Ramesh Aravind

Ramesh Aravind

Ramesh Aravind (1964-0) is a Kannada Actor known for the movies Ulta Palta(1997), Accident(2008), O Mallige(1997)

Other NamesRamesh,G Ramesh
Date Of Birth 1964
Age59 years 5 months 23 days
Place Of BirthKumbakonam, Tamil Nadu
Height5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m)
Wiki Pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramesh_Aravind
Occupation Actor, producer, director, screenwriter, speaker
WifeArchana Ramesh(m.7 July 1991-)
Education (Graduation)University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering
Official Websitehttp://ramesharavind.com/
Debut MovieMouna Geethe
FatherP.A Govindachari(industrialist)
MotherG. Saroja(homemaker)
Facebook Profilehttps://www.facebook.com/actor.ramesh.aravind/
Twitter Profilehttps://twitter.com/Ramesh_aravind
YouTube IDhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_zsHfNL-XNtofCdQzmZKag
BrothersShridhar , Suresha


Ramesh Aravind is an Indian actor, director, producer & host primarily seen in South Indian films as an actor & is recently wore director's cap as well. He mostly acts & directs Kannada movies & sometimes ventures in other South Indian languages. He is known for his versatile characters and the ease with which he gives life to them.

He has appeared in movies of various languages like Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Tulu.

Childhood, Family, Personal Life

Ramesh Aravind childhood photo
Ramesh Aravind childhood photo

Ramesh Aravind was born on Thursday, 10 September 1964, in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu to P.A Govindachari(Father) an accountant and industrialist and G. Saroja (Mother), a housewife. His father died in November 2016.

Ramesh has four siblings. Suresh, Sridhar are his brothers & Meera is his sister.

He is married to Archana Ramesh(wife), they met each other while in college. He has two children, a boy named Arjun and a daughter named Niharika. Niharika had directed a short film which even received awards, after that she joined Engineering college & left movies to focus on studies. Ramesh's son Arjun is more focused on studies than movies according to Ramesh.

Ramesh Aravind family
Ramesh Aravind family: Wife Archana, Son Arjuna, Daughter Niharika


Ramesh grew up in Bangalore and studied in Bangalore from his schooling to graduation.

  • Schooling: From Sri Kumaran's children's home.
  • High School: Ramesh studied in National High School.
  • College: Ramesh completed his pre-university at National College.
  • Graduation: he studied in the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore for his graduation in Mechanical Engineering.

Association with K Balachander: Ramesh was introduced to Films by K Balachander (KB), KB took him to Tamil & Telugu as well. Ramesh considers him his mentor & guide. They have collaborated together many times, and have produced movies like Sundara Swapnagalu, Manathil Uruthi Vendum, Rudraveena, Duet, Uttama Villain.

Friendship with Kamal Haasan: 

Ramesh Aravind with Kamal Haasan
Ramesh Aravind with Kamal Haasan

Ramesh & Kamal have been long time friends in the industry, Ramesh met Kamal in 1983 when Kamal was promoting one of his movies. Ramesh & Kamal have appeared in each other's movies quite often. They like each other as actors and have casted in their directorial films. They have been part of movies like Punnagai Mannan, Duet, Mumbai Express, Panchathantiram, Kanden Seethaiyai, Sathi Leelavathi, Rama Shama Bhama

Film Career

Kannada Debut: Ramesh made his debut through K Balachander's Kannada movie Sundara Swapnagalu(1986) a melodrama with Sridhar , Devilalitha, Tara in the cast. Kannada producer KCN suggested Ramesh Aravind's name to K Balachander.

Mouna Geethe is his actual first film, he had appeared in a supporting role in the movie, but it was released after the release of Sundara Swapnagalu.  

Tamil Debut: Ramesh next appeared in the Tamil movie Manathil Uruthi Vendum (1987), a drama directed by K. Balachander starring Suhasini, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Sridhar, Vivek. In the early 1990s Ramesh moved to Chennai where he got many opportunities.

Ramesh made his Telugu debut in 1988 through Rudraveena, another Balachander's movie with Chiranjeevi, Gemini Ganesan, Shobana in the cast.

Direction DebutRama Shama Bhama(2005) marked the beginning of the directorial venture of Ramesh Aravind. It was a remake of Sathi Leelavathi(1995), a Tamil movie in which Ramesh Aravind had acted alongside Kamal Haasan, Kannada version of the movie starred Kamal Haasan, Ramesh Arvind, Shruthi, Daisy Bopanna, Urvashi, Anirudh.

After Rama Shama Bhama Ramesh has taken up many directorial projects like Sathyavan Savithri, Accident, Venkata in Sankata, Nammanna DonSundaranga Jana.

He directed Uttama Villain, a Tamil movie starring Kamal Haasan, Ramesh had agreed to play the part as he would be directing his mentor K Balachander.

Ramesh has acted in more than 45 Tamil films, and more than 100 Kannada films.

