Bindu Ramakrishnan, with an acting career spanning over 53 years in all genres – plays, serials, movies, telefilms – Bindu Ramakrishnan has proved her versatility by portraying characters with various shades, including humorous and villainous roles. She started as a drama artist at the age of 8 and played a major role as a heroine at 13 with the drama troupe Cochin Anupama. Her maiden entry to filmdom was through 'Shapamoksham' (1974), which, incidentally, was also the first movie starring Jayan. At 18, she married Ramakrishnan, the brother of Cochin Anupama troupe owner P R Sivan. She won the award for best drama artists in 1986 for her performance in '
'. Soon, offers poured in from mini-screen, she signed to play a negative character in the serial 'Sararanthal'. As Bindu began to scale heights of her career, Ramakrishnan quit his job as a journalist to accompany her and support her. She became a well-known face by portraying various memorable characters in movies, notably 'Nerariyan CBI', 'Jeevan Mashai',' 'Pranayavarnangal', 'Kammath&Kammath', 'Thuruppugulan', etc. Her husband passed away in 2010, following which she took a break from acting. However, she made a comeback after the immense support from her sons Jeevan, Vinod, and their family and is now into acting with super-hit serials, including 'Amala' and 'Aardram'.