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Nationality
  
Indian

Name
  
V. Ravichandran

Other names
  
Role
  
Film actor


Years active
  
1981–present

Spouse
  
R. Sumathy (m. 1986)

Children
  
3

Siblings
  
Balaji

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Born
  
30 May 1961 (age 62) (
1961-05-30
)

Residence
  
Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Occupation
  
Film actor, director, producer, editor, screenwriter, composer, lyricist

Movies
  
Premaloka, Malla, Ranadheera, Manjina Hani, Sipayi

Profiles

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Veeraswamy Ravichandran (born 30 May 1960), known mononymously as Ravichandran (Kannada: ರವಿಚಂದ್ರನ್), is an Indian film actor, director, music director and editor best known for his work in Kannada cinema. He is often considered as "The Show Man" of Kannada cinema for his multi-faceted works in his associated films.

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Son of notable film producer N. Veeraswamy, Ravichandran made his acting debut in Khadeema Kallaru (1982) in as antagonist and followed it up with Chakravyuha in 1983. After starring in a series of multi-starrers in supporting and lead roles, he cast himself in his directorial debut Premaloka (1987) which became one of the highest grossing blockbuster films in Kannada cinema. As a producer, he continues to run Sri Eswari Productions. He is fondly and popularly known as the Crazy Star of Kannada cinema.

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Personal life

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Ravichandran was born in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India on 30 May 1960. His parents are N. Veeraswamy and Pattammal. His father N. Veeraswamy is the notable producer of South Indian film industry and his family is Tamil-speaking Mudaliars. Ravichandran married Sumathi, on the Valentine's Day; 14 February 1986. The couple have a daughter Geethanjali and two sons Manoranjan Ravichandran and Vikram Ravichandran. Manoranjan Ravichandran made his acting debut with Saheba (2017).

As an actor

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Ravichandran started his film career in the early 1980s and acted in many movies along with well-known actors of the Kannada industry, including Vishnuvardhan, Ambarish, Prabhakar and Rajesh produced by his father. His first movie was Khadeema Kallaru(1982) (as one of the villains). His major commercial success as a leading actor came from Premaloka, a romantic comedy movie starring Juhi Chawla in the female lead role.Premaloka became all-time blockbuster and cemented Ravichandrans position. He became noted for his mesmerising looks and charismatic style. He was at peaks in late 80s to mid 90s Post-Premaloka, Ravichandran starred in several hits, most notably Ranadheera (which was a remake of Subhash Ghai's Hero), Anjada Gandu, Yuddha Kaanda, Ramachaari, Halli Meshtru, Gadibidi Ganda, Annayya, Sipayi, Yaare Neenu Cheluve, Mangalyam Tantunanena, Preethsod Thappa and Malla. Ravichandran best pairs with South Indian actress Kushboo.

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His role as an innocent village bumpkin in Ramachaari was featured at the Ontario Film Festival. He has stuck to mostly stereotyped roles: a police officer (Shanti Kranti and Abhimanyu), lover (Premaloka, Anjada Gandu, and Preethsod Thappa), pop singer (Yuga Purusha, and Gadibidi Ganda), rustic Sipayi, Chikkejamanru, Halli Meshtru, and Malla, and lawyer (Brahma Vishnu Maheshwara and Yuddha Kaanda).

As director

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Ravichandran shot to instant fame when Premaloka, which he produced, directed, and starred in, became one of the landmark films in Kannada film history. It was made with a budget of a crore rupees, the most expensive Kannada film in its time. It starred Juhi Chawla as the female lead. Also Vishnuvardhan, Ambarish, Tiger Prabhakar and other superstars of that period played guest role in the movie respecting their long time association with Eshwari Productions. Premaloka also established Hamsalekha, who would team up with Ravichandran for a long period.

