K. S. Ravi

K. S. Ravi (1959-2010)(Tamil: கே. எஸ். ரவி) was a Tamil film director (not to be confused with K S. Ravikumar, another leading director) based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. His films includes a mixture of genres like drama to action thrillers.

Early life

Director K. S. Ravi finished his schooling in Delhi and did his graduation in Trichy where he emerged as the gold-medalist. Besides being a gold-medalist in engineering, He chose cinema as his career. From 1989 to 1990, he was an assistant Director to prominent film director Manirathnam for the movie Anjali before breaking on his own in 1993. Also he worked as an assistant director to Major Sundarrajan in the film Andha Oru Nimidam .

Personal life

Director K.S.Ravi was born in 1959 in Paramakudi, Ramnad district. He was born to Mr. Karpurasundharam, ex-serviceman and Mrs. Vasantha Karpurasundharam. He has three siblings – Raja, Kripakaran and Latha. He married Ms. Sumathy and their daughter is Aishwarya.


His first movie was a Telugu film named " Aagraham " Produced by Shyam Prasad Reddy, starring Dr.Rajasekar and Amala released in 1993. He got "Nandi Award " for this Super Hit Movie. Later this was dubbed as " Evanayiruntha Enakkenna " in Tamil and this was also a Super Hit Movie. His Second Movie, Honest Raj is a 1994 Tamil language action film produced by Sathya Jothi Films Thiagarajan.The film starred Vijayakanth, Gouthami, Aamani and others. The film had music by Ilaiyaraaja released to positive reviews on 14 April 1994. .Renowned cinematographer Ravi K Chandran's first Tamil movie was "Honest Raj", a Vijayakanth movie.The film was remade in Hindi as Rakshak with Sunil Shetty.

Mr. Romeo is a 1994 Tamil language action film produced by R. B. Choudary.The film starred Prabhu Deva in a double role and his love interests are portrayed by top Bollywood actresses Shilpa Shetty and Madhubala with Vadivelu in key role.The film had music by A. R. Rahman released to moderate reviews on 10 November 1996.

En Swasa Katre is a 1999 Tamil Romantic Film. The film stars Arvind Swamy, Isha Koppikar, Prakash Raj and Raghuvaran.The film had music by A. R. Rahman released to average reviews on 26 February 1999.Actress Isha Koppikar debuted in the South Indian film industry with this film.


K.S.Ravi, one of the finest directors of Tamil film industry who secured the most acclaimed "Nandi Award" in his very first movie.


Year Film Credited as Language Notes
Director Writer
1994 Honest Raj Green tick Green tick Tamil Remade in Hindi as Rakshak
1996 Mr. Romeo Green tick Green tick Tamil Dubbed in Telugu and Hindi
1999 En Swasa Katre Green tick Green tick Tamil
2001 Shahjahan Green tick Green tick Tamil


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