Ravi was born in Vijayawada and later grew up in Visakhapatnam, India. After completing his secondary education, he chose to pursue a career a medicine and studied for his MBBS degree in Russia. During his university holidays, Ravi returned to Visakhapatnam and often took part in modelling, while also attending the Satyanand Acting Institute alongside his friends. He was spotted by the film studio, Ushakiran Movies, who offered him the chance to play the leading role in their production, Subhavela (2000). Credited in the film as Ravikanth, his first film opened to mixed reviews an went unnoticed the box office, with a critic noting the "newcomers fail to impress". The failure of the film prompted him to head back to finish his degree and then train as a house surgeon, before he decided to concentrate on a career in the film industry. After his break, he was first offered the chance to portray a small role in Eeswar (2002), before developing a niche in portraying bigger supporting roles in films. Notably, he portrayed a police officer in Gautham Menon's Gharshana (2004) and Trivikram Srinivas's Athadu (2005).
In the early 2010s, he began to feature in more Tamil films and notably appeared as a pilot in the heist drama Payanam (2011), as a police officer in the anthology film Vaanam (2011), a villain in K. V. Anand's action drama Maattrraan (2012) and as the lead actor's supportive brother in Gautham Menon Neethane En Ponvasantham (2012).
|123 from Amalapuram||Telugu|
|Oka V Chitram||Telugu|
|Ganesh Just Ganesh||Telugu|
|Gaganam||Flight Captain Girish||Telugu|
|Dookudu||Ravi Prakash IPS||Telugu|
|Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum||Telugu|
|Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu||Telugu|
|Neethane En Ponvasantham||Harish||Tamil|
|2013||Baadshah||Radha Krishna Simha||Telugu|
|Ethir Neechal||Coach Raja Singh||Tamil|
|Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham||Dharma||Tamil|
|2015||S/O Satyamurthy||Kumaraswamy Naidu||Telugu|
|Bruce Lee - The Fighter||Ravi||Telugu|
|Kadhile Bommala Katha||Telugu|
|Meda Meeda Abbayi||Telugu|
|Raja The Great||Telugu|
|Geetha Govindam||Police Officer Ravi||Telugu|
|Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava||Raghava's henchmen||Telugu|
|Amar Akbar Anthony||Chidambaram||Telugu|
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- "Thrice as nice for Ravi Prakash". The Times of India.
- "Telugu actor Ravi Prakash is working in two Tamil films,Vaanam and Payanam."It's been eight years since I entered the industry and I'm happy with the way my career is going.And now that my career in Tamil cinema has also taken off, I have all the more reason to be happy," says he". The Times of India.