Nizhalgal Ravi

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
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Ravichandran Samanna

(1956-04-16) 16 April 1956 (age 64)
Other namesKakka
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. 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 (Doordarshan), which became a hit in 1989.

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. He is the youngest of all his siblings. He has 5 brothers and 3 sisters .

Notable filmographyEdit


Year Serial Role Channel Language
1990 Jannal Sun TV Tamil
1991 Rail Sneham Doordarshan
1997 Emergency Action DD Podhigai
1999 Kasalavu Nesam Sun TV / Raj TV
2002 Alaigal Eswaramoorthy Sun TV
2004 Dheerka Sumangali
2009–2010 Thendral Velayudham
Nallador Veenai
2012–2014 Suryaputhri Kalaignar TV
2018–2020 Lahiri Lahiri Lahirilo Devaraj ETV Telugu
2019–2020 Run Dr Radhakrishnan (RK) Sun TV Tamil
2020–Present Chithi 2 Shanmugapriyan

Web SeriesEdit

Breathe: Into the Shadows as Principal Krishnan Moorthy.

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
1988 Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal Rahman Tamil
2005 Kaun Banega Crorepati Amitabh Bachchan Hindi Tamil version only
2008 Bommalattam Rana Nana Patekar
2015 Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka Mithun Chakraborty Tamil Tamil version only
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 Tamil version only
2019 Bigil Jackie Shroff
2019 Aladdin Sulthan Navid Negahban English Tamil version only


  1. ^ "Grill mill -- 'Nizhalgal' Ravi". The Hindu. 21 November 2008.
  2. ^ "It is 500 films for Nizhalgal Ravi". Kolly Insider.
  3. ^ "See Amitabh, hear `Nizhalgal' Ravi". The Hindu. 5 August 2005.

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