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RADHA RAVI (born 29 July 1952) is an Indian film and television actor , who played supporting roles throughout his career. He is the son of yesteryear actor M. R. Radha
M. R. Radha
and the uncle of Vasu Vikram and half-brother of Raadhika Sarathkumar . He is a former chief member of the South Indian Film
Film
Artistes\' Association . He is known for his roles as an antagonist in Tamil films and a he acted in Chellamae serial. He is also known for his controversial criticism of other film personalities.

He was awarded with 'Dato-ship' in Malaysia.

CONTENTS

* 1 Career * 2 Controversies

* 3 Filmography

* 3.1 Films * 3.2 Television
Television
* 3.3 Dubbing artist

* 4 References

CAREER

Radha Ravi was born on 29 July 1952 to the well-known actor M. R. Radha (Mohan Rajagopala Radhakrishnan Naidu) and Dhanalakshmiammal. He has one brother, M. R. R. Vasu, and three sisters: Rashya, Rani and Rathikala. Having started his career as a theatre artiste, he still associates himself with plays. He is a man with diverse interests. He played the role of Julius Caesar in a Tamil drama when he was in the ninth standard. During his New College days, both his friends, Jailani and Rafee helped him to pursue his passion for theatre. He performed for actor V. K. Ramasamy troupe, M. R. R. Vasu troupe, T. K. Chandran troupe and the UAA troupe. In 1980, he started his own troupe Nadikavel Theatres. His first time before the camera was for a Kannada film, Ragasiya Rathiri, produced by actor Bharathi's father for BNK Pictures in 1975. His first Tamil film was Manmathalelai, after Kamal Haasan recommended his name to K. Balachandar.

Director Ramanarayanan gave his career a boost while T. Rajender was instrumental in casting him as a villain in Uyurullavarai Usha. 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 versatile character-actors Tamil industry has ever produced. He made notable performances in films like Vaidegi Kaathirunthal, Uyarntha Ullam, Chinna Thambi, Poo Veli, Uzhaipalli, Guru Sishyan, etc. He has acted in about 280 films in all the South Indian languages – four in Telugu, three in Kannada, three in Malayalam and the others in Tamil. He tried his hands in production with films like Thai Maasam Poo Vasam, Idhu Namma Bhoomi, Chinnamuthu and Ilaignar Ani and Ruthrathandavam. Apart from being a renowned actor, he is an eminent leader and a great personality in society. He heads the Lions Club of Chennai and holds the post of secretary in Nadigar Sangam, which he headed efficiently a few years ago. Years of working towards perfection in acting and being at the helm of everything due to his sense of responsibility has instilled tons of creativity and leadership qualities in him. He has worked in all the four South Indian languages and is still going strong with his versatile performance.

CONTROVERSIES

Radha Ravi became known for his vocal criticism of the actions of other film personalities. On a few occasions, he has spoken out against the actions of several artistes. He has also spoken out against larger organizations, such as the Film
Film
Employees Federation of South India . His comments were widely reported in the media and became controversial.

He criticised Asin Thottumkal on her visit to the war-ravaged island nation of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
in 2010 for the filming of Ready . He was quoted as saying, "Sangam won’t spare actress Asin's recent visit to Sri Lanka to take part in the shooting of her upcoming Hindi film Ready opposite Salman Khan ". However, Sarathkumar , president of the Nadigar Sangam , stated that "it’s the prerogative of the artiste to go to whichever country they wanted".

He faced controversy over his criticism against Academy Award
Academy Award
-winner A. R. Rahman for being involved in more Bollywood productions and composing film scores in foreign studios, rather than in Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
, saying, "I would like to make it clear that Rahman's debut was Roja and not Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire
. He was introduced by Kavithalaya Productions , a Tamil film production company. But today, he has declined to acknowledge it by giving priorities merely to Hindi films".

