mother||Tamil||Cameo appearance|
|2010||Naan Mahaan Alla||Jeeva's mother||Tamil|
|2010||Boss Engira Bhaskaran||Sivakami||Tamil|
|2011||Oh My Friend||Chandu's mother||Telugu|
|2011||Uchithanai Muharnthaal||Dr. Rekha||Tamil|
|2012||Ekk Deewana Tha||Sachin's mother||Hindi|
|2013||Chennaiyil Oru Naal||Karthik's mother||Tamil|
|2014||Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathe||Tamil|
|2016||Jacobinte Swargarajyam||Shirley Jacob||Malayalam|
|2018||Iravukku Aayiram Kangal||Writer Vyjayanthi||Tamil|
- As director
|2014||Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathe||Tamil|
|2008||The Officer||Malayalam||Amrita TV|
|2012-2015 /2016–2018||Solvathellam Unmai||Tamil||Zee Tamil|
|2019-Present||Naan Veezhven Endru Ninaithaiyoo||Tamil||Behindwoods Air|
Awards and nominations (films)
|2007||Asianet Film Awards||Best Character actress||Chakkara Muthu||Nominated|
|2011||Tamil Nadu State Film Awards||Best supporting actress||Uchithanai Muharnthaal||Won|
|2012||Edison Awards (India)||Edison Award for Riveting Performance||Yuddham Sei||Won|
|Vijay Awards||Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|2017||Asianet Film Awards||Best supporting actress||Jacobinte Swargarajyam||Nominated|
|Filmfare Awards South||Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Malayalam||Nominated|
|6th South Indian International Movie Awards||Best actress in a supporting role Malayalam||Won|
Notable Invited Talks
|Women and child conference, Madras High court|
|Women in Tech Forum, Tamil Nadu Chapter|
|Women's Day Celebration, Reuters|
|Women's Day, Indian Oil Corporation|
|Women's Day, Neyveli Lignite Corporation|
|Women's Day, Railway Police|
|Women's Day, Income Tax Dept.|
|Madras Christian College|
|National Institute of Technology, Trichy|
|Women's Christian College, Chennai|
Notable Recognition for Contribution towards Women empowerment
|Abdul Kalam Foundation|
|Women's Christian College, Dept. of History|
|Omani Women's association and Ministry of Heritage and Culture, Oman|
|All Ladies League and Women's Economic Forum|
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