Ranjith is a popular and veteran character role artiste who appears in Tamil serials and movies and also in Malayalam serials and movies. He is famous for his character roles which usually bears a slight touch of humor and comic sense. His real name is Shivaji Rao but has taken the screen name of Ranjith as according to the actor it suits with an actor’s image. He originally hails from Kerala born to a Tamil family, joined an acting course after completing his studies and made her acting debut in the year 1993 with Tamil film Pon Vilangu in a small character role. After his debut, Ranjith went on to appear in many Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam movies before shifting his base towards the Tamil television serials. He went on to appear in more than 25 Tamil television serials in mostly comical roles and in some, he also appeared as an antagonist playing out and out villainous roles. Ranjith has won many awards and accolades for the roles he portrayed in movies and serials.