Ravi Kishan is a famous Indian actor who is well known for his work in Bhojpuri and Hindi films. His full name is Ravi Kishan Shukla. After participating reality shows such as Ek Se Badhkar Ek - Jalwe Sitaron Ke and Big Boss first season, he came into the reckoning. In addition, to act in films, he is a renowned television celebrity. He during the course of his career participated in the dance based reality show Jhalak Dikhlaaja in 2012. Among his earliest notable performance, his performance in Doordarshan television series Jai Hanuman helped him grasp few acting offers.
He has mostly worked in negative or supporting role in Bollywood films. His performance in films like Luck and Tere Naam need a special mention. In luck, his portrayed negative role while in Tere Naam, he showcased his innocent acting skills and both these performances are among his earliest notable roles. He has appeared in numerous Bollywood films but mostly in brief roles. He played the lead role in political action thriller multi starrer film Zila Ghaziabad in 2013.
He thought maybe struggling to find his feet in Bollywood but is an established star of Bhojpuri films. Some of his noted Bhojpuri language films include Kehu Humse Jeet Na Paaye, Piywa Bada Satavela, Rangbaaj Daroga and Ab To Banja Sajanwa Hamar among many others. He also lent his voice to the first English film to be dubbed in Bhojpuri, Spider-Man 3. He dubbed lead actor of the film, Tobey Maguire's voice who portrayed the role of Spider-Man in the film.
Ravi Kishan made his foray into politics by joining the Indian National Congress in2014. He on Congress ticket contested from Jaunpur Constituency in the 2014 general elections. He lost badly and three years later just before the 2017 Uttar Pradesh’s assembly elections joined the Bhartiya Janta Party.