Ravichandran (Tamil actor)

Ravichandran (d. 25 July 2011) was a Malaysian Indian actor who played lead hero roles in Tamil films from 1964 to 1979. He has also aced in supporting roles from 1986, and directed a few films.[1][2]

Ravichandran
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Born
B.S. Raman

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Date of birth: 30-03-1942
Died25 Jul 2011
OccupationActor, director, Agriculturist
Years active1964–2011
Spouse(s)Vimala
Sheela (divorced)
ChildrenHamsavardhan(Actor),
George Vishnu(Actor),
Lavanya Sriram,
S.r.Balaji(businessman)(died 13th may 2018)
RelativesTanya Ravichandran (granddaughter)

He was given the title of "Kalaingnar Thilagham" in many of the on-screen credits of films starring him in the lead role. He was also called "Puratchi Kalaignar" (Refer: Anandha Bairavi Tamil Movie Title Scene). Before entering cinema, during his studies in Trichy, he has acted in two dramas, namely, AanaiyidungalAnna and Udhaya Suriyan. After entering cinema, he has acted in two dramas, namely, Mapplley Yen Magalaik Kadhali and That Man from Poonthamallee. In the drama That man from Poonthamallee, he performed in a double role and Thirumuruga Kirupanandha Variyar, who presided over the drama in Vellore, has appreciated and awarded him the title "Nadaga Sigamani". He has also acted in a TV serial, namely, GEE Boom Ba in 1986. He has also made a Guest Role in a Hindi Movie "Nanha Farishta" with Vennira Aadai Nirmala. His dance performance in "Nanha Farista" was super and excellent. During his tenure of acting, his fans, journalists and movie-directors/producers have given many titles, viz., Kalai Ulaga Ilavarasar, Kalai Nilavu, Romantic Hero, Velli Vizha Kathanayagan, Vannap Pada Nayagan, Evergreen Hero, Chinna MGR, Kalaignar Thilagam, Style King, Stunt Man an, Bhagdath Perazhagan, Kalai Chelvan, Pudhumai Thilagam etc. He was very affectionate with his fans.

LifeEdit

Ravichandran is a Tamil, born B.S. Raman in Kuala Lumpur, capital of the Federated Malay States. He moved to Tiruchirappalli, India in 1951, and studied at the St. Joseph's College. He was married twice; he first married Vimala, with whom he has a daughter, Lavanya, and two sons, Balaji and Hamsavardhan. Thereafter, he married Malayalam actress Sheela, and had a son George. His sons Hamsavardhan and George also took up acting as a career, with Hamsavardhan starring in the film Manthiran, directed by Ravichandran himself. Lavanya is married and has two daughters. His granddaughter Tanya Ravichandran debuted through Balle Vellaiyathevaa, playing alongside M. Sasikumar

