Ramesh Babu Age, Death, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 56 Years
Death Cause: Liver-related Ailments
Wife: Mrudula

Ramesh Babu

Other nameG. Ramesh Babu [1]The Times of India
Full nameGhattamaneni Ramesh Babu [2]India TV News
Profession(s)Actor and Film Producer
Known ForBeing the eldest brother of Mahesh Babu
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack (Semi-bald)
DebutFilm (Telugu; As a Child Actor): Alluri Seetarama Raju (1974) as young Alluri Seetaramaraju
'Alluri Seetarama Raju film poster
Film (Telugu; As a Lead Actor): Samraat (1987) as Samraat
Samraat (1987) film poster
Film (Tamil; As a Lead Actor): Shanti Enathu Shanti (1991)
Shanti Enathu Shanti (1991) film poster
Film (Hindi; As an Executive Producer): Sooryavansham (1999)
Sooryavansham film poster
Last FilmFilm (Telugu; As an Actor): 'Encounter' (1997) as Suryam
'Encounter' (1997) film poster
Personal Life
Date of Birth13 October 1965 (Wednesday)
BirthplaceMadras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu
Date of Death8 January 2022
Place of DeathAIG Hospital, Gachibowli, Hyderabad
Age (at the time of death) 56 Years
Death CauseLiver-related Ailments [3]Hindustan Times
Zodiac signLibra
HometownBurripalem, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Married
Ramesh Babu's wedding photo
ChildrenSon- Jaya Krishna Ghattamaneni
Daughter- Bharathi Ghattamaneni
ParentsFather- Ghattamaneni Siva Rama Krishna (actor, film director, and film producer)
Ramesh Babu with his father and brother
Mother- Indira Devi
Ramesh Babu's brother Mahesh Babu and mother Indira Devi
Step-Mother- Vijaya Nirmala (actor; died in 2019)
Ramesh Babu's step-mother, Vijay Nirmala
Mahesh Babu (actor)
Ramesh Babu with Mahesh Babu
• Naresh Babu (step-brother; actor)
Ramesh Babu's brother, Mahesh Babu, and step-brother, Naresh Babu
Sister(s)- 3
• Manjula Ghattamaneni (actor and producer)
Ramesh Babu's brother, Mahesh Babu, and sister Manjula Ghattamaneni
• Padmavathi
Ramesh Babu's sister Padmavathi
• Priyadarshini
Ramesh Babu's sister Priyadarshini with her husband Sudheer Babu
Other RelativeNamrata Shirodkar (actor; sister-in-law)
Namrata Shirodkar

Ramesh Babu

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ramesh Babu

  • Ramesh Babu was a South Indian actor and film producer. He was known for being the eldest brother of the famous South Indian actor Mahesh Babu.
  • He used to take care of Mahesh Babu’s academic performance when Mahesh was in school.

    An old picture of Ramesh Babu with his father and brother Mahesh Babu

    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).

    Ramesh Babu in a film

    Ramesh Babu in a film

  • He started his film production company ‘Krishna Productions Private Limited’ in Hyderabad, Telangana, which was 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.”