TV Appearances

Ramesh has appeared in many TV shows, he has been a host, participant, and anchor. Ramesh's career actually started with a TV show, later came the films. Some of the TV shows he has appeared are:

  • Parichaya (Kannada): A TV show started on DD Kannada (Chandana)
  • Preetyinda Ramesh(Kannada): A show aired on Kasturi TV
  • Raja Rani Ramesh(Kannada): A game show aired on ETV Kannada
  • Weekend with Ramesh(Kannada): A Kannada family show on Zee Kannada, where Ramesh interviewed many stars & opened up their biography & personal lives to the audience.
  • Inti Nimma Ramesh: A show on human relationships aired on Janasri News.

Ramesh had a stint with Radio, he was a co-host on FM Radio along with RJ Shruti, he hosted the programme for 6 weeks.

 Awards & Recognitions

  • 1996: America America(Kannada): Best Actor award (Karnataka State Award)
  • 1997: Amrutha Varshini(Kannada): Best Actor award (Filmfare Award)
  • 1997: O Mallige (Kannada): Best Actor award (Udaya TV Award)
  • 1997: Amrutha Varshini(Kannada): Best Actor award (Screen Videocon Award)
  • 1997: Little Soldiers(Telugu): Best Actor award (Andhra State Nandi Award)
  • 1998: Hoomale(Kannada): Best Actor award (Filmfare Award)
  • 1998: Hoomale(Kannada): Best Actor award (Filmfans Association Award)
  • 1998: Hoomale(Kannada): Best Actor award (Karnataka State Award)
  • 1999: Sambhrama(Kannada): Best Actor award (Filmfans Association)
  • 1999: Chandramukhi Pranasakhi(Kannada): Best Actor award (Cinema Express Award)
  • 2005: Aryabhata award for his contribution to Cinema (Acting & Direction)
  • 2005: Amruthadhare(Kannada): Best Story writer (Raghavendra Prathishtana Awards)
  • 2006: Rama Shama Bhama(Kannada): Best Director Debut (Sun Feast Udaya Awards)
  • 2006: Rama Shama Bhama(Kannada): Best Actor (Suvarna Film Awards)
  • "Outstanding Recognition", "Great Son of Karnataka" (All India Association of intellectuals)

Ramesh Aravind: Photos, Pictures

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Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. Ramesh Aravind supported Anna Hazare's movement against corruption.
  2. Ramesh rates America America, Amritha Varshi as his most favorite among all of his Kannada movies.
  3. Ramesh wishes there was more transparency in the system including film industry, like in film distribution
  4. Ramesh wanted to be IAS officer when he grew up. When Ramesh had just started acting, he was still preparing for IAS exams, he would take books to shooting spot & study them in free time
  5. Ramesh was a very bright student as well, he had secured 7th Rank in the Karnataka state SSLC examination, and has a distinction in Mechanical Engineering.
  6. According to Ramesh "family" is the most important word in his life, and the most fulfilling
  7. Ramesh remembers his father saying "Don't run behind success, work Hard success will naturally come" and vows to have lived by it.
  8. He was actively involved in extra-curricular activities like debating, essay writing, acting, skits, mime and so on.
  9. K alachander directed Ramesh's first film. Ramesh directed K Balachander's last film.
  10. Ramesh inaugurated saint/poet Basavanna's statue in London, he was also honored for his contribution to arts.
  11. Ramesh's brother initially chided Ramesh for entering cinema industry even after securing rank in Mechanical engineering.
  12. Ramesh was involved with Arts & Drama from his college days. He was known for anchoring college events
  13. Ramesh Aravind considers K Balachander as his mentor in the industry.
  14. Ramesh wasn't aware that his film "Keladi Kanmani" was a super hit, when he went to Chennai, he was surrounded by fans and it was a pleasant surprise
  15. Ramesh is involved with R360, an initiative which aims at all around development of college students with emphasis to uniqueness in each person.
  16. "Pushpaka Vimana 2" was his 100th movie in Kannada industry as the lead actor.
  17. Ramesh as a young buy would go with his parents to watch movies from "Shanthi theatre" in an auto.
  18. He likes "Lord Ganesha" among all the deities

Ramesh Aravind: Filmography (101)

