hennai: It was nearly three decades ago that fans of southern cinema were introduced to the phenomena called Ramya Krishnan when YG Mahendra’s ‘Vellai Manasu’ arrived in theatres amidst high expectations.
In the years that followed, the vivacious actress floored critics and audiences alike courtesy her power-packed acting style as well as elegant personality. Today, on Ramya’s birthday, let us take a look at some of her most unforgettable big screen outings and celebrate what has truly been a successful career.
‘Padayappa’: Touted as an intense drama, ‘Padayappa’ is regarded as the film which made Ramya a household name. Essaying a negative role, the actress created a stir amongst movie buffs thanks to her crackling chemistry with none other than ‘Thalaiva’ Rajinikanth. Directed by KS Ravikumar, ‘Padayappa’ opened to an outstanding response at the ticket window and helped her bag a Filmfare award.
‘Baahubali’: Directed by SS Rajamouli and released nearly two months ago, ‘Baahubali’ has truly become a global phenomenon. Revolving around the intense rivalry between two brothers, it featured Ramya in the role of a fearless queen. Needless to say, she did complete justice to the role and let her intense body language do the talking.
‘Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam’: ‘Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam’ is perhaps best remembered for its touching storyline which focused on a young man’s attempts at reuniting his parents. Touted as a romantic-drama, the film saw Ramya paired opposite the versatile Prakash Raj. Boasting of some melodious music from Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, the film was a critical success and helped Ramya win a Filmfare award.
‘Ore Kadal’: Serving as strong proof of Ramya’s versatility as a performer, ‘Ore Kadal’ featured her in the role of a practical and sensible woman who understands the complexities of life extremely well. Working alongside Mammootty and Meera Jasmine, she delivered a highly relatable performance and received critical acclaim.
‘Sweety Nanna Jodi’: One of the finest Kannada films of Ramya’s career, this romantic-drama saw her essay the role of a desirable yet menancing villain with effortless ease. Directed by Radhka Kumaraswamy, ‘Sweety Nanna Jodi’ featured Auditya as the protagonist and was released 2013.