Ramesh Aravind - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)

Bio

An engineer turned Actor, Director, TV show host, Screenwriter, Motivational Speaker & Author; Ramesh Aravind has been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years having worked in 6 languages

DIRECTOR
RAMA SHAMA BHAMA – his directorial debut starring Kamal Hassan and himself is considered as a classic and one of the biggest hits in Kannada Film Industry.

other notable Kannada directorials are SATYAVAN SAVITRI, ACCIDENT, SUNDARANGA JAANA,100

He directed a Tamil Film “UTTAMA VILLAIN” starring Mr. Kamal Hassan.

His recent relese is 100’ – a Kannada film on cyberstalking.

He directed the remake of Hindi film ‘QUEEN’ titled – PARIS PARIS in Tamil with Kajal Aggarwal and BUTTERFLY in Kannada with Parul Yadav which are yet to relese.

ACTOR
He has to his credit 102 Kannada films, 30 Tamil films, 10 Telugu films and 2 Hindi films as the leading man. His last release was the superhit SHIVAJI SURATKALl and 100 .His next films as actor are ShivajiSuratkal 2 and BHAIRADEVI

Notable films:

KANNADA : Rama Shama Bhama, Pushapaka Vimana, Amrutavarshini, America America, Ulta-palta, Apthamitra, Panchamaveda, The ‘Sir’ Series, Nammora Mandara Hoove, Hoomale, ShivajiSuratkal etc.

TAMIL : Sathi Leelavathi, Panchatantram, Duet, Keladi Kanmani, Vasanthakala Paravai, Kutty, Rhythm, Manmadan Ambu, etc

TELUGU : Sathi leelavathi, Panchatantram, Golmaal, Little Soldiers, Rudraveena, etc.

MALAYALAM : ‘Avan Anantapadpanaban’

HINDI : ‘Mumbai Express’ as the bucktoothed insurance agent and ‘Aur Ek Prem Kahani’ in lead role.

SCREENWRITER
His debut as screenwriter was for ‘HOOMALE’ which won the National Award for best regional film that year.

Other notable writings – AMRUTHADHARE, ACCIDENT, TV SERIALs – NANDINI 2, Sundari

TV production

He produced the highly successful Nandini2 on Udayatv for 385 episodes .Presently Sundari (kannada) is produced by him.

TV SHOW HOST
The legendary show WEEKEND WITH RAMESH had 4 extremely successful seasons on Zee Kannada.

He was the host of Season 3 of KANNADADA KOTIYADIPATHI the Kannada version of KAUN BANEGA CROREPATI on StarSuvarna.

He also hosted the hugely popular celebrity talk-show PREETIYINDA RAMESH on Kasturi Tv And RajaRaniRamesh on Etv.

THE LAURELS
Two FILMFARE awards for BEST ACTOR, Two KARNATAKA STATE awards for BEST ACTOR, A SCREEN award for BEST ACTOR,

The Udaya TV award for BEST ACTOR & BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR. RAGHAVENDRA CINE AWARD for BEST STORY WRITER
Honarary doctarate by RaniChennammaUniversity in 2022 for his contribution to cinema.
‘The KotaShivramKaranth ‘award 2022 for contribution to society through art of cinema and inspirational speeches ,in 2022
”GREAT SON OF KARNATAKA” award by Indian Association of Intellectuals
Reva university ”AWARD of EXCELLENCE” for being ”Inspiring Multi Dimensional personality”
”Inspirational Icon – Pride of Karnataka 2018” award by Zee Hemmaya Kannadiga awards.
“AptaBandhu”” award by ZeeKannada for outstanding contribution through awareness videos at Covid times.
”NadaPrabhu KempeGowda award 2018” for contribution to state in the field of arts.
“Dr.Vishnuvardhan National award 2019” for outstanding contribution in Cinema.

FURTHER
Through his motivational speeches and videos he has inspired millions of youngsters to believe in themselves and succeed big without compromising on personal integrity .

In 2022, The book of his quotes “Art of Success” is a best seller.

His recent book on life lessons “PreetiyindaRamesh” released in Sep22 is a blockbuster and had 4 editions in 2 weeks of publication.

He has also penned and narrated an1.5hr audio book “MasadaMathugalu” on StoryTell app.

He is the District Icon for Election Commision for Bangalore City to encourage ethical voting.

He was chosen as Awareness Ambassador for Covid awareness campaign of Bbmp.

-He is state ambassador for SDG sustainable development goals set by UN.

He is brand ambassador for Yogatholon22 for KarnatakaStateGovt

He is brand ambassador of Cybersafe Karnataka by StateGovt.

He was the brand ambassador for:
CHILDREN’S MOVEMENT FOR CIVIC AWARENESS which aims at keeping the cities of Bangalore, Hubli and Mysore clean and green
DIGNITY FOUNDATION which aims at graceful life for Senior Citizens.
NAMMA BENGALURU AWARDS given to unsung heroes of the city.

-He has also been part of several campaigns to spread awareness about HIV, AIDS in Karnataka.

-The Times of India chose him as One of the 7 Nicest people of Bangalore

CONNECT
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