Krishna (born as Ghattamananeni Siva Ramakrishna) is an Indian Actor, Producer, Editor, Director who predominantly works in Telugu Cinema. Krishna was born on 31st May 1943 in Burripalem village, Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh to Raghavaiah Chowdary and Nagarathnamma.
Hailing from an affluent family, Krishna was skeptical about pursuing the career in films, it was the legendary actor ANR’s success rally and the adulation of fans that caught his attention and decided to take up acting as the career. He acted in few movies like Padandi Munduku, Kulagothralu in blink and miss appearances before he made debut as full-fledged hero with Tene Manasulu. Krishna has redefined the Telugu Cinema with the introduction of Cinemascope, First 70mm, First DTS system and he has introduced the Cowboy and Detective genres. He has delivered some of the biggest blockbusters like Alluri Seetharamaraju, Mosagallaki Mosagadu, Simhasanam and Gudachaari 116.
Krishna owns a production company”Padmalya Studios” which produced many super hit films. Krishna’s Saakshi film has won critical acclaim at the “Tashkent Film Festival” in 1968. He has directed 17 films and produced many films under his home banner. His younger son Mahesh Babu is the reigning superstar of Tollywood.