Ravi Kishan Shukla (born 17 July 1969), popularly known as Ravi Kishan, is an Indian actor and television personality, who works in Hindi cinema and Bhojpuri cinema. He has also acted in a few Telugu films. In 2006, he participated in Bigg Boss, the Indian version of Big Brother. He was also a contestant on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 in 2012. His work is being managed by his Manager Ms. Bilquis Kapadia since 2012. In 2017 He made his Kannada debut in Hebbuli, alongside Kiccha Sudeep and his Tamil debut in Sketch movie with Vikram.
In June 2008, Kishan was awarded the Most Popular Actor award at the ETV Bhojpuri Cinema Samman 2008 function. Popular reality shows such as Big Boss, and more recently Ek Se Badhkar Ek - Jalwe Sitaron Ke have brought him to the front line of top Indian television actors. In 2008, he started co-hosting the celebrity dance-based reality show Bathroom Singer, Ek Se Badhkar Ek – Jalwe Sitaron Ke on Zee. Kishan also hosted a reality show Raaz Pichhle Janam Ka, on NDTV Imagine for two seasons. Kishan has worked with film directors such as Shyam Benegal and Mani Ratnam in 2010.
In 2013, Kishan was one of the judges on the reality TV show Sales Ka Bazigar, telecast on ETV. The show aimed to find the best salesperson in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The top ten people who made it to the finales were to be employed by the presenter of the show Su-kam Power Systems - the winner would get a package of ten lakhs per annum, followed by the first runner-up winning a package of six lakhs per annum. This show was the first of its kind to find the best salesperson in India, which saw participation from over 10,000 people from regions across Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Actor Ravi Kishan's work is managed by his manager Ms. Bilquis Kapadia since 2012.
Kishan joined Indian National Congress (INC) from Jaunpur constituency in Uttar Pradesh, and contested in the 2014 General Elections where he secured only 42,759 votes or 4.25 per cent of the total votes. In February 2017, Kishan left the Congress Party and joined the BJP.
He is married to Preeti, they have four children. His father lives in his hometown, Bisuin (Barain) in Kerakat Tehsil. Jaunpur District. Bisuin is a small village on the border of Varanasi in Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh, consisting of about 20 families.
|1993||Rani Aur Maharani||Hindi|
|1994||Aag Aur Chingari||Hindi|
|1994||Udhaar Ki Zindagi||Hindi|
|1997||Koi Kisi Se Kum Nahin||Hindi|
|1997||Jai Hanuman||Shri Krishna||Hindi||TV series|
|1999||Monisha En Monalisa||Tamil|
|2001||500 Ka Note||Hindi|
|2002||Hello Inspector||Inspector Vijay||Hindi||TV series|
|2004||Pandit Ji Batai Na Biyah Kab Hoi||Bhojpuri|
|2005||Raja Bhai Lagey Raho||Raja Bhai||Hindi|
|2005||Dulha Milal Dildar||Bhojpuri|
|2005||Hum To Ho Gayi Tohar||Bhojpuri|
|2006||Phir Hera Pheri||Tiwari's sidekick||Hindi|
|2006||Ab Ta Banja Sajanwa Hamaar||Bhojpuri|
|2006||Banke Bihari M.L.A||Bhojpuri|
|2006||Gabbar Singh — A Tribute To World's Greatest Villain||Govardhan Singh aka Gabbar Singh||Bhojpuri|
|2007||Deal – In Crime||Hindi|
|2008||Welcome to Sajjanpur||Hindi|
|2009||Kanoon Hamra Mutthi Me||Bhojpuri|
|2009||Khatailaal Mithai Laal||Bhojpuri|
|2009||Money Hai Toh Honey Hai||Hindi|
|2009||Chandu Ki Chameli||Bhojpuri|
|2009||Dil Diwana Thakur||Bhojpuri|
|2010||Devra Bada Satawela||Bhojpuri|
|2010||Jala Deb Duniya Tohra Pyar Mein||Bhojpuri|
|2010||Banaras Ke Babuaa Surat Ke Chhori||Bhojpuri|
|2010||Ram Pur Ke Lakshman||Bhojpuri|
|2010||Laharia Loota E Rajaji||Bhojpuri|
|2010||Well Done Abba||Hindi|
|2010||Na Ghar Ke Na Ghaat Ke||Bhojpuri|
|2011||Chitkabrey — The Shades of Grey||Rakesh Choubey||Hindi|
|2011||Piywa Bada Satavela||Bhojpuri|
