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Ravindra Shyamnarayan Shukla (born 17 July 1969), popularly known as Ravi Kishan, is an Indian actor, politician and television personality who works in Hindi cinema and Bhojpuri cinema.[3] He has also acted in a few Telugu films.[4] In 2006, he participated in Bigg Boss, the Indian version of Big Brother.[5] He was also a contestant on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 in 2012. In 2017 he made his Kannada debut in Hebbuli alongside Kiccha Sudeep, and his Tamil debut in Monisha En Monalisa.

Ravi Kishan
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Ravi Kishan at Santan Film Muhurat
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
23 May 2019
Preceded byPraveen Kumar Nishad
ConstituencyGorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
Personal details
Born
Ravindra Shyamnarayan Shukla

(1969-07-17) 17 July 1969 (age 50)[1]
Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India[1]
NationalityIndian
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party (2017–present)[2]
Other political
affiliations
Indian National Congress (2014-2017)
Spouse(s)Preeti Kishan[1]
ParentsPt. Shyama Narayan Shukla and Jadavati Devi
OccupationActor, Voice actor

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CareerEdit

In June 2008, Kishan was awarded the Most Popular Actor award at the ETV Bhojpuri Cinema Samman 2008 function. Popular reality shows such as Bigg Boss,[6] and more recently Ek Se Badhkar Ek - Jalwe Sitaron Ke have brought him to the front line of top Indian television actors. In 2008, he started co-hosting the celebrity dance-based reality show Bathroom Singer, Ek Se Badhkar Ek – Jalwe Sitaron Ke on Zee. Kishan also hosted the reality show Raaz Pichhle Janam Ka, on NDTV Imagine for two seasons. He worked with film directors Shyam Benegal[7] and Mani Ratnam in 2010.

A film starring Kishan, Jala Debh Duniya Tohra Pyar Mein, produced by the American film company PUN Films, was shown in the India Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival 2010.[citation needed]

In 2013, Kishan was one of the judges on the reality TV show Sales Ka Bazigar, telecast on ETV.[8] The show aimed to find the best salesperson in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The top ten people who made it to the finales were to be employed by the presenter of the show Su-kam Power Systems. The winner would get a package of ten lakhs per annum, followed by the first runner-up winning a package of six lakhs per annum.[9] This show was the first of its kind to find the best salesperson in India, and saw participation from over 10,000 people from regions across Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.[10]

In 2018, he had a role in the film MLA.[11]

Political careerEdit

Kishan joined Indian National Congress (INC) from Jaunpur constituency in Uttar Pradesh, and contested in the 2014 general elections where he secured only 42,759 votes or 4.25 per cent of the total votes.[12][13] In February 2017, Kishan left the Congress Party and joined the BJP.[14][15]

On 15 April 2019 Bhartiya Janata Party released a candidate list for the 2019 general election. Ravi Kishan was named for Gorakhpur Loksabha constituency.[16][17] he contested the 2019 general elections against Samajwadi party candidate Rambhual Nishad in Gorakhpur constituency of Uttar Pradesh. Kishan, won against Rambhual Nishad by a lead of over 3,01,664 votes. Ravi Kishan polled 7,17,122 votes, while Rambhual Nishad polled 4,15,458 votes.[18][19]

Personal lifeEdit

He is married to Preeti, and they have four children. His father lives in his hometown, Bisuin (Barain) in Kerakat Tehsil, Jaunpur District. Bisuin is a small village on the border of Varanasi in Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh, consisting of about 20 families.[1]

