Lakshmy Ramakrishnan

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Lakshmy Ramakrishnan
Lakshmy ramakrishnan.jpg
Ramakrishnan in 2017
Born
Kerala, India
Nationality India
OccupationActress, screenwriter, director fashion designer
Years active2006–present
Spouse(s)Ramakrishnan

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.

Career[edit]

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.[1] 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,[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 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,[2] acclaimed for the sensitive portrayal of mental illness [9], which received a Special Jury award at the 7th Vijay Awards.[10] 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).

Filmography[edit]

As actress
Year Film Role Language Notes
2006 Chakkara Muthu Devayani Malayalam
2007 Pranayakalam Renjith's mother Malayalam
2007 July 4 Vijayalekshmi Malayalam
2008 Novel Dr.Bhanumathi 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 Sirithal Rasipen Lakshmy Tamil
2009 Vettaikaran Ravi's mother Tamil
2009 Aadhavan Subramanian's sister in law 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
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
2018 Iravukku Aayiram Kangal Writer Vyjayanthi Tamil
2018 Thimiru Pudichavan Doctor Tamil
As director
Year Film Language Notes
2012 Aarohanam Tamil
2014 Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathe Tamil
2016 Ammani Tamil
2019 House Owner Tamil
Television
Year Serial Language Channel
2008 The Officer Malayalam Amrita TV
2011-2013 Aval Tamil STAR Vijay
2012-2015 /2016–2018 Solvathellam Unmai Tamil Zee Tamil
2019-Present Naan Veezhven Endru Ninaithaiyoo Tamil Behindwoods Air

Awards and nominations (films)[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result
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[edit]

Talk
IIM Network
CVRDE
NASSCOM
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[edit]

Organization
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
Gramodayam
Say What
Raindrops

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Aarohanam Movie Review". 6 July 2013. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  10. ^ "Vijay Awards". 6 July 2013. Archived from the original on 19 April 2013. Retrieved 1 May 2015.

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