Ramesh Aravind

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Ramesh Aravind
Born Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India[1]
Alma mater University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering
Occupation Actor, producer, director, screenwriter, speaker
Years active 1984 – present
Spouse(s) Archana Ramesh
Children 2

Ramesh Aravind (mononymously referred to as Ramesh) is an Indian actor, writer, director, producer and a TV host.[2] He has predominantly worked in Kannada and Tamil films whilst acting in a few Telugu, Malayalam and Bollywood films. Ramesh is known for his roles in Sathi Leelavathi, Duet, America America, Nammoora Mandara Hoove, Ulta Palta, Hoomale and Amrutha Varshini.

He has earned and been nominated for numerous awards during his career, including winning two Filmfare Awards for Best Actor and Karnataka State Awards for Best Actor and Best story for his script in Hoomale, as well as Udaya TV and Suvarna TV Awards.

Ramesh is also known for his collaboration with the director K. Balachander, who introduced him in the 1984 hit Sundara Swapnagalu and further went on to work in films such as Manathil Uruthi Vendum (his Tamil debut), Duet and Rudraveena (his Telugu debut).


Aravind first started acting in the Kannada language television program Parichaya.[when?] . His first film role was in Sundara Swapnagalu directed by Balachander in Kannada. Aravind acquired many film roles in the Tamil film industry. His directorial debut in Kannada came with Rama Shama Bhama. Aravind continued with other Tamil films before moving onto Telugu films.[3] After his stint in Tamil cinema, he came back to Kannada films in the 1990s with series of hits. These films included America America, Ulta Palta and Amrutha Varshini and saw him playing both serious and comic roles.


He scripted the national award-winning film Hoomale in 1998 and this paved the way for his foray into the field of film direction.[4][citation needed] The film also won Ramesh the best actor Filmfare award and the Karnataka State Award. His script for Amrithadhare in 2005 won him the Karnataka State Award for best story.[citation needed] After that, he started writing stories for his directorial movies.


Ramesh Aravind's first directorial venture was Rama Shama Bhama with Kamal Haasan . The second film that he directed was Sathyavan Savithri. His thirds directorial venture was Accident. His next directorial venture was a comedy flick released in 2009 Venkata in Sankata. He directed Nammanna Don in 2012.[4]


Aravind has appears as the host of the following shows:[5]

  • Preetyinda Ramesh, 52 episodes, Kasturi TV
  • Raja Rani Ramesh, 26 Episodes, ETV Kannada
  • Weekend With Ramesh,Now Running, Zee TV Kannada

Personal life[edit]

Ramesh Aravind is a Bachelor of Engineering graduate from UVCE, Bangalore University. Aravind has four siblings. He is married to Archana, and they have a son and a daughter.[6]



Aravind has won a number of awards as an actor, director, and writer.[citation needed]

Year Award Category Film
1997 Karnataka State Award Best Actor America America
1997 Filmfare Award Best Actor Amrutha Varshini
1997 Udaya TV Award Best Actor O Mallige
1997 Screen Videocon Award Best Actor America America and Amrutha Varshini Jointly
1997 Andhra State Nandi Award Lead Actor of Best film Little Soldiers
1998 Filmfare Award Best Actor Hoomale
1998 Filmfans Association Award Best Actor Hoomale
1999 Karnataka State Award Best Actor Hoomale
1999 Filmfans Association Award Best Actor Sambrama
1999 Cinema Express Award Best Actor Chandramuki Pranasaki
2005 Raghavendra Prathishtana Awards Best Story Amruthadhare
2006 Sun Feast Udaya Awards Best Director Debut Rama Shama Bhama
2006 Suvarna Film Awards Best Actor (Hero in a comedy role) Rama Shama Bhama


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