Jayam Ravi

Jayam Ravi
Name at birth: 
Ravi Mohan
Date of Birth (DOB): 
38 years old
Native/Birth Place: 
(Current city) 
Years active: 
5 ft 11 in
Not Known

Biography/Wiki in one line Name: Jayam Ravi, DOB: 10 September 1980, Age: 36 years, Height: 5 ft 11 in, Weight: Not known, Native place: Madurai, Residence: Chennai

Ravi Mohan (born 10 September 1980), better known by his stage name Jayam Ravi, is an Indian film actor who works in the Tamil film industry. The son of film editor Mohan, Ravi made his debut as an actor in the romantic drama film Jayam (2003), directed by his elder brother Mohan Raja and produced by his father. The success of the film prompted the title to become a prefix to his stagename, and he continued to collaborate with his brother consecutively for other successful films including M. Kumaran Son Of Mahalakshmi (2004), Unakkum Enakkum (2006), Santhosh Subramaniam (2008), and most recently, Thani Oruvan (2015).

Outside his home productions, Jayam Ravi has experienced success portraying a foreigner stuck in Russia in Jeeva's Dhaam Dhoom (2008) and as a tribal forest officer in Jananathan's Peranmai (2009). After a career lull in the early 2010s, Jayam Ravi made a successful comeback with his brother's Thani Oruvan (2015), winning critical acclaim for his role of an honest police officer.

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.