Wife: Mrudula Death Cause: Liver Related Ailments Age: 56 Years
Some Lesser Known Facts About Ramesh Babu
- Ramesh Babu was a South Indian actor and producer. He was known for being the eldest brother of the famous South Indian actor Mahesh Babu.
- He used to look at Mahesh Babu’s academic performance when Mahesh was in school.
An old picture of Ramesh Babu with his father and brother Mahesh Babu
- As a child actor, he appeared in Telugu films such as ‘Dongalaku Donga’ (1977), ‘Manushulu Chesina Dongalu’ (1977), and ‘Annadammula Saval’ (1978). At the age of 14, in 1979, Ramesh, along with his younger brother Mahesh Babu, appeared in the Telugu film ‘Needa.’
- He then took a break from acting, and in 1987, he debuted as a lead actor in the Telugu film ‘Samraat’ in which he played the title role. He appeared in various Telugu films including ‘Bazaar Rowdy’ (1988), ‘Mugguru Kodukulu’ (1988), ‘Krishna Gaari Abbayi’ (1989), and ‘Kaliyuga Abhimanyudu’ (1990). His last film as an actor was the Telugu film ‘Encounter’ (1997) as Suryam.
Ramesh Babu’s film poster
- He started his film production company ‘Krishna Productions Private Ltd in Hyderabad’ named after his father. Some of the Telugu films released under his banner are ‘Arjun’ (2004), ‘Athidhi’ (2007), ‘Dookudu’ (2011), and ‘Aagadu’ (2014).
- On 8 January 2022, he passed away after prolonged liver-related ailments. The news of his demise was confirmed on Twitter by the film production company owned by Ramesh Babu’s family ‘GMB Entertainment.’ 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.”
On his demise, many South Indian celebrities shared their grief. 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.”