| AK Raveendran|
| Major Ravi|
| 13 June 1958 (age 62) (1958-06-13) Pattambi, Palakkad, Kerala|
Film actordirector , Army Officer (retd.)
P Kuttisankara Perumbara Nair, A.T.Sathyabhama
Picket 43, Karmayodha, Kurukshetra, Keerthi Chakra, Kandahar
Biju Menon, Mohanlal, Ravi Maria, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Pranav Mohanlal
Major Ravi Wikipedia
A. K. Ravindran, is an Indian filmmaker and actor in Malayalam cinema. He also served as a Major in Indian Army.
Ravi was born to Sri. Perumbara Kuttisankaran Nair and Smt. A. T. Satyabhama in Pattambi, Palakkad district on 13 June 1958.
He joined the army as a cadet after his schooling and later pursued his studies within the army and graduated from the Army College to become a major in the year 1985. He was head of the commando team of the mission code named Operation One Eyed Jack to capture suspects of the Rajiv Gandhi murder case. During his commando tenure of four years in the National Security Guard. The experiences of which inspired him to direct Keerthi Chakra (2006) and Mission 90 Days (2007).
After serving for around two decades in the Indian Army, he became a military consultant for Indian films. He has worked with Priyadarshan, Rajkumar Santhoshi, Kamal Haasan, and Mani Ratnam. He has earlier made a children's film, Toofan in Hindi in the year 1999, starring Dileep and Saba Khan, which had a delayed release in 2010, due to censoring issues. It was dubbed into Malayalam as Oru Avadhikaalam. His first feature film was Keerti Chakra, a film on Kashmir militancy.
His second movie Mission 90 Days was his own experience of the Rajiv Gandhi Assassination case. His third project Kurukshetra based on the Kargil war starring Mohanlal was a sequel to Keerthi Chakra. The 2010 film Kandahar was a third installment to the Major Mahadevan film series.
In 2012, he directed Karma Yodha with Mohanlal. In 2015, Picket 43, starring Prithviraj and Javed Jaffery was made. It turned out to be a hit. He is now heading towards a fourth installment in the Major Mahadevan series. About the film he quoted: "The focus will be on the individuals rather than the war, and will portray the relationships that are forged during the war."Kerala State Film Awards2006: Best Screen Play - Keerthi ChakraAsianet Film Awards2006:Best Director Award - Keerthi Chakra2008:Special Honour Jury Award - Kurukshetra2010:Best Feature Film on National Integration Award - Kandahar