Ramakrishnan, better known by his stage name Ramki, is an Indian film actor best known for his work in Tamil and Telugu films. He made his debut in Chinna Poove Mella Pesu (1987) and was a lead film actor until 2004. He is known for his performances in successful movies such as Senthoora Poove (1988), Inaindha Kaigal (1990), Athma (1993) and Karuppu Roja (1996). He is well known by his unique hair style and still maintaining in his old age.
Nirosha (m. 1995)
He started as an actor in 1987 with the film, Chinna Poove Mella Pesu. He appeared alongside Prabhu. The film was a commercial success. Then, he acted in the dramatic film, Thangachi which was released on November 1987. Ramki made eight films in 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 of the year 1988. Poovizhi Raja and Paravaigal Palavitham have received to 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. These films, which have become failures one after the other, have been box office flops.
In 1990, he acted her first Telegu movie, Ghatana.  This 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 a Blockbuster and has been considered to be Ramki's best film. In 1991, Vetri Padigal directed by Manobala. R. Sarathkumar acted in negative role. He starred in the horrors films genre that are successful as Athma (1993), Thanga Pappa (1993), Mayabazar (1995) and Karuppu Roja (1996). In 1997, Ramki appears with ten films but only Putham Puthu Poove who had no way to deliver it because of production. On the other hand, the songs were a great success specially for "Sevvanthi Poovukkum". His associations with Nirosha, Kushboo and Urvashi were successful with audiences in the 1990s. 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, R. K. Selvamani's Kuttrapathirikai was released on 2007. The15-year gap, however, has affected the film as the style and substance over that period of time has indeed changed.
After a hiatus, he has made a comeback to Tamil cinema with the 2013 films Maasani and Biriyani. In 2016, His next films are Vaaimai and Atti. In 2017, he acted in Telegu movie, Aakatayi, where he played a pivotal role, followed by Tamil horror comedy film, Aangila Padam in the lead character. In 2018, a Telegu film RX 100 and then Sundar C.'s Action starring Vishal and Tamannaah.
Ramki had an clandestine affair with leading actress Nirosha for several years. Responding to a report about their alleged secret marriage, published in a local daily, Ramki maintained that there is no truth in that story. However, they got secretly married in 1995. But revealed that their marriage is definitely on the cards and approved their marriage after 3 years to the media and their family members.
|1987||1||Chinna Poove Mella Pesu||Raja||Tamil||Dubbed into Telugu as Abhishekam|
|1988||3||Irandil Ondru||Raja||Tamil||Dubbed into Telugu as Goonda Police|
|4||Ithu Engal Neethi||Tamil|
|5||Sigappu Thali||Inspector Paandi||Tamil|
|6||Manaivi Oru Mandhiri||Jeeva||Tamil|
|7||Senthoora Poove||Ashok||Tamil||Dubbed into Telugu as Sindhura Puvvu|
|10||Maduraikara Thambi||Chinna Thambi||Tamil|
|1989||11||Oru Thottil Sabadham||Tamil||Dubbed into Telugu as Samaram|
|12||Ellame En Thangachi||Vasanth||Tamil|
|13||Penn Buthi Mun Buthi||Muthupandi||Tamil|
|18||Maruthu Pandi||Maruthu Pandi / Manickam||Tamil|
|21||Pudhiya Sarithiram||Inspector Dinakaran/ Raja||Tamil|
|26||En Pottukku Sonthakkaran||Tamil|
|29||Doshi||Siva||Telugu||Dubbed into Tamil as Rocky|
|1993||30||Athma||Saravanan / Vignesh||Tamil||Dubbed into Telugu as Rathnagiri Ammoru|
|31||Pass Mark||Murali||Tamil||Dubbed into Telugu as Allari Abbayi|
|32||Thanga Pappa||Lawrence||Tamil||Guest appearance|
|35||Ulavaali||Raja||Tamil||Dubbed into Telugu as Bayankara Goodachari|
|39||En Aasai Thangachi||Tamil|
|42||Enakkoru Magan Pirappan||Balu||Tamil|
|44||Rowdy Darbaar||Koti||Telugu||Dubbed into Tamil as Thalapathi Kottai|
|45||Osey Ramulamma||Narasimha||Telugu||Dubbed into Tamil as Adimai Penn |
|46||Dhinamum Ennai Gavani||ACP Jai Kumar||Tamil|
|47||Putham Puthu Poove||Unknown||Tamil||Not released|
|49||Aahaa Enna Porutham||Raja||Tamil|
|50||Samrat||Samrat / Ashok||Tamil|
|51||Thadayam||Chandru (Chadrasekhar)||Tamil||Dubbed into Telugu as Chattam|
|1998||53||Ellame En Pondattithaan||Muthu||Tamil|
|1999||54||Nilave Mugam Kaattu||Prakash||Tamil|
|NA||Poovellam Kettuppar||Himself||Tamil||Cameo appearance|
|2000||NA||Kadhal Rojavae||Himself||Tamil||Special appearance|
|55||Palayathu Amman||Shankar||Tamil||Dubbed into Telugu as Devatha|
|2001||56||Sri Raja Rajeshwari||Raasaiyya||Tamil|
|2002||NA||Shakalaka Baby||Himself||Tamil||Guest appearance|
|58||Padai Veetu Amman||Shankar||Tamil|
|2007||60||Kuttrapathirikai||ACP Ramakrishnan||Tamil||Production in 1991; Released 2007|
|66||Aangila Padam||Rail Murugan||Tamil|
|2018||67||RX 100||Daddy||Telugu||Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Supporting Actor|
- "Chinna Poove Mella Pesu (1987)".
- "Vijayakanth's Senthoora Poove to Have Telugu Remake". 12 August 2013.
- "Poovizhi Raja (1988)".
- "Paravaigal Palavitham (1988)".
- "Inaindha Kaigal (1990)".
- "Do you know how Inaindha Kaigal did at the Box Office?".
- "Vetri Padigal Movie Wiki, Vetri Padigal Tamil Movie, Overview, Release date, Trailer, Review, Star Cast, Director, Music Director, Producer, Biography, User Reviews | Tamil Cinema Profile".
- "Putham Puthu Poove (1997- Unreleased) (S.A. Rajkumar) (Star Music – SMCD 060) [ACD-RIP-WAV]". 28 July 2019.
- "Nilave Mugam Kaattu Tamil Movie Reviews, Photos, Videos (1999)".
- "Kuttrapathirikai review. Kuttrapathirikai Tamil movie review, story, rating".