Veeraswamy Ravichandran (born 30 May 1961), known as Ravichandran (Kannada: ವಿ .ರವಿಚಂದ್ರನ್), is an Indian film actor, director, music director and editor best known for his work in Kannada cinema. He is often considered as “The Show Man” of Kannada cinema for his multi-faceted works in his associated films.
Son of notable film producer N. Veeraswamy, Ravichandran made his acting debut in Khadeema Kallaru (1982) at the age of 21 as an antagonist and followed it up with Chakravyuha in 1983. After starring in a series of multi-starrers in supporting and lead roles, he cast himself in his directorial debut Premaloka (1987) which became one of the highest grossing blockbuster films in Kannada cinema. As a producer, he continues to run Sri Eswari Productions. He is fondly and popularly known as the Crazy Star of Kannada cinema.