T. G. Ravindranathan, popularly known as T. G. Ravi, is a Malayalam film actor, mainly noted for his roles as a villain. He along with Balan K. Nair played most of the negative roles in Malayalam cinema during the late 1970s and the 1980s. T.G. Ravi was born on 16 May 1944 in an, Ezhuthachan family in Moorkanikkara village, Thrissur, in present day Kerala, India. Initially, he chose to pursue a career in engineering and undertook his degree course through Kerala University in Government Engineering College, Thrissur (with a short stint in Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, Kothamangalam). He graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1969.