T. G. Ravi

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T. G. Ravi
T.G. Ravi.jpg
Born Ravindranathan
(1944-05-16) May 16, 1944 (age 70)
Thrissur, Kingdom of Cochin
Occupation Film actor
Years active 1973–present
Spouse(s) Dr. Subhadra (1975–2011)
Children Ranjith
Sreejith Ravi
Parents T. R. Govindan Ezhuthassan & Kalyani
Awards Special Jury recognition, Kerala state film awards 2008

T. G. Ravindranathan, popularly known as T. G. Ravi, is a Malayalam film actor, mainly noted for his roles as a villain.[1] He along with Balan K. Nair played most of the negative roles in Malayalam cinema during the late 70s and the 80s.

Biography[edit]

T.G. Ravi was born on 16 May 1944 in an, Ezhuthachan family in Moorkanikkara village, Thrissur, in present day Kerala, India. Initially, he chose to pursue a career in engineering and undertook his degree course through Kerala University in Government Engineering College, Thrissur (with a short stint in Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, Kothamangalam). He graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1969. Apart from involving in theatre arts, he also represented the University of Kerala in Football and Hockey. He was an artist at The All India Radio where he met Thikkodiyan, who was instrumental in introducing him to the silver screen.

He is a noted industrialist and has been instrumental in developing Thrissur as a major base for the rubber based industries. He is the Managing Director of Suntec Tyres Limited. He has also served as the president of The Cochin Devaswom Board which controls the affairs of over 400 temples in Ernakulam, Thrissur and Palakkad districts.[2]

He was married to (late) Dr. V. K. Subhadra, a retired government servant. He has two children: Ranjith, an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta and London Business School and Sreejith Ravi, a Mechanical Engineer from NIT, Surathkal, MBA from ICFAI Business School, Bangalore and an upcoming film actor. Seema & Sajitha are his daughters-in-law. Milit, Rijraswa & Mitul are his grandsons and Minal is his granddaughter.[3]

T. G. Ravi

Career[edit]

Ravi began acting in the plays put up by the young men in his village, Moorkkanikkara, in Thrissur district. He also started acting in professional drama. Radio plays were popular in those days. Thikkodiyan introduced Ravi to Aravindan, a highly acclaimed Malayalam Director, which fetched him his first role in Utharayanam.

But he didn’t get any offers to act after that, so he produced a film himself, Padasaram, in which he was, predictably, the hero. It flopped at the box office, but the next two films he produced, Chora Chuvanna Chora and Chakara, did better. The role of Shaji in Chakara opposite Jayan established him as a villain.

Among those who noticed him was director Bharathan. He cast Ravi in the role of Kunjippalu in Parankimala. The villain who spoke in the Thrissur dialect proved to be the turning point in his career. There was no looking back after Parankimala, as Ravi starred in many hits, including Ee Nadu, Iniyenkilum, Pathamudayam, 1921, NH 47, and Pavam Krooran.

He quit acting when he was at his peak, as one of the dreaded villains of Malayalam cinema in the late 1980s. T. G. Ravi is now active again as an actor, after a break. He restarted his career with Sibi Malayil's venture Amrutham in 2006 and then made noted performances in Pakal, Cycle and few other movies.[4]

Awards[edit]

  • Acting - Kerala State Film Awards 2007 - Special Jury Mention (Films - Adayalangal, Ottakkayyan)
  • Kerala State Government Television Award 2006 - Best Actor - Nizhalroopam[5]
  • 2013 : Kerala Film Critics Association Awards[6] - Chalachitra Prathiba Puraskar

Politics[edit]

T.G.Ravi was the President of All Kerala Ezhuthachan Samajam.[7]

Filmography[edit]

As an actor[edit]

