Ramakrishnan, better known by his stage name Ramki, is an Indian actor best known for his work in Tamil and Telugu films. He made his debut in Chinna Poove Mella Pesu (1987). He was a lead actor from 1987 to 2004.
31 March 1964
|Relatives||Raadhika (sister-in-law) |
He started as an actor in 1987 with the film, Chinna Poove Mella Pesu. He appeared alongside Prabhu. The film was a commercial success. Ramki appeared in eight films during the year 1988, including Senthoora Poove where he co-starred with Vijayakanth and his future wife Nirosha. The film ran for over 200 days in theatres and was one of the highest-grossing Tamil films. Poovizhi Raja and Paravaigal Palavitham have received positive reviews. In 1989, He worked in movies such as Oru Thottil Sabadham, Ellame En Thangachi, Penn Buthi Mun Buthi, Yogam Rajayogam and En Kanavar.
After the success of Maruthu Pandi (1990), in the same year, he acted in the action-adventure, Inaindha Kaigal directed by N. K. Vishwanathan and featured him in the second leading role alongside Arun Pandian and lead actress Nirosha. The film was released to positive reviews and became a Blockbuster. In 1991, he played in Vetri Padigal directed by Manobala while R. Sarathkumar acted in negative role. He starred in the horror films genre that are successful as Athma (1993), Thanga Pappa (1993), Mayabazar (1995) and Karuppu Roja (1996). In 1997, Ramki has acted in the movies such Thaali Pudhusu, Kalyana Vaibhogam, Samrat, Thadayam and Pudhalvan. The movie Putham Puthu Poove was not released. On the other hand, the songs were successful specially for "Sevvanthi Poovukkum". In 1990's, he was known for his onscreen chemistry with Nirosha, Khushbu and Urvashi. In 1999, he acted in second role in Nilave Mugam Kaattu starring with Karthik and Devayani. He appears in a few sequences in the movies such as Poovellam Kettuppar (1999) and Kadhal Rojavae (2000).
During the 2000s, Ramki acted in second roles in devotional films such as Palayathu Amman (2000), Sri Raja Rajeshwari (2001) and Padai Veetu Amman (2002). His 1991 film, he acted in a movie Kuttrapathirikai of R. K. Selvamani's. After 15 long years, this movie finally got released in 2007; deleting some scenes.
In 2013, he made his come back with films such as Maasani and Biriyani. In 2016, he acted in Vaaimai and Atti. In 2017, he acted in Telugu movie, Aakatayi, where he played a pivotal role, followed by Tamil horror comedy film, Aangila Padam in the lead role. He acted in a Telugu film, RX 100 (2018) with which he wins Best Character Actor. He also appeared in the Sundar C.'s Action (2019) starring Vishal.
|1987||Chinna Poove Mella Pesu||Raja||Tamil||Dubbed into Telugu as Abhishekam|
|1988||Irandil Ondru||Raja||Tamil||Dubbed into Telugu as Goonda Police|
|Ithu Engal Neethi||Tamil|
|Sigappu Thali||Inspector Paandi||Tamil|
|Manaivi Oru Mandhiri||Jeeva||Tamil|
|Senthoora Poove||Ashok||Tamil||Dubbed into Telugu as Sindhura Puvvu|
|Maduraikara Thambi||Chinna Thambi||Tamil|
|1989||Oru Thottil Sabadham||Tamil||Dubbed into Telugu as Samaram|
|Ellame En Thangachi||Vasanth||Tamil|
|Penn Buthi Mun Buthi||Muthupandi||Tamil|
|Maruthu Pandi||Maruthu Pandi / Manickam||Tamil|
|Pudhiya Sarithiram||Inspector Dinakaran / Raja||Tamil|
|En Pottukku Sonthakkaran||Tamil|
|Doshi||Siva||Telugu||Dubbed into Tamil as Rocky|
|1993||Thanga Pappa||Lawrence||Tamil||Guest appearance|
|Pass Mark||Murali||Tamil||Dubbed into Telugu as Allari Abbayi|
|Athma||Saravanan / Vignesh||Tamil||Dubbed into Telugu as Rathnagiri Ammoru|
|Ulavaali||Raja||Tamil||Dubbed into Telugu as Bayankara Goodachari|
|En Aasai Thangachi||Dorai||Tamil|
|Enakkoru Magan Pirappan||Balu||Tamil|
|Rowdy Darbaar||Koti||Telugu||Dubbed into Tamil as Thalapathi Kottai|
|Osey Ramulamma||Narasimha||Telugu||Dubbed into Tamil as Adimai Penn |
|Dhinamum Ennai Gavani||ACP Jai Kumar||Tamil|
|Putham Puthu Poove||Unknown||Tamil||Unreleased|
|Aahaa Enna Porutham||Raja||Tamil|
|Samrat||Samrat / Ashok||Tamil|
|Thadayam||Chandru (Chandrasekhar)||Tamil||Dubbed into Telugu as Chattam|
|1998||Ellame En Pondattithaan||Muthu||Tamil|
|1999||Nilave Mugam Kaattu||Prakash||Tamil|
|Poovellam Kettuppar||Himself||Tamil||Cameo appearance|
|2000||Kadhal Rojavae||Himself||Tamil||Special appearance|
|Palayathu Amman||Shankar||Tamil||Dubbed into Telugu as Devatha|
|2001||Sri Raja Rajeshwari||Raasaiyya||Tamil|
|2002||Shakalaka Baby||Himself||Tamil||Guest appearance|
|Padai Veetu Amman||Shankar||Tamil|
|2007||Kuttrapathirikai||ACP Ramakrishnan||Tamil||Production in 1991; Released 2007|
|Aangila Padam||Rail Murugan||Tamil|
|2018||RX 100||Daddy||Telugu||Won, Santosham Film Awards Best Character Actor - Telugu|
Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Supporting Actor - Telugu
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