Kottakkal Ravi Kumar was
born on 1968. His father is Govinda Menon and mother is Madhavikutty Amma.
He learned Kathakali in Kerala Kalamandalam for 4 years and in Kottakkal P.S.V. Natyasangham for 6 years. Has performed Kathakali in many stages. His expertise is in "Pacha", "Kathi" and "Vellathadi" characters.