Between 1987 and 2015, Radha Ravi was heavily involved in the Nadigar Sangam . He served as President until 2002, when he was criticized for mismanagement and replaced by Vijayakanth
Vijayakanth
. In 2006, he was appointed as the association's General Secretary, while his brother-in-law R. Sarathkumar became President. In 2015, Ravi and Sarathkumar were defeated in a historic election by Vishal and Nassar respectively after both were accused for being involved in a conflict of interest in the Nadigar Sangam building controversy. Radha Ravi was commonly accused of using unparliamentary language against actors.

In March 2017, Radha Ravi was involved in an controversy where he mocked the DMK's political rivals MDMK's Vaiko and PMK's S Ramadoss and compared them to differently-abled children. Kanimozhi accused him for his insensitive speech.

FILMOGRAPHY

FILMS

YEAR FILM ROLE LANGUAGE NOTES

1976 Manmadha Leelai

Debut film

1977 Rahasya Rathri

Kannada
Kannada

1978 Veettukaari

Rudra Thaandavam

Thirukkalyanam

1980 Bombay Mail 109

Tharaiyil Vaazhum Meengal

1981 Thanneer Thanneer

1982 Kaadhal Oviyam
Kaadhal Oviyam

1983 Uyirullavarai Usha

Sivappu Sooriyan

Soorakkottai Singakutty

Raagangal Maaruvathillai

Thambadigal

Poikaal Kuthirai

1984 Iru Methaigal

Madurai Sooran

Vaai Pandhal

Theerppu En Kaiyil

Kalyaana Kanavugal

Achamillai Achamillai

Thangakkoppai

Thenkoodu

Poovilangu

Simma Soppanam

Rajathanthiram

Sattathai Thiruttungal

Thiruttu Rajakkal

Vaidehi Kathirunthal

1985 Chain Jayapal

Urimai

Andhasthu

Annai Bhoomi 3D

Uyarndha Ullam

Kutravaaligal

Deiva Piravi

1986 Dharma Pathini

Selvaakku

Thiramai

Amman Kovil Kizhakale

Sarvam Sakthimayam Alavanda

Kovil Yaanai

Vasantha Raagam

Ragasiyam

Odangal

Melmaruvathur Arpudhangal

1987 Ivargal Indhiyargal

Ayyappaswamy

Thalayaatti Bommaigal

Thulasi

Vaazhga valarga

Paadu Nilaave

Cooliekkaran

Veeran Veluthambi

Ninaive Oru Sangeetham

Naagam

Solvadhellam Unmai

Ore Ratham

Idhu Engal Needhi

Ellaikodu

Natpu

Uzhavan Magan

1988 Guru Sishyan Muthuraja

Solla Thudikuthu Manasu Vasudevan

Vetri Vinayakar

En Uyir Kannamma

Kazhugu Malaikkallan

Uzhaithu Vaazha Vendum

Kalyana Paravaigal

Ullathil Nalla Ullam

Evidence

Malayalam

Rasave Unnai Nambi

1989 Pongi Varum Kaveri

Siva

Rajadhi Raja

Rettaikuzhal Thuppaakki

Solaikuyil

Thambi Thangakambi

Paalaivanathil Pattaampoochi

Kovilmani Osai

Thendral Sudum

Annanukku Jay

Vetri Vizha

Rajanadai

1990 Panakkaran

Pudhu Padagan doctor

Seetha

Kurumbukkaaran

Adhisaya Manithan

Silambu

Unnai Solli Kutramillai Veerapandian

Pulan Visaranai R. R.

