Birthday: 09-07-1929
Age: 90
Star sign: Leo

Ravi Khanna born in Gujarat on July 9, 1929, in British India is a veteran actor, TV/Radio journalist and a stunt man in Bollywood. He came from Pakistan during the partition in 1947 and settled in Bombay. He became a Junior Artist in Bollywood industry in his initial struggling days. He then became a stuntman from Jr. Artist. After some time he was promoted to the post of stunt coordinator. As a stunt coordinator, he made his debut in the movie named “Upkaar” which was directed by Manoj Kumar. From there, Ravi didn’t have to look back and moved forward step by step towards success. He has also worked as a stunt coordinator in movies like Kaalia which was released in the year 1981, Mera Gaon Mera Desh in 1971, Haqeeqat in 1964, Shart in 1969, Shriman Satyawadi in 1960, and Hum Ek Hain in 1969, etc. He has spent most of his time in the United States.

He has the knowledge and perspective on South Asia, which can be clearly seen in his blogs and articles. He is an award winning actor and a voice artist who has acted on television as well as on stages and films in US and India. He has produced and written many TV packages in English, mostly in South Asia and the Middle East as a TV producer and Analyst. He has taken interview of many South Asian leaders and eminent personalities like Narasimha Rao, Manmohan Singh, Benazir Bhutto, Hossain Mohammad Ershad, Atal Behari Vajpayee, etc.

He has also interviewed and spoke to many US experts as well. His idol is Om Puri, and Ravi is a natural actor who has done many roles in Hindi, Urdu, English, and Punjabi. He studied at SRCC and started doing stage acting in his college days and also bagged an Award for Best Actor in his second year in college. He also took part in many other competitions like debates, youth festivals, etc. After this, he got a call from Charanjit who told him to associate with radio. Then he met many contemporaries like T. P. Jain, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Ashok Sarin, Ram Gopal, Laxmi Krishnamurthy, R. P. Sethi, Surinder Kochar, and Om Shivpuri, etc. He achieved Zee lifetime achievement Award in 2001 for his excellence in cinema.

Omar Lateef Tamil Actor

Omar Lateef

Omar Lateef is a South Indian model and actor who works in the Kollywood and also the Bollywood film industry. He is known for his roles in the movies Poi Solla Porom, Paiyaa, Bum Bum Bole, Madrasipattinam, Bramman and Devi (L). Omar’s origins trace back to Kashmir. He is the son of Mohammad Lateef and the grandson on Haji Ghulam Muhammad Wani. His grandfather shifted to Chennai in 1946 and opened an antique shop named Kashmir Art Palace in the 1950’s. This was also called The Old Curiosity Shop by foreign customers back then, like the one in London. The shop is now managed by his father. Though born in Kashmir, he was raised in Chennai. His family owns a fruit orchid in Kashmir. His family speaks Urdu at home but is fluent in Tamil. He specialized in English from the Annamalai University in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu. He started his modeling career in 1999. Omar made his film debut with the Tamil comedy movie Poi Solla Porom, directed by Vijay. The film is a remake of the Bollywood comedy Khosla Ka Ghosla. He played the role of Vishwanathan alias Vichu in the film. The movie hit the screens on 12th September 2008. He then acted in the Tamil film Paiyaa written and directed by N. Linguswamy. He played the role of the lead character Shiva’s friend. The movie won five nominations at the Filmfare Awards in the Tamil Film Industry in 2014 and it hit the screens on 2nd April 2010. Omar made his Bollywood debut with the Hindi film Bum Bum Bole directed by Priyadarshan. The film was a remake of Majid Majidi’s Iranian movie Children of Heaven in 1997. The movie hit the screens on 14th May 2010. He then acted in the Tamil romance movie Madrasipattinam directed by Vijay. He played the role of Kabir in the film. The movie won six nominations for the Filmfare Award in the Tamil Film Industry in 2011 and the movie hit the screens on 9th July 2010. He then worked in the Tamil comedy movie Bramman written and directed by Socrates. He played the role of Maapillai in the movie. The movie hit the screens on 21st February 2014. He acted the trilingual movie Devi (L) directed by A. L. Vijay. The movie is also known as Devi, Abhinetri in the Telugu version and Tutak Tutak Tutiya in the Hindi version. The movie hit the screens on 7th October 2016. He received an inhouse award for the role. Omar’s latest project is the director A. L. Vijay’s upcoming movie Vanamagan. The movie is set to release in July 2017.

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