Rahul Ramakrishna

Rahul Ramakrishna (born 15 January 1991) is an Indian actor, writer and journalist.[1][2][3] He made his debut with the short film, Sainma. He became popular with his role in the 2017 Telugu blockbuster, Arjun Reddy.[4][2]

Rahul Ramakrishna
Born (1991-01-15) 15 January 1991 (age 30)
OccupationActor, singer, lyricist, journalist
Years active2014–present

Early lifeEdit

Rahul Ramakrishna was born in Hyderabad, Telangana. His father was a yoga instructor and his mother is an assistant editor for a business magazine. He studied mechanical engineering in VJIT Hyderabad but discontinued it after second year.


Rahul Ramakrishna worked as a journalist in evening dailies, Post Noon and Metro India. He also worked as a translator for journalists visiting Hyderabad on assignments. Along with a short stint as a film review writer for a Hindustan Times affiliated website, Rahul did many varied odd-jobs, as a songwriter, screenwriter, and as a presenter for a television cook show.

Film careerEdit

Rahul's affiliation with acting began as a theatre enthusiast where he worked with several theatre groups as part of their production crew. According to his interviews, Rahul developed a keen interest in acting after a workshop with playwright and activist N Madhusudan and Dr. Sagari Ramdas, both of whom Rahul credits as his teachers and guides. His first attempt at acting was in a short film, Sainma directed by Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam. Following the appreciation that poured in both for the film's attempt and aesthetics and for the acting prowess of the entire cast, he signed up to play the main lead's supporting friend in a comic role in the Telugu film, Jayammu Nischayammu Raa starring Srinivasa Reddy and Poorna directed by Sivaraju Kanumuri.

After this, Rahul shot to fame as Shiva, in the film Arjun Reddy, where his character's unwavering loyalty to the lead's combined with wit and emotional support garnered him a massive fan following in the audience and the film fraternity alike.

The success of Arjun Reddy and the widespread recognition furthered his career with instrumental characters in many Telugu films of 2018 such as Bharat Ane Nenu, Sammohanam, Chi La Sow. Rahul repeated his "hero's best friend" role and combination with actor Vijay Deverakonda in the film Geetha Govindam. In 2020 he appeared in Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo.


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As actor
Year Film Role Notes
2014 Sainma Ramu Short film
2016 Jayammu Nischayammu Raa Yadagiri Actor, Dialogue writer
Sheesh Mahal Filmmaker
2017 Arjun Reddy Shiva
2018 Inttelligent Rahul
Bharat Ane Nenu Ramana
Sammohanam Murthy
Gangstars Red Amazon Prime Video webseries
Chi La Sow Police Officer
Geetha Govindam Ramakrishna
Nirudyoga Natulu Himself Web series; Cameo appearance in the Season Finale
Husharu Raj Bollam
Mithai Sai
2019 Kalki Deva Dutta
Brochevarevarura Rambo
2020 Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo Ravindra
Pressure Cooker Chandrasekhar
Guvva Gorinka Amazon Prime Video film
2021 A1 Express Rahul
Jathi Ratnalu Jogipet Ravi
Y Baalu Aha film
Shaadi Mubarak Driver
Paagal Youth leader
Net Lakshman
Republic Mani
Skylab Ramarao
2022 RRR   Post-production
Virata Parvam   Filming
As lyricist
Year Film Songs Notes
2014 Sainma "Merise Merise"
2016 Pellichoopulu "Ee Babu Gariki"
"Raalu Raaga Poolamala"
As Playback singer
Year Film Song Notes
2018 Husharu "O Pilla Kabooma"
2020 Guvva Gorinka "Putukku Jara Jara"
Web series
Year Title Role Notes
2017 Story Discussion Himself

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Film Result Ref.
2018 SIIMA Best Comedian (Telugu) Arjun Reddy Won [5]
2019 Filmfare Awards South Best Supporting Actor – Telugu Geetha Govindam Nominated [6]
2020 Zee Cine Awards Telugu Best Comedian Brochevarevarura Won [7]
2021 SIIMA Best Comedian Brochevarevarura Nominated


  1. ^ My role as Shiva in Arjun Reddy is the usual me: Rahul Ramakrishna
  2. ^ a b Chowdhary, Y Sunita (29 August 2017). "Redefining friendship". The Hindu. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Arjun Reddy: In red and black". The Hindu. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Mahesh Babu to join hands with 'Arjun Reddy' director?". The Times of India. 19 April 2018. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  5. ^ "The South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) in Dubai". Arts and Culture. 15 September 2018. Retrieved 18 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Nominations for the 66th Filmfare Awards (South) 2019". Filmfare.
  7. ^ "Complete winner list of Zee Cine awards Telugu 2020". 12 January 2020. Retrieved 18 January 2020.

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