Suresh Krissna is a South Indian movie director; he has directed many Tamil, Telugu movies and has also worked in Bollywood. Suresh Krissna was born on 29th June 1959 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He is a director with a total number of 36 movies. In 1989 he won the Nandi Award for Best Director for his movie Prema. Suresh Krissna was born in Mumbai and is the son of R. Krishan and K. Sharada.
His mother tongue is Tamil. Suresh Krissna went to Chembur, Bombay for his schooling and later attended the University of Bombay where he pursued Bachelor in Communication (B.com). After graduating Suresh Krissna went to the Natya Academy, Bombay to study Dramatic Arts. He is married to Chandra Suresh; he has three siblings, two brothers, Sreeram, Satheesh and a sister Shanthi Krishna.
His journey started as a back-stage manager and as an assistant director for many plays which he did under the famous director K.R Parmeshwar. The theatre he was a part of involved many languages like Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Sindi, and Tamil. Later he also worked at Prasad Productions Pvt. Ltd in Mumbai. Suresh first Independent directorial film was Sathya which was a remake of the Hindi movie Arjun; the movie came out in 1988.
Suresh Krissna became famous after he worked with Rajnikanth in the 1992 movie Annamalai. The Rajnikanth starrer movie was an instant hit; it also featured Kushboo and
, and the story is about the bond between a milkman and son of a businessman. The movie became successful at the box office with a 175-day run.
Another success was waiting for Suresh Krissna, In 1995 Rajnikanth and Suresh Krissna paired up once again for the movie Baasha, which received an appraisal and it broke Annamalai’s record at the
. The movie is considered as one of the breaking points in Rajnikanth’s career. In 2001, Suresh Krissna directed a Telugu movie, Daddy, in which he worked with Chiranjeevi, Simran, and
in the lead roles.
The film was about a man who starts a fraud business. Suresh Krissna has directed movies like Baba (2002), Rocky (2006), Ilaignan (2011), etc. In 2012, Suresh and Rajnikanth collaborated yet again in a romantic movie
Katari Veera Surasundarangi
, it was the first 3D film in Kannada cinema, this movie also got Suresh Krissna nominated for the SIIMA Award for Best Director. Suresh Krissna in his long career has worked with leading stars like Chiranjeevi, Rajnikanth, Nagarjuna Akkineni,
, Vishnuvardhan and Sunjay Dutt. He is a much-loved personality in South India.
Superstar Rajnikanth in an interview said that directors Suresh Krissna and
are the ones who made him a superstar. In 2012 Suresh Krissna published a book called ‘My Days with Baasha’, in which the director has penned down his memories of making super hit films with Rajnikanth. Even today, the movies Annamalai and Baasha are the most talked movies in South India.