Ramesh Deo

Ramesh Deo (born 30 January 1929) is an Indian film and television actor[1] who has worked in more than 285 Hindi films, 190 Marathi films and 30 Marathi dramas with over 200 showings in his long career. He has also produced feature films, television serials and over 250 ad films. He has also directed a number of films, documentaries and television serials. He has received many state and national awards for his work.[2]

Ramesh Deo
Ramesh Deo in 2010
Born (1929-01-30) 30 January 1929
ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Years active1956present
Known forCharacter Actor, Producer, Director
Notable work
Spouse(s)Seema Deo
ChildrenAjinkya Deo, Abhinay Deo

Early life

Ramesh Deo was born in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. His ancestral roots are from Jodhpur in Rajasthan. His father was a judge of Kolhapur.

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 debut came in the form of a cameo in the 1951 Marathi film Paatlaachi Por.[3] Ramesh Deo started his film career in the Marathi movie Andhala Magto Ek Dola (1956), directed by Raja Paranjape. He started off as a villain. His first Hindi film was Rajshree Production's Aarti (1962). In his long career, he has provided able support to stars like Amitabh Bachchan (Anand), Rajesh Khanna (Aap Ki Kasam), Shatrughan Sinha (Mere Apne) and many more.

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

Personal life

He is married to noted actor Seema Deo (formerly known as Nalini Saraf).[5] His sons are Ajinkya Deo - noted Marathi actor & Abhinay Deo - noted Indian film director - Delhi Belly (2011).[6]

Selected filmography


  • Goshta Lagnanantarchi (2010)


See also


  1. "I felt nervous to work with superstar, Rajesh Khanna: Ramesh Deo". DNA. 19 July 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  2. Gangal, Ashwini (10 September 2015). "Spikes Asia 2015: Ramesh Deo Productions leads Film Craft Shortlist". afaqs. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  3. "The legend from Kolhapur". Indian Express. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  4. "Jeetendra Kapoor and Ramesh Deo Get Lifetime Achievement at PIFF". Indian Express. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  5. "Zohra Jabeen no more". The Times of India. 1 May 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  6. "Simply telling tales". The Hindu. 30 March 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
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