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OccupationFilm actor
Years active1987–2004
Nirosha (m. 1995)

Ramakrishnan, better known by his stage name Ramki, is an Indian film actor best known for his work in Tamil and Telugu films. He made his debut in Chinna Poove Mella Pesu (1987) and was a lead film actor until 2004. He is known for his performances in successful movies such as Senthoora Poove (1988), Inaindha Kaigal (1990), Athma (1993) and Karuppu Roja (1996). He is well known by his unique hair style and still maintaining in his old age.

He made his comeback in cinema after nine years and returned in a supporting role with the supernatural thriller film Masani (2013). [1]


He started as an actor in 1987 with the film, Chinna Poove Mella Pesu. He appeared alongside Prabhu. The film was a commercial success.[2] Then, he acted in the dramatic film, Thangachi which was released on November 1987. Ramki made eight films in 1988, including Senthoora Poove where he co-starred with Vijayakanth and his future wife Nirosha. The film ran for over 200 days in theatres and was one of the highest-grossing Tamil films of the year 1988.[3] Poovizhi Raja and Paravaigal Palavitham have received to positive reviews.[4][5] In 1989, He worked in movies such as Oru Thottil Sabadham, Ellame En Thangachi, Penn Buthi Mun Buthi, Yogam Rajayogam and En Kanavar. These films, which have become failures one after the other, have been box office flops.

In 1990, he acted her first Telegu movie, Ghatana. [6] This year, he acted in the action-adventure, Inaindha Kaigal directed by N. K. Vishwanathan and featured him in the second leading role alongside Arun Pandian and lead actress Nirosha.[7] The film was a Blockbuster and has been considered to be Ramki's best film.[8] In 1991, Vetri Padigal directed by Manobala. R. Sarathkumar acted in negative role.[9] He starred in the horrors films genre that are successful as Athma (1993), Thanga Pappa (1993), Mayabazar (1995) and Karuppu Roja (1996). In 1997, Ramki appears with ten films but only Putham Puthu Poove who had no way to deliver it because of production.[10] On the other hand, the songs were a great success specially for "Sevvanthi Poovukkum".[11][12] His associations with Nirosha, Kushboo and Urvashi were successful with audiences in the 1990s. In 1999, he acted in second role in Nilave Mugam Kaattu starring with Karthik and Devayani.[13] He appears in a few sequences in the movies such as Poovellam Kettuppar (1999) and Kadhal Rojavae (2000).

During the 2000s, Ramki acted in second roles in devotional films such as Palayathu Amman (2000), Sri Raja Rajeshwari (2001) and Padai Veetu Amman (2002). His 1991 film, R. K. Selvamani's Kuttrapathirikai was released on 2007. The15-year gap, however, has affected the film as the style and substance over that period of time has indeed changed.[14]

After a hiatus, he has made a comeback to Tamil cinema with the 2013 films Maasani and Biriyani. In 2016, His next films are Vaaimai and Atti.[15][16] In 2017, he acted in Telegu movie, Aakatayi, where he played a pivotal role, followed by Tamil horror comedy film, Aangila Padam in the lead character.[17][18] In 2018, a Telegu film RX 100 and then Sundar C.'s Action starring Vishal and Tamannaah.[19][20]

Early life[edit]

Ramki had an clandestine affair with leading actress Nirosha for several years. Responding to a report about their alleged secret marriage, published in a local daily, Ramki maintained that there is no truth in that story. However, they got secretly married in 1995. But revealed that their marriage is definitely on the cards and approved their marriage after 3 years to the media and their family members.[21]


