Ramya Krishnan was born on September 15, 1970, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. In the Telugu and Kannada cinema industries, she is also known as Ramya Krishna. She has acted in over 260 films in five different languages: Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi. Ramya has received four Filmfare Awards, three Nandi Awards, and a Special Prize from the Tamil Nadu State Film Award.
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Ramya Krishnan Career
She is most known for her role as Neelambari in Padayappa, for which she received the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil. She was also nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu for her performance in the 2009 dramedy Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam. Ramya’s performance of Sivagami Devi in the Baahubali film series (2015–17) was universally praised. Both Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) and its sequel Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017) are among India’s highest-grossing films.
Her work in the franchise earned her multiple awards, including two Filmfare Awards for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu (in 2016 and 2018) and a State Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actress (2016).
She is the niece of the late Tamil film actor, comedian, and Rajya Sabha member Cho Ramaswamy. She began her studies in Bharathanatyam, Western, and Kuchipudi dance disciplines and has performed on stage numerous times. Her native language is Tamil.
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She began her acting career at the age of 13 in the Malayalam film Neram Pularumbol. Despite the fact that this was her debut film, it was not released until 1986. Thus, her debut film was Vellai Manasu in 1985, a Tamil film in which she co-starred with Y. G. Mahendra. Krishnan’s debut Telugu film, Bhalae Mithrulu, was released in 1986.
She then went on to portray minor roles in Tamil films such as Rajinikanth’s Padikkadavan in 1985 and Kamal Haasan’s Per Sollum Pillai in 1987. She co-starred alongside Rajendra Prasad in Madana Gopaludu in 1987, Bhama Kalapam in 1988, Asthulu Anthasthulu in 1988, and Bava Marudula Saval in 1988 in Telugu films.
Krishnan had previously collaborated with Mohanlal in Malayalam films such as Orkkappurathu, Aryan, and Anuragi. Krishnan has also had success in Kannada films. Krishna Rukmini, in which she co-starred with Vishnuvardhan, was one of her first film roles. Her Hindi debut was in the film Dayavan, in which she co-starred with legendary actor Vinod Khanna.
Her Tamil film Padayappa (Narasimha in Telugu) gave her popularity and recognition not only in South India, but also in Japan, Singapore, London, and Paris. Her performance in Padayappa was one of the best in her career, and it debunked her detractors who claimed she was just a glam doll.
Ramya has also had success in Kannada films. In fact, one of her first film roles was with Vishnuvardhan in the Kannada film Krishna Rukmini. Her biggest Kannada hits are Gadibidi Ganda, Mangalyam Thanthunanaena, and Raktha Kanneeru alongside Ravichandran and Upendra.
Ramya Krishnan participated on SUN TV in a game programme called Thanga Vettai (Gold Hunt).
Ramya established a business in the name of her son, ‘Ritwik.’ She also presented the entertainment show “Zara Masti Zara Dhoom,” in which she interviewed Bollywood stars.
Ramya Krishnan Personal Life
On June 12, 2003, Ramya Krishnan married acclaimed Telugu film director Krishna Vamsi and has since moved to Hyderabad. On February 13, 2005, she gave birth to a son, Ritwik.