Suresh Krishna (actor)

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Suresh Krishna
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Suresh Kumar

(1973-04-05) 5 April 1973 (age 46)
OccupationFilm actor
Spouse(s)Sree Lakshmi (2006–present)
ChildrenAnanthakrishna and Unnimaya
Parent(s)Parvathy, Balakrishna Panikkar

Suresh Krishna (born 5 April 1973) is an Indian film and television actor, known for villain and character roles. He is noted for his portrayals in Manju Poloru Penkutti, Christian Brothers, Pazhassi Raja and Kutty Srank.

Personal life[edit]

Suresh Krishna was born on 5 April 1973, the youngest of six children, to Balakrishna Panicker and Parvathy in the temple town of Guruvayoor in Thrissur district. His father was working with the Tamil Nadu Government in the irrigation department and the family migrated to Tamil Nadu. Suresh was educated in Chennai.[1]

He is married to Sree Lakshmi, a professor at SCMS School of Technology and Management, Kochi with two children. Currently he resides at Thrippunithura with his family.[2]


Suresh's first acting role was in a Tamil serial in Doordarshan, produced by Madhumohan in 1990. In 1995, Suresh's played the legendary Thiruvalluvar, earning him instant recognition across Tamil Nadu. He was working in Tamil films and television from Chennai when he was offered a chance to debut in Malayalam, acting in the serial Sthree Janmam. His next role was as Balashankar in K. K. Rajeev's Swapnam.[1] His performance as the lovelorn husband fetched him numerous awards including the Asianet Cine Award for The Best Actor.[1] He then played Surya, in Orma, which was aired on Asianet and went on to become one of his best works on the small screen.[1]

Film career[edit]

In 1993, Suresh made his debut on the Malayalam big screen in Chamayam. Since then he has acted in a slew of Malayalam films with major directors and stars, including; Kamal (in Manju poloru Penkutty and Rapakkal ); Santhosh Sivan (in Ananthabhadram), Ranjith ( in Paleri Manikyam, Kerala Cafe and Indian Rupee), Joshiy (Christian Brothers ), Shaji N. Karun (in Kutty Srank ) and Hariharan in his film PazhassiRaja.

The character roles of "Kaitheri Ambu" from Pazhassi Raja and "Loni Aasan" from Kutty Srank were milestones in his career.[3] His performance as Loni Asaan won him a Film Fare nomination for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Besides his roles as a supporting actor, he is noted for his strong negative characters starting with the villain "Shekarankutty" from Karumadikuttan, the lecherous stepfather "Mohan" from Manju Poloru Penkutti, the cruel "Kishanchand" from Banaras, the don "Paruthikkadan Shaji" from The Metro, the villainous "Manikunju" from Pappi Appacha and the scheming GeorgeKutty from Christian Brothers.

2014 saw him work with director Renjith in Njan in a role that showcased his abilities as an actor.


Suresh has also become a producer through Thakkali Films, along with actor Biju Menon, director Shajoon Kariyal, scriptwriter Sachi and cinematographer P. Sukumar. Their first release Chettayees starring Lal, Biju Menon, Suresh Krishna, P. Sukumar, Sunil Babu and Miya was released in November 2012. The movie marked a further exploration of his skills from villain style roles to comedy.[4]


Awards and nominations[edit]

Television serials[edit]

Title Channel Language Notes
Madhu Mohan's Serial DD Chennai Tamil
Thiruvalluvar DD Podhigai Tamil
Sthree Asianet Malayalam
Kudipaka Asianet Malayalam
Swapnam Asianet Malayalam Asian Paints Apex Ultima Asianet Family TV Awards 2005 for The best son-in-law role
Megham Asianet Malayalam
Orma Asianet Malayalam
Minnaram Asianet Malayalam
Thulabharam Surya TV Malayalam
Daya Kairali TV Malayalam


  1. ^ a b c d "Shining on the small screen". The Hindu. 1 October 2005. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Profile". The Official Website of Suresh Krishna. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Suresh Krishna in full swing". India Glitz. 12 November 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  4. ^ "A reason to smile". Khaleej Times. 16 December 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2018.

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