Nizhalgal Ravi

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Nizhalgal Raviee
நிழல்கள் ரவி
Nizhalgal Raviee 1.jpg
Born Ravichandran Samanna
(1956-04-16) April 16, 1956 (age 59)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Other names Kakka Ravi
Occupation Actor
Years active 1980–present
Spouse(s) Vishnupriya

Nizhalgal Ravi (Tamil: நிழல்கள் ரவி; born April 16, 1953) is an Indian actor who has performed in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films. He mostly uses Tamil as his major mother tongue language. He started his career in 1980 with the film Nizhalgal.[1][2] He has completed acting in 500 films[3]

Career[edit]

Nizhalgal Ravi, an actor in South Indian film industry, started his career under the baton of veteran director Bharathiraja in the Tamil film Nizhalgal which fetched him his sobriquet Nizhalgal. He played the role of an aspiring hero who falls in love, a performance which took him to the pinnacle of glory,[citation needed] but has not been blessed with a good break as a top hero. He has had many character roles including films Vedam Puthithu, Nayakan, Chinna Thambi Periya Thambi, Annamalai, Marupadiyam, Aasai, and more. He portrayed his roles with as a kind hearted father, a ruthless villain, or a ditcher. He dubbed for Amitabh Bachchan for the program Kaun Banega Crorepati in Tamil. He acted in more than 25 movies in Malayalam during the 80s. He was born as Ravichandran to Shyamanna and D. Rajammal in an orthodox family. He did his B.A. in Economics in P.S.G. Arts, Coimbatore. He acted in director K. Balachander's telefilm Rayil Sneham, which became a hit in the late 80s and early 90s. He also acted in Nayagan, which became one of the best Tamil movie of all time[according to whom?].

Television[edit]

  • Thendral
  • Emergency Action
  • Rail Sneham
  • Appavukkaaga
  • "Jannal"
  • Nallador Veenai

His performance in the TV serial "Jannal" was one in which he played the character of a normal middle age business man who has more negative pages in his personal life. The last climax episode of this serial is a master piece of his performance, as well as director Mr.K.Balachander's distinct directorial feat.

Filmography[edit]

  1. Maha Maha
  2. Ramanujan
  3. Bhuvanakkaadu
  4. Vanakkam Chennai
  5. Gori Tere Pyaar Mein (Hindi)
  6. Singam II
  7. Kaadhale Ennai Kaadhali
  8. Romans (Malayalam)
  9. Osthe
  10. Melvilasom (Malayalam)
  11. Kumara
  12. Aadu Puli
  13. Varmam
  14. Vaada Poda Nanbargal
  15. Ilaignan
  16. Kaavalan
  17. Mudhal Kadhal Mazhai
  18. Singam (2010)
  19. Azhagana Ponnuthan
  20. Maanja Velu
  21. Mandabam
  22. Pournami Naagam
  23. Manjal Veyil
  24. Madhavi
  25. Indira Vizha
  26. Kudiyarasu
  27. Thambivudayaan
  28. Pinju Manasu
  29. Kanna Nee Enakkuthaanda
  30. Adhe Neram Adhe Idam
  31. Kanden Kadhalai
  32. Jayam Kondaan
  33. Dhaam Dhoom
  34. Nenjathai Killadhe (2008)
  35. Theeyavan
  36. Sakkarakatti
  37. Thaamirabharani
  38. Thodamale
  39. Kalabha Kadhalan
  40. Oru Naal Oru Kanavu
  41. Jathi
  42. Gajendra
  43. Attagasam
  44. Varnajaalam
  45. Adithadi
  46. Thirumalai
  47. Padaiveettu Amman
  48. Manasellam
  49. Naageswari
  50. Alli Arjuna
  51. Villain
  52. Lovely
  53. Thavasi
  54. Enge Enadhu Kavithai
  55. Shahjahan
  56. Punnagai Desam
  57. Red (2002)
  58. Citizen
  59. Piriyadha Varam Vendum
  60. Paarthale Paravasam
  61. Kushi (2000)
  62. Kandukondain Kandukondain
  63. Budget Padmanabhan
  64. Rajakaali Amman
  65. James Pandu
  66. Bharathi
  67. Nenjinile
  68. Endrendrum Kadhal
  69. Kannodu Kanbathellam
  70. Poomagal Oorvalam
  71. Nilave Mugam Kaattu
  72. Kaathirundha Kaadhal
  73. Bhagavath Singh
  74. Periya Manushan
  75. Maappillai Kounder
  76. Suryavamsam
  77. Arunachalam
  78. Indian (1996)
  79. Aasai
  80. Chinna Vathiyar
  81. Naan Petra Magane
  82. Marupadiyum
  83. Agni Paarvai
  84. Chakravarthy
  85. Moondraavadhu Kann
  86. Aadmi (1993) (Hindi)
  87. Pudhupiravi
  88. Uzhaippali
  89. Annamalai
  90. Singaravelan (1992)
  91. Thambi Pondaatti
  92. Dharma Dorai
  93. Sivasankari
  94. Isai Paadum Thendral
  95. Madha Komadha
  96. Brahmachari (1992)
  97. Neenga Nalla Irukkanum
  98. Pathimoonam Number Veedu
  99. Thilakam
  100. Engitta Modaathey
  101. Idhaya Thamarai
  102. Aadi Viradham
  103. Rasathi Varum Naal
  104. My dear Lisa
  105. Mappillai (1989)
  106. Meenamaasathile Sooryan (1986)
  107. Soora Samhaaram
  108. Lakshmi Vandaachu
  109. Needhiyin Nizhal
  110. December Pookkal
  111. Chinna Thambi Periya Thambi
  112. Nayakan (1987)
  113. Vedham Pudhithu
  114. Pagal Nilavu
  115. Osai
  116. Adhisaya Manithan
  117. Sri Raghavendra
  118. Kaamaakshi
  119. Vetri Vinayakar
  120. Nizhalgal

As dubbing artist[edit]

In Tamil speaking community, the program "KBC" got huge reception, due to the dubbing voice performed by Nizhalgal Ravi.[5] The voice exactly matched Mr. Amithab Bachan's stiff and rigid voice. When asked about how he could deliver such a suitable voice in the program, in an interview for a Tamil weekly, he replied, "I was delighted when i got a call for dubbing opportunity for Amitabhji.. but when i saw the original program... i thought of how to match his voice familiarity...then i found out that, during early morning when i wake up, my voice used to be little bit above normal vocal.. so i decided to do the dubbing by early morning 5.00 am in the studio...for which i wake up at 4.00 and get ready and go.. and this is how it has happened".

Audiobook narration[edit]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Vishnupriya and has one son, Rahul.

References[edit]