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

Produced Films[edit]

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

References[edit]

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