Jayam Ravi

Jayam Ravi (Aka) Ravi

 Jayam (2003)

About Me

Ravi Mohan (born 10 September 1980), better known by his stage name  Jayam Ravi, is an Indian film actor in the Tamil film Industry. Ravi has appeared in films including Jayam, which has since become part of Ravi's stage name, M.kumaran son of Mahalakshmi, unakkum Enakkum, Santhosh Naraynan, Thillalangadi and Thani Oruvan, all of Which have been directed by his brother M.Raja.

Early Life

Ravi was born to Mohan of Tirumangalam, Madurai, a leading film editor in South Indian cinema, and Varalakshmi. He has two siblings; his elder brother Mohan Raja is a film director, with most of his films featuring Ravi in the lead role, while his sister Roja is a dentist. He completed his schooling at Jawahar Vidyalaya in Ashok Nagar, Chennai. He studied dancing under the Bharatnatyam dancer Nalini Balakrishnan and performed his arangetram at the age of 12. After completing his degree in Visual Communication from Loyola College, Chennai, he decided to get into the film industry. He also then trained in acting at the Kishore Namit Kapur Institute in Mumbai. Before debuting as an actor, Ravi had been an assistant director to Suresh Krishna for Aalavandhan (2001) starring Kamal Haasan. He married Aarthi in 2009. The couple have 2 sons (born in 2012 and 2014).


During his childhood, Ravi acted as a child actor in two Telugu films, Bava Bavamaridi and Palnati Pourusham, which were produced by his father. Jayam Ravi made his acting debut in the action-masala film Jayam, produced by his father and directed by his brother M.Raja. It was a remake of the 2002 Telungu film of the same name. His next venture was the sentimental drama M.Kumaran son of Mahalakshmi (2004), the remade version of the Telugu film Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi, in which he starred alongside Asin Thottumkal. His next release, Daas (2004), anotherr action-masala flick, and his first original film following two remakes, featured him as a football player. The film took an even bigger opening than his previous ones and was declared a hit as well. In 2006 he starred in Saran's Idhayaththirudan, which was a box office bomb, following which he acted in unakkum enakkum (initially released and promoted as Something Something Unakkum Enakkum), again under his brother's direction in another remake of a Telugu film. N.Lingusamy-produced Deepavali under Ezhil's direction became his only 2007 release.

In 2008, Ravi appeared in three films. Following a cameo apperance Velli Thirai, he acted in the family drama Sathosh Subramaniyan, once again under his brother's direction in a remake. In the Tamil version of the 2006 Telugu film Bommarillu, starring opposite Genelia D'Souza, he played the role of a young man, whose choices and wishes are continually subdued by his father's.  Next he starred in the action thriller Dhaam Dhoom, directed by cinematographer-director Jeeva. In 2009, he starred in the action film Peranmai, directed by S.P.Jananathan, in which he enacted the role of Dhruvan, a tribal forest officer. In his next film, Thillalangadi (2010), he paired up with his brother for the fifth time to appear in a remake of a Telugu work. Thillalangadi, the Tamil version of the 2009 film Kick, opened to mixed critical response and could not repeat the success of its original version. In 2011, he played a Playboy character in choreographer-turned-director Prabu Deva's romantic musical Engeyum Kaadhal, which also fetched mixed reviews. In 2015 Ravi appeared in four films: Romeo Juliet, sakalakala Vallavan, Thani Oruvan, Bhooloham.