  1. Gangster (2014 film) (2014)
  2. Punyalan Agarbattis (2013)
  3. Buddy (2013)
  4. Red Wine (2013)..... Narayanan
  5. Lokpal (2013)
  6. Celluloid (2013)
  7. Lucky Star (2013)
  8. Romans (film) (2013)
  9. Isaac Newton S/O Philipose (2013)
  10. 22 Female Kottayam (2012)
  11. Thiruvambadi Thamban (2012)
  12. Pranchiyettan & the Saint (2010)
  13. Aakashathinte Niram (2011)
  14. Maharaja Talkies (2011)
  15. Naale (2011)
  16. Aattakadha (2011)
  17. Cocoon (2011)
  18. Pakida Pakida Panthrandu (2011)
  19. Valiyangadi (2010)
  20. Shudharil Shudhan (2009) .... Patta Krishnan
  21. Winter (2009)
  22. Chattambinadu (2009)
  23. Jaanaki(2009)
  24. Positive (2008)
  25. Chandranilekkoru Vazhi (2008).... Nexelate Vijayan
  26. Adayaalangal (2008)
  27. Mayabazar(2008)....Jose
  28. Thaavalam (2008)
  29. Cycle (2008)
  30. Adayalangal (2008)
  31. Sketch (2007) .... Koyakka
  32. Ottakkayyan (2007)
  33. Abraham And Lincoln (2007).... Kottara Mathen
  34. Anamika (2007)
  35. Ali Bhai (2007).... Narayanan
  36. Paradesi (2007)
  37. Prajapathi (2006) .... Velappan Mooshari
  38. Ashwaroodan (2006).... Kanara Panikkar
  39. Chandranilekkoru Vazhi (2006)
  40. Pakal (2006)..... Joseph
  41. Karutha (2006)
  42. Oruvan (2006).... Vilagannnur Ashan
  43. Achanurangatha Veedu (2006)
  44. Rasathanthram (2006)
  45. Vaasthavam
  46. Lokanathan IAS (2005).... Pappan
  47. Amrutham (2004)
  48. Nerariyum Nerathu (1995)
  49. Avan Ananthapadmanaabhan (1994)
  50. Dhruvam (1993)
  51. Bhoomi Geetham(1993)
  52. Sadhayam (1992)
  53. Niyamam Enthu Cheyyum (1990)
  54. Kodungallur Bhagavathy (1989)
  55. Prabhaatham Chuvanna Theruvil(1989)
  56. Aval Oru Sindhu (1989)
  57. V I P(1989)..... Shivadasan
  58. 1921 (1988)
  59. Abkari (1988)
  60. Anuragi (1988)
  61. Onnum Onnum Pathinonnu (1988)
  62. Agnichirakulla Thumbi (1988)
  63. Bheekaran(1988).... Vishwam
  64. Rahsyam Parama Rahasyam (1988)..... Sudhakaran
  65. Ithrayum Kalam (1987).... Paili
  66. Kurukkan Rajavayi (1987)
  67. PC 369 (1987)
  68. Nee Allenkil Njaan (1987)
  69. Naalkkavala (1987)
  70. Kottum Kuravayum (1987)
  71. Theekkattu (1987)
  72. Vamban (1987)
  73. Chilampu (1986) .... Shankunni
  74. Vartha (1986)
  75. Karinaagam (1986)
  76. Padayani (1986)
  77. Ente Sonia (1986)
  78. Annoru Ravil (1986)
  79. Ente Shadbam (1986).... Maheshwaran Thampi
  80. Atham Chithira Chothi (1986).... Fernandez
  81. Onnu Randu Moonnu (1986)
  82. Shobharaj (1986)
  83. Ardha Raathri (1986)
  84. Makan Ente Makan (1985)
  85. Manya Mahajanangale (1985)
  86. Uyarum Njan Nadake (1985)
  87. Pathaamudayam ( 1985)
  88. Nayakan (1985)
  89. Mukhya Manthri(1985)
  90. 7-9 Vare (1985)
  91. Snehicha Kuttathinu (1985)
  92. Jeevante Jeevan (1985)
  93. Nullu Novikkathe (1985)
  94. Ithu Nalla Thamasha (1985) .... Ouseph
  95. Ee Lokam Ivide Kure Manushyar (1985).... Keshu
  96. Ee Thanalil Ithiri Neram (1985)
  97. Angadikkappurathu (1985)
  98. Shantham Bheekaram (1985)
  99. Scene No 7 (1985)
  100. Nerariyum Nerathu (1985)
  101. Akkachiyude kunjuvava (1985)
  102. Uyarthezhunelppu (1985)
  103. Sannaaham (1985)
  104. Choodatha Pokkal(1985)... Warior
  105. Oru Kochu Karyam (1985)
  106. Attuvanch Ulanjappol (1984)
  107. Kodathi (1984)
  108. Nethavu (1984)
  109. Rajavembala (1984)
  110. Oru Kochukatha Aarum Parayatha Katha (1984)........ Shanku
  111. Paavam Krooran (1984).... Dhamodharan
  112. Ivide Ingane (1984)
  113. Unaru (1984)
  114. NH 47 (1984)
  115. Aagraham(1984)
  116. Kurishu Yudham (1984)
  117. Oru Thettinde Kadha (1984)
  118. Karimbu (1984)
  119. Vetta (1984)
  120. Makale Mappu Tharu (1984)
  121. Thirakil Alppam Samayam (1984)
  122. Mahaabali (1983)
  123. Mortuary (1983)
  124. Sandhya Mayangum Neram (1984).... Ramu
  125. Aattakkalasham (1983)
  126. Rugma (1983)
  127. Oru Mukham Palamukham (1983)
  128. Passport (1983) .... Raghavan
  129. Iniyenkilum (1983).... Madhavan
  130. Deeparadhana (1983)
  131. Aadhipathyam (1983)
  132. Kolakomban (1983)
  133. Postmortem (1982) ..... Chackochan
  134. Balloon (1982)
  135. Aakrosham (1982)
  136. Amritageetham (1982).... Gopalan
  137. Jambulingam (1982)
  138. Innallenkil Naale (1982)
  139. Mattuvin Chattangale (1982)
  140. Koritharicha naal(1982) .... Ravi
  141. Ee Nadu (1982)... Karunakaran
  142. Idiyum Minnalum (1982)
  143. Greeshmajwala (1981) .... Kariyachan
  144. Attimari (1981) ..... Ram Singh/Venu
  145. Ahimsa (1981)
  146. Kadathu (1981) .... Kala Dhamodharan
  147. Chatta (1981) .... Manikyan
  148. Kodumudikal (1981) ..... Das
  149. Arayannam (1981)
  150. Vayal (1981)
  151. Parankimala (1981)
  152. Chora Chuvanna Chora (1980)
  153. Chaakara (1980) .... Shaji
  154. Brashtu (1978)
  155. Padasaram (1978) .... Ravi
  156. Utharayanam (1974)

Produced Films[edit]

  1. Padasaram (1979)
  2. Chora Chuvanna Chora (1980)
  3. Chaakara (1980)

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