V. Ravichandran (born: May 30, 1960(1960-05-30)) is an actor, director, producer, music director, and lyricist in the Kannada film industry. He is the son of film producer N.Veeraswamy. As producer, Ravichandran continues to run his father's production house, Sri Eswari Productions. He is popularly known as "Crazy Star" Ravichandran, a title fans have prefixed to his name.
Ravichandran played minor roles in several Kannada films in the early 1980s. His first film as an actor was Khadeema Kallaru (1982), a commercial failure, which he also directed. He essayed a negative role in the 1983 blockbuster Chakravyuha starring Ambarish in the lead role.
In the mid-1980s, Ravichandran starred in lead roles in prominent films such as Swabhimana, Savira Sullu, Pralayantaka, and Naanu Nanna Hendthi. Several of these were modest successes, which brought him mediocre but not significant recognition.
Ravichandran shot into instant fame when Prema Loka, which he produced, directed, and starred in the lead role became one of the landmark films in Kannada film history. It was made with a budget of a Crore Rupees, the most expensive Kannada film in its time. It starred Juhi Chawla as the female lead.
Ravichandran has had a chequered career spanning more than two decades as actor, director, producer, music director, and lately, as a lyricist.