Ramesh Bhat

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Ramesh Bhat
Born Kundapur, Karnataka, India [1]
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor, film director, producer

Ramesh Bhat is a multiple-award–winning Indian actor[2] in the Kannada film industry, known for comedy and drama roles. He has acted in over in over 300 films in his 35-year career.[3] He has been described as a gem of Indian cinema in full page advertisements in several Kannada movie magazines.

Being a close associate of Shankar Nag, Ramesh Bhat made his entry into Kannada Cinema as a senior police officer in Shankar Nag's Minchina Ota. Ramesh Bhat has acted in movies such as Nodi Swamy Navirodu Hige, Ganeshana Maduve, Ganesha Subramanya and many others. He has also acted in the television, with his portrayal of an eccentric colonel in the television serial in the 90's called 'Crazy Colonel' being a major highlight.[3]

Early life[edit]

Ramesh Bhat was born in Manki village near Kundapur. He completed his primary education at Manki and portrayed national leaders like Nehru in school day functions. He moved to Bangalore when his father, Rathnakar Rao, migrated there.[1]


In the 1960s and ‘70s, young Ramesh worked with theatre groups like Spandana, Nataranga, and Benaka. Working in theatre brought him closer to Shankar Nag, resulting in several plays and films and TV series.[1] He was the assistant director for the television series Malgudi Days.[1] He has also directed a movie named Parameshi Prema Prasanga which was nominated for the National Awards in 1983.


  • 2010 Karnataka Rajyotsava award [2]
  • 2010-11 Karnataka State Film Awards - Best supporting actor - Uyyale [4]

Notable filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Language Notes
1980 Minchina Ota Kannada
1983 Nodi Swamy Navirodu Hige Kallesh Nuggehalli Kannada
1984 Makkaliralavva Mane Thumba Kannada
1985 Parameshi Prema Prasanga Parameshi Kannada
1985 Accident Inspector Rao Kannada
1987 Ondu Muttina Kathe Kannada
1990 Ramarajyadalli Rakshasaru Kannada
1990 Ganeshana Maduve Shastri Kannada
1990 Ashwamedha Kannada
1991 Gauri Ganesha Madhusudan Kannada
1992 Ganesha Subramanya Subramanya Kannada
1995 Beladingala Baale James[5] Kannada


  1. ^ a b c d "Full of surprises". Deccan Herald. 17 July 2012. Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Infosys CEO Gopalakrishnan, Ullas Karanth bag top Karnataka award". The Hindu. 30 October 2010. Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
  3. ^ a b "Nodi Swamy, get up close and personal with Ramesh Bhat". The Hindu. 19 January 2013. Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
  4. ^ "Puneeth Rajkumar, Kalyani walk away with top awards". The Times Of India. Apr 6, 2012. Retrieved 2016-01-26. 
  5. ^ Beladingala Baale

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