Raveendran (actor)

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Raveendran (Ravindher) is an Indian actor, primarily concentrating in Malayalam and Tamil films[1] and he was a very busy actor of both these languages in the 1980s. A multi-faceted personality, Raveendran is also a screenwriter, interior designer, anchor, a film scholar, an acting coach, social activist[2][3][4] and director of film festivals like Kochi Metro (Malayalam) Short Film Fest.[5][6][7][8][9]

Raveendran (Ravindher)
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Born
Thampi Elias

Other namesRavindher
Thampi
Alma materFilm and Television Institute of India
OccupationActor
film scholar
film maker
TV Anchor
Interior Designer
Years active1980-1995
2005-present
Spouse(s)Suma
ChildrenMareena
Bibin
Fabin
Parent(s)Elias, Dr. Saramma

CareerEdit

Raveendran made his debut in the Tamil mega hit Oru Thalai Ragam and later played the second lead in Kamal Hassan and Rajnikanth movies like Sagalakala Vallavan, Per Sollum Pillai, Ram Lakshman, Ranga, Thankamagan and Pokkiri Raja. Often cited as Disco Raveendran[7] for his dance movements, he concentrated more in Malayalam with I.V.Sasi movies like Aswaratham, Ee Nadu, John Jaffer Janardhan, Innalengil Nale, Sindhoora Sandhyakku Mounam, Iniyengilum, Athiratram, Idanilangal, Karimbinpoovinakkare, Rangam, Abhayam Thedi and was a part of numerous hit films until he decided to quit movies. In Tamil, he has also done major roles in Echchil Iravugal, Poikkal Kudhirai, En Priyame and Kutravaaligal.

He came back to films and did smaller roles till 2013 and then played one of the lead roles in Idukki Gold directed by Aashiq Abu and Kili Poyi directed by Vinay Govind.[10][11] He made his debut as story writer through Sathyan Anthikad's Ennum Eppozhum and is the festival director of Kochi Metro (Malayalam) Short Film Fest.[12][13][14]

Raveendran is also an interior designer and has introduced and executed the innovative steel structural space frames of UC College Stadium, Gulfar convention center, Kannamaly and Kothad churches, Kochi and the Petrol bunk at Bakery Junction,Thiruvananthapuram.[1][15]

Personal lifeEdit

He is born to Elias and Dr. Saramma at Tripunithura, Kerala, India.[16] He completed 2 years of acting course at South India Film Chambers, Chennai and completed degree course at Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.

He is married to Suma. The couple have three children, Mareena, Bibin and Fabin.[17] His son Fabin has acted in Idukki Gold in Michael's childhood role.[18]

