The Crazy Actor, Ravichandran is an actor, director, producer, music director and editor known for his work in Kannada Cinema. He was born on 30th May 1961. He was born to N. Veeraswamy, a film producer and Pattamal. He married Sumathy on 14th February 1986. He has two sons Manoranjan and Vikram, and a daughter Geethanjali. Ravichandran’s debut as an actor was Khadeema Kallaru (1982) in which he played the negative role when he was 21 followed by Chakravyuha (1983).
After doing numerous roles as a supporting actor, he was the lead in his directorial debut that was a Kannada cinema Blockbuster, Premaloka (1987) a romantic comedy with
. His has his production house named Sri Eswari Productions. Ravichandran has given Kannada cinema some of the biggest hits of its time. Starting with Premaloka, which was one of the most expensive films in Kannada cinema with Juhi Chawla as the female lead. He was the lead in many blockbusters like Ranadheera, which was a remake of Subhash Ghai’s Hero. Some of his other films are
, Yuddha Kaanda, Raamachaari, where he played the part of an innocent villager. He had a compelling personality and remarkable looks for which he was known for.
Since his debut Premaloka was a big-budget movie he brought in a trend of producing magnificent films in Kannada cinema. He introduced grandeur and inspired the new generation of directors. He has also worked with many well-known directors like S.V.
Rajendra Singh Babu
and D. Rajendra Babu. He is known for getting Hamsalekha into the light, and this duo did many movies together as music directors and gave many popular songs. Later, he made some popular tunes Ekangi and Aham Premasmi.
He started his company Eswari Audio later to be known as Eswari Entertainments. He was also awarded as the Best Musical Director on the state level. He not only brought the trend of Big-Budget Movies to Kannada cinema but also brought in Digital Grading technology. He started selling music cassettes through cable operators to beat piracy. Ravichandran was also seen on television as a judge in Dancing-star season-2 on Colors Kannada.