T. G. Ravi

T. G. Ravindranathan, popularly known as T. G. Ravi, is an Indian film actor, mainly noted for his roles as a villain in Malayalam cinema.[1] He along with Balan K. Nair played most of the negative roles in Malayalam cinema during the 1970s and 1980s.

T. G. Ravi
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Born
Ravindranathan

(1944-05-16) 16 May 1944 (age 76)
NationalityIndian
OccupationFilm actor
Years active1973–present
Spouse(s)Dr. Subhadra (1972–2011)
ChildrenRanjith
Sreejith Ravi
Parent(s)T. R. Govindan Ezhuthachan (Father)
Kalyani (Mother)
AwardsKerala State Film Awards

BiographyEdit

T.G. Ravi was born on 16 May 1944 in an, Ezhuthachan family in Moorkanikkara village, Thrissur, in present-day Kerala, India. After the completion of pre-degree from St. Thomas College, Thrissur, he chose to pursue a career in engineering and undertook his degree course through Kerala University in Government Engineering College, Thrissur. He graduated in mechanical engineering in 1969. Apart from involving in theatre arts, he also represented the University of Kerala in Football and Hockey. He was an artist at The All India Radio where he met Thikkodiyan, who was instrumental in introducing him to the silver screen.

He is a noted industrialist and has been instrumental in developing Thrissur as a major base for the rubber based industries. He is the Managing Director of Suntec Tyres Limited. He has also served as the president of The Cochin Devaswom Board which controls the affairs of over 400 temples in Ernakulam, Thrissur and Palakkad districts.[2]

He was married to (late) Dr. V. K. Subhadra, a retired government servant. He has two children: Ranjith, an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta and London Business School and Sreejith Ravi, a mechanical engineer from NIT, Surathkal, MBA from ICFAI Business School, Bangalore and an upcoming film actor. Seema and Sajitha are his daughters-in-law. Milit, Rijrashwa, Mitul and Ritunjay are his grandsons and Minal is his granddaughter.[3]

 
T. G. Ravi

CareerEdit

Ravi began acting in the plays put up by the young men in his village, Moorkkanikkara, in Thrissur district. He also started acting in professional drama. Radio plays were popular in those days. Thikkodiyan introduced Ravi to Aravindan, a highly acclaimed Malayalam Director, which fetched him his first role in Uttarayanam.

But he didn't get any offers to act after that, so he produced a film himself, Paadasaram, in which he was, predictably, the hero. It flopped at the box office, but the next two films he produced, Chora Chuvanna Chora and Chakara, did better. The role of Shaji in Chakara opposite Jayan established him as a villain.

Among those who noticed him was director Bharathan. He cast Ravi in the role of Kunjippalu in Parankimala. The villain who spoke in the Thrissur dialect proved to be the turning point in his career. After Parankimala, as Ravi starred in many hits, including Ee Nadu, Iniyenkilum, Pathamudayam, 1921, NH 47, and Pavam Krooran.

He quit acting when he was at his peak, as one of the dreaded villains of Malayalam cinema in the late 1980s. T. G. Ravi is now active again as an actor, after a break. He restarted his career with Sibi Malayil's venture Amrutham in 2005 and then made noted performances in Pakal, Cycle,Romans,Jacobinte Swargarajyam and Georgettans Pooram.[4]

