Suresh Krissna

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Suresh Krissna
Born25 June 1959 (1959-06-25) (age 61)
Mumbai, India
Years active1988 – present
Chandra Suresh
m. 1989)
  • R. Krishna
  • K. Sharada
RelativesShanthi Krishna (Sister)

Suresh Krissna (born 25 June 1959) is an Indian film director known for his works in South Indian cinema and Bollywood. His first Tamil film was Sathya (1988)[1][2] starring Kamal Haasan. He found success with Kavithalaya's Annamalai, starring Rajinikanth. Since then, he has directed Veera, Baashha and Baba with Rajinikanth in the lead. He has also worked with leading stars like Mohanlal, Salman Khan, Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Venkatesh and Vishnuvardhan. He wrote a book called My Days with Baasha about his experiences working with Rajinikanth. In 1989 he received the Nandi Award for Best Director for Prema. [3][4]

Early life and career[edit]

Suresh was born to R. Krishna and K. Sharada in Bombay. He has two brothers, Sreeram, Satheesh and one sister, actress Shanthi Krishna. He spent his early career in Mumbai and after completing his graduation in economics he joined the Mumbai office of L. V. Prasad for accounts management. Later he became an executive assistant to L. V. Prasad and also taking care of Prasad Productions Mumbai office. When L. V. Prasad started production of Ek Duuje Ke Liye directed by K. Balachander, he assisted Prasad Productions on location and after completion of the film he went on to work for K. Balachander first assisting in Thaneer Thaneer. Later he would be elevated to Associate director status in Achamillai Achamillai.

As Director[edit]


Year Title Language Notes
2012 Katari Veera Surasundarangi Kannada Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Director
2011 Ilaignan Tamil 50th Picture
2009 Arumugam Tamil
2008 Mestri Telugu
2007 Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram Tamil remake of Kannada film Jogi
2006 Rocky – The Rebel Hindi Remake of Telugu film Raghavendra
2006 Astram Telugu remake of Hindi film Sarfarosh
2005 Jyeshta Kannada Remake of Malayalam film Valliettan
2004 Gajendra Tamil remake of Telugu film Simhadri
2004 Bhadradri Ramudu Telugu
2003 Kadamba Kannada
2003 Raghavendra Telugu
2002 Idi Maa Ashokgadi Love Story Telugu
2002 Baba Tamil
2001 Daddy Telugu
2001 Aalavandhan Tamil simultaneously made and released in Hindi in the title Abhay.
2000 Rayalaseema Ramanna Chowdary Telugu
1999 Sangamam Tamil
1999 Oruvan Tamil
1998 Auto Driver Telugu
1998 Aahaa...! Telugu remake of Aahaa
1997 Aahaa Tamil
1997 Master Telugu
1996 Dharma Chakram Telugu
1996 Sivasakthi Tamil remake of Agneepath
1996 The Prince Malayalam
1995 Baasha Tamil
1994 Veera Tamil Remake of Telugu film Allari Mogudu
1993 Vedan Tamil
1993 Rojavai Killathe Tamil
1992 Jaagruti Hindi
1992 Annamalai Tamil Remake of Hindi film Khudgarz
1992 Vasundhara Telugu
1991 Love Hindi
1991 Amma Telugu
1990 Raja Kaiya Vacha Tamil
1989 Indrudu Chandrudu Telugu Dubbed in Tamil as Indran Chandran
Dubbed in Hindi as Mayor Saab
1988 Prema Telugu Dubbed in Tamil as Anbu Chinnam
Remade in Hindi as Love
1988 Sathya Tamil Remake of Hindi film Arjun


Year(s) Title Channel
2012 Aaha Vijay TV
2013 Mahabharatham Sun TV[5]
2013–2014 Unarvugal Puthuyugam TV
2014 Arangtram Puthuyugam TV
2015–2017 Lakshmi Vanthachu Zee Tamil
2018–2019 Chandrakumari Sun TV
2019–2020 Chocolate


  1. ^ "'I am fine with the in absentia credit'". The Times of India.
  2. ^ "Suresh Krishna - Successive hits - Who gave the most in Tamil cinema?".
  3. ^ "An Interview With Suresh Krishna - Interviews -".
  4. ^ "Stars: Star Interview with Suresh Krissna". Telugu Cinema. Archived from the original on 14 March 2009. Retrieved 14 March 2009.
  5. ^ CF (14 February 2013). "Mahabharatam directed by Suresh Krishna on Sun TV". KOLLY TALK.

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