Ghattamaneni Ramesh Babu

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Ramesh Babu
Born Ramesh Babu Ghattamaneni
(1965-10-13) 13 October 1965 (age 51)[citation needed]
Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
Residence Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Other names G. Ramesh Babu
Occupation Actor, film producer
Years active 1987–1997 (As actor)
2004–present (As producer)
Spouse(s) Mrudula Ghattamaneni
Children Bharathi Ghattamaneni
Jaya Krishna Ghattamaneni
Parent(s) Krishna Ghattamaneni
Indira Devi

Ramesh Babu Ghattamaneni (born on 13 October 1965), better known as Ramesh Babu, is an Indian film actor and film producer best known for his work in Telugu cinema. Born to actor Krishna, Ramesh Babu made his on screen debut with the film Needa in 1979. He acted in over 15 films before retiring from acting in 1997. In 2004, he became a producer and established Krishna Productions Private Ltd, a film production company named after his father. He produced films like Arjun and Athidhi, both of which had his brother Mahesh Babu in leading role. He recently acted as a presenter for 2011 successful film Dookudu.

Early life[edit]

Ramesh Babu was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu to prominent Telugu Cinema Actor Ghatamaneni Siva Rama Krishna and Smt. Indira Devi on 13 October 1965. He was the first born to his parents. He has three younger sisters and one younger brother. His sisters are Padmavathi, actress-producer Manjula Ghattamaneni and Priyadarshini. His brother, Mahesh Babu is a prominent actor in Telugu Cinema.


Acting career[edit]

In 1977, Ramesh Babu ventured into films as a child actor at the age of 12 with his father's film Manushulu Chesina Dongalu. After two years, at the age of 14, he was cast in a vital role in the film Needa, which was directed by Dasari Narayana Rao. The film also had his four-year-old brother, Mahesh Babu in a small role. After that, he took a brief hiatus from acting. In 1987, he made his comeback as a lead actor with the film Samraat, directed by V. Madhusudhan Rao. The film had Sonam paired alongside Ramesh and Sharada in a vital role.[1] In 1988, he was seen in films such as Jandhyala's Chinni Krishnudu, A. Kodandarami Reddy's Bazaar Rowdy and in Kaliyuga Karnudu and Mugguru Kodukulu, both directed by his father.[1] Mugguru Kodukulu also had his father and brother acting alongside him.[2] Bazaar Rowdy became a blockbuster and giving Ramesh his first success as a solo hero. In 1989, he was seen in Dasari Narayana Rao's Black Tiger[3] and V. Madhusudhan Rao's Krishna Gaari Abbayi.[4] In 1990, he was seen in K. Murali Mohan Rao's Ayudham and S. S. Ravichandra's Kaliyuga Abhimanyudu.[1] In 1991, he was seen in Naa Ille Naa Swargam, also starring his father.[5] In 1993, he once again collaborated with Dasari Narayana Rao for the film Maama Kodalu[6] and was also seen in Anna Chellelu opposite Aamani.[7] In 1994, he was seen for the last time in a leading role in the film Pacha Thoranam. The film was directed by Adurthi Saibhaskar and had Rambha acting opposite Ramesh.[8] In 1997, he was seen in a supporting role in N. Shankar's Encounter.[1]

Film producer[edit]

In 2004, Ramesh Babu established a film production company named Krishna Productions Private Ltd in Hyderabad. He named the company after his father and ventured into film production with the film Arjun. Directed by Gunasekhar and starring his brother Mahesh Babu, Shriya Saran, Keerthi Reddy, Raja, Prakash Raj and Saritha, the film was successful at the box office and completed its 100-day theatrical run in 6 centres.[9] His production house was praised for the 40 million worth Meenakshi Amman Temple set that was built by Thotta Tharani for the film.[10] His next production venture was Athidhi. Directed by Surender Reddy, the film once again had his brother Mahesh Babu in lead role. Amrita Rao was paired opposite Mahesh and Murali Sharma in a negative role. For Athidhi, Ramesh Babu's production house collaborated with UTV Motion Pictures to produce the film. This was the first time a corporate company entered into Telugu film production.[11] The film opened to negative reviews and failed at the box office. In 2011, he was seen as a presenter for the film Dookudu.


As actor[edit]

Year Title Role(s) Co-Star Director Notes
1977 Manushulu Chesina Dongalu Krishna, Krishnam Raju, Mohan Babu M. Mallikharjuna Rao Child artist
1989 Needa Murali Mohan Dasari Narayana Rao Child artist
1981 Paalu Neelu Mohan Babu, Jayaprada Dasari Narayana Rao Child artist
1987 Samraat Samraat Sonam, Sharada V. Madhusudhan Rao Debut
1988 Chinni Krishnudu Kushboo, Sarath Babu Jandhyala
1988 Bazaar Rowdy Ranjith Nadhiya, Gouthami, Kaikala Satyanarayana A. Kodandarami Reddy
1988 Kaliyuga Karnudu Juhi Chawla, Krishna, Jayaprada Krishna
1988 Mugguru Kodukulu Rajendra Krishna, Mahesh Babu, Radha Krishna
1989 Black Tiger Bhanupriya, Mohan Babu Dasari Narayana Rao
1989 Krishna Gaari Abbayi Gouthami, Neethu, Anjali Devi V. Madhusudhan Rao
1990 Ayudam Vani Viswanath, Krishna, Radha K. Murali Mohan Rao
1990 Kaliyuga Abhimanyudu Shanti Priya S. S. Ravichandra
1991 Naa Illee Naa Swargam Divya Bharti, Krishna K. Rushyendar Reddy
1993 Mama Kodalu Vani Viswanath, Dasari Narayana Rao Dasari Narayana Rao
1993 Anna Chellelu Ravi Aamani, Soundarya P. Chandrasekhar Reddy
1994 Pacha Thoranam Venu Rambha, Archana Adurti Saibhaskar
1997 Encounter Suryam Krishna, Roja N Shankar Supporting role

As producer[edit]

Year Title Director Language Notes
1999 Sooryavansham E. V. V. Satyanarayana Hindi Executive producer
2004 Arjun Gunasekhar Telugu
2007 Athidhi Surender Reddy Telugu In collaboration with UTV Motion Pictures
2011 Dookudu Srinu Vaitla Telugu Presenter
2014 Aagadu Srinu Vaitla Telugu Presenter


  1. ^ a b c d "filmography of RAMESH BABU". Cinema Guide. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Chinni Krishnudu (1988)". IMDb. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Black Tiger (1989) – IMDb
  4. ^ "Krishnagaari Abbayi (1989) – Movie Review, Story, Trailers, Videos, Photos, Wallpapers, Songs, Trivia, Movie Tickets". Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Naa Ille Naa Swargam (1991) – Movie Review, Story, Trailers, Videos, Photos, Wallpapers, Songs, Trivia, Movie Tickets". Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Mama Kodalu (1993)". IMDb. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Anna Chellelu (1993)". IMDb. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Pacha Thoranam (1994)". IMDb. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Mahesh Babu Filmography And 100 Days Centers List". Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "Telugu cinema Showcase – Arjun – Mahesh Babu, Shriya – Madhura Meenakshi Temple set – Guna Sekhar". Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  11. ^ "UTV eyes Telegu films; signs Mahesh Babu". 3 September 2007. Archived from the original on 12 October 2008. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 

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