Jayam Ravi

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Jayam Ravi
Jayam Ravi at Naya Gadget Shop Launch Event.jpg
Ravi in 2015
Born
Ravi Mohan

(1980-09-10) 10 September 1980 (age 40)[1]
Alma materLoyola College, Chennai
OccupationActor
Years active1993–present
Spouse(s)
Aarthi
(m. 2009)
Children2

Ravi Mohan (born 10 September 1980), better known by his stage name Jayam Ravi, is an Indian actor who works in the Tamil film industry. He has won a Filmfare Award and three SIIMA Awards.

The son of veteran film editor Mohan, Ravi made his debut as an actor in the romantic drama film Jayam (2003), directed by his elder brother Mohan Raja and produced by his father. The success of the film prompted the title to become a prefix to his stage name, and he continued to collaborate with his brother for other films including M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi (2004), Unakkum Enakkum (2006), Santhosh Subramaniam (2008), Thillalangadi (2010) and Thani Oruvan (2015).

Background[edit]

Ravi born to a Muslim father and Hindu mother, his parents are the veteran film editor Mohammed Jinnah Abdul Khader alias Mohan[2] and Varalakshmi Mohan; he was born in Tirumangalam, Madurai.[3] He has two siblings; his elder brother Mohan Raja is a film director, with most of his films featuring Ravi in the lead role, while his sister Roja is a dentist. He completed his schooling at Jawahar Vidyalaya in Ashok Nagar, Chennai. He studied dancing under the Bharatnatyam dancer Nalini Balakrishnan and performed his arangetram at the age of 12. After completing his degree in Visual Communication from Loyola College, Chennai, he decided to get into the film industry. He also trained in acting at the Kishore Namit Kapur Institute in Mumbai.[4][5] Before debuting as an actor, Ravi had been an assistant director to Suresh Krishna for Aalavandhan (2001), starring Kamal Haasan. He has been married to Aarti, daughter of noted television producer Sujatha Vijayakumar since 2009.[6] They have two sons: Aarav (born on 29 June 2010)[7] and Ayaan (born August 10, 2014).[8] Aarav played a role in his film Tik Tik Tik (2018).[9]

Film career[edit]

2003–2008: Debut success[edit]

Ravi acted as a child actor in two Telugu films: Bava Bavamaridi and Palnati Pourusham, which were produced by his father.[10] Jayam Ravi made his acting debut in the action-masala film Jayam, produced by his father and directed by his brother Mohan Raja. It was a remake of the 2002 Telugu film of the same name. His next venture was the sentimental drama M. Kumaran Son Of Mahalakshmi (2004), the remade version of the Telugu film Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi, in which he starred alongside Asin Thottumkal. Of Ravi's performance, a critic from Sify wrote that he "makes you want to see more of him",[11] while The Hindu's Malathi Rangarajan noted that he came out with an "appreciable portrayal throughout".[12] The film, considered a family entertainer, received the Tamil Nadu State Film Special Award for Best Film and fetched Ravi himself the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor.[13] It also emerged a financial success.[14]

His next release, Daas (2005), another action-masala flick,[15] and his first original film following two remakes,[16] featured him as a football player.[17] The film took an even bigger opening than his previous ones.[18] Sify's reviewer described his performance as "impressive", calling Ravi a "hundred percent convincing as an action hero".[19] Mazhai, a remake of the Telugu film Varsham, was his other release that year, which was "lukewarm" at the box office.[20] In 2006, he starred in Saran's Idhaya Thirudan, which performed poorly at the box office,[21][22] following which, he acted in Unakkum Enakkum (initially released and promoted as Something Something Unakkum Enakkum), again under his brother's direction in another remake of a Telugu film. Ravi portrayed a rich, happy-go-lucky NRI from London, who has to live and fight for his love in dire conditions in a rural milieu.[23] The film, which featured Trisha Krishnan alongside Ravi, became a high critical as well as financial success,[24] emerging one of the highest-grossing and most-profitable films of the year.[25][26] The N. Linguswamy-produced Deepavali under Ezhil's direction became his only 2007 release.

