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Occupation  Actress
Spouse  Krishna Vamsi (m. 2003)
Years active  1983–present
Children  Ritwik Vamsi
Name  Ramya Krishnan
Siblings  Vinaya Krishnan
Role  Film actress



Born  15 September 1970 (age 56) (1967-09-15) Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Movies  Baahubali: The Beginning, Padaiyappa, Sri Raja Rajeshwari, Khalnayak, Hello Brother
Similar People  Ramya, Anushka Shetty, Krishna Vamsi, Soundarya, Tamannaah
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Pasupuleti Ramya (born Ramya Krishnan, but still known professionally as Ramya Krishnan; 15 September 1967 in Chennai) is an Indian film actress. She has acted in over 200 films in five languages: Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi. Krishnan has won three Filmfare Awards, two Nandi Awards and a Tamil Nadu State Film Award.

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She won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu for the 2009 dramedy Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam. Krishnan's portrayal of Raj Mata 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.

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Ramya Krishnan


Early life and background

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Ramya was born to a Telugu father, Krishnan, and Tamil mother, Maya, in Chennai. 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.

Film career

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Krishnan started her acting in 1984 at the age of 13 with the Malayalam film Neram Pularumbol featuring Mammootty and Mohanlal in the lead. This film had a delayed release in 1986. Her first release was Vellai Manasu (1985), a Tamil film opposite Y. G. Mahendra.

Ramya Krishnan talking to someone while wearing a red dress, red scarf, and earrings

Krishnan's first Telugu film was Bhale Mithrulu (1986). She achieved fame through Kasinadhuni Viswanath’s Sutradharulu, released in 1989. She emerged as leading actresses 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 like Alludugaru (1990), Allari Mogudu (1992) and 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, Srikanth, Rajasekhar, Jr. NTR, Mahesh Babu and Prabhas. 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.

Ramya Krishnan smiling while wearing a green and blue dress, beaded necklace, and earrings

She was a judge in a dancing show on STAR Vijay: Jodi Number One, season 1, followed by season 5.

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Her most recent films are Baahubali: The Beginning where she played Shivagami, 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. She earned praises for her performance as Rajamatha Sivagami in Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

Personal life

Ramya Krishnan smiling while wearing a green and blue dress, beaded necklace, and earrings

She married Telugu film director Krishna Vamsi on 12 June 2003. They have a son named Ritvik.

Awards

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Filmfare Awards
  • Best Actress – Tamil – Padayappa (1999)
  • Best Supporting Actress – Telugu – Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam (2009)
  • Best Supporting Actress - Telugu - Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)
  • Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
  • Best Actress (Special Prize) - Padayappa (1999)
  • Nandi Awards
  • Best Actress - Kante Koothurne Kanu (1998)
  • Best Supporting Actress - Raju Maharaju (2009)
  • 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
  • Best Supporting Actress - Tamil - Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)
  • IIFA Utsavam Awards 2016
  • Best Supporting Actress - Tamil - Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)
  • Best Supporting Actress - Telugu - Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)
  • Filmography

