Ravi Varma (stunt director)

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Dr. Ravi Varma
K Ravi Kumar

(1974-06-24) 24 June 1974 (age 45)
ResidenceBangalore, Karnataka
OccupationStunt director and co-ordinator
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)C Rathna
ChildrenR Thanu
R Darshan
AwardsTitle: Sahasa Sarvabhoma Karnataka State Film Awards,
Suvarna Film Awards

Dr. Ravi Varma (born as K Ravi Kumar) is an Indian stunt director.

Early life[edit]

Ravi Varma was born on 24 June 1974 to K Kalasaiah and Ningamma in Bangalore, Karnataka. He did his schooling in Bangalore Corporation School. He was once a successful autorickshaw driver.


Varma began his journey with Sandalwood in 1995 as a fight assistant. A breakthrough in his movie career happened when he assumed the role of action director in the Kannada film Dharma in 2004, in which the principal actor was Darshan. His biggest Sandalwood movie so far is Darshan's Sangoli Rayanna, an epic period movie filmed on a grand scale with 1000 actors. Ravi Varma entered the Telugu industry with Krishna Vamsi's Mahatma in 2009.

Varma's stunts in the South Indian film industry soon started making news in Bollywood and earned him a break with Prabhu Deva's R... Rajkumar in which Shahid Kapoor played the lead role. He also worked with superstars of bollywood such as Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn in the films Jai Ho,[1] Raees, and Action Jackson respectively. He has become one of the most sought-after stunt directors in Bollywood and South Indian film industry. His prime projects are Doddmane Hudga, Jaguar, Santhu Straight Forward, Dhruva, Rock On!! 2 and Machine.


Varma has received many awards from the Kannada and the Telugu film industries.[2] He has been conferred with the title Saahasa Saarvabouma[3] by the Kannada film industry. He has been conferred with an honorary doctorate from the Academy of Universal Global Peace University, Chennai.[4] He became the first technician in the film industry to get a doctorate.

Year Award Film Category Result
2006 Udaya Film Awards Shree Best Stunt Director Won
2009 Karnataka State Film Awards Ambari Best Stunt Director Won
2009 Suvarna Film Awards Kabaddi Best Stunt Director Won
2012 Udaya Film Awards Sangoli Rayanna Best Stunt Director Won
2012 South Indian International Film Awards (SIIMA) Addhuri Best Fight Choreographer Won
2012 Sandalwood Star Award Kempe Gowda Best Fight Choreographer Won
2013 Karnataka State Film Awards Sangoli Rayanna Best Stunt Director Won
2013 Suvarna Film Awards Sangoli Rayanna Best Stunt Director Won
2013 South Indian International Film Awards (SIIMA) Saarathi Best Fight Choreographer Won
2014 South Indian International Film Awards (SIIMA) Googly Best Fight Choreographer Won
2014 Zee Cine Awards R... Rajkumar Best Action Nominated
2015 South Indian International Film Awards (SIIMA) Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari Best Fight Choreographer Won


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Film Year Language Notes
Sri Manjunatha 2001 Telugu
Dharma 2004 Kannada
Jothe Jotheyali 2006 Kannada
Suntaragaali 2006 Kannada
Mungaru Male 2006 Kannada
Shri 2006 Kannada Won Udaya Film Awards
Anatharu 2007 Kannada
Gaja 2008 Kannada
Navagraha 2008 Kannada
Vamshi 2008 Kannada
Ambari 2009 Kannada Won Karnataka State Film Awards
Kabaddi 2009 Kannada Won Suvarna Film Awards
Mahatma 2009 Telugu
Jackie 2010 Kannada
Mynaa 2010 Kannada
Krishnan Love Story 2010 Kannada
Saarathi 2011 Kannada Won SIIM Award
Jarasandha 2011 Kannada
Paramathma 2011 Kannada
Hudugaru 2011 Kannada
Kempe Gowda 2011 Kannada
Bejawada 2011 Telugu
Anna Bond 2012 Kannada
Varadhanayaka 2012 Kannada
Sangoli Rayanna 2012 Kannada Won Karnataka State Film Awards, Udaya Film Awards
Addhuri 2012 Kannada Won SIIM Award
Yaare Koogadali 2012 Kannada
Thappana 2012 Malayalam
Tadakha 2013 Telugu
Om 3D 2013 Telugu
Bachchan 2013 Kannada
Raja Huli 2013 Kannada
Bulbul 2013 Kannada
R... Rajkumar 2013 Hindi
Googly 2013 Kannada Won SIIM Award
Bahaddur 2014 Kannada
Power 2014 Kannada
Brahma 2014 Kannada
Gajakesari 2014 Kannada
Jai Ho 2014 Hindi
Action Jackson 2014 Hindi
Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari 2014 Kannada Won SIIM Award
Alludu Seenu 2014 Telugu
Paisa 2014 Telugu
Ugramm 2014 Kannada
Ambareesha 2014 Kannada
Hero 2015 Hindi
Vajrakaya 2015 Kannada
Mr. Airavata 2015 Kannada
Tiger 2015 Telugu
Arjuna 2015 Kannada
Rocket 2015 Kannada
Boxer 2015 Kannada
Rana Vikrama 2015 Kannada [5]
Iru Mugan 2016 Tamil
Sarrainodu 2016 Telugu
Okka Ammayi Thappa 2016 Telugu
Thikka 2016 Telugu
Ram-Leela 2015 Kannada
Tharai Thappattai 2016 Tamil
Ricky 2016 Kannada
Oopiri / Thozha 2016 Telugu, Tamil
Style King 2016 Kannada
A Aa 2016 Telugu
Zoom 2016 Kannada
Viraat 2016 Kannada
Akhil 2016 Telugu
Crazy Boy 2016 Kannada
Happy Birthday 2016 Kannada
Speedunnodu 2016 Telugu
Dictator 2016 Telugu
Freaky Ali 2016 Hindi
Babu Bangaram 2016 Telugu
Doddmane Hudga 2016 Kannada
Santhu Straight Forward 2016 Kannada
Kirik Party 2016 Kannada
Jaguar 2016 Kannada
Dhruva 2016 Telugu
Rock On 2 2016 Hindi
Machine 2017 Hindi
Raees 2017 Hindi
Maasthi Gudi 2017 Kannada
Winner 2017 Telugu
Hebbuli 2017 Kannada
Bangara s/o Bangarada Manushya 2017 Kannada
Raajakumara 2017 Kannada
Tiger 2017 Kannada
Munna Michael 2017 Hindi
Saheba 2017 Kannada
Villain 2017 Malayalam
Garuda 2017 Kannada
Kariya 2 2017 Kannada
Nene Raju Nene Mantri 2017 Telugu
November Nalli Naanu Avalu 2017 Kannada
Bruhaspati 2018 Kannada
Mufti 2017 Kannada
Anjaniputra 2017 Kannada
The Villain 2018 Kannada
Sketch 2018 Tamil
Samhaara 2018 Kannada
Agnyaathavaasi 2018 Telugu
Naa Peru Surya 2018 Telugu
Mauli 2018 Marathi
Satyamev Jayate 2018 Hindi
Pantham 2018 Telugu
Amma I Love You 2018 Kannada
Rustum 2019 Kannada also director


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