|2011||Hamar Devdas||Bhojpuri||Bhojpuri Version Of Devdas|
|2011||Kehu Hamse Jeet Na Paye||Bhojpuri|
|2011||Sajna Saath Na Chhute||Bhojpuri|
|2011||Man from Benaras||English, Hindi|
|2012||Aazaan||Pandey (controversial RAW Agent)||Hindi|
|2012||Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal||Chandrabhan||Hindi|
|2012||Kaisan Piyawa Ke Charitarwa||Bhojpuri|
|2012||Dangerous Ishq||Durgam Sah (Durgam Sah's First life)||Hindi|
|2012||Dhamaal Kaila Raja||Bhojpuri|
|2012||Kaisan Piywa Ke Charittar Ba||Bhojpuri|
|2012||Chaalis Chauraasi||Shakti Chinappa||Hindi|
|2013||Dhurandhar — The Shooter||Bhojpuri|
|2013||Bullet Raja||Sumer Yadav||Hindi|
|2013||Bajatey Raho||Mohanlal Sabbarwahl||Hindi|
|2013||Issaq||Teeta Singh (Tybalt)||Hindi|
|2013||Mere Dad Ki Maruti||Pathan||Hindi|
|2013||Zilla Ghaziabad||Rashid Ali||Hindi|
|2014||Race Gurram||Maddali Shiva Reddy||Telugu|
|2015||Second Hand Husband||Gurpreet's Brother||Hindi|
|2015||Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho||Bheema||Hindi|
|2015||Kick 2||Solomon Singh Thakur||Telugu|
|2015||Pandit Ji Batai Na Biyah Kab Hoi 2||Bhojpuri|
|2016||Ghayal Once Again||Hindi|
|2016||Love Aur Rajneeti||Lead Actor||Bhojpuri||Released 8 January 2016|
|2016||Okka Ammayi Thappa||Anwar||Telugu|
|2016||Global Baba||Inspector Jacob||Hindi|
|2017||Shahenshah (2017 film)||Bhojpuri|||
In 2001, Ravi Kishan has given his Bhojpuri-dubbing voice to Tobey Maguire's role as Spider-Man in the third film, marking this to be the first Hollywood blockbuster film to ever also include a Bhojupri voice dub, along with Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu voice-dubs in the film dubbing industry in India. This planned him to create a superhero film on his own, later on.
|Film title||Actor||Character||Dub Language||Original Language||Original Year Release||Dub Year Release||Notes|
- As contestant
|2006||Bigg Boss 1||Finalist|
|2012||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5||10th Place|
on 11 August 2012
- As Host
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 My father saved me from becoming a male prostitute: Ravi Kishan. The Times of India (31 October 2013). Retrieved on 3 March 2014.
- ↑ http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/ravi-kishan-bhojpuri-actor-bjp-manoj-tiwari/1/886245.html
- ↑ Ravi Kishan makes a hat-trick with Vidhata Sify.com, 24 September 2008.
- ↑ Ravi Kishan is enjoying his run in Telugu films
- ↑ Ravi Kishan is bridging the 'gap' Agencies Screen (magazine), 2 July 2008.
- ↑ Ravi Kishan to enter Bigg Boss house. ndtv.com (20 November 2008).[dead link]
- ↑ Worth a trip. Rediff (19 September 2008).
- ↑ Ravi Kishan to judge Sales Ka Baazigar on ETV. Telly Chakkar (9 April 2013).
- ↑ Sales ka Baazigar’ hunt starts in Lucknow. India Infoline (22 April 2013).
- ↑ First time in India, reality talent hunt show to find best salesperson. Times of India (8 July 2013).
- ↑ Celeb politicians: who won and who lost.
- ↑ Bhojpuri Actor Ravi Kishan, Congress Candidate In 2014, Formally Joins BJP.
- ↑ https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/bhojpuri-actor-ravi-kishan-joins-bjp/article17329161.ece/amp/
- ↑ Actor Ravi Kishan leaves Congress, joins BJP says, "Have come to the party that thinks for the poor".
- ↑ "Ravi Kishan and Anjana back again". Times of India. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bhojpuri/movies/news/Ravi-Kishan-and-Anjana-back-again/articleshow/49549180.cms. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
- ↑ Ravi Kishan's 'Shahenshah' wrapped up. Times of India (17 January 2017).
- ↑ [dead link]
- ↑ Priyanka Nahata (30 June 2011). From tacky clothes to loud acting Bhojpuri Cinema has come a long way. Mybangalore.com. Retrieved on 25 July 2012.
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