    Actress
    -
    Untitled Mohanlal/Bhadran Project (announced)
    -
    Untitled Mohanlal movie (announced)
    -
    The Legend King Lalityadiya (pre-production)
    -
    The Great Man (filming)
    2024
    SSMB 28 (filming)
    2023
    Jailer (post-production)
    -
    Sarkar
    2023
    Ranga Maarthaanda as
    Raju Garu
    2022
    Liger as
    Balam (Liger's mother)
    2022
    Bangarraju as
    Satyabhama
    2021
    Romantic as
    Ramya Gowarikar
    2021
    Republic as
    Minister Vishakha Vani
    2019
    Queen (TV Series)
    - The Fall (2019)
    - Him (2019)
    - The Rise (2019)
    - The Prophesy (2019)
    - The Dream (2019)
    - Home & Away (2019)
    - Tipping Point (2019)
    - Circle of Light (2019)
    - The Nightmare (2019)
    - The Wall (2019)
    - The Breach (2019)
    2019
    Aakashaganga II
    2019
    Super Deluxe as
    Leela
    2019
    Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven as
    Nandhini Prakash
    2019
    Dev as
    Padmavati (Meghana's Mother)
    2018
    Sailaja Reddy Alludu as
    Shailaja Reddy, Anu's mother
    2018
    Thaanaa Serndha Koottam as
    Azhagu Meena
    2017
    Anjaniputra as
    Anjana Devi
    2017
    Hello! as
    Saru
    2017
    Mathangi
    2017
    Balakrishnudu as
    Bhanumati
    2017
    Baahubali 2: The Conclusion as
    Sivagami (as Ramya Krishna)
    2017
    Mupparimanam as
    Special appearances
    2016
    Shenbaga Kottai
    2016
    Jaguar
    2016
    Aadupuliyattam as
    Matangi
    2016
    Soggade Chinni Nayana as
    Satya
    2015
    Mama Manchu Alludu Kanchu as
    Priyamvada
    2015
    Baahubali: The Beginning as
    Shivagami
    2015
    Appavum Veenjum as
    Merlin
    2015
    Aambala as
    Periya Ponnu
    2014
    Maanikya as
    Lavanya (as Ramya Krishna)
    2013
    Rajakumari (TV Series)
    2013
    Vamsam (TV Series)
    2013
    Sweety Nanna Jodi as
    Vasundhara Devi (as Ramya Krishna)
    2013
    Chandra (Guest Appearance)
    2012
    Yamudiki Mogudu as
    Ayyo
    2010
    Ranga the Donga (as Ramya Krishna)
    2010
    Bombat Car as
    Kinathadi Kaali
    2010
    Kutty Pisasu as
    Devi Maa Kaali
    2010
    Jai Bhadrakali
    2008
    Kalasam (TV Series) as
    Ranjini
    2009
    Thangam (TV Series)
    2009
    Aarumugam as
    Malini Devi
    2009
    Anjani Putrudu (as Ramya Krishna)
    2009
    Raju Maharaju (as Ramya Krishna)
    2009
    Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam (as Ramya Krishna)
    2008
    Hero as
    Triveni Nayak (as Ramya Krishna)
    2007
    The Sea Within as
    Bela (as Ramya Krishna)
    2007
    Kuttrapathirikai
    2007
    Thulasi as
    Dr. Surekha (as Ramya Krishna)
    2006
    Sri Krishna 2006 (as Ramya Krishna)
    2005
    Naa Alludu as
    Bhanumati
    2005
    Ek Lootera
    2005
    Maa Durga Divya Haathi
    2004
    Varam
    2004
    Kedi No. 1 as
    Radha / Seeta
    2004
    Adavi Ramudu as
    Dancer -Jantanu Vidadhese song (as Ramya Krishna)
    2004
    Kushi Kushiga as
    Bhavani (as Ramya Krishna)
    2004
    Kanavu Meippada Vendum as
    Varalakshmi
    2004
    Kuththu as
    Special appearance
    2004
    Anji as
    Special appearance in song "Chikbuk Pori" (as Ramya Krishna)
    2004
    Giri
    2004
    Kartavya: Lion on Duty
    2004
    Sri Anjaneyam as
    Anji's mother
    2003
    Anbe Anbe
    2003
    Naag Lok
    2003
    Tiger Harischandra Prasad (as Ramya Krishna)
    2003
    Maa Alludu Verygood (as Ramya Krishna)
    2003
    Kurumbu (as Ramya Krishna)
    2003
    Raktha Kanneeru as
    Kantha
    2003
