Josh Ravi, who came into limelight with his character in Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde movie and the Jabardast comedy show has given his exclusive interview to businessoftollywood.com team.
Tell us about your background?
I am from Macheru village, I was born on 3rd Januray 1987 in Penugonda as proper medical facilities were not there in Macheru. I did my schooling in SVCH school and then studied in Poornodaya Junior College, Macheru. I did my two years of graduation from Penugonda College.
Tell us about your parents?
My father’s name is Surya Venkata Narasimham , he is an executive member of Devadaya Dharmadaa Shaka. He is also the founder member of Kaumudhi Kalanikethan. My mother’s name is Radha Ramanakumari. She is a Hindi pandit. Ours is a sweet family. Acting was your passion right from childhood or you came into film industry by chance? Basically my parents like film industry and my father, senior actor Tanikella Bharani and Rallapally are a batch. They used to work together in stage shows. When I used to see then perform and their fan following I started liked this field automatically. Mother is also a great fan of Raj Kapoor and we used to watch all old Hindi films together. All this has created passion in me to be an actor right from the childhood.
How did you pursue your acting career?
I used to ask my mother that I will go to Hyderabad to pursue acting, but she told me that I should finish my studies first. I could not stop myself and one fine day when I was in degree second year without informing my parents I came to Hyderabad. I underwent many hardships while trying to sustain myself and enter into film industry, but I could not get a good role, so I gave up and went back completed my studies and joined in ICICI Lombard as an executive. But my focus always stayed on film industry which made me again enter and try my luck in the industry.
Tell us about your first film?
My first movie is Josh in which I was the leader of the ‘Goda batch’ and pitta goda Satish is my character name. Though this movie did not fare well at the box office but it has second place in TRP, when screened in TV. As this is my first movie I became famous as Josh Ravi.
What was your turning point as an actor?
The Gey character in Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde movie gave me life as an actor. The movie has become a big hit and I got Santosham award for this movie. I even got nominated for SIIMA award.
Tell us about Jabardast show?
Jabardast comedy show gave me life before Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde movie, I could sustain myself In the industry with the income generated from it.
What are your upcoming movies?
I am playing a key role in the upcoming movie ‘Kai Raja Kai’ in which I am playing the role of a gambler. This movie is a full length entertainer. I am also playing a gey role in Nitin’s upcoming movie ‘Chinnadana Neekosam’ movie. I have done different roles in the upcoming movies ‘Oka Laila Kosam’, ‘Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeeevitham’ and ‘Kick 2’.
What is your dream role?
At present I am doing comedy roles. But my aim is to become character artist like Nana Patekar, Boman Irani etc.,
Do you have any mentors in the industry?
Stars who encouraged me are Pawan Kalyan, Ali, Srihari and Raviteja. They gave a lot of moral support to me.
What is your future plan?
I have to take care of my parents and make them happy. I still have a long way to go in the film industry as I just started my success.
Who is your favourite actor?
I am a great fan of Megastar Chiranjeevi.
Who is your favourite actress?
My all time favourite actress is Savitri.
Who is your favourite director?
Jandhyala is my favourite director.