Ravichandran
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Born
B.S. Raman

(1942-03-30)30 March 1942
Died25 July 2011(2011-07-25) (aged 69)
OccupationActor, director, agriculturist
Years active1964-2011
Spouse(s)Vimala
Sheela (divorced)
Children4; including Hamsavardhan and George Vishnu
RelativesTanya Ravichandran (granddaughter)

Ravichandran (30 March 1942 – 25 July 2011) was a Malaysian Indian actor who played lead hero roles in Tamil films from 1964 to 1979. He has also acted in supporting roles from 1986, and directed a few films.[1][2]

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.

Life

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.[3] 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 Vishnu. After his divorce with the latter he got back to his first wife. 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, Well known for her role in Karuppan a romantic action comedy film, in which she is playing alongside Vijay Sethupathi

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1964 Kaadhalikka Neramillai Ashok Debut film
1965 Idhayak Kamalam
1965 Kalyana Mandapam
1966 Motor Sundaram Pillai
1966 Kumari Penn Kanthan
1966 Thedi Vandha Thirumagal
1966 Enga Pappa
1966 Naam Moovar
1966 Gowri Kalyanam
1966 Madras to Pondicherry Bhaskar
1967 Thanga Thambi Venu/Venugopal
1967 Magaraasi
1967 Adhey Kangal Bhaskar
1967 Valibha Virundhu Ravi
1967 Maadi Veettu Mappilai Somu
1967 Ethirigal Jakkirathai Dr. Baskar
1967 Ninaivil Nindraval Prakash
1967 Naan Sekar / Chinnaraja
1968 Panakkara Pillai Ravi
Chandran
1968 Nimirndhu Nil
1968 Andru Kanda Mugam Rajendran In This Film He has got the title 'Kalai Selvam'
1968 Moondrezhuthu Maran
1968 Selviyin Selvan
1968 Sathiyam Thavaradhey
1968 Delhi Mapillai Rãjã
1968 Neeyum Naanum
1968 Naalum Therindhavan 25th Film
1969 Odum Nadhi
1969 Singapore Seeman
1969 Chella Penn
1970 Jeevanadi
1970 Yaen? Sekar
1970 Kadhal Jothi
1970 Snegithi
1970 Kaaviya Thalaivi Arun
1970 Malathi Anandhan
1971 Nangu Suvargal Ravi
1971 Justice Viswanathan Gopinathan
1971 Sabatham Prakash
1971 Uttharavindri Ulle Vaa Ravi
1971 Meendum Vazhven Raju
1971 Thulli Odum Pullimaan
1971 Vimochanasamaram Malayalam film
1971 Pattondru Ketten
1971 Poi Sollathey
1971 Agnimrigam Vijayan Malayalam film
1972 Aromalunni Kannappanunni
Chandrappan
Malayalam film
1972 Omana Baby Malayalam film
1972 Ellai Kodu
1972 Puguntha Veedu
1972 Sakthi Malayalam film
1973 Manjal Kungumam
1973 Valli Deivanai 50th Film
1973 Veettukku Vandha Marumagal
1973 Baghdad Perazhagi Abdullah
1974 Pathu Madha Bandham Guest Appearance
1974 Appa Amma
1974 Roshakkari
1974 Magalukkaga Guest Appearance
1974 Avalukku Nigar Avale
1974 Sorgathil Thirumanam
1974 Akkarai Pachai
1974 Pudhiya Manidhan
1975 Amudha
1975 Engalukkum Kadhal Varum 75th Film
1975 Thai Veetu Seedhanam
1975 Avalukku Aayiram Kangal
1976 Varaprasadham
1976 Janaki sabatham
1977 Nee Vaazha Vendum
1978 Iravu 12 Mani
1979 Neeya? Ravi
1979 Kavari Maan
1979 Sikharangal Malayalam film
1980 Bombay Mail 109
1985 Sugamana Raagangal
1986 Amman Kovil Kizhakale Kanmani's father
1986 Oomai Vizhigal P.R.K
1986 Murattuk Karangal Muthu
1987 Neethikku Thandanai
1987 Ninaive Oru Sangeetham
1987 Sattam Oru Vilayaattu DCP Needhi Manikkam
1987 Ivargal Varungala Thoongal
1988 Guru Sishyan Rajamanickam
1988 Therkathi Kallan
1989 Raja Chinna Roja
1989 Sattathin Thirappu Vizhaa Ethiraj
1989 Oru Thottil Sabadham
1989 Chinnappadass
1990 Paattukku Naan Adimai
1990 Naanum Indha Ooruthan
1991 Manitha Jaathi
1992 Sevagan
1993 Pudhiya Mugam
1994 En Rajangam Kodandam
1995 Karna Arjun's father
1997 Arunachalam
1999 Maanaseega Kadhal Also director
2002 Pammal K. Sambandam
2002 Ramana
2003 Thennavan
2003 Indru Mudhal
2003 Tagore Judge Telugu film
2004 Thendral Singara Velu Nayagar
2005 Manthiran 100th Film

Also director

2006 Adaikalam
2009 Kanden Kadhalai
2011 Aadu Puli
2019 Petta Abdul Marakkayar Photo only

References

  1. ^ S. R. Ashok Kumar (25 November 2005). "Actor Ravichandran's directorial venture". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Archived from the original on 6 September 2006.
  2. ^ "Ravichandran on how he got into Tamil films". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 22 December 2005. Archived from the original on 15 May 2006.
  3. ^ "Sport and Pastime Annual(1964)". 1964.