Ravindra Laxman Mankani is an actor who first made a name for himself on the TV series ‘Trikaal ‘and has since become a successful film actor. Born on May 21, 1956, Ravindra made his television debut in a smaller role and then acted both on TV and film, in shows such as ‘Shanti’, and in ‘Jhale Mokale Akash’ and films such as ‘Astitva’ and ‘Not only Mrs Raut’.
But it was the success of two movies Varsa Lakshmicha and Limited Manuski that took Ravindra Laxman career to the next level, with subsequent roles in Nagin, Smritichitre, Nivdung and several other films. Being a theatre actor meant for him taking on taking on more challenging, supporting roles in a wide array of films.
He has received two state Maratha awards for his work in Limited Manuski and Varsa Lakshmicha. With his good looks and perfect acting timing, he had become a film star on the rise. He acted even in several Bollywood films with directors like
, Raj Kumar Santoshi,
He developed a passion on acting when he was young. And now he prided himself on taking him to film and TV screen. Astitva enjoyed some box-office success co-starring Tabu. His Marathi projects fared much better at the box office. He followed up then with a mix of popular TV series in Marathi language and gained recognition. Few of his Hindi TV series that enjoyed huge popularity and TRP ratings include
CID Special Bureau
, Khaki, Trikaal and Terah Panne.
But not afraid to take the risk, he appeared in smaller roles in Bollywood films too. The actor even appeared in many notable plays Aparsh Amrutacha, Buland, Aakrosh, Reshim Dhage. Though Ravindra Laxman’s good looks could have placed him squarely in the actor category, he shunned a conventional film career. Though he did not get leading man roles, that is ultimately how Ravindra Laxman Mankani saw the growth of real actor in him and even today he performs with the same energy and enthusiasm.
Ravindra Laxman Mankani was born on 21st of May in the year 1956. He is an actor from India. He is well-known for working in plays, films and soap operas. Having tested waters in civil engineering first he later became an actor. Currently, he is 60 years of age. Ravindra Mankani is popular for the movies like Khakee which was released in the year 2004, Astitva released in the year 2000, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story released in the year 2016, and much more. Ravindra Mankani has a son whose name is Rohan Mankani. Ravindra Laxman Mankani has completed his schooling in Pune, and during his school days he has participated in many competitions like Elocution, acting, debating, etc. he has also won many awards for these competitions. In the year 1978 and 1979, Ravindra has won the prize for best acting. In the year 1979, he has won Purushottam Karandak for his college. He has done Civil Engineering, and also have a diploma in Management.
Ravindra Mankani has also worked in Marathi TV serials like Zale Mokale Aakash, Ashwamedha, Pankhanchi Savali, Soudamini, Swami, Athiti, Kamala, Avantika, Sonpavale, etc. along with this, Ravindra Mankani has also worked in many Hindi TV serials like CID: Special Bureau, Terah Panne, Tiger, Shanti, Shrikant, Trikaal, etc. Apart from this, he has also worked in many dramas including Aakrosh, Band Zarokhe, and much more.
Ravindra Laxman Mankani has won Maharashtra State Award two times in the category of Best acting in Limited Manuski and Varsa Lakshmicha. He became popular for his roles in Swami as Shrimant Madhavrao Peshwa, in Shanti as Siddharth Singhania, in Trikaal as Thakur Hari Singh, in Jhale Mokale Akash as Shrirang Deshmukh, etc. He has won awards for the films like Limited Manuski and 22 June 1897, both of which are Marathi films, and directed by Jayoo Patwardhan and Nachiket respectively. His recent works include a serial named “Peshwa Bajirao” which is telecasted on the channel named Sony TV. In this serial, Ravindra Mankani played the role of Brahmendra Swami. Ravindra Mankani has also played a role in a serial named “
Jhansi Ki Rani
” which was telecasted on the channel named “Zee TV,” and was a big hit. Before the serial named “Peshwa Bajirao,” Ravindra Laxman Mankani has worked in a serial named “Khamoshiyaan” which was telecast on Star Plus. Along with Ravindra,
, and much more are there in the show named “Peshwa Bajirao.”
In his long career, Ravindra Mankani has won many awards for his acting skills both in Marathi films and dramas. Ravindra Laxman Mankani has done around 12 Hindi serial along with many Hindi and Marathi films. Even in a short scene and in a small role, he effectively marks his presence and grabs the attention of the audience with his perfect body language and sharp looks.
Ravindra Laxman Mankani is an actor who works primarily in Marathi and Hindi film television industry. He is well known for his works in daily soaps and movies. Born on 21st may 1956, he completed his graduation and became a civil engineer. Later, he left his job and started acting. Ravindra started his career with the film 22 June 1897 in the year 1979. Next, he got to work in a TV movie Smritichitre in the year 1982. He did the role as Narayan V. Tilak.
Then after a long break of around ten years, he did a supporting role in another movie Varsa Laxmicha. Directed by Madhukar Pathak, it is a Marathi film which hit the cinemas in 1994. He got to play the role of zamindar named VasudeoInamdar next to
. Since then he started getting pictures regularly. In 1995, he played the character of Sairang in the film limited manuski. The plot revolves around a man and his wife who are terrorized by two goons for avenge.
Directed by Jayoo Patwardhan the movie is a comedy-drama. In 2000, he acted as Ravi in astitva which turned out to be a super hit and received various film fare, Zeecine, and National film awards. Astitva was also his Bollywood debut picture. During 2002, he shot for the movie the guardian spirit of the house as kaka as well as for a TV series achanak 37 saal baad. In 2003, again he worked as a supporting actor in two films Yeh Hai Chakka Dbakka Dbumbe Bo playing the role of a headmaster and as Raghuvir Karkhanis in not only Mrs. Raut.
Next, he acted in another Hindi movie khakee along with the legendary actor
, the beautiful
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
in lead roles. The movie turned to be a blockbuster of 2004. He even did a TV show saakshi in the same year. Ravindra Mankani has worked with directors like Jayoo and Nachiket Patwardhan, Raj Kumar Santoshi, Gajendra Ahere, Gajanam Jahgirdar, Mahesh Manjrekar, Shahab Shamsi and Mohan Gokhale.
His releases of 2006 include Nital, Heeshrinchi, Ichha, and Shevri. Following it, there were releases of his pictures in 2009 and 2011. In 2014, he acted in Vittidandu and in Rama Madhav. In 2016, he worked in guru and also in the super hit Bollywood film MS Dhoni: the untold story as Jag Mohan Dalmiya. His recent work was seen in TV series Peshwa Bajirao in 2017.