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Premaloka broke several records and defined much of Ravichandran's later film making. It set the stage for lavish productions in the Kannada film industry, and inspired a generation of directors. Ravichandran is generally credited with introducing a culture of producing big-budget films in Kannada. Ravichandran initially acted in and directed movies produced by his own banner, Eswari Productions. After Premaloka, he accepted acting offers from other producers. He has worked with directors of the Kannada film industry such as S. V. Rajendra Singh Babu and D. Rajendra Babu.

As producer

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Ravichandran first movie as a producer is not from his father company, he started his own company(Ravi Cine Creation)and produced "Prema Matsara" he announced the date of release with list of theatre on the Muhurth day itself. The movie turned out a break even financially for him.The second movie he produced was "Kadima Kallaru" and also appeared in a small role for the first time and this was his first movie as actor. It was financial disaster in the box office. He also produced a Hindi movie with Amitabh bachchan and Shridevi Inquilaab (film) which was a remake of blockbuster Kannada movie "Chakravyuha" starring Ambareesh and Ambika in lead role.

In 1991, Ravichandran released Shanti Kranti, the costliest movie ever made in South India till then. Considered his magnum opus, the film was shot over four years with a budget of 40 million rupees, and was simultaneously made in Kannada, Telugu, and Tamil. The movie was commercial failure, due to it slow paced story telling and Ravichandran suffered huge losses financially and morally.

Music director

Ravichandran is credited with "discovering" the talented Hamsalekha. Together, they worked in over 25 films and created several popular numbers. However, the duo parted company after Preethsod Thappa, only to work again in Ondagona Baa, which was a commercial and musical failure. In Hamsalekha's absence, Ravichandran took up the role of a music director and created a few popular tunes in Ekangi and Aham Premasmi. But critics generally consider him a below average music director. But he won a state award for best music director for the movie Ekangi.

Ravichandran started his own audio company, "Eswari Audio", which later was renamed into "Eshwari Entertainments". For his brother's debut movie, Aham Premasmi, he bypassed the entire music industry and sold the music cassettes through cable operators to beat piracy and brought " Digital Grading " Technology to Kannada Film Industry and also brought color technicians from abroad.

Television

Ravichandran has done a spectacular debut to Kannada television as a talent show judge. Dancing Star-season 2 on Colors Kannada saw him as a very popular judge. He continued his relationship with the show when the channel launched the extension of the show: Dancing Star Junior.

Awards

  • Karnataka State Award for Best Director, Actor, Music Director for Ekangi
  • Karnataka State Puttanna Kanagal Award for Lifetime Achievements.
  • Suvarna Filmfare Award for Lifetime Achievements
  • Kannada Rajyotsava Award on 2010
  • Special Technical State Award for Shanti Kranti
  • Udaya Film Award for Best Supporting Actor - Aham Premasmi
  • NTR National award - 2013
  • Filmography