Enkitta Modaathe

1991 Chinna Thambi

Idhu Namma Bhoomi

Chithirai Pookkal

Vaa Arugil Vaa

Vetrikarangal

Oyilaattam

Vigneshwar

Vanakkam Vathiyare Malaichami

Uthamaraasa

Rasathi Varum Naal Gowri

1992 Annamalai

Amaran Aandava Perumal

Rickshaw Mama

Chinnavar Kumar

Deiva Kuzhanthai

Udan Pirappu

Deiva Vaakku Veeraiyan

Sugamana Sumaigal Thangaraj

Naalaiya Theerpu Arun Mehta

1993 Uzhaippaali

Chembaruthi

Vedan Megharajan

Chinna Thayee

Chellakannu

Kattalai

Chinna Mappillai

Pandithurai Malaisamy

Rojavai Killathe

Namma Annachi

Kulapathi

Malayalam

Customs Diary Kaaliyappan Malayalam

1994 Priyanka

Ilavarasi

Sadhu

Chinnamuthu

Vaanga Partner Vaanga

En Aasai Machan Police officer

Oru Vasantha Geetham

1995 Muthu

Lucky Man

Makkal Aatchi Chief minister Vaduganathan

Kizhakkumalai

Marumagan

Asuran

Coolie

Neela Kuyil

1996 Indira

Katta Panchayathu

Vishwanath Rajkumar

Poovarasan Senadapathi

Kizhakku Mugam Village president and Poongodi's father

Vetri Vinayagar Kaja Mukasooran

1997 Kadhalukku Mariyadhai

Vaimaye Vellum Rajendran

Vasuki

1998 Thalaimurai

Veera Thalattu

1999 Padayappa

Suriya Paarvai

Pooveli

Poomagal Oorvalam

Ponnu Veetukkaran

Kannupada Poguthaiya

Endrendrum Kadhal

Poo Vaasam

2000 Vanna Thamizh Paattu

Azhagarsamy

Simmasanam

2001 Friends

Narasimha Manimaran

2002 Parva

Kannada

Baba

Karmegham Karmegham's father

Kadhal Azhivathillai

2003 Lesa Lesa

Dhum

Kadhaludan Durai's father

Kaalaatpadai

2004 Gajendra Shawkat Ali

Vettam
Vettam
Inspector Malayalam

Oru Murai Sollividu

Winner, Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
State Film
Film
Award for Best Character Artiste (Male)

Janaa

2006 Chennai Kadhal

Kusthi

Saravana
Saravana

2007 Kannamoochi Yenada

Mayakannadi

Thirumagan

Kalakkura Chandru

2008 Alibhabha

Nayagan

2009 Indira Vizha Judge Sattanathan

1977

Ainthaam Padai Minister

Madurai Sambavam Aalamaram

Suriyan Satta Kalloori

2010 Kutty

Thairiyam

Sura Church father

Kola Kolaya Mundhirika Dada Thulakanam

Singam Soundara Pandi

Pen Singam Singaperumal

Thillalangadi
Thillalangadi
Health Minister/Home Minister

Naane Ennul Illai

365 Kadhal Kadithangal

2011 Sattapadi Kutram Rathnavelu

Kumara

Vaanam
Vaanam
Police Inspector

2012 Sattam Oru Iruttarai

2013 Thirumathi Tamizh

Singam 2 Soundara Pandi

Soodhu Kavvum Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

2014 Tenaliraman Vassal-King Parasbaram

Ramanujan Prof. Singaravelu Mudaliar

Jamai

Lingaa Kavi Bharathi

Pisasu Bhavani's father

2015 Sandamarutham Rangarajan

Sakalakala Vallavan Kathiresan

2016 Karai Oram

Aranmanai 2 Maya's father

Irudhi Suttru TN Boxing chairman Muralikrishnan

Jil Jung Juk Rolex Rawther

Aarathu Sinam Joint commissioner of madurai police

Mapla Singam Township president Sevagapandian

Narathan Anbazhagan

Manithan Judge

Marudhu
Marudhu
Payilwan

Iraivi Jagan's father

Winner, Edison Award for Best Character role (Male)

Thodari
Thodari
Rengarajan

Achamindri Education minister Karikalan

2017 Si3 Soundara Pandi

Ennodu Vilayadu Nagulan

Yaakkai Krishnamurthy

Enkitta Mothathe Mandhramoorthy

Shivalinga Krishnamoorthy

Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae Sangili Aandhavan

Veera Vamsam

TELEVISION

* Thiruvilayadal * Chellame * Ranga Vilas ( Jaya TV )

DUBBING ARTIST

YEAR FILM ACTOR DUBBED NAME NOTES

1999 Samarasimha Reddy
Samarasimha Reddy
Jayaprakash Reddy Shanmuga Pandian

2008 Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire
Irrfan Khan Naan