Playing 11 different characters in a film with élan is not an easy task, but to 48-year-old Ravikanth assaying these roles is a cakewalk. All the credit goes to his guru K Balachander. “Director Venkat Prabhu narrated my characters (police officer, temple priest, custom official, sardarji, foreigner and many more) in the film Goa and I immediately said okay. I would say this film gave me my big break,” says Ravikanth. “I’m a product from KB’s factory. The veteran actor brings out the actual calibre of an artist and he will help you get into that particular character,” says Ravikanth, who made his debut in KB’s Manathil Uruthi Vendum.
After his debut film, Ravikaanth acted in a few films as a character artist, and also in television serials. “I was a sound engineer in a private company and when the company closed down, I joined a drama troupe, where I met Charu Hasan and he introduced me into movies,” says the actor, who has acted in more than 30 films. Ravikanth feels he would have got a big break in the film 'Apoorva Sagotharargal', in which he acted as Kamal’s friend but his portion was cut in the final product. At present, a few films are in his kitty including 2010 Bhagyaraj in which he acts as hero Premji’s father. Also a singer with light music troupes, Ravikanth loves to do humour roles.