Krishna Kumar (actor)

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Krishna kumar
krishna Kumar

(1968-06-12) 12 June 1968 (age 53)
, Kochi, Kerala, India
Years active1994 – present
Sindhu Krishna (m. 1994)
Children4 (including Ahaana Krishna)

Krishna Kumar (born 12 June 1968) is an Indian film and television actor, who appears in Malayalam and Tamil language films and TV shows.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Kumar was born as the youngest of the two sons of Gopalakrishnan Nair and Retnamma at Tripunithura in Kochi, Kerala, India.[citation needed] Members in his family had the background of serving in Indian military, hence, Kumar was also preparing to join the force when he got the offer to work as a news presenter in Doordarshan. It was his neighbour, a senior official working in Doordarshan, who recognised him to have a photogenic face and offered him the job in the government-owned broadcasting company, Kumar accepted it and decided to move on to a career in media. In 2020, he received flak on social media, for his support of right wing political organizations [1] [1]

Career[edit | edit source]

He was working as a television news presenter in Doordarshan when he got his first acting offer. Seeing him, K. Balachander's son Kailasam offered him a role in a 13-episode serial produced for DD Malayalam. He played the role of actor Nedumudi Venu's son, in his acting debut. DD Malayalam was the only Malayalam channel at that time. When Asianet made their debut, they made a TV soap opera titled Sthree (1998 – 2000) initially starring Siddique and Vinaya Prasad, Kumar played a charlatan's role. When Siddique got a break in films and left the show, Kumar was made the new protagonist and it was a break for him with the show becoming a major success.[1]

He was supposed to make his film debut in 1993 with Joshiy-directed Sainyam, in which he was to play a naval officer, but the scenes were removed from the film, not to disappoint him, Joshiy gave him a chance to dub for Vikram's character in the film. But he was ousted from the dubbing studio saying he did not possess a dubbing artists' card from their guild.[2] Later he debuted with the 1994 Malayalam film Kashmeeram. After that he acted in several Malayalam films and TV serials. Later, he migrated to Tamil by acting in some TV serials. It helped him get roles in Tamil films such as Billa II, Deivathirumagal, and Mugamoodi among others. It also helped him return to Malayalam.[3][4]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Kumar was a news presenter in Doordarshan and Sindhu was in college when they first met, they used to meet by chance at several occasions and later fell in love. By the time, Kumar had already acted in his debut film Kashmeeram and Sindhu was completing her post-graduation. They married on 12 December 1994 at Trivandrum Club in Thiruvananthapuram. They have four daughters including Malayalam actress Ahaana Krishna. Sindhu is an entrepreneur and runs an advertisement agency.[5][6] Their house in Kerala is named Sthree.[1]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Films[edit | edit source]

