Major Ravi

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Major Ravi
Major Ravi.JPG
Born AK Raveendran
(1953-04-01) 1 April 1953 (age 61)
Pattambi, Palakkad, Kerala
Occupation Film actor
director
Years active 1995–present


Biography[edit]

Major A.K. Ravindran,[1] better known by his screen name Major Ravi is a former Indian Army Officer and a Malayali Indian filmmaker.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Major Ravi is born to Kuttishankara Perumbara Nair & A.T.Sathyabhama. He has a younger borther Kannan Nair.[3] He married Anitha on 30 December 1988.They have a son Arjun.[4]

Career[edit]

He is a recipient of the President's medal, joined the Indian army as a jawan in 1975 and graduated from the Army Cadet College to become a commando in the year 1988. He was part of the mission codenamed Operation One-eyed Jack to capture suspects of the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, the experiences of which inspired him to direct Mission 90 Days (2007).[5]

Association with Films[edit]

After working for around two decades for the Indian Army, he became a military consultant for Indian films. He has worked with Priyadarshan, Rajkumar Santhoshi, Kamal Haasan, and Mani Ratnam.[6] He has earlier made a children's film but his first feature film is Keerti Chakra, a film on Kashmir militancy and is multilingual.[7]

His second movie mission 90 days was his own experience of the Rajiv Gandhi Assassination case. His third project Kurukshetra based on the Kargil war starring Mohanlal was a sequel to Keerthi Chakra.[8]

The 2010 film Kandahar did poorly at the box office, with the climax being cited as one of the reasons. The climax also bears remarkable similarity to the Hollywood action movie "Executive Decision".[9][10]

His next film will be starred by Kunchako Boban.

Awards[edit]

Kerala State Film Awards

Asianet Film Awards

Filmography[edit]

Year Movie Title Director Writer Actor Cast
2013 Oru Yathrayil
YesY
(Segment Amma)
YesY
(Segments Amma and I Love My Appa)
Janardhanan, Sukumari
2012 Karma Yodha
YesY
YesY
Mohanlal
2010 Kandahar
YesY
YesY
YesY
Mohan Lal, Amitabh Bachan, Ganesh Venkatraman
2008 Kurukshetra
YesY
YesY
Mohan Lal, Siddeeq, Biju Menon, Sania Singh
2007 Mission 90 Days
YesY
YesY
YesY
Mammootty, Tulip Joshi, Lalu Alex
2006 Keerthi Chakra
YesY
YesY
Mohan Lal, Jeeva, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, Gopika
2003 Pattalam
YesY
Mammootty
2002 Punarjani
YesY
YesY
Pranav Mohanlal
2002 Onnaman
YesY
Mohanlal, Ramya Krishnan
2002 Aalavandhan
YesY
Kamal Haasan, Manisha Koirala, Raveena Tandon
2000 Raakilipattu
YesY
Jyothika, Sharbani Mukherjee, Tabu
1999 Megham
YesY
Mammootty, Dileep

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