Ravi Kishan’s real name is Ravindra Shyamnarayan Shukla. Ravi Kishan is an actor, politician, and TV presenter.
He has worked in many Bollywood as well as regional movies. Ravi Kishan is a superstar of the Bhojpuri Industry.
He is also serving the nation as a Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Gorakhpur. Here, check out some interesting facts about the actor.
1. Ravi Kishan was born and brought up in a chawl in Santacruz, Mumbai.
Later, due to family disputes in the dairy business, his family shifted to Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh when he was 10 years old.
2. In an interview, he revealed his struggle stating that he came to Mumbai with 500 Rupees in his pockets.
He recalled that his mother gave him 500 bucks after which he ran away from home to try his luck in Mumbai.
3. As an outsider, he did many small roles as well as a background artist. In addition to this, he took part in Ramleela where he played the role of Sita.
It didn’t seem obvious as we remember Ravi Kishan for his amazing heavy voice.
4. Ravi Kishan made his Bollywood debut with a B-grade movie titled Pitambar in 1992.
Mithun Chakraborthy played the lead role in the movie. Ravi Kishan was paid 5000 bucks for all the scenes he shot for the movie.
5. He has a fair share of struggle to get recognition in the industry. He got recognition when he played the role of a priest named ‘Rameshwar’ in the movie Tere Naam that was released in 2003.
It was almost 11 years when he made his Bollywood debut with the movie Pitambar.
6. Ravi Kishan’s father was a priest and he took inspiration for his character ‘Rameshwar’ from his father.
He got many offers after playing the character in the movie Tere Naam.
7. Ravi Kishan dialogue from a movie went viral on the Internet. The dialogue is ‘Zindagi Jhandwa… Phir Bhi Ghamandwa.’
8. Ravi Kishan has participated in two famous celebrity reality shows. First, he made a name for himself by featuring in the very first season of Bigg Boss in 2006 where he finished as a second runner up.
Later, participated in the 5th season of celebrity dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.
9. He recreated the iconic Aamir Khan’s train stunt scene from the movie Ghulam. He did the same scene in the Bhojpuri movie ‘Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal.’
10. In 2007, Ravi Kishan dubbed the Bhojpuri version of Spider Man’s voice for the movie Spider-Man 3 starring Tobey Maguire.
11. Ravi Kishan married Priti and the couple has 4 children. Preeti Kishan knows nothing about the movies.
In an interview, Ravi Kishan shared an incident when Preeti asked him why he has done so many intimate scenes with actresses to which he replied it is a camera trick, and actors and actresses weren’t together during filming.
12. Ravi Kishan was awarded as the most popular actor award at the ETV Bhojpuri Cinema Samman function.
He also established himself as a TV presenter by hosting popular and controversial shows like Bathroom Singer, and Raaz Pichhle Janam Ka.
13. A Bhojpuri film starring Ravi Kishan titled ‘Jala Debh Duniya Tohra Pyar Mein’ was produced by an American film company PUN Films.
The movie was shown in the India Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival 2010.
14. He has judged a unique reality show titled ‘Sales Ka Bazigar. The show aimed to find the best salesperson in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
The show was the first of its kind that focused on the selling technique instead of dancing and singing and acting.
15. Ravi Kishan is always very vocal about his movies in a media interaction.
In an interview, he pointed out that he deserved to be in the Gangs of Wasseypur series. Moreover, he compared the movie Mukkabaaz with fan-favorite Sholay.
16. Ravi Kishan joined Indian National Congress from Jaunpur constituency in Uttar Pradesh in the 2014 general elections.
He lost to Krishna Pratap Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party. In 2017, Ravi Kishan left the congress and joined the BJP.
17. Ravi Kishan is friends with many actors in Bollywood. However, he often mentions that Saif Ali Khan is one of his good friends from the Industry.
18. In 2019, BJP released a candidate list for the general election. Ravi Kishan was named for Gorakhpur Loksabha constituency.
He contested against Samajwadi party candidate Rambhual Nishad in Gorakhpur.
Ravi Kishan won against Rambhual Nishad by a lead of more than 300,000 votes.