K S Ravikumar

Date of Birth: August 16, 1954
Occupation:
Actor, Director, Screenplay, Story Writer
Years Active:
1990-present
K S Ravikumar
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K. S. Ravikumar
Born August 16, 1954 (1954-08-16) (age 56)citation needed
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Film actor, director, screenwriter
Years active 1990-present

K. S. Ravikumar (Tamil) is a Tamil film director and actor based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. His films include a mixture of genres, ranging from comedy and drama to action thrillers. He has worked with most of the major actors of South India, including Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Surya Sivakumar, Joseph Vijay, Ajith Kumar, Silambarasan , Prabhu, Vijayakanth, Karthik, Sarath Kumar, Jayaram, Arjun , Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna and R. Madhavan. His salary was raised to a career-high of $1 million for his latest film Dasavathaaram which went on to gross $16 million worldwide in the first four weeks.12

Early life
Ravikumar hails from Chennai. Incidentally, he was born on 16-08-1954, the very same day, as noted canadian film director James Francis Cameron and shares the same date of birth with noted yesteryear tamil film director C.V.Sridhar, who was born on 16-08-1933. He graduated in digital film technology in 1985. From 1985 to 1990, he was an assistant Director to prominent film director Bharathi Raja before breaking on his own in 1989. Also he worked as an assistant director to Vikraman in the film Pudhu Vasantham.


Career
Ravikumar's directorial career started with the film Puriyaadha Pudhir. His next film was Cheran Pandiyan in 1990, his first hit; which also was his friend Sarath Kumar's first film in the lead. After that Ravikumar made many films with Sarath Kumar such as Nattamai (1994) and later Natpukkaga (1998) turned out to be the biggest blockbusters of their combination. He landed himself with the major task of directing Rajinikanth in Muthu which he did successfully and Thenali with Kamal Haasan became blockbuster, therefore many other offers other than those with Sarath Kumar arrived his way including films with Chiranjeevi, Ajith, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Surya, Vijay, Silambarasan and Madhavan. A trademark of his films is the cameo appearance that he puts in each of the films.