In 2008, Ravi appeared in three films. Following a cameo appearance in Velli Thirai, he acted in the family drama Santhosh Subramaniam, once again under his brother's direction in a remake. In the Tamil version of the 2006 Telugu film Bommarillu, starring opposite Genelia D'Souza, he played a young man, whose choices and wishes are continually subdued by his father.[27][28] Ravi received a nomination for the Best Tamil Actor Award at the 56th Filmfare Awards South.[29] Next, he starred in the action thriller Dhaam Dhoom, directed by cinematographer-director Jeeva, who died in the midst of the film's shooting in Russia.[30] Completed by Jeeva's assistant Manikandan, his wife Aneez Tanveer and his guru P. C. Sreeram,[31] Dhaam Dhoom released in mid-2008 in which he portrayed Gautham Subramaniyam, a man accused in a murder he did not commit.[32] Sify's reviewer wrote that he was "simply amazing in his role", label the film as an "out and out Jayam Ravi movie",[32] while Indiaglitz noted that Ravi was "probably the perfect choice to play the character".[33]

2009–2019: Action and comedy roles[edit]

In 2009, he starred in the action-adventure film Peranmai. In 2010, he starred in the action-comedy Thillalangadi, a remake of the 2009 Telugu-language film Kick. In 2011, he starred in the romantic drama Engeyum Kaadhal. In 2013, he starred in the action film Ameerin Aadhi-Bhagavan. In 2014, he starred in the action film Nimirndhu Nil, which was also shot simultaneously in Telugu as Janda Pai Kapiraju with Nani in the lead.[34]

In 2015, Ravi appeared in four films: the romantic comedy Romeo Juliet, the action-comedy Sakalakala Vallavan, the action-thriller Thani Oruvan (directed by his brother Mohan Raja) and the sports action film Bhooloham. In 2016, he starred in the action-horror film Miruthan revolving around a zombie apocalypse. In 2017, he appeared in the action-thriller Bogan (reuniting with actor Arvind Swami after Thani Oruvan) and the action-adventure film Vanamagan.[35]

In 2018, he starred in the sci-fi action film Tik Tik Tik (considered as India's first space film)[36] and the action-thriller Adanga Maru. In 2019, he made a cameo in the adventure film Thumbaa and starred as the lead in the comedy film Comali.[37]

Filmography[edit]

  • All films are in Tamil, unless otherwise noted.
Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
1993 Bava Bavamaridi Young Raju Telugu film
1994 Palnati Pourusham Young Bheemineni Brahmanna Telugu film
2003 Jayam Ravi
2004 M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi M. Kumaran
2005 Daas Antony Daas
Mazhai Arjun
2006 Idhaya Thirudan Mahesh Aalwar
Unakkum Enakkum Santhosh
2007 Deepavali Billu Mudaliar
2008 Velli Thirai Himself Cameo appearance
Santhosh Subramaniyam Santhosh Subramaniyam
Dhaam Dhoom Gautham Subramaniam
2009 Peranmai Dhuruvan
2010 Thillalangadi Krishna
2011 Ko Himself Cameo appearance
Engeyum Kadhal Kamal
2013 Aadhi Bhagavan Aadhi Shanmugam / Baghavan Bhai[a]
2014 Ninaithathu Yaaro Himself Cameo appearance
Nimirndhu Nil Aravindan Sivasamy / Narasimha Reddy[a]
2015 Janda Pai Kapiraju Himself Telugu film (Cameo appearance)
Romeo Juliet Karthik
Sakalakala Vallavan Shakthi also singer for the song "Bulb Vaangitten"
Thani Oruvan ACP Mithran IPS
Bhooloham Bhooloham
2016 Miruthan SI Karthik
2017 Bogan ACP Vikram
Vanamagan Jara/ Vaasi
2018 Tik Tik Tik Vasu
Adanga Maru SI Subash
2019 Thumbaa John Cameo appearance
Comali Ravi
2021 BhoomiFilms that have not yet been released Filming[38]
Janaganamana Films that have not yet been released Filming[39]
Ponniyin Selvan Films that have not yet been released Arulmozhivarman Filming

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Category Award Film Result
2004 Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor Tamil Nadu State Film Awards M. Kumaran Son Of Mahalakshmi Won
2008 Vijay Award for Best Actor Vijay Awards Santosh Subramaniam Nominated
Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil Filmfare Awards South Nominated
2009 Edison Award for Best Actor Edison Awards Peraanmai Won
Vijay Award for Best Actor Vijay Awards Nominated
Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil Filmfare Awards South Nominated
2015 Most Romantic Star of South Indian Cinema SIIMA awards Romeo Juliet Won
Edison Award for Best Actor Edison Awards Thani Oruvan Won
Performance In A Leading Role – Male IIFA Utsavam Won
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor – South Filmfare Awards Won
Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil Filmfare Awards South Nominated
SIIMA Awards for Best Actor (Critics) SIIMA Awards Won
Best Actor Vikatan Awards Bhooloham Won
2018 Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Tamil Filmfare Awards South Adanga Maru Nominated
Critic's Choice for Best Actor SIIMA awards Won
Best Actor SIIMA awards Nominated
2019 Best Actor - Tamil Santosham Film Awards Won

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jayam Ravi played two characters.

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