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Ramya Krishnan (born 15 September 1970[1] in Chennai) is an Indian film actress. She has acted in over 200 films in five languages: Tamil,Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi. Krishnan has won three Filmfare Awards, two Nandi Awards and a Tamil Nadu State Film Award.

Ramya Krishnan
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Ramya Krishna at the IIFA Utsavam awards 2016 held at Hyderabad, India in January 2016.
Born (1970-09-15) 15 September 1970 (age 46)[1]
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress
Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s) Pasupuleti Krishna Vamsi (m. 2003)[2]
Children 1

She won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu for the 2009 dramedy Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam. Krishnan's portrayal of Raj Mata Sivagami Devi in the Baahubali series (2015-17) received universal acclaim. While The Beginning (2015) is the fourth highest grossing Indian film, its sequel The Conclusion (2017) is the highest grossing Indian film of all time. Her performance in The Beginning also won her the Best Supporting Actress – Telugu at the 2016 Filmfare Awards.

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Early life and backgroundEdit

Ramya was born to a Tamil Brahmin Family in Chennai.She is the niece of veteran Tamil comedian Cho Ramaswamy. She received initial training in Bharathanatyam, Western and Kuchipudi dance forms and has given many stage performances.[3]

Film careerEdit

Krishnan started her acting in 1984 at the age of 13 with the Malayalam film Neram Pularumbol featuring Mammootty and Mohanlal in the lead.[4] This film had a delayed release in 1986. Her first release was Vellai Manasu (1985), a Tamil film opposite Y. G. Mahendra.

Krishnan's first Telugu film was Bhale Mithrulu (1986). She achieved fame through Kasinadhuni Viswanath’s Sutradharulu, released in 1989. She emerged as leading actresses in the Telugu industry alongside Soundarya, Meena, Roja and Nagma in the 1990s. As her breakthrough came from K.Raghavendra Rao directorial movies where she emerged as a commercial romantic diva of the season, due to successful movies like Alludugaru (1990), Allari Mogudu (1992) and Major Chandrakanth (1993) along with Mohan Babu and Allari Priyudu (1993) along with Rajasekhar. She played the role of a devoted wife of Sri Annamacharya, which was played by Nagarjuna in the blockbuster film Annamayya (1997). She has been paired with leading telugu actors such as N. T. Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Krishna, Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna, Nagarjuna, Venkatesh, Jagapathi Babu, Rajendra Prasad, Srikanth, Rajasekhar, Jr. NTR, and Mahesh Babu.[5] She received a prestigious Nandi Award from the Government of Andhra Pradesh for her performance in Dasari Narayana Rao's film Kante Koothurne Kanu (1998). She played the lead role in the Bollywood action comedy film Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998) along with Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda. She played the lead role in the Tamil film Padayappa (1999) along with Rajinikanth.

She was a judge in a dancing show on STAR Vijay: Jodi Number One, season 1, followed by season 5.

Her most recent films are Baahubali: The Beginning where she played Shivagami, the Queen mother and Soggade Chinni Nayana where she played the role of satyabhama and she also played a very important role in Allari Naresh's movie Mama Manchu Alludu Kanchu.[6][7] Ramya Krishnan earned praises for her performance as Rajamatha Sivagami in Baahubali 2: The Conclusion [8]

FilmographyEdit

Personal lifeEdit

She married Telugu film director Krishna Vamsi on 12 June 2003. They have a son named Ritwik.[5]

AwardsEdit

Filmfare Awards
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
  • Best Actress (Special Prize) - Padayappa (1999)
Nandi Awards
Dubai Amma Awards 2007
  • Best Supporting Actress - Malayalam - Ore Kadal (2007)
Amrita Film Awards 2007
  • Best Supporting Actress - Malayalam - Ore Kadal (2007)
Sun TV Family Awards
  • Best Actress Special Award - Thangam (2009)
Vikatan Awards 2015
IIFA Utsavam Awards 2016
  • Best Supporting Actress - Tamil - Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)
  • Best Supporting Actress - Telugu - Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Media, Sampurn (16 September 2009). "Actress Ramya Krishnan celebrates her birthday". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Ramya Krishnan Husband & Marriage Date". StarsFact.com. Retrieved 2016-11-10. 
  3. ^ "Eternal beauty 'Nilambari' Ramya Krishnan celebrates her b'day". Indiaglitz. 15 September 2008. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Sujith P. Nair (April 1, 2015). "Interview with Ramya Krishnan". Vanitha (in Malayalam): 18–20. 
  5. ^ a b "Heroines who fell for their directors". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Ramya Krishna and Meena are paired with Mohan Babu in Mama Manchu, Alludu Kanchu". tollywoodshow.com. 
  7. ^ "Mohan Babu is all thrilled to work with Ramya Krishnan and Meena again, 23 years after the release of "Allari Mogudu".". ibtimes.co.in. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  8. ^ Ramya Krishnan in Baahubali
  9. ^ "Star-spangled show on cards". The Hindu. Archived from the original on July 15, 2006. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  10. ^ "Winners of the 63rd Britannia Filmfare Awards (South)". Retrieved 3 September 2016. 

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