S.Ramakrishnan is a veteran Tamil writer. He is an influential writer of modern Tamil literature. He is an active Tamil writer since the last 25 years. He has written short stories, plays, novels, children’s literature and translations. S.Ramakrisnan is noted for his columns like Thunai Ezhuthu in Ananda Vikatan magazine. His short stories were translated into many languages like, German, French, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi. S.Ramakrishnan was born on 13th April,1966 in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. He is born and brought up in the Mallankinar village of Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu.
He is 50 years old. He got married to a lady named Chandra Prabha and has two sons named Hari and Akash. S.Ramakrishnan has written nine novels, ten plays, fourteen short stories and lots of collective essays. He even did filmography. Some of them are Album (2002), Baba (2002), Pop Carn (2003) and much more. He is also a traveler and has had experience about living in other parts of the country. As an editor, he looked after the literary publication Atcharam for five years. He has organized more than thirty five story telling camps for children all over Tamil Nadu. He has also done special story telling camps for children with learning disability.
He has arranged screenplay writing workshop for children and students in the creative field in the cites like Coimbatore and Chennai. His novel Upa Pandavaam is inspired from Mahabharata. It received a lot of recognition and is also accepted as one of the best-written novel. Nedum Kuruthi spoke of the dark and tragic experiences of the tribe of oppressed people cruelly accused for being the criminal tribe by the British, achieved the Ghanavaani award for the Best Novel. His novel Yaamam, inspired from Chennai city’s three hundred years history as a back drop, is another widely appreciated written piece.
Urrupasi is a book that conveys the driving mental dilemma of a young man who became unemployed as he had taken major in the Tamil language. He is the first writer in Tamil that has attracted a huge number of readers. He won national award for his short film Karna Motcham with his screenplay.Tamil films like Baba, Album, Chandaikkozhi,
Unnale Unnale, Bhima, Dhaam Dhoom, Chikku Bukku and Modhi Vilaiyadu have seen him work as a screenplay and dialogue writer as well. Some of these films have even crossed 100 days of screening.
He received lot awards for his outstanding work in as a writer. In 2011 he won Iyal Award organized by The Tamil Lierary Garden, Canada for his benefaction to the Tamil Literature. In 2010 he won Wisdom Award, Tamil Sangam Award, and Tagore Literature Award. He also won Sangeetha Nataka Academy Award for the best young playwright. He is also the winner of Kannadasan Award.