Radha Ravi is an Indian actor and politician from Tiruchirapalli, India. He played supporting roles throughout his career and is a former chief member of the Tamil Nadu Film Artistes’ Association.
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Radha Ravi was born on 29 July 1953 (age 68 years). He is an actor and politician from Tiruchirapalli, Madras. He is the former chief member of the Tamil Nadu Film Artistes’ Association.
Family, Caste, Religion
Radha Ravi was born to M. R. Radha and Dhanalakshmi. His father was an actor by profession and his mother was a homemaker.
Radha Ravi was born into a Hindu family. He belongs to the Brahmin caste. Ravi Radha’s Zodiac sign is Cancer.
Ravi has three brothers and three sisters- M. R. R. Vasu (brother), Rathikala (sister), Raadhika (half-sister), Nirosha (half-sister), Raju Radha (half-brother), Mohan Radha (half-brother).
According to media reports, he is married.
Here is a short biography:
|Real Name||Madras Rajagopalan Radhakrishnan Ravi|
|Date of Birth||29 July 1953|
|Age (as of 2021)||68 years|
|Father Name||M. R. Radha|
|Siblings||M. R. R. Vasu, Rathikala, Raadhika, Nirosha|
|College||The New College, Chennai|
|Hobbies||Reading Books and Listening Music|
|Hometown||Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Wife Name||Not found|
|Current City||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
Figure: Not known
Hobbies: Acting and Reading
He graduated from The New College, in Chennai.
He is known for his roles as antagonists in Tamil films and he acted in the serial named Chellamae. He is also known for his controversial criticism of other film personalities.
The first time before the camera was for a Kannada film Rahasya Rathri (1980), produced by actor Bharathi’s father for BNK Pictures in 1976. His first Tamil film was Manmadha Leelai (1976) after Kamal Haasan recommended his name to K. Balachander.
Director Rama Narayanan gave his career a boost, while T. Rajendra was instrumental in casting him as a villain in Uyirullavarai Usha (1983). But it was actor S. S. Chandran who made him speak like his father in that film and made the world sit up and take notice. He later modified himself into one of the most versatile character-actors the Tamil industry has ever produced.
He made notable performances in films such as Vaidehi Kathirunthal (1984), Uyarndha Ullam (1985), Guru Sishyan (1988), Rajadhi Raja (1989), Solaikuyil (1989), Chinna Thambi (1991), Annaamalai (1992), Uzhaippali (1993), Pooveli (1998), Padayappa (1999), Oru Murai Sollividu (2004), Iraivi (2016) and Sarkar (2018).
He tried his hand in production with films such as Thai Maasam Poo Vasam (1990), Idhu Namma Bhoomi (1992), Chinna Muthu (1994), and Ilaignar Ani (1994).
He acted in many movies which you can read here.
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
- Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize – Solaikuyil (1989)
- Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Character Artiste (Male) – Oru Murai Sollividu (2004)
- Edison Award for Best Character role (Male) – Iraivi (2016)
During the early 2000s, Radha Ravi started his political career as a campaigner for the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and later joined the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) because of an opinion difference with the leadership of the DMK.
During the 2002 Tamil Nadu Assembly by-elections, he was named as the AIADMK nominee from the Saidapet constituency. He served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from 2001 to 2006. During the 2006 elections, however, he was not re-nominated.
He rejoined the AIADMK in 2010 in the presence of J. Jayalalithaa at her residence and remained inactive in the party.
In 2017, he left AIADMK and joined the DMK at the party headquarters after meeting M.K Stalin. He said DMK is the only party that has the confidence of the people and also said that M.K Stalin is the most suitable state leader and only he could save Tamil Nadu.
In March 2019, he was expelled from DMK due to his alleged sexist comments against actress Nayanthara. M.K Stalin said he condemned such conduct as it was against the party’s ideals.
He joined the AIADMK again in June 2019 in a meeting with Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami, after he was expelled out of the DMK.
He left AIADMK and Joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in November 2019 on a meet with the party’s president JP Nadda in Chennai.
Radha Ravi Net Worth is $20 Million. (in rupees Rs. 150 Crore).
- As part of the #MeToo movement in the Indian Tamil industry, in 2018, allegations of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and inappropriate behaviour have been made against Radha Ravi, in addition to others such as Tamil actor TM Karthik, Vairamuthu and others.
- In March 2019, during a trailer release function for Kolaiyuthir Kaalam, he made misogynistic comments towards the film’s lead actress Nayanthara, leading to his suspension from the DMK. Singer Chinmayi claimed that Radha Ravi had expelled her from the dubbing union because she had exposed him in the #MeToo movement.
Hobbies: Music and Reading.
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