FilmographyEdit

ActorEdit

MalayalamEdit

  • 2019 Kettyolaanu Ente Malakha - Bombay Sajeevan
  • 2011 Oru Nunakkadha - Tamil film director
  • 2014 Ormayundo Ee Mukham - Gautham's father
  • 2014 Manglish—House keeper
  • 2014 Salala Mobiles---Hawala dealer
  • 2013 Idukki Gold.... Ravi
  • 2013 Kili Poyi --- Disco Douglas
  • 2012 101 Weddings-as policeman
  • 2009 Swa Le - Ravi Kumar
  • 2006 Notebook - Doctor
  • 2006 Chakkara Muthu
  • 2006 Rashtram
  • 2006 Lanka.... Arun
  • 2005 Chandrolsavam-Doctor
  • 2005 Bharathchandran I.P.S. - Devan Menon
  • 1994 Cabinet- Daniel
  • 1993 Customs Diary
  • 1993 Bhoomi Geetham - Vijayan
  • 1993 Uppukandam Brothers
  • 1992 Pappayude Swantham Appoos - Rudran
  • 1992 Mukhamudra
  • 1986 Ente Shabdham .... Shiva
  • 1986 Abhayam Thedi
  • 1985 Idanilangal.... Maniyan
  • 1985 Thammil Thammil
  • 1985 Aazhi
  • 1985 Karimpin Poovinakkare - Thampi
  • 1985 Rangam ... Madhavan
  • 1984 Velicham Illatha Veedhi
  • 1984 Chakkarayumma..... Vinod
  • 1984 Minimol Vatticanil ... Ravi
  • 1984 Vetta
  • 1984 Poomadathe Pennu
  • 1984 Athirathram - Chandru
  • 1984 Mainakam - Mohan
  • 1983 Attakkalasam - Santhosh Babu's Friend
  • 1983 Bhookambam - Pramod
  • 1983 Asuran
  • 1983 Eettappuli - Jayan
  • 1983 Theeram Thedunna Thira
  • 1983 Thavalam - Rajan
  • 1983 Paalam
  • 1983 Iniyenkilum - Pradeep
  • 1983 Thimingalam - Venu
  • 1983 Angam
  • 1982 Innalenkil Nale - Ravi
  • 1982 John Jaffer Janardhanan - Jaffer
  • 1982 Sindoora Sandhyakku Mounam - Kumar
  • 1982 Anthiveyilile Ponnu
  • 1982 Bheeman
  • 1982 Ee Nadu .... Prathapan
  • 1982 Veedu .... Ravindran
  • 1982 Arambham
  • 1982 Aasha .... Kabir Mohammed
  • 1982 Kaalam.... Rajan
  • 1982 Velicham Vitharunna Pennkutty
  • 1982 Madrasile Mon
  • 1982 Anuraagakkodathi .... Rajan
  • 1981 Kaahalam
  • 1981 Varanmare Avasyamundu
  • 1980 Ashwaradham
  • 1980 Swantham Enna Padam ... Ravi

TamilEdit

WriterEdit

Year Film Cast Director
2015 Ennum Eppozhum (Story) Mohanlal, Manju Warrier, Reenu Mathews Sathyan Anthikad

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "സകലകലാ വല്ലഭന്‍" [Master of all arts]. Mangalam. Archived from the original on 13 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Actor Raveendran's Bike Rally on Republic day". Reporter Live. 15 January 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Alcohol Drug-free New Year celebration In Kochi - സുബോധം വിവാ ലാ വിദ". Asianet News. 31 December 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Kochi Ready For Druggless New year Celebration". Manorama News. 29 December 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Short film fest a launching pad for beginners: Raveendran". mathrubhuminews. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  6. ^ Prakash, Asha (28 October 2013). "I don't want to be a full time actor : Raveendran". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  7. ^ a b Jayaram, Deepika (27 January 2017). "People wanted to see me as a dancer or a villain and gradually I started enjoying doing such roles: Raveendran". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  8. ^ Pradeep, K (3 April 2015). "In a brand new role". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  9. ^ "மீண்டும் சினிமாவுக்கு திரும்பினார் ரவீந்தர்". Dinamalar. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  10. ^ "After 'Kili Poyi', Raveendran to shine in 'Idukki Gold'". Sify. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  11. ^ "Actor Ravindran's story for Mohanlal-Manju Warrier film". Metro Matinee. Archived from the original on 10 September 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  12. ^ Prashant, N.D. (11 April 2018). "Kochi Metro Short Film Fest free training from Thursday". Gulf News. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  13. ^ "Kochi Metro Short Film Fest forays into Kuwait". Kuwait Times. 12 March 2019. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  14. ^ Beegum, Nazeem (21 September 2016). "Kochi Metro UAE Short Film Fest begins tomorrow". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  15. ^ "Raveendran – A life dedicated to cinema". Kerala9.com.
  16. ^ "The Gold Buddy". Mangalam. Archived from the original on 2 January 2014.
  17. ^ "കൊച്ചി' ഗോള്‍ഡ്" [Cochin Gold]. Mangalam. Archived from the original on 27 December 2013.
  18. ^ "Manorama Online Latest Malayalam News. Breaking News Events. News Updates from Kerala India". Manoramaonline.com. Retrieved 16 May 2018.

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