Ravikumar was born on 30 May 1958 in chennai. He entered into Tamil industry in the year 1986. He studied at Digital Film Technology and got his graduation in 1985. He is an actor, director, screenwriter and producer. His first debut film Aayiram Pookkal Malarattum. He has directed numerous films ranging from comedy and drama to action. He worked as co-director on R. B. Choudary's production Pudhu Vasantham directed by Vikraman and the success of the film prompted the producer to give Ravikumar a chance to make his directorial debut. He thus debuted as a film maker through Puriyaadha Pudhir (1990). In December 1997, Ravikumar announced his next project Padayappa (1999).
He directed many films with his friend Sarath Kumar such as Nattamai in 1994 and Natpukkaga in 1998. Both of them were biggest blockbusters. Also his film with Rajnikanth, Muthu and his film with Kamal Hassan, Thenali were biggest commercial success. This got him many offers to direct films of other popular heroes of the South Indian film industry. He does the cameo appearance in each of his films. His films are usually made with a commercial format in the masala genre, with action, family sentiment, comedy, betrayal, revenge and redemption, appearing as key themes.
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