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K. S. Ravikumar
Born August 16, 1954 (1954-08-16) (age 55)[citation needed]
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Film actor, director, screenwriter
Years active 1990-present

K. S. Ravikumar is a Tamil film director and actor based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. His films include a mixture of genres, ranging from comedy and drama to action thrillers. He has worked with all the major actors of South India, including Chiranjeevi,Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Silambarasan, Joseph Vijay, Ajith Kumar, Surya, Prabhu, Vijayakanth, Karthik, Sarath Kumar, Jayaram, Arjun , Nagarjuna and R. Madhavan. His salary was raised to a career-high of $1 million for his latest film Dasavathaaram which went on to gross $16 million worldwide in the first four weeks.[1][2]

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Early life

Ravikumar is a science graduate from Pachiappas College in Tamil Nadu though he belongs to the Madurai belt. He studied and graduated with a D.F.T in 1985. From 1985 through 1990- he was Assistant Director to prominent film director Bharathi Raja before breaking on his own in 1989. Also he worked as an Assistant Director with Director Vikraman in the film "Pudhu Vasantham".

Career

Ravikumar's directorial career started with the film Puriyaadha Pudhir. His next film was Cheran Pandiyan in 1990, his first hit; which also was his friend Sarath Kumar's first film in the lead. After that Ravikumar made many films with Sarath Kumar such as Nattamai (1994) and later Natpukkaga (1998) turned out to be the biggest blockbusters of their combination. He landed himself with the major task of directing Rajinikanth in Muthu which he did successfully and therefore many other offers other than those with Sarath Kumar arrived his way including films with Kamal Haasan, Silambarasan, Chiranjeevi, Ajith Kumar, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Joseph Vijay and Madhavan. A trademark of his films is the cameo appearance that he puts in each of the films.

He is currently directing Jaggubhai, starring Sarath Kumar and Shriya Saran. He then started filming Aadhavan with Surya Sivakumar and Nayanthara, which started 16 February 2009. Aadhavan has now finished filming and went worldwide on 18 October 2009.

Notable filmography

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As director

Year Title Guest role Notes
1990 Puriyaadha Pudhir Photographer
1991 Perum Puli
Cheran Pandian Villain
Putham Pudhu Payanam Villain
1992 Aagraham
Pondatti Rajyam
Oor Mariyadhai
1993 Purusha Lakshanam
Band Master
Suriyan Chandran
1994 Nattamai
Sakthivel
1995 Muthukulikka Vaariyala
Muthu Tamilian in Kerala
Periya Kudumbam
1996 Avvai Shanmugi
Parampaarai
1997 Pistha
Dharmachakkaram
Natpukaaga Wise villager
1998 Kondattam Photographer
1999 Sneham Kosam
Suyamvaram
Padayappa Item number
Dance in "Kicku Yerudhey" song
Paataali
2000 Thenali As himself
Minsara Kanna Mannivannan's son
2001 Samudhiram Item number
Dance in "Vidiya Vidiya" song
Bava Nachadu
2002 Villain Photographer
Panchathantiram Pilot Captain
2003 Paarai
2004 Aethiree Young bachelor
2006 Saravana Train passenger
Varalaru Family doctor Winner, Vijay Award for Best Director
2008 Dasavathaaram Item number
Dance in "Ulaga Nayagan" song
Nominated, Filmfare Best Tamil Director Award
2009 Aadhavan New servant
2010 Jaggubhai Airport supervisor
Karunyam Pre-production

As actor

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