|Born||Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Alma mater||University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering|
|Occupation||Actor, producer, director, screenwriter, speaker|
|Years active||1984 – present|
Ramesh Aravind (mononymously referred to as Ramesh) is an Indian actor, writer, director, producer and a TV host. 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. 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. 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. 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.
Aravind has appears as the host of the following shows:
- Preetyinda Ramesh, 52 episodes, Kasturi TV
- Raja Rani Ramesh, 26 Episodes, ETV Kannada
- Weekend With Ramesh,Now Running, Zee TV Kannada
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.
Aravind has won a number of awards as an actor, director, and writer.
|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|
- Article on Ramesh Aravind, Times of India
- Ramesh Aravind Biography | Kannada Actor | Fact File
- A versatile actor takes the stage at Delhi Belli Hejje
- "The Official Site of Ramesh Aravind – Actor | Director | Writer | TV Show Host". Ramesharavind.com. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
- The Official Site of Ramesh Aravind – Actor | Director | Writer | TV Show Host