FilmographyEdit

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Language Notes
1992 Pitambar Hindi
1993 Rani Aur Maharani Hindi
1994 Zakhmi Dil Abhimanyu Hindi
1994 Aag Aur Chingari Hindi
1994 Udhaar Ki Zindagi Hindi
1996 Laalchee Hindi
1996 Aatank Mahesh Kumar Hindi
1996 Army Kartar Hindi
1997 Sher-E-Bazar Shekar Hindi
1997 Koi Kisi Se Kum Nahin Hindi
1997 Jai Hanuman Shri Krishna Hindi TV series
1998 Hamaara Faisla Hindi
1998 Kudrat Hindi
1998 Keemat Mohan Tripathi Hindi
1999 Aaya Toofan Hindi
1999 Monisha En Monalisa Tamil Debut film in Tamil
2000 Justice Chowdhary Hindi
2001 500 Ka Note Hindi
2002 Hello Inspector Inspector Vijay Hindi TV series
2002 The Trap Detective Raj Hindi TV series
2002 Marshal Hindi
2002 Guru Mahaguru Hindi
2003 Saiyaan Hamar Bhojpuri
2003 Tere Naam Rameshwar Hindi
2003 Hawayein Shahid Hindi TV serial
2004 Pandit Ji Batai Na Biyah Kab Hoi Bhojpuri
2004 Aan: Men at Work Raghu Shetty Hindi
2005 Raja Bhai Lagey Raho Raja Bhai Hindi
2005 Gehri Chaal Hindi
2005 Dulha Milal Dildar Bhojpuri
2005 Hum To Ho Gayi Tohar Bhojpuri
2005 Raja Bhojpuri
2006 Phir Hera Pheri Tiwari's sidekick Hindi
2006 Ab Ta Banja Sajanwa Hamaar Bhojpuri
2006 Banke Bihari M.L.A Bhojpuri
2006 Ganga Bhojpuri
2006 Gabbar Singh Govardhan Singh aka Gabbar Singh Bhojpuri
2007 Janam Janam Ke Saath Bhojpuri
2007 Deal – In Crime Hindi
2007 1971 Captain Jacob Hindi
2008 Welcome to Sajjanpur Ram Kumar Hindi
2009 Ram Balram Bhojpuri
2009 Luck Raghav Raghuvaran Hindi
2009 Kanoon Hamra Mutthi Me Bhojpuri
2009 Rangbaaj Daroga Bhojpuri
2009 Bidai Bhojpuri
2009 Bhoomiputra Bhojpuri
2009 Khatailaal Mithai Laal Bhojpuri
2009 Money Hai Toh Honey Hai Hindi
2009 Bihari Mafia Bhojpuri
2009 Rangbaz Daroga Bhojpuri
2009 Loot Hindi
2009 Chandu Ki Chameli Bhojpuri
2009 Dil Diwana Thakur Bhojpuri
2010 Balidaan Bhojpuri
2010 Satyamev Jayte Bhojpuri
2010 Mukti Bhojpuri
2010 Devra Bada Satawela Bhojpuri
2010 Jala Deb Duniya Tohra Pyar Mein Bhojpuri
2010 Raavan Mangal Hindi
2010 Banaras Ke Babuaa Surat Ke Chhori Bhojpuri
2010 Ram Pur Ke Lakshman Bhojpuri
2010 Laharia Loota E Rajaji Bhojpuri
2010 Well Done Abba Hindi
2010 Na Ghar Ke Na Ghaat Ke Bhojpuri
2010 Kab Takk Hindi
2011 Tanu Weds Manu Raja's friend Hindi
2011 Chitkabrey — The Shades of Grey Rakesh Choubey Hindi
2011 Piywa Bada Satavela Bhojpuri
2011 Hamar Devdas Bhojpuri Bhojpuri version of Devdas
2011 Mallyuddh Bhojpuri
2011 Kehu Hamse Jeet Na Paye Bhojpuri
2011 Faulaad Bhojpuri
2011 Mohalla Assi Bhojpuri
2011 Santan Bhojpuri
2011 Sajna Saath Na Chhute Bhojpuri
2011 Man from Benaras English, Hindi
2012 Aazaan Pandey (controversial RAW Agent) Hindi
2012 Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal Chandrabhan Hindi
2012 Kaisan Piyawa Ke Charitarwa Bhojpuri
2012 Prem Vidrohi Bhojpuri
2012 Dangerous Ishq Durgam Sah (Durgam Sah's First life) Hindi
2012 Agent Vinod Rajan Hindi
2012 Dhamaal Kaila Raja Bhojpuri
2012 Kaisan Piywa Ke Charittar Ba Bhojpuri
2012 Chaalis Chauraasi Shakti Chinappa Hindi
2013 Dhurandhar — The Shooter Bhojpuri
2013 Bullet Raja Sumer Yadav Hindi
2013 Bajatey Raho Mohanlal Sabbarwahl Hindi
2013 Issaq Teeta Singh (Tybalt) Hindi
2013 Mere Dad Ki Maruti Pathan Hindi
2013 Zilla Ghaziabad Rashid Ali Hindi
2014 Race Gurram Maddali Shiva Reddy Telugu Debut film in Telugu
2014 Lucky Kabootar Hindi
2014 Lakhon me ek Hammar Bhauji Bhojpuri
2014 Madhyamvarg: The Middle Class Journalist Marathi
2015 Second Hand Husband Gurpreet's brother Hindi
2015 Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho Bheema Hindi
2015 Kick 2 Solomon Singh Thakur Telugu
2015 Ranbanka Raghav Hindi
2015 Pandit Ji Batai Na Biyah Kab Hoi 2 Bhojpuri
2016 Love Aur Rajneeti Lead Actor Bhojpuri
2016 Supreme Beeku Telugu
2016 Okka Ammayi Thappa Anwar Telugu
2016 Global Baba Inspector Jacob Hindi
2017 Hebbuli Amrut Shah Kannada
2017 Hameer Veersingh/ Raghuveer Gujarati
2017 Radha MLA Sujatha Telugu
2017 Shahenshah Bhojpuri
2017 LIE Bharadwaj Telugu
2017 Lucknow Central C.M. Hindi
2017 Mukkabaaz Hindi
2017 Kashi Amarnath Amarnath Bhojpuri
2018 MLA MLA Gadappa Telugu
2018 Sketch Tamil
2018 Saakshyam Telugu
2018 Bairi Kangana 2 Deva/Bhola Bhojpuri
2018 Sanki Daroga Raghuraj Pratap Singh Bhojpuri
2019 N.T.R: Kathanayakudu Ravikant Nagaich Telugu
2019 Bombairiya Hindi
2019 Batla House KK Hindi
2019 Radhe  TBA Bhojpuri Post Production
2019 Chhoo Mantar  TBA Bhojpuri Muhurat
2019 Pandit Ji Batai Na Biyah Kab Hoi 3  TBA Bhojpuri Muhurat
2019 Sabse Bada Champion  TBA Bhojpuri Post Production
2019 Jai Chhathi Maa Priyavrat Hindi Post Production

