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Ravindra Vijay

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Ravindra Vijay
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🏳️ Nationality
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📆 Years active  2010–present

Ravindra Vijay is an Indian actor and theatre artist working in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi language films. He is a Bangalore born and bred doctor whose passion for acting led him to make the foray into theatre and subsequently films.

He now divides his time between Bangalore and Chennai.


Ravindra Vijay played a minor role in Irudhi Suttru. His first notable role in a feature film came with Odu Raja Odu in which he played a don alongside Nassar.[1][2] Following which he was featured in prominent roles in several Tamil films including Kadaram Kondan and Dharala Prabhu. He made his Telugu feature film debut with Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya (2020) in which he portrayed the antagonist[3]

Ravindra Vijay in Uma Maheshwara Ugra Roopasya

He was a part of the Bangalore-based theatre group, Rafiki.[4][5][6] Around 2015 he also started working with Perch, a theatre collective in Chennai led by Rajiv Krishnan with a focus on ensemble work. Ravindra has acted in several of the collective's plays like Ms Meena a collaboration with rafiki.  He had also starred in a play titled Under the Mangosteen Tree, which was inspired by Vaikom Muhammad Basheer's short stories.[7][8][9] He also appeared in the plays How to Skin a Giraffe and Jujubee, a play for children.[10]

He is part of the trio that performs Kira Kozhambu, a play based on writer Ki Rajanarayanan's folk tales. Vijay acted in the play Kira Kozhambu with Anand Sami and Kalieaswari Srinivasan in Coimbatore and reenacted the same play with Maya S. Krishnan reprising Srinivasan's part in Chennai.[11][12][13] The play solely featured the three actors and a bench.[14][12][15] The play was based on Ki. Rajanarayanan's collection of short stories titled Nattuppura Kadhai Kalanjiyam with Anand Sami reprising his role from the original play.[16] A critic stated that "Actors Anand Sami, Maya S. Krishnan and Ravindra Vijay were in their elements with their seamless blend of art and entertainment".[14]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2016 Irudhi Suttru Hindi
2018 Odu Raja Odu Chellamuthu Tamil
2019 Kadaram Kondan Umar Ahamed Tamil
2020 Dharala Prabhu Manoj Kumar Tamil
Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya Jognath Telugu
TBA Idhu Vedhalam Sollum Kathai Tamil
TBA The Family Man - Season 2 Hindi Amazon Prime series


  1. "'Odu Raja Odu' review: Forced pathos spoils this quirky comedy". The New Indian Express.
  2. "ஓடு ராஜா ஓடு". Samayam Tamil (in தமிழ்). 21 August 2018.
  3. Darshan, Navein (31 July 2020). "Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya Movie Review: An enjoyable remake that manages to retain its own identity". New Indian Express.
  4. "Enriching students' lives through theatre". Deccan Herald. 17 November 2012.
  5. "Facing the fear factor". mid-day. 12 July 2011.
  6. "Ghosts and doppelgangers". Bangalore Mirror.
  7. "Retelling stories under a mangosteen tree - Times of India". The Times of India.
  8. Joseph, Raveena (27 April 2015). "Life, through his words". The Hindu.
  9. "Aparna Gopinath's 'Under the Mangosteen Tree' to be staged at JTPac". OnManorama.
  10. "How to Skin a Giraffe - Aug 2, Aug 10 & Aug 24". The Hindu. 16 July 2013.
  11. Philip, Susan Joe (20 November 2017). "Folktales by Ki.Rajanarayanan: Of sky, birds and pacha mochai". The Hindu.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Basu, Soma (21 February 2019). "The arts and the city". The Hindu.
  13. Datta, Sravasti (17 May 2018). "Ki Ra Kozhambu: universal folk tales". The Hindu.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Saravanan, T. (27 April 2018). "A story well told". The Hindu.
  15. Paul, Papri (16 December 2016). "This children's theatre fest was a blockbuster". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  16. "Kira's folktales in a play". The New Indian Express.

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