Ramakrishna (Kannada actor)

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Ramakrishna (born c. 1951),[1] also known as Neernalli Ramakrishna, is an Indian actor who works predominantly in Kannada cinema, and known for his portrayal of character roles as a lead actor.[2] He was born into the Havyaka Brahmin community in Neernalli, near Sirsi, in the erstwhile North Canara (now Uttara Kannada) region of Mysore State.[3] In his career spanning over 30 years, he has appeared in over 200 films,[4] mostly Kannada and a handful in Tamil and Telugu cinema; he appeared in a lead role in K. Balachander's Poikkal Kudhirai (1983). A protégé of the renowned filmmaker Puttanna Kanagal, he featured in some of the latter's best works such as Ranganayaki (1981), Maanasa Sarovara and Amrutha Ghalige (1984). Since the 1990s, he has appeared mostly in supporting roles.

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Bornc. 1954 (age 66–67)
Neernalli, Sirsi, North Canara, Mysore State, India
Other namesNeernalli Ramakrishna

At the 2004 general elections, he contested from the erstwhile Kanara Lok Sabha constituency and lost, representing the Janata Party (JP).[5]

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  1. ^ "Affidavit Details of Neernalli Ramakrishn". Empowering India. Archived from the original on 24 October 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015. The actor was 50-years-old as of 2004, implies he was born circa 1954.
  2. ^ Gowda, Aravind (17 March 2004). "JP fields another actor". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  3. ^ Bhagwat, Amita (January 2014). "A New Horizon" (PDF). Havya Sandesha. Havyaka Welfare Trust. 21 (9): 3. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Playboy of Kannada cinema charms students". The Hindu. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 2004 to the 14th Lok Sabha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 236. Retrieved 24 October 2015.

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