Ravi Behl

Ravi Behl (born 10 May 1966)[1] is an Indian actor and television producer belonging to Behl family of Hindi films. He is better known as a co-host in the television dance show Boogie Woogie, that he co-produced with Naved Jaffery for Sony television.[2] He debted in movies in 1980 with film Morchha, followed by Inteha in 1984.[3] As a hero, commercially successful Narsimha was his first film in which both he and Urmila Matondkar starred as the second lead pair along with main lead pair of Sunny Deol and Dimple Kapadia.

Ravi Behl
Born (1966-05-10) 10 May 1966 (age 55)
OccupationActor, Producer, Host
Years active1980–present

Early and personal lifeEdit

He is a son of film producer Shyam Behl.[4][3] His sister Geeta Behl is an actress who did roles in movies such as Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1968),[4][3] Meraa Dost Meraa Dushman (1984), Do Premee (1980) and Zamaane Ko Dikhana Hai (1981). Ravi is a nephew of director Ramesh Behl, brother of Ravi's father.[3] Ravi's father was a cousin of Kumar Gaurav, and nephew of Rajendra Kumar who was married to his paternal aunt Shukla.[3] Ramesh's son Goldie Behl is Ravi's cousin. Ravi's father produced movies, such as Duniya (1968) starring Dev Anand and Vyjayanthimala, and The Gold Medal (1969) starring Jeetendra, Rakhee Gulzar, and Shatrughan Sinha.

Behl, who remains unmarried, had said in an interview, "A lot of people are surprised that I’m still unmarried. It’s not that I haven’t tried. I was seeing a girl for a long time but unfortunately, our relationship didn’t blossom into marriage. We had our differences."[3]

Professional workEdit

Ravi made made acting debut with Raj Babbar in film Inteha in 1984. He worked in popular films, such as Narsimha with (1991) with Sunny Deol and Urmila Matondkar, Dalaal (1993) with Mithun Chakraborty and Ayesha Jhulka; Agni Sakhi (1996) with Jackie Shroff, Nana Patekar and Manisha Koirala; and Ghulam-E-Mustafa (1997) with Nana Patekar and Raveena Tandon.[3][5] He also acted in a British TV mini series based on the novel The Far Pavilions.[4]

After his career in movies fade he became the co-producer[6] and host of Boogie Woogie (1996-2014)[3][7] an Indian Television dance show. Ravi, who was once in financial trouble, Tellychakkar, found financial security through his work in television.[3]


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "This day in history". Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Interview with actor Ravi Behl". IBNLive. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Bollywood’s Forgotten Stars: 8 Interesting facts about Boogie Woogie’s judge – Ravi Behl, The Free Press Journal, 17 June 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "The Lost Hero : Ravi Behl".
  5. ^ "Television brought me financial stability". Tellychakkar. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  6. ^ "I was on a holiday, now I'm back: Ravi Behl". TOI. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  7. ^ "'Boogie Woogie' back on small screen in December". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2013.

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