Nizhalgal Ravi

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Nizhalgal Raviee
நிழல்கள் ரவி
Nizhalgal Raviee 1.jpg
Born Ravichandran Samanna
(1956-04-16) April 16, 1956 (age 58)
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. Ramanujan
  2. Bhuvanakkaadu
  3. Vanakkam Chennai
  4. Gori Tere Pyaar Mein (Hindi)
  5. Singam II
  6. Kaadhale Ennai Kaadhali
  7. Romans (Malayalam)
  8. Osthe
  9. Melvilasom (Malayalam)
  10. Kumara
  11. Aadu Puli
  12. Varmam
  13. Vaada Poda Nanbargal
  14. Ilaignan
  15. Kaavalan
  16. Mudhal Kadhal Mazhai
  17. Singam
  18. Azhagana Ponnuthan
  19. Maanja Velu
  20. Mandabam
  21. Pournami Naagam
  22. Manjal Veyil
  23. Madhavi
  24. Indira Vizha
  25. Kudiyarasu
  26. Thambivudayaan
  27. Pinju Manasu
  28. Kanna Nee Enakkuthaanda
  29. Adhe Neram Adhe Idam
  30. Kanden Kadhalai
  31. Jayam Kondaan
  32. Dhaam Dhoom
  33. Nenjathai Killadhe
  34. Theeyavan
  35. Sakkarakatti
  36. Thaamirabharani
  37. Thodamale
  38. Kalabha Kadhalan
  39. Oru Naal Oru Kanavu
  40. Jathi
  41. Gajendra
  42. Attagasam
  43. Varnajaalam
  44. Adithadi
  45. Thirumalai
  46. Padaiveettu Amman
  47. Manasellam
  48. Naageswari
  49. Alli Arjuna
  50. Villan
  51. Lovely
  52. Thavasi
  53. Enge Enadhu Kavithai
  54. Shahjahan
  55. Punnagai Desam
  56. Red
  57. Citizen
  58. Piriyadha Varam Vendum
  59. Paarthale Paravasam
  60. Kushi
  61. Kandukondain Kandukondain
  62. Budget Padmanabhan
  63. Rajakaali Amman
  64. James Pandu
  65. Bharathi
  66. Nenjinile
  67. Endrendrum Kadhal
  68. Kannodu Kanbathellam
  69. Poomagal Oorvalam
  70. Nilave Mugam Kaattu
  71. Kaathirundha Kaadhal
  72. Bhagavath Singh
  73. Periya Manushan
  74. Maappillai Kounder
  75. Suryavamsam
  76. Arunachalam
  77. Indian
  78. Aasai
  79. Chinna Vathiyar
  80. Naan Petra Magane
  81. Marupadiyum
  82. Agni Paarvai
  83. Chakravarthy
  84. Moondraavadhu Kann
  85. Aadmi (Hindi)
  86. Pudhupiravi
  87. Uzhaippali
  88. Annamalai
  89. Singaravelan
  90. Thambi Pondaatti
  91. Dharma Dorai
  92. Sivasankari
  93. Isai Paadum Thendral
  94. Madha Komadha
  95. Brahmachari
  96. Neenga Nalla Irukkanum
  97. Pathimoonam Number Veedu
  98. Thilakam
  99. Engitta Modaathey
  100. Idhaya Thamarai
  101. Aadi Viradham
  102. Rasathi Varum Naal
  103. My dear Lisa
  104. Mappillai
  105. Meenamaasathile Sooryan (1986)
  106. Soora Samhaaram
  107. Lakshmi Vandaachu
  108. Needhiyin Nizhal
  109. December Pookkal
  110. Chinna Thambi Periya Thambi
  111. Nayakan
  112. Vedham Pudhithu
  113. Pagal Nilavu
  114. Osai
  115. Adhisaya Manithan
  116. Sri Raghavendra
  117. Kaamaakshi
  118. Vetri Vinayakar
  119. 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]