Ramesh Khanna

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Ramesh Khanna
Born12 June 1954
Occupations
Years active1983–present
Children1[1]

Ramesh Khanna (also spelt as Ramesh Kanna)[2] is an Indian actor and film director who has worked in Tamil cinema. He has acted in a number of supporting and comedian roles.

Early life[edit]

Khanna was born on 12 June 1954 in Chennai and third child to the family. He acted in R. S. Manohar's drama troupe from the age of 5 as child artist of more than 1000 dramas up to his age of 10 and was appreciated by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, President of India at that time.[3]

Cinema career[edit]

He became assistant to directors Karaikudi Narayanan, Pandiarajan (Aan Paavam), Kodi Ramakrishna, Vikraman (Poove Unakkaga, Suryavamsam, Unnai Ninaithu and Priyamana Thozhi) and K.S.Ravikumar.[4][5] Ravikumar was meant to remake the Telugu film Maavichiguru (1996) starring Jagapati Babu and Aamani into Tamil for Sridevi Movie Makers, but his busy schedule meant that he recommended Ramesh Khanna to the producers.[6] The remake was initially titled as Maa Vilakku and was supposed to star Jayaram and Meena, but went through cast changes.[7] The film was revived under new title Thodarum with new cast involving Ajith Kumar, Heera and Devayani.[8] He later started working on a film titled Genius in 2000, but the project eventually was shelved.[9]

Only after, director Vikraman introduced him as comedian in Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen (1998), he came to limelight.[2]

Khanna has acted in notable roles in films such as Padayappa (1999), Friends (2001), Unnai Ninaithu (2002) and Villain (2002). He has also appeared in supporting roles in films such as Thulluvadho Ilamai (2002).

Ramesh has written dialogues for Muni (2007) and Nam Naadu (2007) and written story of the film Aadhavan (2009).[10]

Ramesh Khanna is seen in a substantial role in the Ajith starrer Veeram (2014).[11]

TV Programs[edit]

year Name Role Channel Note
2013 Asathal Arangam Presenter Captain TV
2021 Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal Raghavan Zee Tamil Debut on Television

Filmography[edit]

Actor
As director
As writer
As Dubbing artist

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ramesh Khanna's son Jashwanth Kannan acting in Vijay's Sarkar". Behindwoods. 20 October 2018. Archived from the original on 31 October 2018. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b "I take everything lightly: Ramesh Kanna". The Hindu. 3 August 2006. Archived from the original on 24 May 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  3. ^ "My first break". The Hindu. 17 October 2008. Archived from the original on 24 May 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Cinema Plus / Columns : My first break". The Hindu. 17 October 2008. Archived from the original on 20 October 2008. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  5. ^ "The Indian Online Cinema Magazine". expressindia.com. Archived from the original on 5 October 1999. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  6. ^ "Entertainment News: Latest Bollywood & Hollywood News, Today's Entertainment News Headlines". Archived from the original on 3 March 2008.
  7. ^ "Entertainment News: Latest Bollywood & Hollywood News, Today's Entertainment News Headlines". Archived from the original on 11 February 2009.
  8. ^ "Dinakaran". www.dinakaran.com. Archived from the original on 20 February 1999. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  9. ^ "டோடோவின் ரஃப் நோட்டு — Tamil Kavithai -- தமிழ் கவிதைகள் - நூற்று கணக்கில்!". Archived from the original on 3 February 2004.
  10. ^ "Kollywood Movie Actor Ramesh Khanna Biography, News, Photos, Videos".
  11. ^ "Ramesh Kanna (Aka) Ramesh Khanna talks about Ajith's Veeram".

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