Ramya Krishnan Biography, Net Worth, Age, Height, Wiki, Family, Filmography

Ramya Krishnan is a renowned actress in the Southern Film Industry. She has also acted in few Hindi films but majorly done South movies. Interestingly, she has done movies in all four South Indian languages. She has most films in Telugu and Tamil film industry and won several State awards in these languages. Apart from that, she has done Malayalam and few Kannada movies.

Ramya Krishnan

She is undoubtedly one of the top actress in South India with more than 250 films in her career. Interestingly, she has done the role of main heroine in more than 100 movies and supporting roles in other movies. Ramya has paired with all the top heroes of Telugu and Tamil industry during her peak years in the film industry.

Ramya Krishna is making a mark even at the age of 52 with hit movies like Baahubali. She has maintained her fitness and still looks much younger than her age. This is one of the secrets of her success. She is very expressive and has shown lot of versatality in her career by doing soft and vamp characters in several movies. Her career in the film industry is more than 35 years and she is likely to complete 300 films shortly as she is still busy with multiple projects.


Ramya Krishnan was born on the 15th of September 1970 in Chennai Tamil Nadu. Ramya Krishnan’s current age is 52 years. She is known as Ramya Krishna and not Krishnan.

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Ramya Krishnan was born in Chennai in a Brahmin family. She learnt different forms of classical dance at a young age as her mother was interested in such arts. Her maternal uncle Ramaswamy was a popular film actor and Ramya was always interested in acting during her school days. She completed her primary education from a local school in Chennai.

However, she was not too keen on studies and she made her debut in the film industry at a young age of 15. Her mother took her for several auditions and she got selected to play supporting roles in many movies. She also got to play lead roles but her career did not take off at the early stage.

Ramya Krishna soon got the attention she deserved and got huge success as a lead heroine in Telugu and Tamil movies. As her popularity soared, she also made her entry into Kannada and Hindi films. Interestingly, she became a huge star with Raghavendra Rao’s movies in Telugu film industry. She considers him as her Guru in the industry.

Full NameRamya Krishnan
Date of Birth15 September 1970
Age53 (as of 2023)
BirthplaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac sign / Sun signVirgo
Famous ForShivagami in Baahubali: The Beginning, Baahubali: The Conclusion
Educational QualificationsGraduate
DebutVellai Manasu (Tamil, 1983)
Years ActiveNA

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Ramya Krishnan belongs to an Iyer family and her father Krishnan is from Andhra Pradesh. Her mother Maaya is from Tamil Nadu. Popular actor and politician Cho Ramaswamy is her maternal uncle. Ramya also has a sister named Vinitha Krishnan and both of them are involved in many business activities together.

Mother: Maaya
Father NameKrishnan
Mother NameMaaya
Brother NameNot Known
Sister NameVinitha Krishnan

Boyfriend, Husband, Relationships

Ramya Krishnan is married to Krishna Vamshi. The couple married in the year 2003 and they have a son named Ritwik Vamshi. Interestingly, Krishna Vamshi is a popular director from Telugu film industry and has delivered many hit films. Even though she usually stays in Chennai away from her husband, she has not confirmed any news about separation and both are seen together during family events. Krishna Vamshi stays in Hyderabad.

Marital StatusMarried
Affairs / BoyfriendNot Known
Husband NameKrishna Vamshi
Marriage date2003
ChildrenRitwik Vamshi

Physical Appearance

Ramya Krishnan is known for her beauty and glamour. Even at the age of 52, she has maintained her fitness with regular exercise and proper diet. She has a personal fitness trainer and very careful about her glamour. She stands tall at 5.6 feet and weighs around 60 kgs. Interestingly, she has maintained her figure for many years without much changes. She has big eyes and a mesmerizing face. She usually maintains medium length hair.

Weight(approx.)Kilograms- 60 Kg
Weight in Pounds- 132 lbs
Height(approx.)Centimeters – 167 cm
Inches – 5 ft 6 in
Meter – 1.67 m
Figure Measurements (approx.)30-26-36
Shoe Size8
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown

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Neram Pularumbol
Bhale Mitrulu

Ramya Krishnan made her debut in the film industry at the age of 15 through the Malayalam film Neram Pularumbol which was a moderate success. She was seen first in Tamil in Vellai Manasu in the same year. In the next year, she made her Telugu debut with the movie Bhale Mitrulu. Unfortunately, none of them became big hits and her career had a slow start.

Even Ramya was very young and not too attractive to play the lead role. She struggled to get big roles and started doing small roles in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films during the next two years. She acted with top actors like Vishnuvardhan in Kannada and Kamal Hassan in Tamil during this period.

Ramya’s big break came with the movie Sutradharulu in the year 1989. The movie was directed by legendary K Vishwanath and it won the National Award. When she associated with popular Telugu director K Raghavendra Rao in 1990 for Alludugaru movie, she had no idea that it would become a blockbuster. This was her first big commercial success.

She was later seen in several movies of Raghavendra Rao and almost had one release every year with this director. She was part of huge hits like Allari Mogudu in the year 1992 and Allari Priyudu in the year 1993. Interestingly, she has acted with both Senior NTR and his son Balakrishna as heroine during her career.

Ramya changed tracks with the movie Annamayya in which she played a homely character in a mythological movie. She continued to do many such movies in Tamil and was also the first choice for playing Goddess in many South movies. She also associated with Kannada director Ravichandran for many hit movies.


In Kannada, she got huge success with movies like Gadibidi Ganda and Krishna Rukmini. After she became a popular name in South, she caught the attention of Hindi film makers and was seen in Parampara movie. The Yash Chopra movie made her a huge star in Hindi and she was also part of Khalnayak movie.

Bade Miyan Chote Miyan

Interestingly, she even got to pair with legends like Amitabh Bachchan in the movie Bade Miyan Chote Miyan in 1998. Other than that, she has acted with Mithun Chakraborthy in Shapath movie and with Vinod Khanna in Dayavan movie. She started focusing on South movies again during late 90s after she got huge success with Rajinikanth movie.

Ramya Krishnan’s role as Neelambari in the movie Padeyappa won her huge recognition including the Tamil Nadu State awards. She did the role of antagonist and this is one of the biggest highlights of her career. Not stopping at movies, Ramya even did few serials as she got good remuneration for her appearance on television.

Net Worth

The net worth of Ramya Krishna is around $7 million. She is a successful actress in Southern film industry and has more than 250 films to her credit. She has earned lots of money through movies and also invested in many businesses with her sister. She is known for her lavish lifestyle and parties in Chennai. She has properties in Hyderabad, Chennai and other regions. She owns many luxury cars and also a caravan for shooting needs.

Money Factor
Net Worth$7 Million

Facts and Information

Ramya Krishna has won several Filmfare awards in her career. She has Nandi awards which is the State awards for Telugu films and many Tamil Nadu State film awards. She is all set to complete 300 movies in the next two years.

She was involved in a controversy when her car was seized by Tamil Nadu police for carrying more than 100 bottles of liquor. She was with her sister in the car and her driver was arrested in that case.

Ramya continues to stay away from her husband in Chennai while he is in Hyderabad since many years. However, the couple have maintained cordial relations outside and both of them are seen together during family functions.

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