    Actor
    -
    Gowri (filming)
    -
    KD - The Devil (filming) as
    Annayyappa
    -
    Manjina Hani (filming)
    -
    The Judgement -- See You in Court (filming)
    -
    Trishulam (post-production)
    2023
    Kranti as
    Bhargava Rayanna
    2022
    Andondittu Kaala
    2022
    Vijayanand as
    Ganesh
    2022
    Head Bush
    2022
    Vande Mataram: 75th Independence Day (by Kannada Celebrities) (Music Video) as
    V. Ravichandran (as Ravichandran)
    2022
    Ravi Bopanna as
    Ravi Bopanna
    2021
    Kannadiga as
    Gunabhadra
    2021
    Drishya 2 as
    Rajendra Ponnappa
    2021
    Premaloka as
    Ravi
    2019
    Aa Drushya
    2019
    Kurukshetra as
    Shri Krishna
    2019
    Dasharatha as
    Dasharatha
    2019
    Padde Huli as
    Sampath's father
    2018
    Buckasura
    2017
    Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 as
    Constable
    2017
    Hebbuli as
    Sathyamoorthy (as Crazy Star V. Ravichandran)
    2016
    Mungaru Male 2 as
    Preetham's father
    2016
    Lakshmana (as Crazy Star V. Ravi Chandran)
    2016
    Apoorva as
    Rajshekar
    2015
    Luv U Alia
    2014
    Paramashiva
    2014
    Drishya as
    Rajendra Ponnappa
    2014
    Maanikya as
    Adhishesha (as Krazy Star V. Ravichandran)
    2014
    Crazy Star
    2012
    Crazy Loka as
    Basavaraj Kattimane
    2012
    Dashamukha as
    Ravindranath R.
    2012
    Narasimha as
    Hero (as Crazy Star V. Ravichandran)
    2011
    Kalla Malla Sulla as
    Ravi
    2010
    Naariya Seere Kadda
    2010
    Aithalakkadi (Guest Appearance) (as Crazy Star V. Ravichandran)
    2010
    Hoo
    2009
    Rajakumari as
    Music Teacher
    2008
    Nee Tata Naa Birla as
    Ravi
    2007
    Ugadi
    2006
    Neelakanta
    2006
    Odahuttidavalu
    2006
    Neenello Naanalle as
    Guest Appearance (as Crazy Star V. Ravichandran)
    2006
    Ravi Shastri
    2006
    Hatavadi
    2005
    Pandu Ranga Vittala as
    Pandu / Ranga / Vittala
    2005
    Aham Premasmi as
    Ishwar's Guru (as Crazy Star V. Ravichandran)
    2004
    Ramakrishna as
    Rama
    2004
    Malla as
    Mallikarjuna 'Malla' / Shiva
    2003
    Ondagona Baa as
    Raghu (as Crazy Star V. Ravichandran)
    2002
    Kodanda Rama
    2002
    Ekangi
    2002
    Preethi Mado Hudugarigella
    2001
    Premakke Sai
    2001
    Kanasugara
    2001
    Usire as
    Mutthu
    2000
    Mahathma
    2000
    O Nanna Nalle
    2000
    Preethsu Thappenilla
    2000
    Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko
    1999
    Chora Chittha Chora
    1999
    Naanu Nanna Hendthiru
    1999
    Ravimama
    1999
    O Premave as
    Raja
    1999
    Sneha
    1999
    Nanu Nanna Hendtheeru as
    Sriram
    1998
    Yaare Neenu Cheluve as
    Surya
    1998
    Preethsod Thappa as
    Raja
    1997
    Cheluva
    1997
    Kalavida
    1997
    Mommaga
    1996
    Sipayi as
    Shiva
    1994
    Rasika
    1993
    Annayya as
    Annayya
    1993
    Mane Devru as
    Ranganath
    1992
    Halli Mestru as
    Widowed Teacher
    1991
    Ramachari as
    Ramachari
    1991
    Nattukku Oru Nallavan (Inspector Bharath)
    1991
    Shanti Kranti as
    Inspector Subhash
    1990
    Abhimanyu
    1989
    Kindari Jogi as
    Ravi
    1989
    Yuddhakanda
    1989
    Yuga Purusha
    1988
    Ranadheera as
    Ranadheera
    1988
    Anjada Gandu as
    Ramu
    1988
    Brahma Vishnu Maheshwara as
    Lawyer Narayan
    1987
    Main Hoon Aflatoon
    1986
    Na Ninna Preetisuve
    1985
    Nanu Nanna Hendthi as
    Singing Star
    1983
    Chakravyuha as
    Richard Louis
    1971
    Kula Gourava as
    Young Shankar (as Master Ravichandran)
    Director
    -
