Nizhalgal Ravi

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Nizhalgal Ravi
Actor Nizhalgal Ravi at Ponniyin Selvan 2D Movie Press Meet.jpg
Born
Ravichandran Samanna

(1956-04-16) 16 April 1956 (age 65)
OccupationActor
Years active1980–present
Spouse(s)Vishnupriya
(m.1986-present)
ChildrenRahul Ravi (b.1988)

Ravichandran Samanna, known professionally as Nizhalgal Ravi, is an Indian film, television and voice actor who has performed in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films and television series. He started his career in 1980 with the film Nizhalgal.[1] He has acted in 500 films.[2] He is best known for his dubbing work for Amitabh Bachchan in Tamil.[3]

Career[edit]

He started his career under the team of veteran director Bharathiraja in the Tamil film Nizhalgal (1980), which fetched him his sobriquet Nizhalgal. He has played many impressive roles in blockbuster movies like Chinna Thambi Periya Thambi (1987), Nayakan (1987), Vedham Pudhithu (1987), etc. His versatility has won him praises from all over the industry and from people. He has acted in over 20 movies in Malayalam in the 80s before moving into mainstream Tamil movies. He paired with several leading actress Raadhika, Radha, Gauthami, Khushbu, Ramya Krishnan, Revathi, Urvashi, Bhanupriya, Amala, Ranjini, Seetha, Kanaka, Saranya Ponvannan, Kasthuri, Rohini.

He completed his Bachelor of Arts majoring in economics from PSG Arts College. He then acted in K. Balachander’s telefilm Rail Sneham in the late 80s and 90s. He became popular through this opportunity and went on to act in the same director’s TV serial Jannal. He then went on to play the caring husband, evil villain, second hero, etc. in many movies and even comedian at times. His notable films include Indian (1996) where he played a corrupt official, Kushi (2000), Budget Padmanabhan (2000), Citizen (2001), Attahasam (2004), Thaamirabharani (2007), Dhaam Dhoom (2008), Singam (2010), Kaavalan (2011), Aadu Puli (2011), Osthe (2011), Vanakkam Chennai (2013), etc. He is also a seasoned voice artist having dubbed for many actors.[4]

Notable filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Serial Role Channel Language
1989 Rail Sneham Doordarshan Tamil
1990 Jannal Sun TV
1997 Emergency Action DD Podhigai
1999 Kasalavu Nesam Sun TV / Raj TV
2001 Marumagal Vijay TV
2002 Alaigal Eswaramoorthy Sun TV
2004 Dheerka Sumangali
2009–2010 Thendral Velayudham
Appavukkaaga
Nallador Veenai
2012–2014 Suryaputhri Kalaignar TV
2018–2020 Lahiri Lahiri Lahirilo Devaraj ETV Telugu
2019–2020 Run Dr Radhakrishnan (RK) Sun TV Tamil
2020–2021 Chithi 2 Shanmugapriyan
2021 Thirumagal Shanmugapriyan (Special Appearance)

Web series[edit]

As voice actor[edit]

Year Movie/Show Role Actors Original Language Notes
1988 Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal Rahman Tamil
2005 Kaun Banega Crorepati Amitabh Bachchan Hindi Tamil version only
2008 Bommalattam Rana Nana Patekar
2015 Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka Mithun Chakraborty Tamil Tamil version only
2018 K.G.F: Chapter 1 Anant Nag Kannada Tamil version only
2018 Thugs of Hindustan Khudabaksh Amitabh Bachchan Hindi Tamil version only
2019 Kaappaan Boman Irani
2019 Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy Amitabh Bachchan Tamil version only
2019 Bigil Jackie Shroff
2019 Aladdin Sulthan Navid Negahban English Tamil version only

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grill mill -- 'Nizhalgal' Ravi". The Hindu. 21 November 2008.
  2. ^ "It is 500 films for Nizhalgal Ravi". Kolly Insider.
  3. ^ "See Amitabh, hear 'Nizhalgal' Ravi". The Hindu. 5 August 2005.
  4. ^ "Kollywood Supporting Actor Nizhalgal Ravi Biography, News, Photos, Videos".

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