Ravi Mariya wears various hats that of an actor, a director and a writer. Born in Virudhangar situated in Tamil Nadu, India, he has been active in the Tollywood industry since 1997. His major body of work includes Tamil and Malayalam cinema. He excels in all that he does and that’s the nexus between all the various yet related professions he deals with.
He started off as an actor in 2000 with a cameo in the movie "
Khushi", he worked on cameos and special appearances till 2005, in varying Tamil movies. In 2002, he also worked as a director in the movie "Asai Asaiyai", in which he also played a guest role of a Detective. In "Veyil" that released in 2006, he had a significant part. After that he ventured in Malayalam cinema with "Mission 90 Days" followed by "
Kurukshetra", then he ventured back in Tamil with "Pazhani", "Sandai" ,which was also written by him, "Mayandi Kudumbathar", "Goripalayam". In 2010, he directed as well as acted as Gajendra in "Milaga". Milaga was followed by movies in which he proved his mettle as an actor namely, "Maathi Yosi", "
Manam Kothi Paravai", "Yugam", "Azhgan Azhagi", "Vathikuchi ","Desingu Raja", "
3G Third Generation", which was a Malayalam movie. Followed by "
Lingaa", which was a very high budget movie, "
Vanna Jigina", "Boologam" and "
He had also written "
Aalwar" in 2007. Throughout his career spanning from 1997 to 2016, he has directed two movies and written other two. As an actor, he has worked on myriads of projects. He is popular for his roles in "Mayandi Kudumbathar" and "Manam Kothi Paravai". Chennai is his home town.
A lot of people don’t know that he began as an assistant director to S. J. Surya in Khushi. In an interview, the actor said that he has majorly played negative roles, but didn’t want to be typecast. He was of the opinion that he has a good sense of humor and would do well in the comedy genre too. He gave credit to director '
Ezhil' for bringing about the funny man in his.
Ravi Mariya is rightly a multi-Tasker doing each thing he does effectively and efficiently.