Major Ravi is the penned name for Major A.K. Ravichandran. He is a former Indian Army Officer and presently an actor, writer, and director. He was born in Kerela to Sri. Kuttisankara Perumbara Nair & Smt. AT Satyabhama. He received the prestigious President's Gallantry Medal. After his schooling, he joined the Indian army. He did his further studies from Army Cadet College and did his graduation from the same. In 1985, he became an officer. He was the head in the assassination case of Rajiv Gandhi. He worked for nearly 20 decades in the army.
Later on, he became an army consultant in the films. He has worked on military themes till date, an exception being his debut film.
His debut movie as a feature film was
Keerthi Chakra. This movie came out a blockbuster hit. His experience of Rajiv Gandhi's case helped him in his second film, Mission 90 Days. He has worked with outstanding cinema icons as Kamal Hassan,
Rajkumar Santoshi and Priyadarshan. Punarjani was his debut movie as a director in which he cast Pranav, son of Mohanlal in the lead role. He won the Best Screenplay Award for Keerthi Chakra and Best Director for the same in 2006.