Ravi Studios was started in the year 1962 by Ravi Arumugam, the last born son of the famous artist and the man who has invented both the “Sundaram Body Camera’s” and the “ATM Picture Machine” in Tamil Nadu, Mr. Sivakadacham. Ravi Arumugam after finishing his School studies started Ravi studios with the help of his father. Since he has great knowledge and innovation in the photography industry, he has introduced new and creative methods to his studios business which helped him to get success pretty quickly.
Although Ravi Arumugam started his studios in the Attur Taluk of Salem District, his sincerity and his innovation has helped to become the head of Salem Photo Studio’s Association, Tamil Nadu Photo Studio’s Association and sub-head of Tamil Nadu Photography Products and Trades Association. He has stayed in these positions for many years. While helping people with his Ravi Studios, he has seen the need for Glass Framing in Attur and he promptly started the Kasthuri Kannadi Maligai business in the year 1969. In 1989, he also introduced Polaroid cameras in Attur for the first time in their history and helped people to take pictures in a minute.
During these years, to share the work load of Ravi Arumugam his son Ravi Sankar has joined him. With hard work and dedication, the Ravi Studio’s has seen great growth in their business. In 1991, the entire building of Ravi Studio’s has been destroyed by mobs because of the riots which has happened after the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. But without losing hope, with the help of his son’s Ravi Arumugam has relaunched Ravi Studio’s again in Attur.
In 1995, Ravi Arumugam has launched the Ravi Digital Color Labs for helping people take quality photographs and to develop albums, etc. In 1999, Actor Visu has reopened Ravi Digital Color Labs and Studios in their new place. With his fond nature and wide smile Ravi Arumugam has helped a lot of people. But in 2002 he suddenly died. In remembrance to their father his sons has opened Ravi Arumugam Lodge in the same year. They have also upgraded the studios with advanced technologies like laser technology.
Their dedication and hard work has helped them to launch a branch office of Ravi Studios in Kallakurichi. Also in the year 2007, they became the first Studios to get the I.S.O certification. If this hasn’t fascinated you about Ravi Studio’s then the following message from Ravi Sankar will do. Our former Chief Minister and Makal Thilagam MGR’s Ninaivu Illam has a photograph of him sitting in a chair without his usual cap and spectacles. Plenty of people have adored this photograph but what most of them don’t know is that this was taken by Ravi Arumugam and it was developed in Ravi Studios.
Ravi Sankar, the president and owner of Ravi Studios and Videos now has involved himself in plenty of social clubs and activities, and he is helping a lot of people. Because of his dedication, he has been named president and head of plenty of social clubs in Attur as well as Salem. Apart from that, he along with several trusted people has helped to create a top class education Institute in Attur by the name A.E.T Higher Seconday School and A.E.T. College Of Arts And Science For Women. Right now he is serving as the head of Attur Photo and Video Studios Association, and Managing Director of Dhananidhi Chit Funds and Financ.
Providing best possible photo and video solutions, serving people without stressing about it has helped Ravi Studios grown into a bigger company. With 5 decades of hard work and dedication, Ravi Studios is acting as a role model for many new startup photographic and media companies.