Nizhalgal Ravi

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Nizhalgal Ravi
Ravichandran Samanna

(1956-04-16) 16 April 1956 (age 63)
Other namesKakka Ravi
Years active1980–present

Nizhalgal Ravi (born 16 April 1956) is an Indian actor who has performed in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films. He started his career in 1980 with the film Nizhalgal.[1] He has acted in 500 films.[2]


Nizhalgal Ravi, an actor in South Indian film industry, started his career under the baton of veteran director Bharathiraja in the Tamil film Nizhalgal which fetched him his sobriquet. He played the role of an aspiring hero who falls in love, a performance which brought him his greatest success,[citation needed] although he has not become a top hero. He has had many character roles including films Vedam Puthithu, Nayakan, Chinna Thambi Periya Thambi, Annamalai, Marupadiyam and Aasai. He portrayed roles such as those of a kind-hearted father, a ruthless villain, or a back-stabber. He dubbed for Amitabh Bachchan for the program Kaun Banega Crorepati in Tamil. He acted in more than 25 movies in Malayalam during the 80s. He acted in director K. Balachander's telefilm Rayil Sneham, which became a hit in the early 90s.

Personal life[edit]

He did his B.A. in Economics in P.S.G. Arts, Coimbatore. He was born as Ravichandran to Shyamanna and D. Rajammal in an orthodox family. He is married to Vishnupriya and has one son, Rahul .

Notable filmography[edit]


Serial Role Channel Language Notes
Rail Sneham Doordarshan Tamil
Jannal Sun TV
Thendral Velayudham
Emergency Action DD Podhigai
Kasalavu Nesam Sun TV / Raj TV
Nallador Veenai
Suryaputhri Kalaignar TV
Alaigal Sun TV
Lahiri Lahiri Lahirilo ETV Telugu

As dubbing artist[edit]

In the Tamil speaking community, the program "KBC" got huge reception, due to the dubbing voice performed by Nizhalgal Ravi.[3]


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