Actor and former MP J K Rithesh passed away due to heart attack. According to sources, he died in Ramanathapuram today from where he was elected to Parliament.
Rithesh was last seen in the recently released poltical satire ‘LKG’. He was an AIADMK member. He was a DMK MP in the 15th Lok Sabha from Ramanathpuram constituency.
In the Indian general elections of 2009, Rithesh received 294,945 votes to defeat his closest rival, Satiyamoorthy of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party by a margin of 69,215 votes. On 10 April 2014, he joined AIADMK as a primary member.
Rithesh was born in Kandy, Sri Lanka in 1973 before migrating to Rameswaram in 1976, where he was brought up. His father was employed in the agricultural sector and his mother is a housewife. Rithesh has two elder sisters, Shanthi and Mani. Rithesh married Jotheeswari in 2007 and has a son, Arik Roshan (born 2008). He completed Diploma in Civil Engineering at Mohamed Sathak Polytechnic College Kilakarai, Ramanathapuram district.
His first film was ‘Kaanal Neer’, directed by Chinni Jayanth. Rithesh had helped produce the project but the film failed to become a success at the box-office. His second film, ‘Nayagan’ took an average opening at the box-office and attracted the attention of many.