Poojappura Ravi Death, Wiki, Family, Film, Net Worth, Biography & More

Poojappura Ravi was a veteran Malayalam actor and comedian, who passed away on June 18, 2023 at the age of 86. He was known for his comic roles in over 800 films and 4,000 plays. He was also a prominent stage actor associated with the Kalanilyam Drama Vision. In this post, we will look at his life, career, family, net worth, and more.

Poojappura Ravi Biography Profile

NamePoojappura Ravi
Nick NameRavi
Date of Birth28 October 1936
Birth PlacePoojappura, Thiruvananthapuram
Age (as of 2023)86 years
Zodiac signScorpio
ProfessionActor and comedian
Home Town/StatePoojappura, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Educational QualificationUnknown
Marital StatusMarried
ChildrenLakshmi (daughter) and Hari Kumar (son)
Net WorthUnknown

Early Life and Education

Poojappura Ravi was born as M Raveendran Nair in Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram. He adopted his stage name under the influence of Kalanilyam Krishnan Nair, a renowned theatre figure. According to Manorama Online, during his 11th grade, Ravi played a significant role in SL Puram Sadanandan’s play Oral Koodi Kallanayi. Encouraged by the praise he received from teachers and peers, he decided to pursue acting as a profession.

Career Highlights

Poojappura Ravi was a stage actor and was a part of the drama institution Kalanilyam Drama Vision. He appeared in about 4,000 plays and 800 films, mostly in comic roles. He made his film debut in Veluthambi Dalawa, but gained recognition with Hariharan’s Ammini Ammaavan (1976). Some of his notable films include Kallan Kappail Thanne, Rowdy Ramu, Ormakal Marikkumo, Mutharamkunnu PO, Poochakkoru Mookkuthi, Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu, and Kadathanadan Ambadi. He also acted in several TV serials. His last film was Guppy (2016).

Latest News

Poojappura Ravi breathed his last at his daughter’s residence in Marayur, Idukki district. He was suffering from age-related ailments. His funeral will take place on June 19 in his hometown of Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram.

His demise was mourned by many celebrities and politicians, including Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who said that Ravi entered the field of art by conquering the hearts of theatre lovers and won the hearts of people through his portrayal of comic characters.

Ravi had a long connection with Marayur and its locals, as he was fascinated by the enchanting landscape of Idukki. He had a second home there and used to visit often. He was also involved in various cultural activities in the region

Physical Stats and More

Height (Approx.)Unknown
Weight (Approx.)Unknown
Body TypeUnknown
Figure SizeUnknown
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Hair LengthShort
Shoe SizeUnknown

Poojappura Ravi’s film list:

YearFilm (Role)
1962Veluthambi Dalawa
1976Ammini Ammaavan
1977Ormakal Marikkumo?
1981Thenum Vayambum
1981Ariyappedatha Rahasyam
1986Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu
1986Nandi Veendum Varika
1986Dheem Tharikida Thom
1988Oru CBI Diary Kurippu
1990Kadathanadan Ambadi
1995Vrudhanmare Sookshikkuka (Role: Swamy)
1996Kaalapani (Role: Nampoothiri)
1997The Car (Role: Koshy)
1998Harikrishnans (Role: Ramabhadran)
1999Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu
2000Pilots (Role: Chandy)
2001Achaneyanenikkishttam (Role: Chettiyar)
2001Nariman (Role: Policeman)
2003Kilichundan Mambazham (Role: Chappunni Nair)
2006Highway Police (Role: Vanam Vaasu)
2008Twenty:20 (Video Footage)
2009Seetha Kalyanam
2011August 15
2014Njaanaanu Party
2014Konthayum Poonoolum
2013Isaac Newton S/O Philipose
2016Guppy (Role: Chinnappan)

Favorite Things

  • Favorite Colour: Unknown
  • Favorite Actor: Unknown
  • Favorite Actress: Unknown
  • Favorite Movies: Unknown
  • Favorite Singers: Unknown
  • Favorite Food: Unknown
  • Favorite Designers: Unknown
  • Favorite Books: Unknown
  • Favorite Dance Form: Unknown
  • Favorite Wear: Unknown
  • Favorite Animal: Unknown
  • Favorite Car: Unknown
  • Favorite Things to Do: Unknown
  • Favorite Sports: Unknown
  • Favorite Sports Person: Unknown
  • Favorite Destination: Unknown


  • Does he smoke? Unknown
  • Does he consume alcohol? Unknown
  • Does he drive? Unknown
  • Does he know cooking? Unknown
  • Does he swim? Unknown
  • Is he a practitioner? Unknown
  • Does he go to the gym? Unknown
  • Is he a jogger? Unknown
  • Does he travel? Yes
  • Does he have pets? Unknown
  • Does he play any instruments? Unknown
  • Does he have any tattoos? No

Social Media Handles

Poojappura Ravi did not have any official social media accounts.

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