FilmographyEdit

S.No. Year Film Role Co-Star Notes
1 1964 Kaadhalikka Neramillai Ashok R. Muthuraman, Rajasree, Kanchana, Nagesh Debut film
2 1965 Idhayak Kamalam K. R. Vijaya, Sheela
3 1965 Kalyana Mandapam C. L. Anandan, K. R. Vijaya, Malathi
4 1966 Motor Sundaram Pillai Sivaji Ganesan, Sowcar Janaki, Manimala, Jayalalithaa
5 1966 Kumari Penn Kanthan Jayalalithaa
6 1966 Thedi Vandha Thirumagal S. S. Rajendran, C. R. Vijayakumari, Kanchana
7 1966 Enga Pappa Bharathi, Nagesh
8 1966 Naam Moovar Jaishankar, Nagesh, L. Vijayalakshmi
9 1966 Gowri Kalyanam Jaishankar, Jayalalithaa, Sheela
10 1966 Madras to Pondicherry Bhaskar Kalpana, Nagesh, Manorama
11 1967 Thanga Thambi Vanisri
12 1967 Magaraasi Jayalalithaa
13 1967 Adhey Kangal Bhaskar Kanchana, Nagesh, S. A. Ashokan Remade in Telugu simultaneously as "Ave Kallu"
14 1967 Valibha Virundhu Bharathi
15 1967 Maadi Veettu Mappilai Somu Jayalalithaa, Nagesh In this film he received the title 'Kalai Selvam'
16 1967 Ethirigal Jakkirathai Dr. Baskar L. Vijayalakshmi, R. S. Manohar
17 1967 Ninaivil Nindraval Prakash K. R. Vijaya, Nagesh, Cho
18 1967 Naan Jayalalithaa, R. Muthuraman, Nagesh
19 1968 Panakkara Pillai Ravi
Chandran
Jayalalithaa, Nagesh
20 1968 Nimirndhu Nil Bharathi, Sowcar Janaki
21 1968 Andru Kanda Mugam Rajendran Jayalalithaa, Nagesh
22 1968 Moondrezhuthu Maran Jayalalithaa, Nagesh, Sheela
23 1968 Selviyin Selvan Chandrakantha, C. R. Vijayakumari
24 1968 Sathiyam Thavaradhey Vijaya Nirmala, A. V. M. Rajan, C. R. Vijayakumari
25 1968 Delhi Mapillai Rajasree, Cho
26 1968 Neeyum Naanum Rajasree
27 1968 Naalum Therindhavan Kanchana, Anjali Devi
28 1969 Odum Nadhi B. Saroja Devi, Nagesh
29 1969 Singapore Seeman Rajasree
30 1969 Chella Penn Kanchana, Nagesh
31 1970 Jeevanadi Lakshmi
32 1970 Yaen? A. V. M. Rajan, Lakshmi, Vennira Aadai Nirmala
33 1970 Kadhal Jothi Jaishankar, Kanchana, Bhanumathi
34 1970 Snegithi Gemini Ganesan, B. Saroja Devi, Bharathi, Lakshmi
35 1970 Kaaviya Thalaivi Arun Gemini Ganesan, Sowcar Janaki
36 1970 Malathi Anandhan Gemini Ganesan, B. Saroja Devi
37 1971 Nangu Suvargal Ravi Jaishankar, Sowcar Janaki, Nagesh, Vanisri, Srividya
38 1971 Justice Viswanathan Gopinathan Major Sundarrajan, A. Sakunthala
39 1971 Sabatham Prakash K. R. Vijaya, T. K. Bhagavathy, Nagesh
40 1971 Uttharavindri Ulle Vaa Ravi Kanchana, Nagesh, Venniradai Moorthy
41 1971 Meendum Vazhven Raju Bharathi, Nagesh
42 1971 Thulli Odum Pullimaan Lakshmi, Thengai Srinivasan
43 1971 Vimochanasamaram Sathyan, Sheela, Maya Malayalam film
44 1971 Pattondru Ketten Kanchana, Nagesh
45 1971 Poi Sollathey Rajasree
46 1971 Agnimrigam Vijayan Prem Nazir, Sathyan, Sheela Malayalam film
47 1972 Aromalunni Kannappanunni
Chandrappan
Prem Nazir, Sheela, Vijayasree Malayalam film
48 1972 Omana Baby Prem Nazir, Sheela, Rani Chandra Malayalam film
49 1972 Ellai Kodu Gemini Ganesan, C. R. Vijayakumari, Vijayasree
50 1972 Puguntha Veedu A. V. M. Rajan, Savitri, Lakshmi, Chandrakala
51 1972 Sakthi Sheela, Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair Malayalam film
52 1973 Manjal Kungumam Sheela, Savitri
53 1973 Valli Deivanai Prameela
54 1973 Veettukku Vandha Marumagal A. V. M. Rajan, Vennira Aadai Nirmala, Latha
55 1973 Baghdad Perazhagi Abdullah Jayalalithaa, Savitri
56 1974 Pathu Madha Bandham P. Bhanumathi, B. Saroja Devi, A. V. M. Rajan, R. Muthuraman, Vennira Aadai Nirmala, Rajasree Guest Appearance
57 1974 Appa Amma Gemini Ganesan, Padmini, Sheela
58 1974 Roshakkari R. Muthuraman, K. R. Vijaya, Kumari Padmini, A. Sakunthala
59 1974 Magalukkaga A. V. M. Rajan, Jaya Guest Appearance
60 1974 Avalukku Nigar Avale Vennira Aadai Nirmala
61 1974 Sorgathil Thirumanam Latha
62 1974 Akkarai Pachai Savitri, Jaishankar, Lakshmi, Jayachitra, Rajasree
63 1974 Pudhiya Manidhan Vijaya Nirmala, Jayasudha
64 1975 Amudha R. Muthuraman, C. R. Vijayakumari, Rajasree
65 1975 Engalukkum Kadhal Varum Kanchana
66 1975 Thai Veetu Seedhanam Jaishankar, K. R. Vijaya, Ushanandini
67 1975 Avalukku Aayiram Kangal Jayalalithaa, Jaishankar
68 1976 Varaprasadham
69 1976 Janaki sabatham
70 1977 Nee Vaazha Vendum
70 1978 Iravu 12 Mani
71 1979 Neeya? Ravi
72 1979 Kavari Maan
73 1979 Sikharangal Malayalam film
74 1980 Bombay Mail 109
75 1985 Sugamana Raagangal
76 1986 Amman Kovil Kizhakale Kanmani's father
77 1986 Oomai Vizhigal P.R.K
78 1986 Murattuk Karangal Muthu
79 1987 Neethikku Thandanai
80 1987 Ninaive Oru Sangeetham
81 1987 Sattam Oru Vilayaattu DCP Needhi Manikkam
82 1987 Ivargal Varungala Thoongal
83 1988 Guru Sishyan Rajamanickam
84 1988 Therkathi Kallan
85 1989 Raja Chinna Roja
86 1989 Sattathin Thirappu Vizhaa Ethiraj
87 1989 Oru Thottil Sabadham
88 1989 Chinnappadass
89 1990 Paattukku Naan Adimai
90 1990 Naanum Indha Ooruthan
91 1991 Manitha Jaathi
92 1992 Sevagan
93 1993 Pudhiya Mugam
94 1994 En Rajangam Kodandam
95 1995 Karna Arjun's father
96 1997 Arunachalam
97 1999 Maanaseega Kadhal Also director
98 2002 Pammal K. Sambandam
99 2002 Ramana
100 2003 Thennavan
101 2003 Indru Mudhal
102 2003 Tagore Telugu film
103 2004 Thendral Singara Velu Nayagar
104 2005 Manthiran Also director
105 2006 Adaikalam
106 2008 Arasangam
107 2009 Kanden Kadhalai
108 2011 Aadu Puli
109 2019 Petta Marakkayar (in photo)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ S. R. Ashok Kumar (25 November 2005). "Actor Ravichandran's directorial venture". The Hindu. Chennai, India.
  2. ^ "Ravichandran on how he got into Tamil films". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 22 December 2005.

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