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Ramesh Kanna is a Tamil film director and actor and has acted in supporting roles and comedian roles.

Ramesh Kanna
ResidenceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupationfilm actor
dialogue writer
film director
Years active1985–present
ChildrenJashwanth Kannan [1]

Early lifeEdit

Ramesh Kanna was born in Chennai and third child to the family. He acted in R. S. Manohar's drama troupe from the age of 5 as child artist more than 1000 dramas up to his age of 10 and was appreciated by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, President of India at that time.[2]

Cinema careerEdit

He became assistant to directors Karaikudi Narayanan, Pandiarajan (Aan Paavam), Kodi Ramakrishna, Vikraman (Poove Unakkaga, Suryavamsam, Unnai Ninaithu and Priyamana Thozhi) and K.S.Ravikumar. Only after, director Vikraman introduced him as comedian in Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen (1998), he came to limelight.[3]

Kanna has acted in notable roles in films such as Padayappa (1999), Friends (2001), Unnai Ninaithu (2002) and Villain (2002). He has also appeared in supporting roles in films such as Thulluvadho Ilamai (2002).

TV ProgramEdit

Ramesh Kanna is anchoring the talk show "Asathal Arangam" in Captain TV.



mundhanai mudichu (1983)

As director
As writer


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  2. ^ "My first break". The Hindu. 17 October 2008. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
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