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|Died||25 April 2020 (aged 67)|
|Years active||1980 – 2016|
Ravi Vallathol (25 November 1952 – 25 April 2020) was an Indian actor, mainly noted for his acting in many famous serials, including the first serial in Malayalam.
He acted in more than 100 TV series and more than 50 Movies. He wrote 25 short stories and a few plays. Some of his short stories were made into tv serials and his play Revathikkoru Pavakkutty was remade into a movie in the same name. He played some noted roles in famous Malayalam movies like Nee Varuvolam and Godfather.
He was awarded best actor in the Kerala State Television Awards for his performance in the TV series ‘American Dreams'. He was also awarded best actor in the Asianet Television Awards for his performance in the soap opera series Parijatham.
He was born as eldest among three children to T. N. Gopinathan Nair, a writer and drama artiste of All India Radio and Soudamini in Vallathol family of Malabar. He was nephew of Mahakavi Vallathol Narayana Menon and grandson of Justice P. K. Narayana Pillai and Kuttipurahu Kesavan Nair. He was also the cousin of popular film actor T. P. Madhavan. He had a younger brother, V. Nandakumar and a younger sister, Meenakshy. He did his schooling at Sisuvihar, Model H.S. and was graduated from Mar Ivanios College, Trivandrum and did his Post Graduation at Kerala University, Karyavattom.
Ravi Vallathol made his debut as an actor on the small screen in 1986 with the serial 'Vaitharani' in Doordarshan, scripted by his father, the late T.N. Gopinathan Nair and directed by noted Malayalam poet, song writer and director P. Bhaskaran  He also acted in more than 100 television serials including American Dreams in Asianet. He entered Malayalam film industry by writing the song “Thazhvarayil manju poothu" in the 1976 movie Madhuram Thirumadhuram. The movie he first acted in was Swathi Tirunal directed by Lenin Rajendran. He acted in 46 movies in his career including movies like Godfather, Vishnulokam, Nee Varuvolam and Mathilukal. He acted in seven movies directed by the internationally known Malayalam director Adoor Gopalakrishnan. The Dolphins was his last movie.
He completed 26 years in Malayalam television industry in 2012. He published more than 25 short stories. His stories Devaranjini and Nimanjanam were made into serials. Ravi acted and scripted many dramas such as Mazha, Ayaal.
He was married to Geethalakshmi on 1 January 1980. The couple had no children. They were running an organisation for mentally challenged people named "Thanal". He died in his own residence in Thiruvananthapuram on 25 April 2020, due to acute diabetes which led to a heart attack .
- Kerala State Television Award for Best Actor 2003: American Dreams
- Asianet Television Awards 2011 -
Best Character Actor: Paarijatham
- 2016 - Autobiography of a Stray Dog- as Voice Artiste'
- 2014 - Polytechnique
- 2014 - The Dolphins
- 2013 - Weeping Boy
- 2013 - Silence
- 2013 - Idukki Gold ..... Sadanandan
- 2011 - Uppukandam Brothers Back in Action ..... Kuttan Maraar
- 2010 - Kaaryasthan ..... Himself
- 2008 - Oru Pennum Randanum
- 2007 - Naalu Pennungal
- 2006 - Ravanan....... Justice Raghava Menon
- 2006 - The Don...Dileep's father
- 2004 - Nizhalkuthu
- 2004 - Kusruthi..... Sree Vallabhan
- 2002 - Pranayamanithooval ..... Vishwanath
- 2002 - Chathurangam ..... Ramachandran
- 2001 - Dhosth
- 2001 - Pranaya Manthram
- 2000 - Indriyam
- 2000 - Dada Sahib.... Magistrate
- 1999 - Stalin Sivadas .... Manoj
- 1999 - Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu ..... Chackochi
- 1998 - Samaantharangal ..... Murali
- 1997 - Kalyana Unnikal
- 1997 - Kalyaanakkacheri
- 1997 - Nee Varuvolam
- 1997 - Hitler Brothers ..... Kuttan Pillai
- 1996 - Kazhakam
- 1996 - Kadhaapurushan ..... Kunjunni's Half Brother
- 1995 - Sadaram...... Madhavan
- 1994 - Sagaram Sakshi ..... Adv. Radhakrishnan Nair
- 1994 - Vidheyan..... Patelar's nephew
- 1994 - Commissioner ..... K. M. Varghese
- 1994 - Puthran .... Alexander
- 1993 - Bhoomi Geetham ...Devan
- 1993 - Dhruvam... Police Constable
- 1992 - Sargam
- 1992 - Utsavamelam
- 1991 - Aanaval Mothiram
- 1991 - Vishnulokam
- 1991 - Ottayal Pattalam
- 1991 - Godfather ..... Balakrishnan
- 1990 - Ee Thanutha Veluppan Kalathu .... Doctor
- 1990 - Kottayam Kunjachan .... Joy
- 1990 - Mathilukal ... Razzaq
- 1989 - Oru Sayahnathinte Swapnam
- 1989 - Season ...News Reporter
- 1989 - Nayanangal
- 1987 - Swathi Thirunal .... Singer
- Eran Nilavu (flowers)
- Sparsham (Media one)
- Eran Nilavu (DD)
- Chandralekha (Asianet)
- Badra (Surya TV)
- Nandanam (Surya TV)
- Vrindravanam (Asianet)
- Alvudinte Albudhavilakku (Asianet)
- Devimahatmyam (Asianet)
- Paarijatham (Asianet)
- Sreeguruvayoorappan (Surya TV)
- Ammakkayi (Surya TV)
- Kanakinavu (Surya TV)
- Sundarippovu (Amrita TV)
- American Dreams (Asianet)
- Swarnamayooram (Asianet)
- Nizhalukal (asianet)
- Vasundhara Medicals
- Vaitharani (1996- Doordarshan Malayalam)
- May flower
- "Mathrubhumi Online".
- The Hindu : Friday Review Thiruvananthapuram / Focus : Versatile artiste
- STAR GALLERY Malayalam TV, Kerala Television, Kerala TV, Malayalam TV Programs, surya TV, kairali TV, asianet, jeevan TV - Malayalamtv.com
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- "Mathrubhumi Online".
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- "Ravi Vallathol Malayalam Actor passes away in his residence". thebigmirror.com.
- "Weeping Boy, IMDb".