    Manjina Hani (filming)
    2022
    Ravi Bopanna
    2021
    Premaloka
    2016
    Apoorva
    2014
    Crazy Star
    2010
    Hoo
    2006
    Hatavadi
    2005
    Aham Premasmi
    2004
    Malla
    2002
    Kodanda Rama
    2002
    Ekangi
    2000
    O Nanna Nalle
    1998
    Preethsod Thappa
    1997
    Cheluva
    1997
    Kalavida
    1997
    Mommaga
    1996
    Sipayi
    1993
    Mane Devru
    1991
    Shanti Kranti
    1989
    Kindari Jogi
    1988
    Ranadheera
    Writer
    2022
    Ravi Bopanna (screenplay)
    2021
    Premaloka (story, screenplay)
    2016
    Apoorva
    2010
    Hoo (screenplay)
    2006
    Hatavadi
    2005
    Aham Premasmi (written by)
    2004
    Malla
    2002
    Kodanda Rama (screenplay, dialogue)
    2002
    Ekangi
    2000
    O Nanna Nalle
    1998
    Preethsod Thappa (screenplay, dialogue)
    1997
    Kalavida
    1997
    Mommaga (screenplay)
    1996
    Sipayi
    1993
    Mane Devru (screenplay, dialogue)
    1991
    Shanti Kranti
    1989
    Kindari Jogi (story, screenplay)
    1988
    Ranadheera (screenplay)
    Composer
    2022
    Ravi Bopanna
    2016
    Apoorva (music)
    2014
    Crazy Star
    2006
    Neelakanta
    2006
    Hatavadi
    2005
    Pandu Ranga Vittala
    2005
    Aham Premasmi
    2004
    Malla
    2002
    Kodanda Rama
    2002
    Ekangi
    2000
    Mahathma
    2000
    O Nanna Nalle
    2000
    Preethsu Thappenilla
    1999
    Chora Chittha Chora
    1999
    Naanu Nanna Hendthiru
    1999
    O Premave
    1999
    Sneha
    1999
    Nanu Nanna Hendtheeru
    Music Department
    2022
    Ravi Bopanna (lyricist)
    2010
    Naariya Seere Kadda (composer: additional song) / (lyricist - Kannadan)
    2010
    Aithalakkadi (lyricist - Kannadan)
    2010
    Hoo (lyricist - Kannadan)
    2006
    Neelakanta (lyricist - Kannadan)
    2006
    Hatavadi (lyricist - Kannadan)
    2005
    Pandu Ranga Vittala (lyricist - Kannadan)
    2005
    Aham Premasmi (lyricist - Kannadan) / (music)
    2004
    Malla (lyricist: Kannadan)
    2002
    Kodanda Rama (lyricist: Kannadan)
    2002
    Ekangi (lyricist: Kannadan)
    2000
    Mahathma (lyricist: Kannadan)
    2000
    O Nanna Nalle (lyricist: Kannadan)
    2000
    Preethsu Thappenilla (lyricist: Kannadan)
    Producer
    -
    Manjina Hani (producer) (filming)
    2022
    Ravi Bopanna (producer)
    2021
    Premaloka (producer)
    2016
    Apoorva (producer)
    2014
    Thirumannam Ennum Nikkah (producer)
    2005
    Aham Premasmi (producer)
    2002
    Ekangi (producer)
    1997
    Kalavida (producer)
    1996
    Sipayi (producer)
    1991
    Shanti Kranti (executive producer)
    1989
    Kindari Jogi (producer)
    1988
    Ranadheera (producer)
    1985
    Nanu Nanna Hendthi (producer)
    1983
    Chakravyuha (co-producer)
    1982
    Prema Matsara (producer)
    Editor
    2022
    Ravi Bopanna
    2016
    Apoorva
    2010
    Hoo
    2006
    Hatavadi
    2005
    Aham Premasmi
    Stunts
    1991
    Shanti Kranti (stunts)
    Miscellaneous
    1991
    Shanti Kranti (choreography)
    Thanks
    2013
    Bul Bul (thanks - as Crazy Star V. Ravichandran)
    2012
    Rambo (thanks - as Crazy Star Veeraswamy Ravichandran)
    Self
    2014
    Weekend with Ramesh (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest / Self
    - Episode #2.34 (2016) - Self
    - Episode #1.4 (2014) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #1.3 (2014) - Self - Guest
    2014
    Bigg Boss Kannada (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #3.1 (2015) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #2.1 (2014) - Self - Guest

    References

    V. Ravichandran Wikipedia


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