Year No. Film Role Language Notes
1987 1 Chinna Poove Mella Pesu Raja Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Abhishekam
2 Thangachi Raja Tamil
1988 3 Irandil Ondru Raja Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Goonda Police
4 Ithu Engal Neethi Tamil
5 Sigappu Thali Inspector Paandi Tamil
6 Manaivi Oru Mandhiri Jeeva Tamil
7 Senthoora Poove Ashok Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Sindhura Puvvu
8 Poovizhi Raja Kumar Tamil
9 Paravaigal Palavitham Sekar Tamil
10 Maduraikara Thambi Chinna Thambi Tamil
1989 11 Oru Thottil Sabadham Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Samaram
12 Ellame En Thangachi Vasanth Tamil
13 Penn Buthi Mun Buthi Muthupandi Tamil
14 Yogam Rajayogam Siva Tamil
15 En Kanavar Tamil
1990 16 Ghatana Telugu
17 Amma Pillai Sathish Tamil
18 Maruthu Pandi Maruthu Pandi / Manickam Tamil
19 Inaindha Kaigal Pratap Tamil
20 Vellaiya Thevan Thevan Tamil
21 Pudhiya Sarithiram Inspector Dinakaran/ Raja Tamil
22 Vaazhnthu Kaattuvom Vijay Tamil
1991 23 Vetri Padigal Mahesh Tamil
24 Pillai Paasam Tamil
25 Manitha Jaathi Tamil
26 En Pottukku Sonthakkaran Tamil
1992 27 Bhale Khaideelu Vijay Telugu
28 Uyarndhavan Tamil
29 Doshi Siva Telugu Dubbed into Tamil as Rocky
1993 30 Athma Saravanan / Vignesh Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Rathnagiri Ammoru
31 Pass Mark Murali Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Allari Abbayi
32 Thanga Pappa Lawrence Tamil Guest appearance
1994 33 Vanaja Girija Raja Tamil
34 Chinna Madam Gopal Tamil
35 Ulavaali Raja Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Bayankara Goodachari
1995 36 Thottil Kuzhandhai Pitchai Tamil
37 Mayabazar Ram Tamil
1996 38 Rajali Jeeva Tamil
39 En Aasai Thangachi Tamil
40 Irattai Roja Balu Tamil
41 Karuppu Roja Aravind Tamil
42 Enakkoru Magan Pirappan Balu Tamil
1997 43 Thaali Pudhusu Arun Tamil
44 Rowdy Darbaar Koti Telugu Dubbed into Tamil as Thalapathi Kottai
45 Osey Ramulamma Narasimha Telugu Dubbed into Tamil as Adimai Penn
Special appearance
46 Dhinamum Ennai Gavani ACP Jai Kumar Tamil
47 Putham Puthu Poove Unknown Tamil Not released
48 Kalyana Vaibhogam Sakthi Tamil
49 Aahaa Enna Porutham Raja Tamil
50 Samrat Samrat / Ashok Tamil
51 Thadayam Chandru (Chadrasekhar) Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Chattam
52 Pudhalvan Inspector Siva Tamil
1998 53 Ellame En Pondattithaan Muthu Tamil
1999 54 Nilave Mugam Kaattu Prakash Tamil
NA Poovellam Kettuppar Himself Tamil Cameo appearance
2000 NA Kadhal Rojavae Himself Tamil Special appearance
55 Palayathu Amman Shankar Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Devatha
2001 56 Sri Raja Rajeshwari Raasaiyya Tamil
57 Viswanathan Ramamoorthy Vishwanathan Tamil
2002 NA Shakalaka Baby Himself Tamil Guest appearance
58 Padai Veetu Amman Shankar Tamil
2004 59 Super Da Kathirvel Tamil
2007 60 Kuttrapathirikai ACP Ramakrishnan Tamil Production in 1991; Released 2007
2013 61 Masani Vetri Tamil
62 Biriyani Vijaykrishna Tamil
2016 63 Vaaimai Thirumaaran IPS Tamil
64 Atti Om Prakash Tamil
2017 65 Aakatayi Vikram Simha Telugu
66 Aangila Padam Rail Murugan Tamil
2018 67 RX 100 Daddy Telugu Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Supporting Actor
2019 68 Action Saravanan Tamil
2020 69 Disco Raja Telugu


  1. ^ https://in.bookmyshow.com/person/ramki/11583
  2. ^ "Chinna Poove Mella Pesu (1987)".
  3. ^ "Vijayakanth's Senthoora Poove to Have Telugu Remake". 12 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Poovizhi Raja (1988)".
  5. ^ "Paravaigal Palavitham (1988)".
  6. ^ http://www.telugujunction.com/movies/movie_id/2571
  7. ^ "Inaindha Kaigal (1990)".
  8. ^ "Do you know how Inaindha Kaigal did at the Box Office?".
  9. ^ "Vetri Padigal Movie Wiki, Vetri Padigal Tamil Movie, Overview, Release date, Trailer, Review, Star Cast, Director, Music Director, Producer, Biography, User Reviews | Tamil Cinema Profile".
  10. ^ "Putham Puthu Poove (1997- Unreleased) (S.A. Rajkumar) (Star Music – SMCD 060) [ACD-RIP-WAV]". 28 July 2019.
  11. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qbx3PyRWAC0
  12. ^ https://www.starmusiq.top/movies/putham-puthu-poove-1997-tamil-movie-songs-6455-starmusiq-download.html
  13. ^ "Nilave Mugam Kaattu Tamil Movie Reviews, Photos, Videos (1999)".
  14. ^ "Kuttrapathirikai review. Kuttrapathirikai Tamil movie review, story, rating".
  15. ^ https://www.yeclo.com/telemiroir/titles/167337
  16. ^ https://www.dekhnews.com/entertainment/atti-movie-review-rating/
  17. ^ https://www.123telugu.com/reviews/aakatayi-telugu-movie-review.html
  18. ^ https://www.indiaglitz.com/aangila-padam-aka-english-padam-review-tamil-movie-20223
  19. ^ https://www.sify.com/movies/rx-100-review-a-raw-love-story-marred-by-violence-review-telugu-shnlJocfifgbd.html
  20. ^ https://www.sify.com/movies/action-review-a-below-average-action-thriller-review-tamil-tlpqOSdjdcefc.html
  21. ^ https://www.justdial.com/entertainment/artist/Ramki/A273287

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