Suresh Krishna (actor)

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For the Tamil film director with same name, see Suresh Krishna (director).
Suresh Krishna
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Born Suresh Kumar
5 April
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Film actor
Spouse(s) Sree Lakshmi (2006–present)
Children Ananthakrishna and Unnimaya
Parent(s) Parvathy, Balakrishna Panikkar

Suresh Krishna is an Indian film and television actor, known for his negative and character roles. He is noted for his strong characters in Manju Poloru Penkutti, Christian Brothers, Pazhassi Raja and Kutty Srank.

Personal life[edit]

Suresh Krishna was born on 5 April[when?] to Balakrishna Panicker & Parvathy in Guruvayoor. His father was working with Tamil Nadu Government in irrigation department and the family migrated to Tamil Nadu. Suresh was educated in Chennai. He has a younger sister who is married and settled.[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. Veteran actors including the late Sivaji Ganeshan appreciated his role as the great Tamil saint. He was working in Tamil films and television from Chennai when he was offered a chance to debut in Malayalam through the hit serial Sthree Janmam. His next role was as Balashankar in K. K. Rajeev's Swapnam. His performance as the lovelorn husband fetched him numerous awards including the Asianet Cine Award for The Best Actor. 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.

Film career[edit]

In 1993, Suresh made his debut on the Malayalam big screen in chamyam".Since then he has acted in a slew of Malayalam films with major directors and stars, including Kamal [Manju poloru Penkutty and Rapakkal], Santhosh Sivan [Ananthabhadram], Ranjith [Paleri Manikyam, Kerala Cafe, Indian Rupee], Joshi [Christian Brothers], Shaji N. Karun in Kutty Srank and Hariharan in his film PazhassiRaja. In PazhassiRaja and Kutty Srank, he played major roles alongside Mammootty. Kaitheri Ambu of Pazhassi Raja and Loni Aasan of Kutty Srank were milestones in his career. 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 [with Dileep] and the scheming GeorgeKutty from "Christian Brothers" [with Mohanlal]. His performance as "Loni Asaan" in Shaji N. Karun's "KuttySrank" won him a Film Fare nomination for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role. 2014 saw him work with Director Renjith in "Njan" in a role that showcased his abilities as an actor.


Suresh has donned the role of 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 hit the screen in November 2012. The movie marks a turning point in Suresh's career as he moves away from his negative roles to create laughter and fun on screen.


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
Thulabharam Surya TV Malayalam
Daya Kairali TV Malayalam


1. Chettayi ini villane alla 2. Suresh Krishna in Full Swing 3. Shining on the Small Screen

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