V. S. Ragavan is a famous Tamil film and television actor. He was born on 1925 in Vembakkam Village in Kanchipuram, Chennai. He initiated his career as a dramatist and usually performed in stage plays. In 1954, he was debuted as a film actor in Vaira Maalai and made more than 1000 films and acted in various TV serials.
He spent his childhood days in Kanchipuram and subsequently, he moved to Mylapore in Chennai. From there, he went to P. S. Senior Secondary School to study. Then he continued his studies at the St. Columba’s Hr. Sec School in Chengalpet and the last two years of his studies were made in Madras Christian College in Tambaram, Chennai. But as V. S. Ragavan finished his schooling, his father died which made her mother decide to go back to their native village where her sister resides at Velala Street in Purasawakkam, Chennai.
In 1942, he worked in the Malathi Magazine as sub-editor and when the company closes, he worked in a printing press. From there, some of the workers are performing in an amateur stage plays and this made him performed in few Hindi stage plays. Prior to that, he also acted in Vaira Maalai in 1954, an YMIA Fine Arts Theatre Group Play which was played in YMCA. Subsequently, the play was adapted into a movie and he acted the same character which is also his debut film in 1954. From the same year, V. G. Ragavan was debuted as a dramatist and initiated the INA or Indian National Artists along with his friends K. Balachander, Vadiraj, Malli and Nataraj. The renowned director, K. Balachander who has received many honors and awards for doing notable films is one of the members of the troupe. He is also the script writer of INA. After ten years, they have decided to close the INA troupe and from that time, Ragavan started doing supporting roles in the cinema world. He became famous for appearing in K. Balachander’s television serial, Anni.
He was also starred in television serials like
in 2008 to 2009, followed by Bhairavi in 2012 where he appeared in three episodes of the show. He was also in the serial, Valli and he is currently doing tele-serials.
Some of the films he did includes Bommai, Kalvanin Kadhali, Kaalam Maaripochu, Samaya Sanjeevi where he is also the director, Sarangadhara, Kaathirundha Kangal, Karnan, Pattanathil Bhootam, Uyir, Kalyanaraman, Krodham, Rusi,
, Sri Raghavendra, Unnal Mudiyum Thambi, Avasara Police 100,
, Kamaraj, Arai Enn 305-il Kadavul, Magizhchi, Nagaram Marupakkam, Kalakalappu, Saguni,
Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara
and his recent serial, Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavaanikalum.