M. R. Krishnamurthy

M. R. Krishnamurthy (1940–2012) who popularly referred to as MRK, was an actor and stage artist who appeared in Tamil films. He starred in more than 100 films and in more than 500 stage plays conceived and hosted by various leading stage artistes.[1]

M. R. Krishnamurthy
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M. R. Krishnamurthy

Died2 August 2012(2012-08-02) (aged 72)[1]

Film careerEdit

MRK’s significant films are Veetula Raman Veliyila Krishnan, Pondatti Thevai and Ulle Veliye and the Rajini-starrers Dharmathin Thalaivan and Arunachalam. He has also worked with Kamal Haasan in the film Maharasan and with Vikram in Dhill.

MRK worked as an assistant director under the late and legendary director C. V. Sridhar in a solitary film Oru Odai Nadhiyagiradhu which had the late Raghuvaran playing the lead role. He had also played significant roles in drama troupes run by the likes of V. Gopalakrishnan and Senthamarai, both of whom were popular actors in films as well as on stage.[1][2]

Partial filmographyEdit

Year Film Language Role Notes
1969 Kaval Daivam Tamil
1972 Thavaputhalvan Tamil
1983 Veetula Raman Veliyila Krishnan Tamil
1983 Oru Odai Nadhiyagirathu Tamil
1986 Pudhiya Poovithu Tamil
1988 Dharmathin Thalaivan Tamil
1990 Athisaya Piravi Tamil
1990 Mallu Vetti Minor Tamil Paramasivam
1990 Nangal Puthiyavargal Tamil
1990 Pudhu Vasantham Tamil
1990 Pondatti Thevai Tamil Naidu
1990 Thalattu Ketkuthamma Tamil
1992 Sevagan Tamil Arumugam
1992 Thalaivasal Tamil
1992 Unnai Vaazhthi Paadugiren Tamil
1993 Maharasan Tamil
1993 Ulle Veliye Tamil
1994 Namma Annachi Tamil
1995 Puthiya Aatchi Tamil
1995 Seethanam Tamil
1996 Senathipathi Tamil
1997 Arunachalam Tamil
1997 Thedinen Vanthathu Tamil
1998 Pudhumai Pithan Tamil
2001 Dhill Tamil
2001 12B Tamil Shakti's uncle
2003 Saamy Tamil
2008 Seval Tamil


MRK died on 2 August 2012. He had been affected by paralysis and was bed-ridden for the past few months. His wife died in 2008 and MRK was survived by a son and a daughter.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c "Actor MRK passes away in Chennai | CineBuzz - Movies - ChennaiOnline". chennaionline.com. Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Actor MRK passes away | நடிகர் எம்ஆர்கே மரணம் | நடிகர் எம்ஆர்கே மரணம் - Oneindia Tamil". tamil.oneindia.in. Archived from the original on 10 August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.