Ramesh Deo (30 January 1926 – 2 February 2022) was an Indian film and television actor who worked in more than 285 Hindi films, 190 Marathi films and 30 Marathi dramas with over 200 showings in his long career. He also produced feature films, television serials and over 250 ad films. He also directed a number of films, documentaries and television serials. He received many state and national awards for his work.

Ramesh Deo
Ramesh Deo in 2010
Born(1926-01-30)30 January 1926
Died2 February 2022(2022-02-02) (aged 96)
Years active1955–2022
Known forCharacter Actor, Producer, Director , Acting veteran
Notable work
(m. 1963)
ChildrenAjinkya Deo, Abhinay Deo

Early lifeEdit

Ramesh Deo was born in Kolhapur, Maharashtra on 30 January 1926. His ancestral roots are from Jodhpur in Rajasthan. His father was a judge of Kolhapur.[1] His ancestors shifted to Kolhapur as his great grandfather and grandfather were both engineers. They had built the Jodhpur Palace. They were called by Chatrapati Shahu Maharaja to build the city of Kolhapur. His grandfather came down to become the chief engineer to Shahu Maharaj, and his father was his legal advisor.


His made his film debut with a cameo appearance in Paatlaachi Por, a Marathi film, in 1951.[2] Andhala Magto Ek Dola (1956), directed by Raja Paranjape, was his first full-fledged role.[1] He started off as a villain. His first Hindi film was Rajshree Productions' Aarti (1962). In his long career, he has played supporting roles in films with Rajesh Khanna in lead namely - Anand, Joroo Ka Ghulam, Aap Ki Kasam, Prem Nagar, Ashanti, Goraa. He has played supporting in Mehrbaan, Dus Lakh, Raampur Ka Lakshman, Fakira, Shatrughan Sinha starer Mere Apne and many more.[3]

In January 2013, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 11th Pune International Film Festival (PIFF).[4][5] He worked in Nivdung, a Marathi serial in the year 2006.

Personal life and deathEdit

Deo was married to Seema Deo, an actress formerly known as Nalini Saraf.[6] His sons are Marathi actor Ajinkya Deo and Abhinay Deo, director of the 2011 film Delhi Belly.[7] He died at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital from a heart attack on 2 February 2022, at the age of 96.[8]

Selected filmographyEdit


  • Gosht Lagnanantarchi (2010)


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Veteran actor Ramesh Deo dies of heart attack at 93". Hindustan Times. 2 February 2022. Retrieved 3 February 2022.
  2. ^ "The legend from Kolhapur". Indian Express. 21 July 2011. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  3. ^ "I felt nervous to work with superstar, Rajesh Khanna: Ramesh Deo". DNA. 19 July 2012. Archived from the original on 21 July 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Jeetendra Kapoor and Ramesh Deo Get Lifetime Achievement at PIFF". Indian Express. 11 January 2013. Archived from the original on 14 January 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  5. ^ Gangal, Ashwini (10 September 2015). "Spikes Asia 2015: Ramesh Deo Productions leads Film Craft Shortlist". afaqs. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Zohra Jabeen no more". The Times of India. 1 May 2012. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Simply telling tales". The Hindu. 30 March 2011. Archived from the original on 4 April 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Anand actor Ramesh Deo dies at 95". The Indian Express. 2 February 2022. Retrieved 2 February 2022.

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