|Years active||2014 – present|
Rahul Ramakrishna (born 15 January 1991) is an Indian actor, writer and journalist. He made his debut with the short film, Sainma. He became popular for his role in the Tollywood blockbuster, Arjun Reddy.
Rahul Ramakrishna was born in Hyderabad, Telangana. His father was a yoga instructor and his mother is an assistant editor for a business magazine. He studied mechanical engineering in Hyderabad but discontinued it in his 3rd year.
Rahul Ramakrishna worked as a journalist in evening daily, Post Noon and Metro India. He also worked as a translator for journalists visiting Hyderabad on assignments. Along with a short stint as a movie review writer for a Hindustan Times affiliated website, Rahul did many varied odd-jobs, as a song writer, screen writer, and as a presenter for a television cook show.
Rahul’s affiliation with acting began as a theatre enthusiast where he worked with several theatre groups as part of their production crew. According to his interviews, Rahul developed a keen interest in acting after a workshop with playwright and activist N Madhusudhan and Dr. Sagari Ramdas, both of whom Rahul credits as his teachers and guides. His first attempt at acting was in a short film, Sainma directed by [Tharu Bhascker Dhaassyam]. Following the appreciation that poured in both for the film’s attempt and aesthetics and for the acting prowess of the entire cast, he signed up to play the main lead’s supporting friend in a comic role in the Telugu film Jayammu Nischayammu Ra starring Y Srinivas Reddy and Poorna directed by Sivaraju Kanumuri.
After this, Rahul shot to fame as Shiva, in the movie Arjun Reddy, where his character’s unwavering loyalty to the lead’s combined with wit and emotional support garnered him a massive fan following in the audience and the film fraternity alike.
The success of Arjun Reddy and the widespread recognition furthered his career with instrumental characters in many Telugu films of 2018 such as Bharat Ane Nenu, Sammohanam, Chi La Sow, the Amazon produced Telugu original web series titled Gangstars et al. Rahul repeated his "hero’s best friend" role and combination with actor Vijay Deverakonda in the film Geetha Govindam, which opened to massive collections and went on to become a commercial blockbuster in the Telugu film industry joining the 100 crore film club.
- As actor
|2016||Jayammu Nischayammu Raa||Yadagiri||Actor, Dialogue writer|
|2018||Inttelligent||Rahul Teja's friend|
|Bharat Ane Nenu||Ramana, CM Supported MLA|
|Gangstars||Red||Amazon Original Telugu webseries|
|Chi La Sow||Police Officer|
|Nirudyoga Natulu (Webseries)||Himself||Season Finale|
- As lyricist
|2016||Pellichoopulu||"Ee Babu Gariki", "Raalu Raaga Poolamala",
- My role as Shiva in Arjun Reddy is the usual me: Rahul Ramakrishna
- Chowdhary, Y Sunita (29 August 2017). "Redefining friendship". The Hindu. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
- "Arjun Reddy: In red and black". The Hindu. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
- "Mahesh Babu to join hands with 'Arjun Reddy' director?". The Times of India. 19 April 2018. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
- Pandey, Shalini (13 December 2017). "Here is our #ArjunReddy 's friend #shiva #rahulramakrishna official Twitter @eyrahul pic.twitter.com/xlQNdV5cks". @imshalinipanday. Retrieved 2017-12-14.