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Ramya Krishnan

Birthday
15 Sep 1967 (Age 51)

Ramya Krishnan Biography

Ramya Krishnan is a successful multilingual actress in commercial Indian cinema. She has over 200 films to her credit. She also holds a rare record of acting in five languages, that is Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi. She has played such diverse roles as a glam-doll, a caring wife, a devoted mom, an arrogant vamp and even a goddess.

Ramya Krishna was born on September 15, 1967 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to a Telugu family whose mother tongue is Telugu. She is the niece of Cho Ramaswamy, an actor and outspoken politician. She had initial training in Bharathanatyam and Kuchipudi dance forms and has given many stage performances.

Ramya Krishna started her acting career at the age of 13 and has been in the field for 19+ years. She first played the lead role in Vellai Manasu in Tamil opposite Y.G. Mahendran. She was studying in 8th standard when she acted in her first film.

The south Indian actress has a long career spanning over two decades and 200+ films to her credit. She has portrayed a wide range of roles from that of an innocent village belle to a hip and happening female.

Ramya Krishnan's first Telugu film was Bhalae Mithrulu. Kasinadhuni Viswanath’s masterpiece Sutradharulu, released in 1987 gave the first major break to Ramya as an actress. Under the direction of K. Raghavendra Rao, Ramya Krishnan established herself as a ‘star’ in Telugu film industry. She worked with all the major heroes of the yesteryears like Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Nandamuri Taraka Ramarao, Krishna, Sobhan Babu and also with the next generation of heroes like Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna Nandamuri, Venkatesh, Akkineni Nagarjuna and Jagapathi Babu.

Though a trained Bharatanatyam dancer, she never really got a chance to explore that facet of her.

Her Tamil film Padayappa (Narasimha in Telugu) brought her recognition and fame not only in South India but also internationally in Japan, Singapore, London and Paris. Her role in Padayappa was perhaps the best in her career and disproved her critics who'd said that she was a mere glam doll.

Ramya has also enjoyed success in Kannada movies. In fact one of her earliest movie roles was in the Kannada film Krishna Rukmini with Vishnuvardhan. Her biggest Kannada hits include Gadibidi Ganda and Mangalyam Thanthunanaena with Ravichandran and Raktha Kanneeru with Upendra.

Ramya Krishnan had appeared in a game show called Thanga Vettai (Gold Hunt) shown in SUN TV.

Ramya started a company in the name of her son 'Ritwik'. She also hosted the entertainment show "Zara Masti Zara Dhoom" by interviewing film personalities.

The actress married noted Telugu film director Krishna Vamsi on June 12, 2003, and has since then settled in Hyderabad. She gave birth to a boy (named Ritwik) on February 13, 2005.
 

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