Ramya Krishnan (born 15 September 1970), is an Indian film actress. She has acted in over 200 films in five languages: Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam 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 sixth 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.
Ramya Krishnan’s Early life and background
Ramya was born 15 September 1970 in a Tamil-speaking family to Krishnan and Maya. 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.
Ramya Krishnan’s Personal life
She married Telugu film director Krishna Vamsi on 12 June 2003. They have a son.
Ramya Krishnan’s Film career
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. 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.
Ramya Krishnan’s Biography
|Profession||Indian Film Actress|
|Height (Aprox.)||5'5'' / 166 cm|
|Weight (Aprox.)||62 Kg / 136 lbs|
|Date of Birth||15/09/1967|
|Age (as of 2019)||48|
|Birth Place||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Home Town/State||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Husband/Spouse||Pasupuleti Krishna Vamsi|
Ramya Krishnan’s Filmography And Awards
|1998||Kante Koothurne Kanu||Nandi Awards||Nandi Award for Best Actress||Won|
|2000||Padayappa||Tamil Nadu State Film Awards||Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize||Won|
|Filmfare Awards South||Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil||Won|
|2007||Ore Kadal||Dubai Amma Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|Amrita Film Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|2009||Raju Maharaju||Nandi Awards||Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|2010||Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam||57th Filmfare Awards South||Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu||Won|
|2016||Aambala||1st IIFA Utsavam||IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil||Nominated|
|Baahubali: The Beginning||Nandi Awards||Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|63rd Filmfare Awards South||Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu||Won|
|5th South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|1st IIFA Utsavam||IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress- Telugu||Won|
|1st IIFA Utsavam||Best Supporting Actress- Tamil||Won|
|Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|2017||Soggade Chinni Nayana||64th Filmfare Awards South||Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu||Nominated|
|2nd IIFA Utsavam||Best Supporting Actress – Telugu||Nominated|
|6th South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Supporting Actress – Telugu||Nominated|
|Aadupuliyattam||6th South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Supporting Actress – Malayalam||Nominated|
|Asianet Film Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|2018||Baahubali: The Conclusion||65th Filmfare Awards South||Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu||Won|
|7th South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Supporting Actress – Telugu||Nominated|
|Behindwoods Gold Medal||Best Supporting Actress||Won|