Krishna Kumar (actor)

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Krishna Kumar
Krishna Kumar

(1968-06-12) 12 June 1968 (age 54)
Nationality Indian
Occupation(s)Film Actor, TV Actor, Politician, News Reader (All India Radio)
Years active1994 - present
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Sindhu Krishna
(m. 1994)
  • Gopalakrishnan Nair
  • Retnamma

Krishna Kumar (born 12 June 1968) is an Indian actor and politician from Kerala who appears in Malayalam and Tamil films and television. He is also a former News Reader in Doordarshan and All India Radio. He is now a BJP national council member from Kerala.


Early life

Krishna Kumar was born as the younger of the two sons of Gopalakrishnan Nair and Retnamma at Thiruvananthapuram. 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 neighbor, 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. [1]


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. [2]

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. [3] 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. [4] [5]


Krishna Kumar officially joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in February 2021 [6] and was the party's candidate from Thiruvananthapuram constituency for the 2021 Kerala Legislative Assembly election. [7] He lost along with his other counterparts. On October 5, 2021, he was elected as a member to the BJP national council from Kerala.

Personal life

Krishna Kumar was a news presenter in Doordarshan and Sindhu was in college when they first met. They married on 12 December 1994 at Trivandrum Club in Thiruvananthapuram.

They have four daughters including Malayalam actresses Ahaana Krishna and Ishaani Krishna and influencers Diya Krishna and Hansika Krishna. Sindhu is an entrepreneur and runs an advertisement agency. [8] [9] [10]



1994 Kashmeeram Unni Malayalam
Sukrutham Babu Prasad Malayalam
Pakshe Rajan Malayalam
1995 Alancheri Thamprakkal Mahesh Malayalam
Boxer TV Reporter Malayalam
Maanthrikam Douglas Malayalam
Puthukkottayile PuthumanavalanAnandhan/John Sacaria Malayalam
1996Aakaashathekkoru Kilivaathil Malayalam
1996 Mahathma Rajeev Malayalam
1996Mayoora Nrithamactor Malayalam
1997 Irattakuttikalude Achan Robert Malayalam
Superman Himself Malayalam
Masmaram A.S.P. Vishnu IPS Malayalam
Gangothri Sarath's assistant Malayalam
1998AaghoshamUnnikrishnan 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 PalaceRajmohan Malayalam
Manassil Oru Manjuthulli Mohandas Malayalam
2001 Kattu Vannu Vilichappol Unni Malayalam
Sathyameva Jayathe Reji Mathan Malayalam
2002Swapnahalliyil 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
2009Thirunakkara PerumalSatheeshan 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 Billa II Raghubir Sinha Tamil
Run Baby Run Vijaya Kumar Malayalam
Mugamoodi Commissioner Tamil
Molly Aunty Rocks! Ravi Malayalam
Mazhaikkalam Suresh Tamil
2013 Lokpal Ramesh Malayalam
Ladies & Gentleman Sibi Zakkariah Malayalam
3 Dots Mathew Paul Malayalam
Vishudhan Cleetus Malayalam
Good Bad & Ugly Murthy Raj Malayalam
2014 Salaam Kashmier Captain Satheesh Malayalam
GamerZakeer 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 PanithulliyumHari Malayalam
A for Apple Advocate Ram Mohan Malayalam
MoonnaraCI Velraj Malayalam
2019Rameshan Oru PerallaPublic Prosecutor Malayalam
2021 One Alex Thomas IPS, Vigilance Director Malayalam
TBAMemories Tamil


1998-2000Sthree Asianet Malayalam Character - Vijayan
1999-2000Sindhoorakkuruvi Surya TV Malayalam
2000Charulatha Surya TV Malayalam
2000-2001Sreeraman Sreedevi Asianet Malayalam
2001-2003Manasaputhri Surya TV Malayalam
2001-2003Vasundara Medicals Asianet Malayalam
2003Seethalakshmi Asianet Malayalam
2003-2004Swantham Asianet Malayalam
2002Vivahita Asianet Malayalam
2004 Kadamattathu Kathanaar Asianet Malayalam Character-Nicholas
2006Malayogam Asianet Malayalam Character - Anand
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 Koodevide Asianet Malayalam Character - Prof.Adhi

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