|Full Name R. Ravikumar|
Years active 1997–present
|Residence Adyar, Chennai|
Occupation Film actor, stuntman
|Born June 1, 1970 (age 46) (1970-06-01) Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
Children RP. Suvetha Shri, RP. Pranav
Movies Soan Papdi, Kaaki Sattai, Vanna Thamizh Pattu
Similar Anirudh Ravichander, Dhanush, P Vasu, RS Durai Senthilkumar
Besant Ravi (born R.Ravikumar on 1 February 1970) Indian film actor known for playing action, character roles in Kollywood, Bollywood and several other Indian language films.
Besant Ravi who born and grew up in Chennai was a bike mechanic in his early stages of life and all his childhood days he grew up watching film shootings near his house in Besant Nagar. He soon became familiar with the artists and technicians on the sets. Besant Ravi who expertise in Martial arts and boxing, got his first break in cinema in the movie, Lucky Man.
He got his first break in cinema in the movie Lucky Man (film) in which he performed a solo stunt, then he got trained professionally for cinema by stunt master Pandiyan. He started his career as a fighter later moved into acting in several action sequences . Later he got many offers to enter into the acting arena and got busy with acting. Director S. Shankar’s Mudhalvan was noted among his projects.
After being Successful into stunt and action he started getting good offers into acting he stepped into acting and is successful there too. He has completed 19 years into acting and did not stop with Tamil he has also done movies in other Indian languages like , Hindi, All south indian languages , Bengali etc. Apart from character roles , villain roles he has also acclaimed in many comedy roles with legendary comedians Goundamani, Vadivelu and Santhanam.
He started his career with Luck Man and doing several movies in Tamil and other languages but his acting career started getting acclaimed with Director Shankar’s Mudhalvan in which he performed a Bus Jump sequence which was appreciated by the director S. Shankar and he gifted him a 500 rupee note signed by him after the shoot. Later he got busy with acting several movies. Among that ‘Ponnar Shankar,' which was written by Former CM M Karunanidhi and M Karunanidhi admired his performance in the film.
After Kollywood his career in Bollywood started with the racy director Rohit Shetty with the film Singham in 2011. His career break was in 2013 he did the role of ‘Periya anna’ in Shahrukh Khan & Deepika Padukone starring ‘Chennai Express’ directed by Shetty.