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Nizhalgal Ravi is an Indian film and television actor who has performed in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films and serials. He started his career in 1980 with the film Nizhalgal.[1] He has acted in 500 films.[2]

Nizhalgal Ravi
Ravichandran Samanna

(1956-04-16) 16 April 1956 (age 63)
Other namesKakka Ravi
Years active1980–present


Nizhalgal Ravi, an actor in South Indian film industry, started his career under the baton of veteran director Bharathiraja in the Tamil film Nizhalgal which fetched him his sobriquet. He played the role of an aspiring hero who falls in love, a performance which brought him his greatest success,[citation needed] although he has not become a top hero. He has had many character roles including films Vedam Puthithu, Nayakan, Chinna Thambi Periya Thambi, Annamalai, Marupadiyam and Aasai. He portrayed roles such as those of a kind-hearted father, a ruthless villain, or a back-stabber. He dubbed for Amitabh Bachchan for the program Kaun Banega Crorepati in Tamil. He acted in more than 25 movies in Malayalam during the 80s. He acted in director K. Balachander's telefilm Rayil Sneham, which became a hit in the early 90s.

Personal lifeEdit

He did his B.A. in Economics in P.S.G. Arts, Coimbatore. He was born as Ravichandran to Shyamanna and D. Rajammal in an orthodox family. He is married to Vishnupriya and has one son, Rahul.

Notable filmographyEdit


Serial Role Channel Language
Rail Sneham Doordarshan Tamil
Jannal Sun TV
Thendral Velayudham
Emergency Action DD Podhigai
Kasalavu Nesam Sun TV / Raj TV
Nallador Veenai
Suryaputhri Kalaignar TV
Alaigal Sun TV
Lahiri Lahiri Lahirilo ETV Telugu
Run RK Sun TV Tamil

As dubbing artistEdit

In the Tamil speaking community, the program "KBC" got huge reception, due to the dubbing voice performed by Nizhalgal Ravi.[3]

Year Movie/Show Role Actors Original Language Notes
2005 Kaun Banega Crorepati Amitabh Bachchan Hindi Tamil version only
2008 Bommalattam Rana Nana Patekar
2018 K.G.F: Chapter 1 Anant Nag Kannada Tamil version only
2018 Thugs of Hindustan Khudabaksh Amitabh Bachchan Hindi Tamil version only
2019 Kaappaan Boman Irani
2019 Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy Amitabh Bachchan
2019 Bigil Jackie Shroff


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