|Years active||2007 - Present|
|Spouse(s)||Swathi (m. 2015)|
Ramilla Ramesh, better known as Thagubothu Ramesh, is an Indian actor and comedian who works in Telugu films. He is a recipient of Nandi Award for Best Male Comedian. He got the moniker "Thagubothu" as he portrayed several roles as a drunkard. His notable roles are in films such as Mahatma, Ala Modalaindi, Pilla Zamindar and Ishq.
Ramesh was born in Godavarikhani located in Karimnagar district, Telangana. His father was an employee at Singareni Collieries Company and his mother was a housewife. He was able to sink into the drunkard character because, as a child he would watch his father get drunk and hit his mother. He would pacify his mother, and make her laugh by impersonating his drunk father.
Ramesh eventually became good at mimicry and used to perform shows in his town. He also reveals that he is inspired by Bengali comedian Keshto Mukherjee, who like him was also famous for portraying drunkard characters. Before venturing into films, Ramesh has worked as a building supervisor for 10 years. After his parents' death and sister's marriage, he decided to pursue acting as a career. In 2005, he joined the Akkineni Film Institute in Hyderabad.
In 2006, after graduating from Akkineni Film Institute, Ramesh got an opportunity to play a small role in Sukumar’s Jagadam. This was his first feature film. After Jagadam, Ramesh found several opportunities and acted in around 10 Telugu films. During this time, Ramesh got acquainted with popular Telugu actor Uttej. Uttej introduced Ramesh to top Telugu film director Krishna Vamsi. Vamsi cast him for the role of a drunkard in Mahatma. The film remains as a major turning point in his career. His portrayal of drunkard character in Mahatma led to an opportunity to play a similar drunkard character in Ala Modalaindi directed by Nandini Reddy. His portrayal of Gowtham, a drunkard software engineer in the film became very popular among the moviegoers. Since that film, he was more commonly referred to as "Thagubothu Ramesh" (drunkard Ramesh).
|Ee Vayasulo||Chhote Kiya|
|2010||Bheemli Kabadi Jattu||Suri's friend|
|2011||Ala Modalaindi||Gowtham (drunkard software engineer)|
|Katha Screenplay Darshakatvam Appalaraju||Fan|
|Aha Naa Pellanta||Fan|
|100% Love||Drunkard||Special appearance|
|Its My Love Story||Flower Boy|
|Mem Vayasuku Vacham||Beggar|
|Routine Love Story||College Senior|
|2013||Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde||Thagubothu|
|Athadu Aame o Scooter||Govind Raju's best friend|
|Antha Scene Ledu||Auto Driver|
|Nondi Kudhirai||Auto Driver|
|Venkatadri Express||Auto Driver Aanimuthyam "Ani"||Nandi Award for Best Comedian|
|Adavi Kaachina Vennela|
|Ko Antey Koti|
|Emo Gurram Egaravachu||Ammiraju|
|Anaamika||Taxi Driver||Also in Tamil as Nee Enge En Anbe|
|Race Gurram||Lucky's friend|
|2015||Surya vs Surya||Icecream vendor|
|Subramanyam for Sale||Dasu|
|2016||Nannaku Prematho||Abhiram's assistant|
|Kalyana Vaibhogame||Gowtham Software Engineer|
|Oru Nodiyil||Madan's friend||Tamil film|
|Guntur Talkies||Police constable|
|Selfie Raja||drunk Kattappa|
|Jayammu Nischayammu Raa||Police constable|
|Rarandoi Veduka Chudham||Govind|
|Raja The Great||Sastry||Cameo|
|2018||Hyderabad Love Story|
|Gangstars||Rani||Amazon Video original|
|2019||Chikati Gadilo Chithakotudu||Rose|
|Rocky: The Revenge||Tamil film|
|Bhagyanagara Veedullo Gamattu||also co-producer|
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- "Applause For Mahatma Ramesh". CineGoer. Archived from the original on 29 June 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
- "Tagubothu Ramesh Interview". Telugu Muchatlu. Archived from the original on 3 September 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
- Hooli, Shekhar H. (28 May 2015). "Comedian Thagubothu Ramesh Wedding: Dhanraj, Venu, Telugu Stars Attend Ceremony [PHOTOS]". International Business Times, India Edition. Archived from the original on 28 April 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
- "2013 Nandi Awards Winners List | 2013 Nandi Awards Complete Winners List". Telugu Filmnagar. 1 March 2017. Archived from the original on 11 January 2020. Retrieved 13 September 2020.