Rao Ramesh is an Indian actor, who has appeared in Telugu language films and television serials. He has acted in films including Gamyam (2008) and Magadheera (2009). Rao Ramesh was born to actor Rao Gopal Rao and brought up in Chennai. He completed a degree in Communications in Chennai and became interested in still photography during that time, often going to the British library and American library to study books on photography. He joined K. S. Prakasa Rao, the brother of K. Raghavendra Rao, as an assistant before going to Bangalore to learn more about industrial photography.
His parents were not keen on sending Ramesh abroad to learn more about photography and thus, after Rao Gopal Rao's death in 1994, Ramesh Rao found himself idle without doing any work for 7 years. He worked on a couple of film scripts and wanted to direct films, but his mother suggested that he should act. He initially began acting in a TV serial by Ghantasala Ratna Kumar, but the production was shelved midst schedules. Rao Ramesh then got an offer to act as the brother of Simran in Balakrishna’s Seema Simham (2002), but failed to find film offers immediately after, despite being the son of a popular actor. He subsequently moved back to Chennai and started acting in serials like Pavitra Bandham and Kalavari Kodalu, and shot for over 1000 episodes in the space of four and half years. Rao Ramesh then appeared in a small role in Okkadunnadu (2007), before getting a breakthrough role in Krish's Gamyam (2008). Portraying a reformed naxalite, he received critical acclaim for his portrayal and the film went on to become one of the highest grossing Telugu films of the year. His subsequent films, Kotha Bangaru Lokam (2008), Avakai Biryani (2008) and S. S. Rajamouli's Magadheera (2009) were box office hits, while his role in the latter as a hunchbacked old tantrik won him further acclaim. Throughout the early 2010s, Rao Ramesh became a popular supporting actor and described that by 2015, he was in the "best phase of his career".
Born on: 21 April, 1970
Born in: Srikakulam