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2017 Pushpaka Vimana[Actor(A man clad in uniform)]
2016 Re[Actor(Paapu)]
2016 Sundaranga Jana[Director]
2014 Mahasharana Haralayya[Actor(Basavanna)]
2014 Crazy Star[Actor]
2014 Nan Life Alli[Actor]
2014 Nirel[Actor]
2013 Chathrigalu Saar Chathrigalu[Actor(Naani),Writer (story),Writer (Screenplay)]
2013 Mangana Kaili Manikya[Actor(Manohar)]
2012 Nammanna Don[Actor(Dr Arjun),Director,Writer (story),Writer (Screenplay)]
2011 Rangappa Hogbitna[Actor]
2011 Kalla Malla Sulla[Actor(Ramesh)]
2010 Crazy Kutumba[Actor(Shankar Patil)]
2010 Krishna Nee Late Aag Baro[Actor(Krishna)]
2010 Nanu Nanna Kanasu[Actor(Jayanth)]
2010 Preethiyinda Ramesh[Actor(Ramesh/ Aravind)]
2010 Hendtheer Darbar[Actor(Shivaramu)]
2010 Cheluveye Ninne Nodalu[Actor]
2010 Shock[Actor]
2009 Venkata in Sankata[Actor,Director,Writer (Screenplay)]
2009 Mooru Guttu Ondu Sullu Ondu Nija[Actor(Appu)]
2008 Accident[Actor(Sawanth),Director,Writer (story),Writer (Screenplay),Choreography]
2007 Ekadantha[Actor(Vakrathunda / Vakky)]
2007 Soundarya[Actor]
2007 Sathyavan Savithri[Actor(Sathyavan),Director,Writer (Screenplay)]
2006 Thenali Rama[Actor(Tenali)]
2006 A Aa E Ee[Actor]
2005 Varsha[Actor]
2005 Amritha Dhare[Writer (story)]
2005 Rama Shama Bhama[Actor(Rama),Director,Writer (Screenplay)]
2005 Vishnu Sena[Actor(Ramesh)]
2004 Bisi Bisi[Actor,Writer (Screenplay)]
2004 Apthamitra[Actor(Ramesh)]
2004 Joke Falls[Actor(Anant Patil)]
2003 Pakka Chukka[Actor]
2003 Katthegalu Saar Katthegalu[Actor(Romy)]
2003 Kushalave Kshemave[Actor]
2002 Mutthu[Actor]
2002 Ninne Preethisuve[Actor]
2002 Olu Saar Baree Olu[Actor]
2001 Amma Ninna Tholinalli[Actor(double role)]
2001 Hoo Anthiya Uhoo Anthiya[Actor]
2001 Kothigalu Saar Kothigalu[Actor(Romy/Ramesh)]
2001 Kurigalu Saar Kurigalu[Actor(Rami)]
2001 Mahalakshmi[Actor]
2001 Premi No. 1[Actor]
2001 Shaapa[Actor(Shekhar)]
2000 Deepavali[Actor]
2000 Nan Hendthi Chennagiddale[Actor]
2000 Shreerasthu Shubhamasthu[Actor]
1999 Aaryabhata[Actor]
1999 Chandramukhi Pranasakhi[Actor(Susheel)]
1999 Chandrodaya[Actor]
1999 Hrudaya Hrudaya[Actor]
1999 Idu Entha Premavayya[Actor]
1999 Prathyartha[Actor(Akshay)]
1999 Sambhrama[Actor]
1999 Sneha Loka[Actor]
1998 Bhoomi Thayiya Chocchala Maga[Actor]
1998 Hoomale[Actor,Writer (story),Writer (Screenplay)]
1998 Kanasalu Neene Manasalu Neene[Actor]
1998 Megha Banthu Megha[Actor]
1998 Suvvi Suvvalali[Actor]
1998 Thuttha Muttha[Actor]
1998 Yare Neenu Cheluve[Actor]
1997 Amrutha Varshini[Actor]
1997 Maduve[Actor]
1997 Mungarina Minchu[Actor]
1997 O Mallige[Actor(Kitty)]
1997 Prema Raga Hadu Gelathi[Actor]
1997 Rangena Halliyage Rangada Rangegowda[Actor]
1997 Ulta Palta[Actor((triple role))]
1996 America America[Actor(Surya)]
1996 Boss[Actor]
1996 Karpoorada Gombe[Actor]
1996 Nammoora Mandara Hoove[Actor(Praveen Bhat)]
1995 Anuraga Sangama[Actor]
1995 Aragini[Actor]
1995 Srigandha[Actor]
1994 Hanthaka[Actor]
1994 Musuku[Actor]
1993 Abhijith[Actor]
1992 Belli Modagalu[Actor]
1992 Pranayada Pakshigalu[Actor]
1992 Vajrayudha[Actor]
1991 CBI Shiva[Actor]
1991 Garuda Dhwaja[Actor]
1991 Kiladi Gandu[Actor]
1991 Punda Prachanda[Actor]
1991 Shanthi Kranthi[Actor]
1991 Varagala Bete[Actor]
1990 Kempu Gulabi[Actor]
1990 Panchama Veda[Actor]
1989 Idu Sadhya[Actor(Dr. Pratap)]
1989 Madhu Masa[Actor]
1988 Elu Sutthina Kote[Actor]
1988 Ganda Mane Makkalu[Actor]
1987 Sangrama[Actor]
1986 Maneye Manthralaya[Actor]
1986 Mouna Geethe[Actor(Debut)]
1986 Sundara Swapnagalu[Actor(Debut)]


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  1. I think every creative act is like arranged marriage. Two people totally unrelated are joined to form a new union in arranged marriage.likewise two existing ideas join to form a new idea which has best of both the bride and groom.
  2. You need comedy, especially in times of crisis.
  3. K Balachander is like an encyclopedia of Films
  4. Kamal Haasan is a genius, I haven't seen anyone with as much passion for cinema as Kamal has, he will work 24 hours a day for films. I have learnt many things from him, he is an inspiration.