Krishna Kumar (actor)
12 June 1968
|Years active||1994 – present|
Sindhu Krishna (m. 1994)
|Children||4 (including Ahaana Krishna)|
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. 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  
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.
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. 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.
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. Their house in Kerala is named Sthree.
Filmography[edit | edit source]
Films[edit | edit source]
Television[edit | edit source]
|1998-2000||Sthree||Asianet||Malayalam||Character - Vijayan|
|Miss Mary Theresa Paul||Doordarshan||Malayalam||Telefilm|
|Panthalayaniyilekku Oru Yathra||Doordarshan||Malayalam||Telefilm|
|2010||Abirami||Kalaignar TV||Tamil||Character-Abhirami's husband|
|2021-Present||Koodevide||Asianet||Malayalam||comeback to Malayalam serials|
References[edit | edit source]
- 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.
- വിലാസങ്ങള് മാറുന്നു , Interview – Mathrubhumi Movies Archived 15 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Mathrubhumi.com (11 October 2012). Retrieved on 13 February 2014.
- Sreedhar Pillai (26 December 2010). "KK is waiting for audience's reaction". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
- V Lakshmi (9 April 2011). "Krishnakumar is a happy man". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
- "Sindhu talks about Life with Actor Krishna Kumar". The New Indian Express. 10 February 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
- "Manassiloru Mazhavillu on Kairalitv". kairalitvonline. Retrieved 11 December 2013.