Nizhalgal Ravi

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Nizhalgal Raviee
நிழல்கள் ரவி
Born Ravichandran Samanna
(1956-04-16) 16 April 1956 (age 60)
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 Nizhalgal. 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 his roles with as a kind hearted father, a ruthless villain, or a ditcher. 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. Narathan
  2. Maha Maha
  3. Ramanujan
  4. Bhuvanakkaadu
  5. Vanakkam Chennai
  6. Gori Tere Pyaar Mein (Hindi)
  7. Singam II
  8. Kaadhale Ennai Kaadhali
  9. Romans (Malayalam)
  10. Osthe
  11. Melvilasom (Malayalam)
  12. Kumara
  13. Aadu Puli
  14. Varmam
  15. Vaada Poda Nanbargal
  16. Ilaignan
  17. Kaavalan
  18. Mudhal Kadhal Mazhai
  19. Singam (2010)
  20. Azhagana Ponnuthan
  21. Maanja Velu
  22. Mandabam
  23. Pournami Naagam
  24. Manjal Veyil
  25. Madhavi
  26. Indira Vizha
  27. Kudiyarasu
  28. Thambivudayaan
  29. Pinju Manasu
  30. Kanna Nee Enakkuthaanda
  31. Adhe Neram Adhe Idam
  32. Kanden Kadhalai
  33. Jayam Kondaan
  34. Dhaam Dhoom
  35. Andamaina Abaddam
  36. Nenjathai Killadhe (2008)
  37. Theeyavan
  38. Sakkarakatti
  39. Thaamirabharani
  40. Thodamale
  41. Kalabha Kadhalan
  42. Oru Naal Oru Kanavu
  43. Jathi
  44. Gajendra
  45. Attagasam
  46. Varnajaalam
  47. Adithadi
  48. Thirumalai
  49. Padai Veetu Amman
  50. Manasellam
  51. Nageswari
  52. Alli Arjuna
  53. Villain
  54. Lovely
  55. Thavasi
  56. Enge Enadhu Kavithai
  57. Shahjahan
  58. Punnagai Desam
  59. Red (2002)
  60. Citizen
  61. Piriyadha Varam Vendum
  62. Paarthale Paravasam
  63. Kushi (2000)
  64. Kandukondain Kandukondain
  65. Budget Padmanabhan
  66. Rajakaali Amman
  67. James Pandu
  68. Bharathi
  69. Nenjinile
  70. Endrendrum Kadhal
  71. Kannodu Kanbathellam
  72. Poomagal Oorvalam
  73. Nilave Mugam Kaattu
  74. Kaathirundha Kaadhal
  75. Bhagavath Singh
  76. Pattukondi Chooddaam (Telugu)
  77. Periya Manushan
  78. Mappillai Gounder
  79. Suryavamsam
  80. Arunachalam
  81. Indian (1996)
  82. Guntur Gundamma Katha (Telugu)
  83. Aasai
  84. Chinna Vathiyar
  85. Naan Petha Magane
  86. Marupadiyum
  87. Agni Paarvai
  88. Chakravarthy
  89. Moondravadhu Kann
  90. Aadmi (1993) (Hindi)
  91. Nippu Ravva (Telugu)
  92. Pudhupiravi
  93. Uzhaippali
  94. Annamalai
  95. Singaravelan (1992)
  96. Thambi Pondatti
  97. Dharma Dorai
  98. Sivasankari
  99. Isai Paadum Thendral
  100. Madha Komadha
  101. Brahmachari (1992)
  102. Neenga Nalla Irukkanum
  103. Pathimoonam Number Veedu
  104. Thilakam
  105. Avanikunnile Kinnarippookkal
  106. Alludugaru (Telugu)
  107. Enkitta Mothathe
  108. Nyaya Tharasu
  109. Idhaya Thamarai
  110. Aadi Viradham
  111. Rasathi Varum Naal
  112. My Dear Lisa
  113. Mappillai (1989)
  114. Meenamaasathile Sooryan (1986)
  115. Soora Samhaaram
  116. Lakshmi Vandhachu
  117. Ore Oru Gramathile
  118. Needhiyin Nizhal
  119. December Pookal
  120. Chinna Thambi Periya Thambi
  121. Nayakan (1987)
  122. Gowtami (Telugu)
  123. Vedham Pudhithu
  124. Terror (Telugu)
  125. Pagal Nilavu
  126. Osai
  127. Adhisaya Manithan
  128. Sri Raghavendra
  129. Kaamaakshi
  130. Vetri Vinayakar
  131. 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]