Year Film Role Language Notes
1994 Kashmeeram Unni Malayalam
Sukrutham Babu Prasad Malayalam
Pakshe Rajan Malayalam
1995 Alancheri Thamprakkal Mahesh Malayalam
Boxer TV Reporter Malayalam
Maanthrikam Douglas Malayalam
Puthukkottayile Puthumanavalan Anandhan/John Sacaria Malayalam
1996 Aakaashathekkoru Kilivaathil Malayalam
1996 Mahathma Rajeev Malayalam
1996 Mayoora Nritham Film actor Malayalam
1997 Irattakuttikalude Achan Robert Malayalam
Superman Himself Malayalam
Masmaram A.S.P. Vishnu IPS Malayalam
Gangothri Sarath's assistant Malayalam
1998 Aaghosham Unnikrishnan Malayalam
1999 Agnisakshi Malayalam
Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum Malayalam
Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal Businessman Anil Kurup Malayalam
Pranayamazha Louis Malayalam
2000 Arayannangalude Veedu Hareendranath Menon Malayalam
Summer Palace Rajmohan Malayalam
Manassil Oru Manjuthulli Mohandas Malayalam
2001 Kattu Vannu Vilichappol Unni Malayalam
Sathyameva Jayathe Reji Mathan Malayalam
2002 Swapnahalliyil Orunaal Malayalam
Punyam Malayalam
Aabharanacharthu Malayalam
2004 Chathikkatha Chanthu Aravindan Malayalam
2008 Sound of Boot Circle Inspector Aravind Malayalam
Sathyam Mohammed (Police) Tamil
Salute Mohammed (Police) Telugu
2009 Thirunakkara Perumal Satheeshan Malayalam
2010 Paattinte Palazhy Malayalam
Thillalangadi Tamil
2011 Kaavalan Karthik Tamil
Melvilasam B. D. Kapoor Malayalam
Makeup Man Advocate Krishna Prasad Malayalam
Collector Chandran Malayalam
Deiva Thirumagal Victor Tamil
2012 Mazhai Kalam Tamil
Billa II Raghubir Sinha Tamil
Run Baby Run Vijaya Kumar Malayalam
Mugamoodi Commissioner Tamil
Molly Aunty Rocks! Ravi Malayalam
Mazhaikalam Suresh Tamil
2013 Lokpal Ramesh Malayalam
Ladies & Gentleman Sony Zakkariah Malayalam
3 Dots Mathew Paul Malayalam
Vishudhan Alex Malayalam
Good Bad & Ugly Murthy Raj Malayalam
2014 Salaam Kashmier Captain Satheesh Malayalam
Gamer Zakeer Ali Malayalam
2016 Manithan Vijay Nair Tamil
Zero Koran Tamil
Marupadi Malayalam
2017 1971: Beyond Borders Sudharshan Malayalam
Careful Malayalam
Velipadinte Pusthakam Cameramen Malayalam
Laali Tamil
2018 Shikkari Shambhu Ranger Vasu Malayalam
Parole Malayalam
Orayiram Kinakkalal Stephen Malayalam
Mohanlal Meenukutti's father Malayalam
Theekuchiyum Panithulliyum Hari Malayalam
A for Apple Advocate Ram Mohan Malayalam
Moonnara CI Velraj Malayalam
2019 Rameshan Oru Peralla Public Prosecutor Malayalam
TBA One Malayalam
TBA Memories Tamil

Television[edit | edit source]

Year Film Role Language Notes
1998-2000 Sthree Asianet Malayalam Character - Vijayan
2000 Sreeraman Sreedevi Asianet Malayalam
2003-2004 Vasundara Medicals Asianet Malayalam
2003 Swantham Asianet Malayalam
2004 Vivahita Asianet Malayalam
2005 Kadamattathu Kathanaar Asianet Malayalam Character-Nicholas
2008 Malayogam Asianet Malayalam
Miss Mary Theresa Paul Doordarshan Malayalam Telefilm
Pravachanam Doordarshan Malayalam Telefilm
Panthalayaniyilekku Oru Yathra Doordarshan Malayalam Telefilm
2009-2010 Thangam Sun TV Tamil Character-Selvakannan
2010 Abirami Kalaignar TV Tamil Character-Abhirami's husband
2021-Present Koodevide Asianet Malayalam comeback to Malayalam serials

References[edit | edit source]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Subramanian, Anupama (12 May 2011). "Army's loss, tinsel town's gain". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 15 May 2011. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  2. വിലാസങ്ങള്‍ മാറുന്നു , Interview – Mathrubhumi Movies Archived 15 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine. (11 October 2012). Retrieved on 13 February 2014.
  3. Sreedhar Pillai (26 December 2010). "KK is waiting for audience's reaction". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  4. V Lakshmi (9 April 2011). "Krishnakumar is a happy man". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  5. "Sindhu talks about Life with Actor Krishna Kumar". The New Indian Express. 10 February 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  6. "Manassiloru Mazhavillu on Kairalitv". kairalitvonline. Retrieved 11 December 2013.

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