Rajesh Ramesh is an Indian athlete who has won many national tournaments in 400 metres and 4 X 400 metres relay races.
Rajesh Ramesh was born on Sunday, 28 March 1999 (age 24 years; as of 2022) in Tamil Nadu, India. His zodiac sign is Aries. He attended the University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu for his graduation.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Weight (approx.): 60 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
His father has passed away. His mother’s name is Thamilchelvi. He has a younger brother named Harish.
After his father’s demise, his uncle took care of his family.
Rajesh Ramesh competed in the Indian Under-20 Championships held in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu in April 2018 and won bronze in the 400 metres sprint. He came 4th in the 400 metres sprint in the South Asian Under-20 Championships held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in May 2018. In June 2018, he came 6th in the 4 X 400 metres relay race at the Asian Junior Championships held in Gifu, Japan. In July 2018, he competed in the 4 X 400 metres relay race at the IAAF World U20 Championships held at Ratina Stadium, Tampere, Finland; however, the team could not move past the first round. He won gold in the 79th All- India Inter-University Championships held in Moodbidri, Karnataka. In August 2021, he won gold in the 400 metres race in the Railway Selection Trials held in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. In September 2021, he competed in the National Open Championships held at Stadium Hanamkonda in Warangal, Telangana; however, he could not qualify for the second round in the 400 metres sprint and came 4th in the 4 X 400 metres relay race. In April 2022, he won gold in the 400 metres race in the National Federation Cup held at CH Muhammed Koya Stadium in Thenhipalam, Kerala. In June 2022, he came 4th in the semifinal round of 400 metres sprint and won gold in the 4 X 400 metres relay race in the National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. In July 2022, he competed in the 4 X 400 metres relay race in the World Athletics Championships held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, US; however, the team could not qualify for the second round. He suffered an injury and was selected but later removed from the Indian squad for the 22nd Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham. In October 2022, he won silver in the 400 metres and bronze in the 4 X 400 metres relay race in the 36th National Games held in Gujarat. He won gold in the 400 metres sprint and gold again in the 4 X 400 metres relay race in the National Open Athletics Championships held at Sree Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Rajesh Ramesh participated in the 2023 World Athletics Championships, held at the National Athletics Centre, in Budapest, Hungary. Rajesh, along with Muhammed Anas, Muhammed Ajmal Variyathodi, and Amoj Jacob, finished fifth in the 4x400m relay race final at the event, recording 2:59.92 seconds. It was the first time in the history of the championships that India made it to the final of the event, which was eventually won by the United States.
- His personal best timing for running 400 metres is 46.09 seconds.
- He is employed by Indian Railways.
- In his leisure time, he enjoys travelling to beaches.
- On his left forearm, he has a tattoo of “You are the only limit.” Below his neck, he has a tattoo of Olympic rings and an Olympic torch.