Hamsavardhan is an Indian film actor who has acted in Tamil language films. He is the son of noted actor Ravichandran. Hamsavardhan made his debut in Maanaseega Kadhal directed by his father, playing a dual role, but the film performed poorly at the box office. In 2002, he appeared in the commercially successful multi-starrer Punnagai Desam, starring alongside Tarun, Sneha, Preitha and Kunal. The film won good reviews with a critic noting that Hamsavardhan "is an energetic new find — the debut didn't do much for this lad, but Punnagai Desam proves that he does have the potential." He was also seen that year in Junior Senior, playing a parallel lead role alongside veteran Malayalam actor Mammooty, but the film became a surprise failure at the box office. He appeared in his father's directorial venture again in Manthiran, and the film made headlines for the father-son combination. It was subsequently announced that his father would make another film with him titled Kandeepan and that he had signed on to appear in Nagu's Idiot, but the former film remained unmade and in the latter he was replaced by Yogi. His next release was Piragu, which he shaved his head for, but the film also went unnoticed. Other films including Guru and Bomman were started in 2009, but were also subsequently never finished.