A doctor who became an actor

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Ravindra Vijay acted as a pastime in medical faculty. Then, he made it a profession

When you have seen the recently-released Telugu movie Uma Maheshwara Ugra Roopasya, you’ll have seen Ravindra Vijay. The actor performs Jognath within the movie, directed by Venkatesh Maha. Although it was a small function, Jognath was the catalyst for the revenge drama.

Says Ravindra, “The credit score goes to Maha, who labored so onerous on the movie. It had a really distinctive flavour.” Born and raised in Bengaluru, Ravindra is a polyglot and is fluent in Kannada, Tamil and Telugu moreover English.

Although he has acted in over 10 movies, he says performing was by no means on his thoughts when he grew up. He’s, in reality, a health care provider who graduated from Bangalore Medical Faculty. “I had no publicity to arts in any respect. What began off as a pastime within the second yr of medical faculty, turned an obsession.”

Quickly, Ravindra would discover himself changing his stethoscope with scripts. He credit the theatre group, Rafiki, for instilling this ardour in him. “I began working with them on avenue performs in 2005.”

Since then, he was drawn extra in direction of theatre and has been a part of many theatre teams in Bengaluru. By 2011, he was a full-time theatre actor.

When he shifted base to Chennai, working with the group Perch, he obtained a possibility within the type of Odu Raja Odu, wherein he performed Nasser’s brother.

He was additionally seen in motion pictures like Kadaram Kondan and Dharala Prabhu. Work stored Ravindra busy, for, he was hopping from one movie set to a different. “Taking that call was robust; the thought was to ease myself into theatre. My household was shocked and questioned how I may quit Drugs to be an actor.”

It has not been a straightforward journey. He has labored on oil rigs and ships to maintain himself afloat. “I used to be meant to work only for a couple of months, however ended up working for a yr. Possibly as a result of there may be nothing extra addictive than a pay packet,” the actor says with amusing.

He, nonetheless, has not but opened his account in Kannada, however “would like to discover this trade too”. He additionally says that he will likely be seen in Season Two of the net collection Household Man and Idhu Vedhalam Sollum Kadhai in Tamil.

Speaking of in regards to the present state of affairs, he says, “Proper now nothing is going on in cinema. Capturing for tv is on in a really contained method.”

Ravindra additionally provides that he joined the forces to assist round in some sort of reduction work throughout the lockdown. The actor says in contrast to swimming and biking which as soon as learnt can by no means be forgotten, drugs requires fixed updation. “That is an ever evolving discipline and a quick advancing one, you need to be consistently in contact with the brand new developments and coverings.”

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