Ramya Krishnan

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Ramya Krishnan
Born (1970-09-15) 15 September 1970 (age 48)[1]
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s) [2]
Children 1

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

Ramya was born 15 September 1970 [1] in a Tamil-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

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]


Personal life

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


Filmfare Awards
Nandi Awards
Dubai Amma Awards 2007
  • Best Supporting Actress - Malayalam - Ore Kadal (2007)
Amrita Film Awards 2007
  • Best Supporting Actress - Malayalam - Ore Kadal (2007)
Sun TV Family Awards
  • Best Actress Special Award - Thangam (2009)
Vikatan Awards 2015
IIFA Utsavam Awards 2016
  • Best Supporting Actress - Tamil - Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)
  • Best Supporting Actress - Telugu - Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)


  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. 

External links

  • Ramya Krishnan on IMDb

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