Radha Ravi is a populous actor cum producer in the Tamil cinema industry. He has come from a cinema background family, where his father, brother, and sisters were the actors. He is the son of the popular actor M R Radha, who is well known for his villainy and character roles in the early 50s and 60s. Radha Ravi was born in the year 1952. He did his graduation in the New College in Chennai. He has a brother called M.R.R.Vasu and three sisters namely Rashya, Rani and Radhikala. Radhika and Nirosha are his half-sisters.
He was a stage actor, initially. He has performed in his brother Vasu’s theatrical troupe and the veteran comedy actor V.K. Ramasamy’s troupe. Later, he started his own theatrical troupe called Nadikavel Theaters. He made his acting debut through a Kannada movie called Ragasiya Rathri in 1975. His Tamil debut was through the movie Manmadha Leelai with
. Radha Ravi was recommended to the veteran director Balachander by Kamal Haasan and thereby, he got the chance to act in Tamil movies.
He got a good breakthrough through the movie Uyirullavarai Usha, in which he did the villain role, where Ganga and Nalini did the lead pair. Radha Ravi has acted in various roles like a villain, comedian and character roles, like his father M R Radha. Few of his notable movies are Annamalai, Vaidhegi Kaathirundhaal, Chinna Thambi and Coolie. His voice modulations and the villainy appeal are very much appreciated by the audiences. He also produced films like Idhu Namma Bhoomi and Thai Maasam Poo Vaasam. His acting passion did not get minimized. He has acted very well in the movie Pisasu. He did the role of a loving father in that movie. Radha Ravi has acted with all the popular stars like Rajini, Kamal, Vijay, and Surya.
He has performed in the Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada movies too. He is carrying his versatile performances with different roles that have an acting scope.