Ravi Kishan

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Ravi Kishan
Ravi Kishan at Santan Film Muhurat
Born Ravi Kishan Shukla,
(1971-07-17) 17 July 1971 (age 43)
Mumbai, Maharashtra[1]
Other names Babbu
Occupation Actor, Voice actor
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Preeti
Parents Pt. Shyama Narayan Shukla and Jadavati Devi

Ravi Kishan Shukla (born 17 July 1971), popularly known as Ravi Kishan, is an Indian actor and television personality, who works in Hindi cinema and Bhojpuri cinema.[2] In 2006, he participated in Bigg Boss, the Indian version of Big Brother.[3]


In June 2008 Ravi Kishan was awarded the Most Popular Actor award at ETV Bhojpuri Cinema Samman 2008 function. Popular reality shows like Big Boss[4] and more recently Ek Se badhkar Ek have brought him to the front line of top Indian television actors. In 2008, he started co-hosting the celebrity dance-based reality show Bathroom Singer, Ek se badhkar ek – Jalwe sitaron ke on Zee. Ravi Kishan also hosted a reality show, Raaz Pichhle Janam Ka, on NDTV Imagine for two seasons. Ravi Kishan has worked with film directors like Shyam Benegal[5] and Mani Ratnam in 2010.

A film starring Ravi Kishan, Jala Debh Duniya Tohra Pyar Mein, produced by American film company PUN Films, was shown in the India Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival 2010.[citation needed]

Political career[edit]

He joined Indian National Congress and lost 2014 Loksabha election from Jaunpur constituency in Uttar Pradesh.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Ravi Kishan is married to Preeti; they have four children. His father lives in his hometown, Bisuin (Barain), Jaunpur. Bisuin is a small village on the border of Varanasi Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh, consisting of about 20 families.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]

Movie Name Language Year
Global Baba Hindi 2014
Lucky Kabootar Hindi 2014
Race Gurram Telugu
Tanu Weds Manu 2

Dubbing career[edit]

In 2007, Ravi Kishan has given his Bhojpuri-dubbing voice to Toby Maguire's role as Spider-Man in the Third film, marking this to be the first Hollywood blockbuster film to ever also include a Bhojupri voice dub, along with Hindi, Tamil and Telugu voice-dubs in the film dubbing industry in India. This planned him to create a Superhero film on his own, later on.[7]

Dubbing roles[edit]

Film title Actor Character Dub Language Original Language Original Year Release Dub Year Release Notes
Spider Man 3 [8] Toby Maguire Peter Parker/Spider-Man Bhojpuri English 2007 2007 First ever Hollywood film to receive a Bhojpuri dub.

Reality television[edit]

As contestant
Year Show Standing
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5
10th Place
Eliminated 7th
on 11 August 2012

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "My father saved me from becoming a male prostitute: Ravi Kishan". The Times of India. 31 October 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Ravi Kishan makes a hat-trick with Vidhata Sify.com, 24 September 2008.
  3. ^ Ravi Kishan is bridging the 'gap' Agencies Screen (magazine), 2 July 2008.
  4. ^ "Ravi Kishan to enter Bigg Boss house". ndtv.com. 20 November 2008. 
  5. ^ "Worth a trip". rediff.com. 19 September 2008. 
  6. ^ "Congress’s first list for LS polls: Rahul, Sonia, Nilekani among 194 candidates named". The Times of India. PTI. 8 March 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  7. ^ [1][dead link]
  8. ^ Priyanka Nahata (30 June 2011). From tacky clothes to loud acting Bhojpuri Cinema has come a long way. Mybangalore.com. Retrieved on 25 July 2012.

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