P. Ravi Shankar

Other names of P. Ravi Shankar: Ravi Shankar Pudipeddi, Bommali Ravi Shankar, Sai Ravi
Birthday: 28-11-1966
Age: 52
Star sign: Sagittarius

Ravi Shankar Pudipeddi a.k.a Sai Ravi is a popular face in the world of the South Indian cinema, or rather a popular voice, as he’s noted for his extensive dubbing work which covers nearly 2600 films. He’s also been an actor and director as well, working for the Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam film industries in all  the three fields.

Born to the popular dubbing artist P.J.Sharma, Ravi Shankar along with his brother, the popular actor Sai Kumar, have both inherited the appealing and majestic voice that made them dubbing artists as well.

Although Ravi Shankar entered the film industry as an actor in the late 80’s with films like Madhuranagarilo (in which he plays one of the four young heroes), he did not really succeed as an actor as much as he did as a dubbing artist. He’s dubbed for some really big stars like Prakash Raj, Raghuvaran, Ashish Vidyarthi, Ashutosh Rana, Nassar, Sonu Sood and Mukesh Rishi in all of his career. He’s earned his name as ‘Bommali Ravishankar’ for his dubbing in Arundhati (a highly successful super-natural film by Kodi Rama Krishna) for Sonu Sood’s character.

As a dubbing artist, Ravi Shankar won a whole of seven Nandi awards in his career. Along with that, he’s also won the Filmfare award and the Tamilnadu state film award for his dubbing.

Off late, Ravi Shankar is majorly being cast as a villain in South Indian films. Among them, Ramayya Vastavayya in telugu and Huchudugaru in Kannada were the films in which his role as the bad guy was highly acclaimed.

Ravi Shankar’s versatility doesn’t end just at that. He also happens to be a dialogue writer who’s penned dialogues for around 250 films in his career and a singer noted for the songs he sang in Raktha Charithra and Bejawada (both, intense gangster films by Ram Gopal Varma). For all his contribution to the world of southern cinema, Ravi Shankar will be cherished for a long time to come for all his unique and wonderful talents.

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Shankar Nag Kannada Actor

Shankar Nag

Shankar Nag, most influential and talented Kannada actor and director, who acted in around 90 Kannada movies, in a career spanning 12 years from 1978 to 1990. Shankar also produced R.K. Narayan's novel, Malgudi Days as a teleserial and also acted in it. He was also a part a Kannada theater. He co-wrote 22 June 1897, an Indian national award-winning Marathi film. One of his films, Autoraja is appreciated by the audience to the level that even now his posters are there on auto rickshaws of Karnataka even after 25 years of his death. He was also focused towards social improvement as his films portrayed that. He was of friendly nature and loved by all. Shankar Nag was a versatile personality and has left his mark on the Kannada Film Industry in many ways. Nationally, he will be remembered for his famous work, Malgudi Days, which was well directed and telecasted along. Personal Life: Shankar Nagarkatte, better known as Shankar Nag, was born to a Brahmin family on November 9, 1954, to Sadanand and Anandi Nagarkatte. After finishing his studies, Shankar Nag lived in Mumbai for some time. During this period, he was involved in Marathi theater. Incidentally, it was at this time that he met his wife, Arundhati. On Sep 30 1990, while on his way to Dharwad for a film shoot, Shankar Nag died in a car accident. Career: After completing his education from Mumbai, Shankar returned to Karnataka. When Shankar Nag shifted back to Karnataka, he began to get involved in the Kannada Movie Industry. Anant Nag, Shankar’s elder brother, was already a famous actor and Shankar Nag was offered a role in the movie Ondanondu Kaladalli in 1978 (debut). This debut movie, which became a classic hit in Kannada, earned him a National Award at the Delhi International Film Festival. He acted in around 90 movies. Among his major hits were movies like Auto Raja, Geetha, S.P. Sangliana and Minchina Ota. He also produced some movies with his brother Anant Nag. He directed a few movies like Janma Janmadha Anubandha, Geetha, and Minchina Ota. Minchina Ota, in which he starred along with his brother, is considered to be Shankar Nag’s best work as a director. Apart from the Kannada Film industry, Shankar Nag is best known for the television series Malgudi Days, based on R.K. Narayan’s popular work of the same name. Shankar Nag directed the series and the stories were taken from R.K. Narayan’s books like Malgudi Days, Swami and Friends, and the Vendor of Sweets. This popular series ran for thirty-nine episodes. Shanker had a strong relation with theater, and he always retained his love for theater even when he was a movie star. He and his wife Arundhati created an amateur theater group called Sanket, which still produces many plays. He set up Sanket Electronics, Karnataka’s first electronic recording studio, in Bangalore. Not only acting but he worked for the betterment of the state and also devised a Metro Railway project for Bangalore. He had many other plans and vision to create more, but unfortunately, his untimely death left many of his dreams unfulfilled. Awards: Shankar Nagarkatte received the prestigious ‘National Award at International Film Festival’, Delhi. He was also awarded state awards as a Director, that includes ‘Best Film’ award for seven times.

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Srinagar Kitty is an actor renowned for his work in Kannada films and television series. His real name is Krishna, but he uses his screen name Srinagar Kitty. He was born on July 8, 1977, in a joint family in Bangalore and is the youngest child. He started his career as a child artist in television series after which he made his film debut in 2003 with the movie Chandra Chakori where he enacted a negative character. He has portrayed negative characters in movies like Gowdru, Love Story, Aadhi, Ayya and Vishnusene. Inthi Ninna Preethiya starred Kitty as the lead protagonist which won him positive reviews and acclaims for his performance. Following his success, he acted in many films like Mathe Mungaru, Savaari, Hudugaru including Sanju Weds Geetha. His success guaranteed him a place in Kannada films as a lead actor. He has won the Filmfare Special Jury Award for his work in the movie Saawari. Before starting a career in films he has played lead roles in TV serials aired by ETV, Suvarna and Udaya channels the most prominent TV series in which he has worked are Chandrika, Preethigagi, Ananda Sagara, Bhoomi and Mane Mane Kathe. The character of Lord Ram for 104FM Bangalore’s radio program Radio Ramayana featured his voice. The 2014 movie Bahuparak had him portraying three roles together and the track Simple Preethige was sung by him as well. Kitty is married to Bhavana Belegere who is a TV producer, his father-in-law is Ravi Belegere noted writer, journalist and TV presenter.

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