Ravi Kissen a. k. a. Ravi Kishan or Kishen is a successful star in Bhojpuri films. He has also acted in Hindi televison serials and movies. Ravi graduated from Benaras University, and has been acting from a very early age.
Ravi Kissen acted in many hindi films such as 'Udhar Ki Zindagi' with Kajol and Jeetendra, 'Army' with Sridevi and Shah Rukh Khan, 'Kudrat' with Urmila Matondkar, Akshay Khanna, , 'Tere Naam' with Salman Khan and Bhumika Chawla and 'Phir Hera Pheri' with Sunil Shetty and Akshay Kumar.
He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the priest in Satish Kaushik's Tere Naam.
However, he never made in big in Bollywood and hence he turned his focus to Bhojpuri films. Among his prominent hits are 'Saiya Hamar' 'Ganga Jaisan Mai Hamar', 'Kab Hoi Gauna Hamar', 'Kab Hoi Milanva Hamar', 'Kanyadaan', 'Raja Bhojpuria', and 'Mai Baap' and his first film with Nagma - 'Panditji Batayeen Na Biyah Kab Hoyee'.
In November 2006, Ravi Kissen participated in the reality show Bigg Boss along with Carol Gracias, Rakhi Sawant, Anupama Verma, Kashmira Shah, Aryan Vaid, Deepak Parashar, Rahul Roy, Deepak Tijori, Rupali Ganguly and Bobby Darling. He featured among the last three contestants in the show, which was eventually won by Bollywood actor Rahul Roy.