Ramya Krishnan

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Ramya Krishnan
Ramya Krishnan.jpg
Born (1970-09-15) 15 September 1970 (age 48)[1]
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
NationalityIndian
OccupationActress
Years active1984–present
Spouse(s)[2]
Children1

Ramya Krishnan (born 15 September 1970),[1] also known as Ramya Krishna, is an Indian film actress. She has acted in over 200 films in five languages: Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi. Ramya has won four Filmfare Awards, three Nandi Awards and a Tamil Nadu State Film Award.

She gained popularity through her acclaimed role Neelambari in Padayappa which also won her the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil. She also won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu for the 2009 dramedy Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam. Ramya's portrayal of Rajamatha Sivagami Devi in the Baahubali series (2015-17) received universal acclaim. While Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) is the fourth highest grossing Indian film, its sequel Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017) is the second highest grossing Indian film of all time. Her performance in Baahubali: The Beginning also won her the Best Supporting Actress – Telugu at the 2016 Filmfare Awards and Best Supporting Actress at Nandi Awards by Government of Andhra Pradesh.

Early life and background[edit]

Ramya was born 15 September 1970 [1] in a Telugu-speaking family to Krishnan and Maya.[3] She is the niece of veteran Tamil comedian Cho Ramaswamy. She received initial training in Bharathanatyam, Western and Kuchipudi dance forms and has given many stage performances.[4]

Film career[edit]

Ramya started her acting career in 1984 at the age of 14 in the Tamil film Vellai Manasu, opposite Y. G. Mahendra.

Ramya's first Telugu film was Bhale Mithrulu (1986). She achieved fame through Kasinadhuni Viswanath's Sutradharulu, released in 1989. She emerged as a leading actress in the Telugu industry alongside Soundarya, Meena, Roja and Nagma in the 1990s. As her breakthrough came from K. Raghavendra Rao directorial movies where she emerged as a commercial romantic diva of the season, due to successful movies such as Alludugaru (1990), Allari Mogudu (1992), Major Chandrakanth (1993) along with Mohan Babu and Allari Priyudu (1993) along with Rajasekhar. She played the role of a devoted wife of Sri Annamacharya, which was played by Nagarjuna in the blockbuster film Annamayya (1997). She has worked with leading Telugu actors such as N. T. Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Krishna, Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna, Nagarjuna, Venkatesh, Mohan Babu, Jagapathi Babu, Rajendra Prasad (actor), Srikanth, Rajasekhar, Jr. NTR, Mahesh Babu and Prabhas.[5] She received a prestigious Nandi Award from the Government of Andhra Pradesh for her performance in Dasari Narayana Rao's film Kante Koothurne Kanu (1998). She played the lead role in the Bollywood action comedy film Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998) along with Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda. She played the lead role in the Tamil film Padayappa (1999) along with Rajinikanth. She has also played role in Bollywood Movie "Banarasi Babu" in 1997

She was a judge in a dancing show on STAR Vijay: Jodi Number One, season 1, followed by season 5.

Her most recent films are Baahubali: The Beginning, where she played Sivagami, the Queen mother and Soggade Chinni Nayana, where she played the role of Satyabhama and she also played a very important role in Allari Naresh's movie Mama Manchu Alludu Kanchu.[6][7] She earned praises for her performance as Rajamatha Sivagami in Baahubali 2: The Conclusion[8]

Filmography[edit]

Personal life[edit]

She married Telugu film director Krishna Vamsi on 12 June 2003. They have a son named Ritvick.[5]

Awards[edit]

Source[9][10]

Year Film Award Category Result
1998 Kante Koothurne Kanu Nandi Awards Nandi Award for Best Actress Won
2000 Padayappa Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize Won
Filmfare Awards South Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Tamil Won
2007 Ore Kadal Dubai Amma Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
Amrita Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
2009 Raju Maharaju Nandi Awards Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actress Won
2010 Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam 57th Filmfare Awards South Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress - Telugu Won
2016 Aambala 1st IIFA Utsavam IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress - Tamil Nominated
Baahubali: The Beginning Nandi Awards Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actress Won
63rd Filmfare Awards South Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress - Telugu Won
5th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
1st IIFA Utsavam IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress- Telugu Won
1st IIFA Utsavam Best Supporting Actress- Tamil Won
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
2017 Soggade Chinni Nayana 64th Filmfare Awards South Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress - Telugu Nominated
2nd IIFA Utsavam Best Supporting Actress - Telugu Nominated
6th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Supporting Actress - Telugu Nominated
Aadupuliyattam 6th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Supporting Actress - Malayalam Nominated
Asianet Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2018 Baahubali: The Conclusion 65th Filmfare Awards South Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress - Telugu Won
7th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Supporting Actress - Telugu Nominated
Behindwoods Gold Medal Best Supporting Actress Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Media, Sampurn (16 September 2009). "Actress Ramya Krishnan celebrates her birthday". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 22 May 2016. Actress Ramya Krishnan celebrated her 39th birthday yesterday (Sep 15).
  2. ^ "Ramya Krishnan Husband & Marriage Date". StarsFact.com. Archived from the original on 12 November 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Ramya Krishnan's family". Celebrity Kick. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Eternal beauty 'Nilambari' Ramya Krishnan celebrates her b'day". Indiaglitz. 15 September 2008. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Heroines who fell for their directors". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Ramya Krishna and Meena are paired with Mohan Babu in Mama Manchu, Alludu Kanchu". tollywoodshow.com.
  7. ^ "Mohan Babu is all thrilled to work with Ramya Krishnan and Meena again, 23 years after the release of "Allari Mogudu"". ibtimes.co.in. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  8. ^ Ramya Krishnan in Baahubali
  9. ^ "Star-spangled show on cards". The Hindu. Archived from the original on July 15, 2006. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
  10. ^ "Winners of the 63rd Britannia Filmfare Awards (South)". Archived from the original on 2 July 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2016.

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