Malayalam actor Ravi Vallathol dies at 67

South India

Malayalam film and seriel actor Ravi Vallathol passed away at his house in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday. 


Reportedly, the 67-year-old actor was unwell for a couple of years and had succumbed to age-related illness today.

According to the Onmanorama report, the actor was under treatment for Alzheimer's disease in a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram. 

He had stopped doing films and Malayalam serials because of his health condition.

He is survived by his wife Geetha Lakshmi.

Ravi Vallathol was born on 25 November 1952 as the son of playwright T N Gopinathan Nair and Soudamini in Malappuram. He is the nephew of poet Vallathol Narayana Menon.

He made his acting debut in Mollywood with Swathi Thirunal, which was directed by late filmmaker Lenin Rajendran. 

Some of his notable works include Season, Mathilukal, Sargam, Naalu Penningal , Godfather, Chathurangam, Vidheyan, Kottayam Kunjachan, Idukki Gold and many more.

He was also a writer and has written more than 25 short stories. Two of his stories - Devaranjini and Nimanjanam - were adapted into television series. His stage play Revathikkoru Pavakkutty was later adapted into a film by Sathyan Anthikkad

He was one of the celebrated actors in the television industry. He made his debut in television with the serial Vaitharani on Doordarshan, which was written by his father TN Gopinathan Nair. 

He was conferred with Kerala State Award for best actor in the television series, American Dreams (2003).

Ravi Vallathol and his wife Geetha Lekshmi started a charitable trust called Thanal for children with intellectual disabilities.


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