Ramesh is an actor and director, goes by the name Mandya Ramesh in the industry. Ramesh was born in Mandya to Subrahmanya and Nagalakshmamma.

He was interested in theatre and acting since he was a kid and entered theatre in 1982 with Mandya theatre group called Geleyara Balaga under the direction of Ashok B. He has more than 25 years experience in the field of acting in theatre, small screen and films.

He has worked with big names like B V Karanth, Prasanna, K V Subbanna, K V Akshara and some senior theatre directors all over the world. His initial success was when he won the award for Best Young Director of Theatre at Samskara Bharathi Natya Samaroha at Delhi in 1983, which was within one year of his entering the field. In 1984 he graduated as the best student of Neenasam School of Drama, with a degree in BSc.

Under the leadership of B V Karanth, he was selected as an actor for Rangayana of Mysore in 1989 and worked with him for more than 8 years. This was the time, when he toured New York Click to look into! >> Read More... New York and other states of America in 1993 to perform Kannada version of Greek Play Hipolitus. In 1996, he also played Kannada version of Shakespeare’s Mid Summer Night Dreams in Germany and Austria.

His vast experience in theatre brought him many offers from the Sandalwood. He made his debut with the super hit film Janumada Jodi, starring Shivanna, produced by Dr Raj Kumar and directed by Nagabharana. He went on to act in more than 100 films in his long career and also worked in many TV serials. He is known to his fans as an actor with funny bones.

His hit movies include but not limited to Nagamandala, Kanasugara, Colours, Maathad Maathad Mallige, and Mussanje Maathu. He founded and heads the Mysore chapter of National School of Drama. His contribution to all three fields theatre, films and television is very valuable.
Ramesh Aravind Kannada Actor

Ramesh Aravind

Ramesh Aravind [born 1964] is an Indian writer, actor, director and producer .He has also acted in few Tamil movies. He did his Mechanical Engineering from UVCE College, Bangalore. His movies are decent, wholesome family films with no vulgarities and crudities but always sensible entertainers.After success in Tamil films, Kannada film producers started noticing him. His performances in America America, Nammoora Mandara Hoove and Ulta Palta gathered him huge fame. Over the years, Ramesh has starred in several hit memorable Tamil movies like “Duet”, “Keladi Kanmani” and “Rhythm”. Ramesh Aravind decided to work full time in Kannada film industry 14 years ago even while his career in Tamil cinema had just started. Ramesh’s talent found expression early in many plays when he acted in his school days.  Ramesh did movies in Telugu language like Little Soldiers, Rudraveena etc. For the movie Little Soldiers he won prestigious Andhra State Nandi award. After more than two decades in cinema industry and movies in six languages. He had many 100 days films, which is also a record in his career. Ramesh maintains cordial relationship with all the directors and co-stars he has worked with   him in the Film industry.Ramesh has made a successful changeover from a serious actor into movie roles that experiment with comic roles. Meantime, he directed a suspense thriller ‘Accident’ and the film went out to be a super hit and got him very good reviews from the film industry. Ramesh has also been involved in Direction and directed many memorable movies. His first directorial debut was "Rama Shama Bhama" with Kamal Hasan. Ramesh is known for unconventional ideas, which are portrayed in his movies.  He has acted in more than a hundred films in Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Bollywood. He is undeniably one of the most natural actors on screen still breathing life into any character he plays in movies. Ramesh has bagged the Karnataka State award for Best actor twice in 1997 for ‘America America’ and for ‘Hoomale’ in 1999. Ramesh received the eminent film fare award twice for Amruthavarshini in 1997 and for Hoomale in 1999. He has also got the prestigious Andhra State Nandi award for the movie 'Little Soldiers'.


Mallika Prasad

Mallika Prasad is an actor, director and theatre professional from Bangalore, India. She does theatre, films and television in English, Hindi and Kannada languages. Her first role was in a school play dressed as a devil with Dracula fangs and a cape in high heels. Since then, she has done many plays in her 19 years of theatre and other forms of acting. She has been doing her latest solo theater performance called Hidden in Plain Sight for a while now, which premiered at Goldsmiths College in London in 2012, where Mallika studied Performance Making. This performance has been co-written and co-directed by Mallika with Ram Ganesh Kamatham. Hidden in Plain Sight infuses physical vocabulary of Kalaripayatu, which she picked up in Pondicherry at a workshop, British Sarah Kane’s text 4.48 Psychosis and Mallika’s earlier work with actor Khalid Tyabji. Her act is specific to the experiences of women in 30’s in Bangalore, according to her. It also continues her and Kamatham’s exploration of new and urban Bangalore. Mallika started her film career with the National Award winning Kannada film, Kanoora Heggedathi in a lead role directed by the great Girish Karnad. In 2002, she did the title role in NachiketPatwardhan’s Devi Ahilya Bai. She went on to play the female lead and wrote dialogues for Doosra in 2005, directed by Anand Subramanian. She has written and directed many documentary films on AIDS awareness, for an NGO and many more. Hertelevision experiences include lead in Kanoor Ki Thackurain which was telecasted on Doordarshan, lead roles in Gupthagaamini and Mussanjaya Katha Prasanga for ETV Kannada and as Associate Director and Production Controller for award winning series Garva for ETV Kannada

Mallika Prasad Kannada Actress