Dinesh Ravi (Attakathi Dinesh) is a Tamil film actor, who has appeared in leading roles. He made his breakthrough playing the lead role in Attakathi (2012) portraying the role of Dinakaran.
Dinesh completed his high school at the Dhanalakshmi Higher Secondary School in Washermenpet, Chennai. After graduating from college, he tried his luck in cine field from 2010. After playing minor roles in Aadukalam and Mouna Guru, Dinesh made a breakthrough appearing in Attakathi (2012).
The film performed well commercially and also won positive reviews, with a critic from Rediff.com noting "he's an actor of great promise". After cameo appearances in Ethir Neechal and Pannaiyarum Padminiyum, he was seen in a lead role again in Cuckoo produced by Fox Star Studios. His performance as a visually challenged man was praised by critics.
IANS too compared Dinesh to actor Kamal Haasan, stating "Dinesh is probably the next Kamal Haasan of the industry". He was next seen in Thirudan Police directed by debutant Caarthick Raju.
His first 2015 release was Tamizhuku En Ondrai Azhuthavum. Dinesh's future projects include Vaaraayo Vennilaave, Visaranai, Ulkuthu and Oru Naal Koothu.