    Kaakha..Kaakha: The Police as
    Club dancer (as Ramyakrishnan)
    2003
    Simhadri as
    Dancer in the song 'Chinnadamme Cheekulu'
    2003
    Paarai
    2003
    Julie Ganapathy as
    Vijaya (as Ramya Krishna)
    2003
    Annai Kaligambal
    2003
    Neelambari
    2002
    Naanu Naane
    2002
    Jaya
    2002
    Baba as
    Neelambari (Special Appearance)
    2002
    Panchatanthiram as
    Maggie (as Ramya Krishna)
    2002
    Ekangi
    2001
    Neelambari
    2001
    Onnaman as
    District Collector Kamala IAS
    2001
    Sri Raja Rajeswari
    2001
    Narasimha as
    Item Girl
    2001
    Kakkakuyil as
    Special Appearance (song)
    2001
    Budget Padmanabham as
    Ramya (as Ramya Krishna)
    2001
    Vaanchinathan as
    Nandhini
    2001
    Agni Jwala
    2001
    Mahakali Ka Insaaf
    2000
    Budget Padmanabhan
    2000
    Kshemanga Velli Labhamga Randi as
    Bala Tripura Sundari 'Baby'
    2000
    Oke maata
    2000
    Andhra Hendthi
    2000
    Devullu as
    Goddess Kanakadurga (as Ramya Krishna)
    2000
    Rhythm
    2000
    Kouravudu as
    Sasi (as Ramya Krishna)
    2000
    Chamundi as
    Special appearance in song
    2000
    Raja Kali Amman as
    Dev Maa Durga / Devi Maa Kaali (as Ramya Krishna)
    2000
    Manasupaddanu Kani as
    Madhavi (as Ramya Krishna)
    2000
    Thirunelveli
    2000
    Vamsoddharakudu (as Ramya Krishna)
    2000
    Yare Nee Abhimani
    2000
    Jigar Baaz
    1999
    Kakkum Kamatchi
    1999
    Katha Nayika
    1999
    Aavide Shyamala
    1999
    Paattaalee as
    Kannamma
    1999
    Sneha
    1999
    Premaku Velaayera as
    Special Appearance (Item Song)
    1999
    Iddaru Mitrulu as
    Santhi (as Ramya Krishna)
    1999
    Padaiyappa as
    Nilambari (as Ramya Krishna)
    1999
    English Pellam East Godavari Mogudu
    1998
    Kante Koothurne Kanu as
    Jyothi (as Ramya Krishna)
    1998
    Lovestory 1999 (as Ramya Krishna)
    1998
    Mangalyam Tantunanena
    1998
    Wajood as
    Shalini / Sophia / Amina (as Ramya Krishna)
    1998
    Bade Miyan Chote Miyan as
    Neha
    1998
    Chandralekha as
    Chandra (as Ramya Krishna)
    1998
    Ooyala as
    Swapna (as Ramya Krishna)
    1998
    Deergha Sumangalibhava (as Ramya Krishna)
    1998
    Veshya Kyon
    1997
    Sajana Doli Leke Aana (as Ramya Krishna)
    1997
    Shapath as
    Kavita D. Kallu (as Ramya Krishna)
    1997
    Loha as
    Karisma (as Ramiya Krishnan)
    1997
    Annamayya (as Ramya Krishna)
    1997
    Banarasi Babu as
    Madhubala Chaubey (as Ramya Krishna)
    1997
    Aahwanam
    1997
    Evandi Pelli Chesukondi
    1997
    Chinnabbayi (as Ramya Krishna)
    1997
    Chilaka Kottudu (as Ramya Krishna)
    1996
    Amma Ammani Chudalani Undhi (as Ramya Krishna)
    1996
    Ek Anari Do Khiladi as
    Gauri (as Ramya)
    1996
    Pellala Rajyam (as Ramya Krishna)
    1996
    Soggadi Pellam (as Ramya Krishna)
    1996
    Vamsanikokkadu (as Ramya Krishna)
    1996
    Adhirindhi Alludu as
    Lakshmi (as Ramya Krishna)
    1996
    Chaahat as
    Reshma Narang (as Ramyah)
    1996
    Mahatma as
    Nancy (as Ramya Krishna)
    1996
    Dharma Chakram as
    Sandhya (as Ramya Krishna)
    1996
    Ek Aur Sangram
    1996
    Jaggu Bhai
    1995
    Ayanaku Iddaru as
    Ramya (as Ramya Krishna)
    1995
    Muddayi Muddugumma
    1995
    Raja Simham as
    Lata
    1995
    Ammoru as
    Goddess Ammoru (Amman) (as Ramya Krishna)
    1995
    Super Mogudu (as Ramya Krishna)
    1995
    Gharana Bullodu as
    Papaji (as Ramya Krishna)
    1995
    Raja Enga Raja
