Ramya Krishnan (born 15 September 1970),is an Indian actress.In a career spanning over four decades she has appeared in five languages: Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi. Ramya has won four Filmfare Awards, three Nandi Awards, and a Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize.

Early life

Ramya was born on 15 September 1970 in Madras (present-day Chennai) to a Telugu father. She is the niece of Tamil film actor, comedian and former Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha Cho Ramaswamy.She received initial training in Bharathanatyam, Western, and Kuchipudi dance forms and has given many stage performances.

Film career

Debut and early struggles (1984–1988)

She started her acting career with the Malayalam film Neram Pularumbol. Although this was the first movie where she acted, it had a delayed release in 1986. Her first release was Vellai Manasu in 1985, a Tamil movie opposite Y. G. Mahendra. Her first Telugu film was Bhalae Mithrulu (1986). Then she went on to play supporting roles in Tamil films which include Padikkadavan (1985) starring Rajinikanth where she was given a uncredited role and Per Sollum Pillai (1987) starring Kamal Haasan. In Telugu, she starred with Rajendra Prasad in Madana Gopaludu (1987), Bhama Kalapam (1988), Asthulu Anthasthulu (1988) and Bava Marudula Saval (1988). She worked in Malayalam films such as Orkkappurathu, Aryan and Anuragi with Mohanlal. She enjoyed success in Kannada movies as well. One of her earlier roles as heroine was in Krishna Rukmini opposite superstar Vishnuvardhan. She played a small role in the Hindi film Dayavan that starred veteran actor Vinod Khanna.

Breakthrough in Telugu and Hindi (1989–1998)

After a series of failures in both Tamil and Telugu, she achieved fame through K. Viswanath’s Sutradharulu, released in 1989. Her breakthrough came from K. Raghavendra Rao directorial movies where she emerged as a commercial romantic diva, due to successful movies such as Alludugaru (1990), Allari Mogudu (1992), 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 film Annamayya (1997). In 1998, she played a leading role in Kante Koothurne Kanu. She received a Nandi Award for Best Actress from the Government of Andhra Pradesh for her performance in the film. Her biggest Kannada hits include Gadibidi Ganda (1993) and Mangalyam Tantunanena (1998) with Ravichandran.

Ramya made her debut as a heroine in Hindi films with Yash Chopra’s Parampara (1993). She acted in a few more Hindi films including Subhash Ghai’s Khalnayak (1993), Mahesh Bhatt’s Chaahat (1996), David Dhawan’s Banarasi Babu (1997), Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998) along with Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda and Shapath with Mithun Chakraborty.

Real Name: Ramya Krishnan
Profession: Actress
Famous Role: Shivagami in Baahubali: The Beginning, Baahubali: The Conclusion
Ramya Krishnan as Sivagami in Baahubali
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.): in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 5”
Weight (approx.): in Kilograms- 65 kg
in Pounds- 143 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.): 34-30-38
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Personal Life
Date of Birth: 15 September 1970 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2024): 54 Years
Birth Place: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian
Hometown: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
School: Not Known
College: Not Known
Education Qualifications: Graduate
Film: Vellai Manasu (Tamil, 1983)
Ramya Krishnan - Vellai Manasu
Kanchu Kagada (Telugu, 1984)
Ramya Krishnan - Kanchu Kagada
Pushpaka Vimana (Kannada, 1987)
Ramya Krishnan - Pushpaka Vimana
Neram Pularumbol (Malayalam, 1986)

Ramya Krishnan - Neram Pularumbol
Ramya Krishnan – Neram Pularumbol

Dayavan (Bollywood, 1988)
Ramya Krishnan - Dayavan
TV: Shaktimaan (1997-2005)

Family Father– Krishnan
Mother– Maaya


Brother– Not Known
Sister– Vinaya Krishnan

Religion Hinduism
Hobbies Dancing
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital Status Married
Marriage Date 12 June 2003
Affair/Boyfriend Pasupuleti Krishna Vamsi (Director)
Husband Pasupuleti Krishna Vamsi (Director)

Ramya Krishnan with her husband and son
Ramya Krishnan with her husband and son
Children Daughter– None
Son– Ritwik



Some Lesser Known Facts About Ramya Krishnan

  • Does Ramya Krishnan smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Ramya Krishnan drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Ramya started her acting career at the age of 13 with the Tamil film ”Vellai Manasu” (1983).
  • She tried her luck in Bollywood in the 90s and has worked with the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Sanjay Dutt.


  • She also acted in ”Shaktimaan” (1997-2005), one of the most popular TV shows of the yesteryear, as Shaliyaa.
  • She is trained in Bharathanatyam, Western, and Kuchipudi dance forms.
  • She considers Jayalalithaa (Politician), and Cho Ramaswamy (Comedian) as her inspirations.
  • She has worked in different languages, namely Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi.
  • In 2006, she judged the reality show ”Jodi Number One” that aired on Vijay TV.
  • Initially, Sridevi was approached for the role of ‘Sivagami’ in the Bahubali series but due to the huge remuneration demanded by her, the director, S.S. Rajamouli, later offered this role to Ramya.

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