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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 50) (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

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.

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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.

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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

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


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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)
  • References

    Ramya Krishnan Wikipedia