Nizhalgal Ravi

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Nizhalgal Raviee
நிழல்கள் ரவி
Born Ravichandran Samanna
(1953-04-16) April 16, 1953 (age 61)
Other names Kakka Ravi
Occupation Actor
Years active 1980–present
Spouse(s) Vishnupriya

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