Lakshmy Ramakrishnan

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Lakshmy Ramakrishnan
Occupation Actress, director, fashion designer
Years active 2006–2016

Lakshmy Ramakrishnan is an Indian actress and director. She made her debut in the Malayalam film Chakkara Muthu (2006), and has since appeared primarily in supporting roles in Tamil films.


Lakshmy Ramakrishnan lived in Muscat, Oman from 1985 to 2005. She returned to India and directed six short films.[1] Director A. K. Lohithadas wanted to use Ramakrishnan's house for shooting his Malayalam film Chakkara Muthu (2006) and offered her a supporting role in the film. Karu Pazhaniappan's Pirivom Santhippom (2008) in which she played the mother of Sneha's character was her first Tamil film,[2] 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),[3] and received rave reviews.[4][5][6] She also tonsured her head for the "once-in-a-lifetime role".[7][8]

She has worked in television shows. She acted in the serial Aval in STAR Vijay and hosted 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,[2] which received a Special Jury award at the 7th Vijay Awards.[9] Her second directorial venture, Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathe is a story revolving around a petrol crisis[10]

The phrase Ennamma Ippadi Panreengalemaa spoken by Lakshmi in the show Solvathellam Unmai became popular. The dialogue was parodied in the TV show Adhu Idhu Edhu which became famous. Lakshmi threatened legal action against the makers of that show for demeaning her show.[11] The dialogue was also parodied in films like Darling (2015), Massu Engira Masilamani (2015), Naanum Rowdy Dhaan (2015), Miruthan (2016) and Theri (2016).[12][13] The dialogue also inspired a song of the same name composed by D. Imman for Rajini Murugan (2016).[14]


As actress
Year Film Role Language Notes
2006 Chakkara Muthu Anitha's mother Malayalam
2007 Pranayakalam Renjith's mother Malayalam
2007 July 4 Sreepriya's mother Malayalam
2008 Novel Priya's mother Malayalam
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 Eeram Kalyani Tamil
2009 Naadodigal Karunakaran's Mother Tamil
2009 Vettaikaran Ravi's mother Tamil
2010 Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa Teresa Thekekuttu Tamil
2010 Ye Maaya Chesave Teresa Thekekuttu Telugu
2010 Aanmai Thavarael Mary Tamil
2010 Raavanan Velan's mother Tamil Cameo appearance
2010 Naan Mahaan Alla Jeeva's mother Tamil
2010 Boss Engira Bhaskaran Sivakami Tamil
2010 Kanimozhi Rajesh's mother Tamil
2011 Yuddham Sei Annapoorni Tamil Edison Award for Riveting Performance
Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actress
2011 Ponnar Shankar Silambayi Tamil
2011 180 Ajay's mother Telugu
2011 Nootrenbadhu Tamil
2011 Violin Annie Malayalam
2011 Rowthiram Lakshmi Tamil
2011 Oh My Friend Chandu's mother Telugu
2011 Uchithanai Muharnthaal Dr. Rekha Tamil
2012 Vilayada Vaa Devi Tamil
2012 Ekk Deewana Tha Sachin's mother Hindi
2012 Leelai Karthik's mother Tamil
2013 Chennaiyil Oru Naal Karthik's mother Tamil
2013 Sutta Kadhai Silanthi Tamil
2013 Vidiyum Munn Devanayagi Tamil
2014 Pianist Grandmaa Malayalam
2014 Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathe Tamil
2016 Kathakali Thamba's Wife Tamil
2016 Jacobinte Swargarajyam Shirley Jacob Malayalam
2016 Ammani Saalama Tamil
As director
Year Film Language Notes
2012 Aarohanam Tamil
2014 Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathe Tamil
2016 Ammani Tamil
Year Serial Language Channel
2008 The Officer Malayalam Amrita TV
2011-2013 Aval Tamil STAR Vijay
2012-Present Sollvathellam Unmai Tamil Zee Tamil


  1. ^ "Lakshmi Ramakrishnan – a new treasure for Kollywood". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Lakshmi- Another lady director in K'wood". Sify. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "LAKSHMI RAMAKRISHNAN INTERVIEW". Behindwoods. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Movie Review:Yuddham Sei". Sify. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Yudham Sei". Times of India. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Review: Yuddham Sei is gripping". Rediff. 4 February 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Lakshmi goes bald for Yudham Sei". Sify. 28 July 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "Lakshmi goes bald". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "Vijay Awards". 6 July 2013. Retrieved 2015-05-01. 
  10. ^ IANS (17 March 2014). "Lakshmy titles next film 'Nerungi Va...Muthamidathe'". 
  11. ^ "Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, former host of popular TV show 'Solvathellam Unmai', to sue Star Vijay". dna. 3 October 2015. 
  12. ^ ""Ennama Ippadi panreengale ma"- Tracing the most epic dialogue on Tamil TV". The News Minute. 
  13. ^ sudhir srinivasan. "Miruthan review: An inconsistent ‘zombie’ film with excessive melodrama". The Hindu. 
  14. ^ "Rajini Murugan (aka) Rajni Murugan songs review". Behindwoods. 

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