Nizhalgal Ravi

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Nizhalgal Raviee
நிழல்கள் ரவி
Born Ravichandran Samanna
(1956-04-16) 16 April 1956 (age 62)
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Other names Kakka Ravi
Occupation Actor
Years active 1980–present
Spouse(s) Vishnupriya

Nizhalgal Ravi (Tamil: நிழல்கள் ரவி; born 16 April 1956) is an Indian actor who has performed in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films. He mostly uses Tamil as his major mother tongue language. He started his career in 1980 with the film Nizhalgal.[1][2] He has acted in 500 films.[3]

Career[edit]

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, Aasai, and more. 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 was born as Ravichandran to Shyamanna and D. Rajammal in an orthodox family. He did his B.A. in Economics in P.S.G. Arts, Coimbatore. He acted in director K. Balachander's telefilm Rayil Sneham, which became a hit in the late 80s and early 90s. He also acted in Nayagan.

Television[edit]

  • Thendral
  • Emergency Action
  • Rail Sneham
  • Appavukkaaga
  • Jannal
  • Kasalavu Nesam
  • Nallador Veenai
  • Alaigal (Sun TV)

His performance in the TV serial "Jannal" was one in which he played the character of a normal middle age business man who has more negative pages in his personal life. The last climax episode of this serial is a master piece of his performance, as well as director Mr.K.Balachander's distinct directorial feat.

Filmography[edit]

  1. Pakka (2018)
  2. Munthal (2018)
  3. Sathya (2017)
  4. Ilavatta Pasanga (2017)
  5. Veera Vamsam (2017)
  6. Pagadi Aattam (2017)
  7. Narathan
  8. Ramanujan
  9. Bhuvanakkaadu
  10. Vanakkam Chennai
  11. Maha Maha
  12. Gori Tere Pyaar Mein (Hindi)
  13. Singam II
  14. Kaadhale Ennai Kaadhali
  15. Romans (Malayalam)
  16. Osthe
  17. Melvilasom (Malayalam)
  18. Kumara
  19. Aadu Puli
  20. Varmam
  21. Vaada Poda Nanbargal
  22. Ilaignan
  23. Kaavalan
  24. Mudhal Kadhal Mazhai
  25. Singam (2010)
  26. Azhagana Ponnuthan
  27. Maanja Velu
  28. Mandabam
  29. Pournami Naagam
  30. Manjal Veyil
  31. Madhavi
  32. Indira Vizha
  33. Kudiyarasu
  34. Thambivudayaan
  35. Pinju Manasu
  36. Kanna Nee Enakkuthaanda
  37. Adhe Neram Adhe Idam
  38. Kanden Kadhalai
  39. Jayam Kondaan
  40. Dhaam Dhoom
  41. Andamaina Abaddam
  42. Nenjathai Killadhe (2008)
  43. Theeyavan
  44. Sakkarakatti
  45. Thaamirabharani
  46. Thodamale
  47. Kalabha Kadhalan
  48. Oru Naal Oru Kanavu
  49. Jathi
  50. Gajendra
  51. Attagasam
  52. Varnajaalam
  53. Adithadi
  54. Thirumalai
  55. Padai Veetu Amman
  56. Manasellam
  57. Nageswari
  58. Alli Arjuna
  59. Villain
  60. Lovely
  61. Dosth (2001)
  62. Thavasi
  63. Enge Enadhu Kavithai
  64. Shahjahan
  65. Punnagai Desam
  66. Red (2002)
  67. Citizen
  68. Piriyadha Varam Vendum
  69. Paarthale Paravasam
  70. Kushi (2000)
  71. Kandukondain Kandukondain
  72. Budget Padmanabhan
  73. Rajakaali Amman
  74. James Pandu
  75. Bharathi
  76. Nenjinile
  77. Suryodayam
  78. Endrendrum Kadhal
  79. Kannodu Kanbathellam
  80. Poomagal Oorvalam
  81. Nilave Mugam Kaattu
  82. Kaathirundha Kaadhal
  83. Bhagavath Singh
  84. Pattukondi Chooddaam (Telugu)
  85. Periya Manushan
  86. Mappillai Gounder
  87. Suryavamsam
  88. Arunachalam
  89. Vetri Vinayagar
  90. Indian (1996)
  91. Sivasakthi (1996)
  92. Guntur Gundamma Katha (Telugu)
  93. Aasai
  94. Chinna Vathiyar
  95. Naan Petha Magane
  96. Marupadiyum
  97. Agni Paarvai
  98. Chakravarthy
  99. Moondravadhu Kann
  100. Aadmi (1993) (Hindi)
  101. Nippu Ravva (Telugu)
  102. Pudhupiravi
  103. Uzhaippali
  104. Annamalai
  105. Singaravelan (1992)
  106. Thambi Pondatti
  107. Dharma Dorai
  108. Sivasankari
  109. Isai Paadum Thendral
  110. Madha Komadha
  111. Brahmachari (1992)
  112. Neenga Nalla Irukkanum
  113. Pathimoonam Number Veedu
  114. Thilakam
  115. Avanikunnile Kinnarippookkal
  116. Alludugaru (Telugu)
  117. Enkitta Mothathe
  118. Nyaya Tharasu
  119. Idhaya Thamarai
  120. Aadi Viradham
  121. Rasathi Varum Naal
  122. My Dear Lisa
  123. Sattathin Thirappu Vizhaa (1989)
  124. Mappillai (1989)
  125. Meenamaasathile Sooryan (1986)
  126. Soora Samhaaram
  127. Lakshmi Vandhachu
  128. Ore Oru Gramathile
  129. Needhiyin Nizhal
  130. December Pookal
  131. Chinna Thambi Periya Thambi
  132. Nayakan (1987)
  133. Gowtami (Telugu)
  134. Vedham Pudhithu
  135. Terror (Telugu)
  136. Anandha Kanneer (1986)
  137. Pagal Nilavu
  138. Osai
  139. Niraparaadhi (1984)
  140. Adhisaya Manithan
  141. Sri Raghavendra
  142. Pournami Alaigal (1985)
  143. Uthamee
  144. Kaamaakshi
  145. Aradhanai (1981)
  146. Nizhalgal

As dubbing artist[edit]

In Tamil speaking community, the program "KBC" got huge reception, due to the dubbing voice performed by Nizhalgal Ravi.[4] The voice exactly matched Mr. Amithab Bachan's stiff and rigid voice. When asked about how he could deliver such a suitable voice in the program, in an interview for a Tamil weekly, he replied, "I was delighted when i got a call for dubbing opportunity for Amitabhji.. but when i saw the original program... i thought of how to match his voice familiarity...then i found out that, during early morning when i wake up, my voice used to be little bit above normal vocal.. so i decided to do the dubbing by early morning 5.00 am in the studio...for which i wake up at 4.00 and get ready and go.. and this is how it has happened".

Audiobook narration[edit]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Vishnupriya and has one son, Rahul.

References[edit]