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
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.