Ramesh Chennithala (born 25 May 1956, in Chennithala, Mavelikkara, Kerala, India) is an Indian politician. He is the son of late Ramakrishnan Nair. He was elected as a Member of Parliament thrice and was also a Kerala State Cabinet Minister at the age of 27 in K.Karunakaran’s ministry. He is a Working Committee member of Congress Party and was the President of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) for almost a decade till he handed over the charges to V. M. Sudheeran on 10th February 2014. He has taken portfolio of Home Minister of Kerala State from 1 January 2014.