Ravikanth Perepu is a South Indian director who works in the Telugu film industry. He was born on 11th March 1991 in Vizag, also known as Vishakapatnam, in Andhra Pradesh. He is known for the Tollywood flick Kshanam.
Ravikanth is the son of Nageswara Rao Perupu. He attended school at the Kotak Salesian School in Vizag from where he graduated in 2006. He graduated from the Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering where he studied chemical engineering. His passion for filmmaking ignited at an early age when he saw the Telugu version of the musical romantic drama Alaipauthey directed by Mani Rathnam, at the age of nine.
He wrote a few short stories. During his intermediate, he had decided to become a filmmaker. Four of his friends shared his interest in cinema, two of whom would eventually work under him for Kshanam. However, before Ravikanth could join the Tollywood industry, he had to appease his parents. His parents wished for him to study engineering before pursuing a career in film production. So Ravikanth studied chemical engineering at the Gayatri Vidya Parishad College. While studying at college, he and his friends would create videos and upload them to Youtube; this kept Ravikanth’s filmmaking skills sharp. Soon after graduating, Ravikanth shifted to Hyderabad and got in touch with the director
. He worked in the post production process of the romantic comedy flick KISS: Keep It Simple Stupid directed by Adivi. He was credited as an associate director in the Telugu feature film. The movie hit the silver screens on 12th September 2013. Then Ravikanth took a hiatus from filmmaking while staying in touch with Adivi.
A few years later, Adivi met Ravikanth to discuss a story idea. According to some accounts the scripting process took two months, while some claim it took ten months. After preparing the screenplay, Adivi and Ravikanth approached the film producer Prasad V. Potluri. The production process started soon after they signed the agreements. He would also recruit the cinematographer
with whom he worked in KISS. He released the film under the title Kshanam on 26th February 2016. The mystery flick gained good reviews from all over the world. Ravikanth created the thriller movie with a budget of about one crore rupee but made about five crores within ten days of release. Ravikanth’s latest project is a romance flick for which Bahubali fame Daggubati Rana is a co-producer.
Ravikanth is open to working for any genre except horror.