AwardsEdit

PoliticsEdit

T. G. Ravi was the president of All Kerala Ezhuthachan Samajam.[7]

FilmographyEdit

As an actorEdit

  1. Thrissur Pooram (2019)
  2. Porinju Mariam Jose (2019)
  3. Thrissivaperoor Kliptham (2017)
  4. Georgettan's Pooram (2017)
  5. Jacobinte Swargarajyam (2016)
  6. Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam (2015)
  7. Ayal Njanalla (2015)
  8. Utopiayile Rajavu (2015)
  9. Iyobinte Pusthakam (2014) as Narrator/An Old Comrade
  10. Varsham (2014 film) (2014)
  11. Gangster (2014 film) (2014)
  12. Punyalan Agarbattis (2013)
  13. Buddy (2013)
  14. Red Wine (2013) as Narayanan
  15. Lokpal (2013)
  16. Celluloid (2013)
  17. Lucky Star (2013)
  18. Romans (2013 film) (2013)
  19. Isaac Newton S/O Philipose (2013)
  20. 22 Female Kottayam (2012)
  21. Thiruvambadi Thamban (2012)
  22. Pranchiyettan & the Saint (2010)
  23. Aakashathinte Niram (2011)
  24. Maharaja Talkies (2011)
  25. Naale (2011)
  26. Aattakadha (2011)
  27. Cocoon (2011)
  28. Pakida Pakida Panthrandu (2011)
  29. Valiyangadi (2010)
  30. Shudharil Shudhan (2009) as Patta Krishnan
  31. Winter (2009)
  32. Chattambinadu (2009)
  33. Jaanaki(2009)
  34. Positive (2008)
  35. Chandranilekkoru Vazhi (2008) as Nexelate Vijayan
  36. Adayaalangal (2008)
  37. Mayabazar(2008) as Jose
  38. Thaavalam (2008)
  39. Cycle (2008)
  40. Adayalangal (2008)
  41. Sketch (2007) as Koyakka
  42. Ottakkayyan (2007)
  43. Abraham And Lincoln (2007) as Kottara Mathen
  44. Anamika (2007)
  45. Ali Bhai (2007) as Narayanan
  46. Paradesi (2007)
  47. Prajapathi (2006) as Velappan Mooshari
  48. Ashwaroodan (2006) as Kanara Panikkar
  49. Chandranilekkoru Vazhi (2006)
  50. Pakal (2006) as Joseph
  51. Karutha (2006)
  52. Oruvan (2006) as Vilagannnur Ashan
  53. Achanurangatha Veedu (2006)
  54. Rasathanthram (2006)
  55. Vaasthavam
  56. Lokanathan IAS (2005) as Pappan
  57. Amrutham (2004)
  58. Nerariyum Nerathu (1985)
  59. Avan Ananthapadmanaabhan (1994)
  60. Dhruvam (1993)
  61. Bhoomi Geetham(1993)
  62. Sadhayam (1992)
  63. Niyamam Enthu Cheyyum (1990)
  64. Kodungallur Bhagavathy (1989)
  65. Prabhaatham Chuvanna Theruvil(1989)
  66. Aval Oru Sindhu (1989)
  67. V I P(1989) as Shivadasan
  68. 1921 (1988)
  69. Abkari (1988)
  70. Anuragi (1988) as Samu's Appachan
  71. Onnum Onnum Pathinonnu (1988)
  72. Agnichirakulla Thumbi (1988)
  73. Bheekaran(1988) as Vishwam
  74. Rahsyam Parama Rahasyam (1988) as Sudhakaran
  75. Ithrayum Kalam (1987) as Paili
  76. Kurukkan Rajavayi (1987)
  77. PC 369 (1987)
  78. Jungle Boy (1987) as Forest Officer
  79. Neeyallengil Njan (1987) as Das
  80. Naalkkavala (1987)
  81. Kottum Kuravayum (1987)
  82. Theekattu (1987) as Ramadas
  83. Vamban (1987)
  84. Chilampu (1986) as Shankunni
  85. Vartha (1986)
  86. Karinaagam (1986)
  87. Padayani (1986)
  88. Ente Sonia (1986)
  89. Annoru Ravil (1986)
  90. Ente Shadbam (1986) as Maheshwaran Thampi
  91. Atham Chithira Chothi (1986) as Fernandez
  92. Onnu Randu Moonnu (1986)
  93. Shobharaj (1986)
  94. Ardha Raathri (1986)
  95. Makan Ente Makan (1985)
  96. Manya Mahajanangale (1985)
  97. Uyarum Njan Nadake (1985)
  98. Pathaamudayam ( 1985)
  99. Nayakan (1985) as Murugan
  100. Mukhya Manthri(1985)
  101. 7-9 Vare (1985)
  102. Snehicha Kuttathinu (1985)
  103. Jeevante Jeevan (1985)
  104. Nullu Novikkathe (1985)
  105. Ithu Nalla Thamasha (1985) as Ouseph
  106. Ee Lokam Ivide Kure Manushyar (1985) as Keshu
  107. Ee Thanalil Ithiri Neram (1985)
  108. Angadikkappurathu (1985) as Alex
  109. Shantham Bheekaram (1985)
  110. Scene No 7 (1985)
  111. Nerariyum Nerathu (1985)
  112. Akkachiyude kunjuvava (1985)
  113. Uyarthezhunelppu (1985)
  114. Sannaaham (1985)
  115. Choodatha Pokkal(1985) as Warior
  116. Oru Kochu Karyam (1985)
  117. Attuvanch Ulanjappol (1984)
  118. Kodathi (1984) as Divakaran
  119. Nethavu (1984)
  120. Rajavembala (1984)
  121. Oru Kochukatha Aarum Parayatha Katha (1984) as Shanku
  122. Paavam Krooran (1984) as Dhamodharan
  123. Ivide Ingane (1984) as Chandrasekharan
  124. Unaru (1984)
  125. NH 47 (film) (1984)
  126. Aagraham(1984)
  127. Kurishuyudham (1984) as Issac John
  128. Oru Thettinde Kadha (1984)
  129. Karimbu (1984)
  130. Vetta (1984)
  131. Makale Mappu Tharu (1984)
  132. Thirakil Alppam Samayam (1984)
  133. Vikatakavi (1984)
  134. Mahaabali (1983)
  135. Mortuary (1983)
  136. Sandhya Mayangum Neram (1984) as Ramu
  137. Aattakkalasham (1983)
  138. Rugma (1983)
  139. Oru Mukham Pala Mukham (1983)
  140. Passport (1983) as Raghavan
  141. Iniyengilum (1983) as Madhavan
  142. Deepaaradhana (1983)
  143. Aadhipathyam (1983) as Rajendran
  144. Kolakomban (1983)
  145. Post Mortem (1982) as Chackochan
  146. Balloon (1982)
  147. Aakrosham (1982)
  148. Amrutha Geetham (1982) as Gopalan
  149. Jambulingam (1982)
  150. Innallenkil Naale (1982)
  151. Mattuvin Chattangale (1982)
  152. Koritharicha Naal(1982) as Ravi
  153. Ee Nadu (1982) as Karunakaran
  154. Idiyum Minnalum (1982)
  155. Greeshma Jwala (1981) as Kariyachan
  156. Attimari (1981) as Ram Singh/Venu
  157. Ahimsa (1981)
  158. Kadathu (1981) as Kala Dhamodharan
  159. Chatta (1981) as Manikyan
  160. Kodumudikal (1981) as Das
  161. Arayannam (1981) as Captain Rajan
  162. Vayal (1981) as Vaasu
  163. Parankimala (1981)
  164. Chora Chuvanna Chora (1980)
  165. Chaakara (1980) as Shaji
  166. Brashtu (1978)
  167. Padasaram (1978) as Ravi
  168. Uttarayanam (1974)

Produced filmsEdit

  1. Padasaram (1979)
  2. Chora Chuvanna Chora (1980)
  3. Chaakara (1980)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.mathrubhumi.com/movies/interview/17558/
  2. ^ http://www.hindu.com/2007/07/16/stories/2007071651760300.htm The Hindu
  3. ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/hindi/article/31805.html
  4. ^ http://publication.samachar.com/pub_article.php?id=181092
  5. ^ "Kerala TV awards announced". The Hindu. 7 June 2007. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2009.
  6. ^ http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/kochi/Drishyam-Bags-Kerala-Film-Critics-Association-Awards/2014/01/30/article2027269.ece
  7. ^ "Ezhuthachan opposed social evils: Vysakhan". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 3 January 2005.

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