Ramesh Ramilla, better known as Thagubothu Ramesh, is an Indian film actor and comedian who primarily works with Telugu cinema.He got the moniker "Tagubothu" as he portrayed several roles as a drunkard. He rose to prominence with films such as 'Mahatma', 'Ala Modalaindi', 'Pilla Zamindar' and 'Ishq'. Ramesh was born in Godavarikhani located in Karimnagar district, Andhra Pradesh. His father was an employee at Singareni Collieries Company and his mother was a housewife. Ramesh says that 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 haracters. 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.