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.

Ramki
Born
Ramakrishnan

(1964-03-31) 31 March 1964 (age 58)
OccupationActor
Years active1987–2004
(Lead actor)
2013–Present
(Supporting actor)
Spouse(s)
(m. 1995)
RelativesRaadhika (sister-in-law)
R. Sarathkumar
(Co-brother)

He was known for his performances in successful movies such as Senthoora Poove (1988), Maruthu Pandi (1990), Inaindha Kaigal (1990), Athma (1993), Karuppu Roja (1996) and RX 100 (2018).

He made his comeback in cinema after nine years and returned in a supporting role with the supernatural thriller film Masani (2013).[1]

CareerEdit

He started as an actor in 1987 with the film, Chinna Poove Mella Pesu. He appeared alongside Prabhu. The film was a commercial success.[2] 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.[3] Poovizhi Raja and Paravaigal Palavitham have received positive reviews.[4][5] 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.[6] The film was released to positive reviews and became a Blockbuster.[7] In 1991, he played in Vetri Padigal directed by Manobala while R. Sarathkumar acted in negative role.[8] 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.[9] On the other hand, the songs were successful specially for "Sevvanthi Poovukkum".[10][11] 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.[12] 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.[13]

In 2013, he made his come back with films such as Maasani and Biriyani. In 2016, he acted in Vaaimai and Atti.[14][15] 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.[16][17] He acted in a Telugu film, RX 100 (2018) with which he wins Best Character Actor.[18][19] He also appeared in the Sundar C.'s Action (2019) starring Vishal.[20]

Personal lifeEdit

Ramki is married to actress Nirosha in 1995.[21]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Language Notes
1987 Chinna Poove Mella Pesu Raja Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Abhishekam
Kadhal Viduthalai Tamil
Thangachi Raja Tamil
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
Poovizhi Raja Kumar Tamil
Paravaigal Palavitham Sekar Tamil
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
Yogam Rajayogam Siva Tamil
En Kanavar Tamil
1990 Ghatana Vijaygaru Telugu
Amma Pillai Sathish Tamil
Maruthu Pandi Maruthu Pandi / Manickam Tamil
Inaindha Kaigal Pratap Tamil
Vellaiya Thevan Thevan Tamil
Pudhiya Sarithiram Inspector Dinakaran / Raja Tamil
Vaazhnthu Kaattuvom Vijay Tamil
1991 Vetri Padigal Mahesh Tamil
Pillai Paasam Tamil
Manitha Jaathi Tamil
En Pottukku Sonthakkaran Tamil
1992 Bhale Khaideelu Vijay Telugu
Uyarndhavan Mohan Tamil
Chandramathi 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
1994 Chinna Madam Gopal Tamil
Ulavaali Raja Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Bayankara Goodachari
Vanaja Girija Raja Tamil
1995 Thottil Kuzhandhai Pitchai Tamil
Mayabazar Ram Tamil
1996 Irattai Roja Balu Tamil
Karuppu Roja Aravind Tamil
Rajali Jeeva Tamil
En Aasai Thangachi Dorai Tamil
Enakkoru Magan Pirappan Balu Tamil
1997 Thaali Pudhusu Arun Tamil
Rowdy Darbaar Koti Telugu Dubbed into Tamil as Thalapathi Kottai
Osey Ramulamma Narasimha Telugu Dubbed into Tamil as Adimai Penn
Special appearance
Dhinamum Ennai Gavani ACP Jai Kumar Tamil
Putham Puthu Poove Unknown Tamil Unreleased
Kalyana Vaibhogam Sakthi Tamil
Aahaa Enna Porutham Raja Tamil
Samrat Samrat / Ashok Tamil
Thadayam Chandru (Chandrasekhar) Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Chattam
Pudhalvan Inspector Siva Tamil
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
Viswanathan Ramamoorthy Vishwanathan Tamil
2002 Shakalaka Baby Himself Tamil Guest appearance
Padai Veetu Amman Shankar Tamil
2003 Irandu Per Tamil
2004 Super Da Kathirvel Tamil
2007 Kuttrapathirikai ACP Ramakrishnan Tamil Production in 1991; Released 2007
2013 Masani Vetri Tamil
Biriyani Vijaykrishna Tamil
2014 Pennin Kathai Tamil
2016 Vaaimai Thirumaaran IPS Tamil
Atti Om Prakash Tamil
2017 Aakatayi Vikram Simha Telugu
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
Koothan Himself Tamil
2019 Action Saravanan Tamil
2020 Disco Raja Bharani Telugu
2021 Vettai Naai Bose Tamil
2022 Maaran Maaran's father Tamil

ReferencesEdit

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