AM Ratnam, the name synonymous with high-budget blockbusters in Tamil and Telugu cinema. AM Ratnam started the career as a makeup artist to the popular actress Vijayashanti and eventually turned producer with Karthavyam in which Vijayashanti played the powerful Police Officer.
The movie wasn’t just a commercial success, also won Vijayashanti, a Nandi award. AM Ratnam forayed into Tamil cinema as well and produced some of the biggest blockbusters like Indian (Bharateeyudu in Telugu).
Some of the most popular films of AM Ratnam in Telugu include Premikudu, Kushi, Naaga and Peddarikam. His elder son Jyothi Krishna is a well-known director in Tamil and younger son Ravi Krishna is a popular actor in Tamil and Telugu who got famous with movies like 7/G Brindavan Colony and Ninna Nedu Repu.
Apart from being a famous producer, AM Ratnam has directed a movie Peddarikam which made Jagapathi Babu, a recoginzed face in the industry.