Wishes pour in for Ravichandran on his 58th birthday!

Not only did Ravichandran redefine romance films in the Kannada film industry but has also proven himself as a versatile actor
Written By Akanksha Sridhara | Updated: May 30, 2020 19:12 IST
Wishes pour in for Ravichandran on his 58th birthday!

Ravichandran is one of the most popular and memorable actors of Sandalwood. With a career spanning over 4 decades, Ravichandra has directed, produced, and acted in a variety of films. Today, the versatile filmmaker turns 58! His fans have taken to social media to celebrate him and his achievements. Sandalwood personalities like Jaggesh, Darshan, Kichcha, Shiva Rajkumar, Santhosh Ananddram, Raghavendra Rajkumar, Ganesh, Nikhil Kumar, Sharan, and many others have taken to their social media to wish Ravichandran.

Ravichandran debuted as an actor in the 1971 film Kula Gourava as a child artist. However, he began his career almost a decade later with the film Prema Matara. Since then he has appeared in several films alongside Sandalwood stars Vishnuvardhan, Ambareesh, Prabhakar, Rajesh, and many others. Ravichandran shot to fame with his 1987 film Premaloka which he wrote, directed, produced, and starred in. The film is often seen as a turning point in romance films in Sandalwood. The film starred Juhi Chawla, Leelavathi, and Lokesh apart from Ravichandran. The film also shot Juhi Chawla to overnight fame. It also established veteran composer Hamsaleka and the two went on to make many films later on. Premaloka is a Sandalwood classic. Ravichandran went on to act in super hit films like Ranadheera, Anjasad Gundu, Halli Meshtru, Preethsod Thappa, Malla, and many more. Ravichandran is famous for his musical films like Yuga Purusha and Gadibidi Ganda. Recently, Ravichandran achieved critical acclaim for his film Drishya. A remake of the Malayalam film Drishyam, the film achieved both critical and box office success.
Ravichandran married Sumathi on Valentine's Day in 1986. The couple has a daughter Geethanjali and two sons Manoranjan and Vikram. Ravichandran’s son Manoranjan debuted with the film Saheba in 2017.
On the work front, Ravichandran was last seen in the crime thriller Aa Drushya. He will next appear in the film Rajendra Ponnappa where he will take on the role of a criminal lawyer. He will also star in films Manjina Hani, Ravi Bopanna, and Ravi Chandra.