Ravi’s family includes his father, Shri Srikrishna Tripathi a retired UP government officer, mother Smt. Sumitra , brother Shashi, sisters Pushpa and Sudha and wife Shambhavi who are a constant source of support and encouragement.
Music is in his blood, his maternal grand father Pt. Rajpati Shastri was an accomplished singer. Ravi learnt his first lesson of music from his mother at the age of four.
Ravi got his basic education at Pratapgarh(UP) where his school teachers Shri Rameshwar Tripathi, Late Shri Lalkumar, Shri Vishal Ji & Shri S.B. Singh recognized his singing talent and under their guidance he participated at state level competitions and won gold medals for 6 consecutive years.
When Ravi was preparing for his medical entrance exams in Lucknow he auditioned for All India Radio & got selected. At around the same time he started learning music at Bhatkhande Sangeet Academy, Lucknow and light music under Shri Vinod Chatterjee.
He got into medical college but decided to come down to Mumbai to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a singer much against his father’s wishes. It was the support of his elder brother Shashi kant that saw him through tough times. In Mumbai, Ravi met eminent Music Director Ravindra Jain and Singer Suresh Wadkar. They recognized his talent and there began his musical journey in Bollywood. He became a part of the Ajivasan Gurukul and started leaning under the able guidance of Suresh ji and Prem didi.
From here Ravi got selected in Indian Idol 2 and was amongst the top7 finalists. Since then he has never looked back, he has recorded more than 1500 songs for various projects and performed in more than 500 stage shows in India and abroad. His musical journey continues as he is a part of some big Bollywood projects which we will hear about in the coming days.
Ravi’s ambition in life is to be a good human being, serve society and do something for the old aged, downtrodden and street children.