Ravi Tandon is an Indian film actor and producer, who had directed more than fifteen films. He is the director of the golden era and has worked from the time of black and white movies to the coloured movies. He is the father of the versatile actress,
Raveena Tandon. He has worked with many actors and has given work to new faces. He even worked with ‘
Amitabh Bachchan’ in films like ‘Khuddar’ which was a worldwide hit. He is a multi-talented person and has worked as a director and actor both, including producer and writer too.
He is one of the oldest filmmakers present in the industry. Ravi was born in the year 1935 in Agra, UP. He belongs to a Punjabi family and later married Veena Tandon. He has one son and one daughter. Rajeev Tandon is his son, who is also a director and a producer and was the producer of ‘
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, which became a super hit. Raveena Tandon is his daughter, who is a Bollywood actress and gave her debut in the year 1991 in the film Patthar Ke Phool. She has won many Filmfare awards also.
Ravi started his career in 1960 as an actor in the film ‘Love In Simla’. He had a lack of money that time so he did few films as a supporting actor but soon he realized that he is made to work behind the camera. In 1963, he became the assistant director for the film, ‘Yeh Rastey Hain Pyar Ke’. It was R.K. Nayyar who motivated him and gave him the opportunity.
For five years (1959-1964), he worked with R.K. Nayyar as an assistant director and learned about direction. R.K. Nayyar worked as his mentor and guided him all these years. After that, he entered into the industry as director for the film ‘Balidaan’.
Manoj Kumar was the person who helped him as he told the producer of the film ‘Balidaan’ to take him up as a director for the film. ‘Anhonee’ was the film released in 1973 for which he worked as a director and a writer as well.
Also, he was the producer of ‘Anhonee’. In 1974, he directed two films, ‘Nirmaan’ and ‘Majboor’. Majboor became a worldwide hit. Later, he released two movies each year till 1980. He never went behind the glamour and was always confident even when he was launching a new face in his film. ‘
Khel Khel Mein’ which was released in 1975 and ‘Khud-Daar’ which was released later in 1982 are some of his marvellous pieces of work. Bond 303 is one of his science fiction which was released in 1985 with ‘
Jeetendra’ as the actor of the movie.
Nazrana’ was also directed by Ravi Tandon and
Rajesh Khanna was the actor. The film was released in 1987 and was applauded by everyone in the industry. He gave many great movies to the industry and is considered as one of the best directors of the industry.