Popular actor-politician J K Ritheesh (46) today passed away in Ramanathapuram following cardiac arrest. A former DMK MP, he recently joined the AIADMK. Today he campaigned for the Ramanathapuram BJP candidate Nainar Nagendram and returned home in the afternoon. He developed uneasiness and swooned at his house.
J K Rithesh in the 2009 general elections, Rithesh fought the elections in DMK, 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.
He acted in several films including Kaanal Neer, Nayagan, Guru, and Pen Singam. His last was LKG in which he acted as politician Ramraj Pandian.