CV Ravi Karmalker – writer, director, producer

Born in 1963 in Bombay, Ravi grew up in Münster, Germany, and Brussels, Belgium.

Already during his studies of history of art at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf, Germany, Ravi worked as an assistant in various film and TV and theater productions, as a photo assistant, as an actor, screenwriter, photo model, camera assistant.

After that Ravi directed theatre plays and trained approximately 150 actors in Method Acting.

From 1995, Ravi worked as a Radio- and TV reporter for Europe’s biggest National TV and Radio station WDR (German National Broadcaster). For WDR Ravi produced until 2002 over 1000 features on cultural and social topics.

From 2002 he started his career at WDR as a freelance TV writer and TV director. From 2006, Ravi was increasingly entrusted with commissions for premium TV productions (60 – 90 min.) for the largest national TV station, "Das Erste" and the second largest national TV program (ZDF).

To date, he has written, produced and directed more than 150 films in the range of 3 minutes to 90 minutes.

Since 2017, Ravi and his colleagues Waltraud Ehrhardt and Peter Obrist of good karma fiction have been setting up tv series and film projects with the help of WDR, ARTE/ZDF, NETFLIX-Africa, Pro7/SAT1, the German government and NGOs or political foundations and the WHO.