    1995
    Alluda Majaaka! as
    Pappi (Karoda sisters) (as Ramya Krishna)
    1994
    Allari Premikudu as
    Swapna
    1994
    Muddula Priyudu (as Ramya Krishna)
    1994
    Criminal as
    Sub-Inspector Ramya (as Ramyah Krishnan)
    1994
    Jailor Gari Abbai
    1994
    Hello Brother as
    Mangatayaru (as Ramya Krishna)
    1994
    Mugguru Monagallu as
    Nagamani (as Ramya Krishna)
    1994
    Hum Hain Karan Arjun
    1993
    Allari Priyudu as
    Poet's Sister (as Ramya Krishna)
    1993
    Chirunavvula Varamistava
    1993
    Kirayi Gunda
    1993
    Bangaru Bullodu (as Ramya Krishna)
    1993
    Khalnayak as
    Ballu's Mistress (as Ramya Krishna)
    1993
    Parampara as
    Tara Shankar (as Ramya)
    1993
    Ponvilangu as
    Raani
    1992
    Aham (as Ramya Krishna)
    1992
    Allari Mogudu (as Ramya Krishna)
    1992
    Brindavanam (as Ramya Krishna)
    1992
    Manyanmaar
    1992
    Vaaname Ellai (as Ramya Krishna)
    1992
    Balarama Krishnulu (as Ramya Krishna)
    1992
    Thambi Pondaatti as
    Maala
    1991
    Vaa Arugil Vaa as
    Chandru the 2nd wife of Ramu
    1991
    Captain Prabhakaran (as Ramya Krishna)
    1991
    Sigaram
    1990
    Agni Pravesam
    1990
    Mamasri (as Ramya Krishna)
    1990
    Pudhu Paatu as
    Special Appearance
    1990
    Sutradhaarulu (as Ramya Krishna)
    1990
    Iddaru Iddare as
    Aruna (as Ramya Krishna)
    1990
    Alludugaru
    1990
    Nalla Kaalam Porandaachu as
    Uma (Kannamma, Mahalakshmi)
    1989
    Devadas as
    Chandrika (as Ramya Krishna)
    1989
    Gopala Rao Gaari Abbai (as Ramya Krishna)
    1989
    Kaadhal Oyvathillai (as Ramya Krishna)
    1989
    Meenakshi Thiruvilayadal as
    Urvashi
    1989
    Swathi Chinukulu
    1989
    Paila Pachisu
    1988
    Anuragi as
    Annie (as Ramya Krishna)
    1988
    Bheekaran
    1988
    Janmandharam as
    Rekha (as Ramya Krishna)
    1988
    Krishna Rukmini
    1988
    Kunguma Kodu
    1988
    Paadha Mudhra (as Ramya Krishna)
    1988
    Dayavan as
    Girl in Chaiye Mere Jaan Tu Le Le (uncredited)
    1988
    Bava Marudula Sawal (as Ramya Krishna)
    1988
    Orkkappurathu as
    Sherin (as Ramya Krishna)
    1988
    Katha Nayagan
    1988
    Aaryan Mera Naam
    1988
    Aryan as
    Nimmy (as Ramya Krishna)
    1988
    Shakti
    1987
    Aankalai nambathey
    1987
    Krishna Leela as
    Leela
    1987
    Madana Gopaludu
    1987
    Sankeerthana (as Ramya Krishna)
    1987
    Pushpaka Vimana as
    Rich man's wife (as Ramya)
    1987
    Akshinthalu (as Ramya Krishna)
    1987
    Per Sollum Pillai as
    Rekha
    1987
    Chakravarthy as
    Lakshmi (as Ramya Krishna)
    1987
    Vilangu as
    Kavitha
    1986
    Neram Pularumbol
    1985
    Disco Samrat
    1985
    Padikkathavan (as Ramya Krishnan)
    1985
    Vellai Manasu
    1985
    Naagin Bani Deewani
    Soundtrack
    2000
    Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (performer: "Na Tum Jano Na Hum" - as Ramya)
    Self
    2021
    Bigg Boss Tamil (TV Series) as
    Self - Host
    - Episode #5.57 (2021) - Self - Host
    - Episode #5.56 (2021) - Self - Host
    2020
    Cooku with Comali (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - The Final Competition (2020) - Self - Guest
    2019
    Bigg Boss Telugu (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest Host
    - Day 42 in the House (2019) - Self - Guest Host
    - Day 41 in the House (2019) - Self - Guest Host
    1993
    Allari Alludu as
    Self (as Ramya Krishna)

    References

    Ramya Krishnan Wikipedia