Jayam Ravi (Tamil : ஜெயம் ரவி) (born on September 10, 1980 in Chennai, India) is a Tamil Cinema actor. Jayam Ravi is the upcoming star of Tamil Cinema. He debuted with "Jayam" released in 2002 produced by his father editor Mohan and directed by his brother M. Raja. He is a martial arts expert and a trained dancer. After completing his degree in Visual Communication from Loyola College Chennai, he decided to get into the acting industry
Background His father is Mohan, an editor, his mother is Varalakshmi. He has one brother, M. Raja, who is a successful director, and a sister, Roja, who is a dentist. Ravi was first schooled at Jawahar Vidyalaya in Ashok Nagar, Chennai and later at the Loyola College, Chennai, and earned a Bachelor degree in Visual Communications. He studied dancing with the Bharatnatyam dancer Nalini Balakrishnan and performed his arrangetram (debut) when he was twelve years old. He has also undergone training in acting with Kishore Namit Kapur Institute, Mumbai.He is a martial arts expert and a trained dancer. After completing his degree in Visual Communication from Loyola College Chennai, he decided to get into the acting industry.
Film career Jayam Ravi is one hero who has the conventional good looks and has undergone all formal training to become an actor. He debuted with Jayam, a remake of the Telugu movie Jayam released in 2002 produced by his father Editor Mohan and directed by his brother M. Raja. (Hence, the name 'Jayam' Ravi.) His next venture was M. Kumaran son of Mahalakshmi, a remake of the Telugu movie Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi in 2004. Then came Daas which was followed by Mazhai, a remake of the Telugu movie Varsham. His next was Idhaya Thirudan under director Saran. Something Something ... Unakkum Enakkum , the remake of the Telugu hit Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana which hit the screens in July 2006 turned out to be a big hit. Trisha Krishnan reprised her role in the Tamil version alongside Ravi in the film. With the magical combination of the director-brother duo, the success was repeated. His next film Deepavali under director Ezhil's direction released on 9 February 2007. This film which saw him pairing with actress Bhavana was a moderate hit. This film was the maiden production venture of successful director Lingusamy. After this came Santosh Subramaniam under his lucky mascot and brother M. Raja's direction. This film which released on 12 April 2008 has been termed a blockbuster with both classes and mass audiences lapping it up. Jayam Ravi's latest, Dhaam Dhoom which is the last directorial venture of the late cinematographer-director Jeeva was released on 29 August 2008 and the film has gt a good opening yet.The shooting of Peranmai with successful director SP Jhananathan is happening at a fast pace and this film has Jayam Ravi sporting a rugged look, much unlike his earlier films