Thambi Ramaiah started of his acting career with the movie Malabar Police. Even though he has done some roles in movies after that none of them were relevant or was not noticed.Thambi Ramaiah\'s face came to the lime light or people started recognizing him as a talented actor after the movie Mynaa. He won National Film award for best actor for that role. After Mynaa there was no turning back for him. Till now he has acted more than 50 movies and has directed two. He has also sung 3 songs and in two of them he is the lyricist.