Dubbing careerEdit

In 2007, Kishan's voice was used to dub Tobey Maguire's role as Spider-Man in the third film into Bhojpuri. This is the first Hollywood blockbuster film to include a Bhojupri voice dub, along with Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu dubs. This caused Kishan to plan to create a superhero film of his own.[20]

Dubbing rolesEdit

Film title Actor Character Dub language Original language Original year release Dub year release Notes
Spider-Man 3[21] Tobey Maguire Peter Parker / Spider-Man Bhojpuri English 2007 2007 First ever Hollywood film to receive a Bhojpuri dub

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Notes
1997 DD National's Jai Hanuman Lord Krishna
2000 Metro Gold's Zindagi Milke Bitayenge Played role of boyfriend of Kiran Kumar's daughter.
2002 Sahara TV's Har Mod Par Played role of Hansa's love interest
2002 DD Metro's Hello Inspector Played role of Inspector Vijay. Presented by SAB TV Network Ltd.
2002 DD Metro's The Trap Played role of Inspector.
2004 DD National's Hawayein Played role of Shahid (main protagonist).
This won Best TV Serial in Indian Television Awards (ITA Awards) (2003) and Best TV serial in sponsored Category in DD Awards (2004).
2006 Bigg Boss 1 Self/Finalist
2009 NDTV Imagine's Raaz Pichhle Janam Ka (Season 1) Self/Host
2010 NDTV Imagine's Raaz Pichhle Janam Ka (Season 2) Self/Host
2012 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 Self / 10th Place
2016 &TV's Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain! - Shanivaar Special (Episode 5) Self/Guest Appearance
2018 &TV's Agnifera (Episodes 209 & 210) Self/Guest Appearance

Web SeriesEdit

Year Title Role Platform Notes
2018 Rangbaaz Chandrabhan Singh ZEE5 [22] [23]

ReferencesEdit

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  6. ^ "Ravi Kishan to enter Bigg Boss house". ndtv.com. 20 November 2008. Archived from the original on 12 July 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ "Worth a trip". Rediff. 19 September 2008. Archived from the original on 24 January 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. ^ "Ravi Kishan to judge Sales Ka Baazigar on ETV". Telly Chakkar. 9 April 2013. Archived from the original on 9 February 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
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  10. ^ "First time in India, reality talent hunt show to find best salesperson". Times of India. 8 July 2013. Archived from the original on 19 January 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
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  17. ^ NDTVKhabar News Desk (15 April 2019). "बीजेपी की एक और लिस्ट, गोरखपुर से भोजपुरी अभिनेता रवि किशन को मैदान में उतारा". NDTV Khabar (in Hindi). Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  18. ^ "Lok Sabha election results 2019: Ravi Kishan wins Gorakhpur seat by 3,01,664 votes, defeats Samajwadi Party's Rambhual Nishad". cnbctv18.com. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  19. ^ "UP Election result 2019 Live: Narendra Modi's lead over SP's Ahalini Yadav increases to 3,18,878". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
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  22. ^ "Rangbaaz second trailer introduces Ravi Kishan's character Chandrabhan Singh in upcoming crime web series- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. 11 December 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  23. ^ "Ravi Kishan joins the cast of ZEE5's Rangbaaz". Mumbai Live. Retrieved 5 July 2019.

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