Ramesh Babu was an Indian producer and former actor. He was the eldest brother of the famous South Indian actor, Mahesh Babu. Ramesh died of liver- ailments on 8 January 2022.
Ramesh Babu aka Ghattamaneni Ramesh Babu was born on Wednesday, 13 October 1965 (age 56 years; at the time of death) in Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu. His hometown is in Burripalem, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Libra.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Black (Semi Bald)
Parents & Siblings
His father, Ghattamaneni Siva Rama Krishna, is a former actor, a director, and a producer. His mother’s name is Indira Devi. His stepmother, Vijaya Nirmala, was an actor who died in 2019.
His younger brother, Mahesh Babu, is an actor who is married to the Indian actress Namrata Shirodkar. His younger step-brother, Naresh Babu, is an actor too. He had three younger sisters; Manjula Ghattamaneni (actor and producer), Padmavathi, and Priyadarshini.
He used to look at Mahesh Babu’s academic performance when Mahesh was in school.
Wife & Children
He was married to Mrudula. The couple has two children; a son named Jaya Krishna Ghattamaneni, and a daughter named Bharathi Ghattamaneni.
As a Child Actor
In 1974, he debuted as a child actor in the Telugu film ‘Alluri Seetaramar Telugaju’ in which he played the role of young Alluri Seetaramaraju.
He then acted in the Telugu films like ‘Dongalaku Donga’ (1977), ‘Manushulu Chesina Dongalu’ (1977), and ‘Annadammula Saval’ (1978). At the age of 14, Ramesh, along with his younger brother Mahesh, appeared in the Telugu film ‘Needa.’
As a Lead Actor
After taking a break from acting, he played the lead role in the Telugu film ‘Samraat’ in which he played the title role.
He then acted in various Telugu films like ‘Bazaar Rowdy’ (1988), ‘Mugguru Kodukulu’ (1988), ‘Krishna Gaari Abbayi’ (1989), and ‘Kaliyuga Abhimanyudu’ (1990). After appearing in the Telugu film ‘Encounter’ in 1997, he quit acting and ventured into film production.
As a Producer
Ramesh Babu worked as an executive producer in the Hindi film ‘Sooryavansham’ (1999). Later, he started a film production company ‘Krishna Productions Private Ltd’ in Hyderabad after his father’s name. Some of the Telugu films produced by Ramesh Babu are ‘Arjun’ (2004), ‘Athidhi’ (2007), ‘Dookudu’ (2011), and ‘Aagadu’ (2014).
On 8 January 2022, he took his last breath at AIG Hospital, Gachibowli, Hyderabad. He was suffering from prolonged liver- ailments. Ramesh Babu’s film production company ‘GMB Entertainment,’ confirmed the news of his demise through Twitter. The tweet reads,
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved Ghattamaneni Ramesh Babu garu. He will continue to live in our hearts forever. In light of the current circumstances, we request all our well-wishers to adhere to the Covid-19 norms and avoid gathering at the cremation venue.”
Various South Indian celebrities shared their grief on his demise. The veteran South Indian actor Chiranjeevi tweeted,
My heartfelt condolences to Shri Krishna garu, @urstrulyMahesh and all the family members. May the Almighty give strength to the family to cope with the tragic loss.”
Actor Sai Dharam Tej tweeted,
Saddened to know about the untimely passing on of Shri. #GhattamaneniRameshBabu garu.”