Ravi Govender was born in Victoria Street, Durban just two blocks from the Indian Market on October 17th not too long ago. He writes two popular columns for POST newspaper - of which he is also on the editing team. He is a public speaker, entrepreneur, serves on the board of a Durban Hospital and also a successful author. His hobbies are rugby, reading and watching movies and he is a Hollywood film buff as well as a James Bond nut. Ravi’s favourite actors are Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino and his favourite movies are The Wild Geese and any 007 movie. His take on Bollywood is that "Priyanka Chopra is the cutest thing on two legs" and he rates Veer Zara as his best Eastern movie.
He hosts a talk show on the durban-based radio station, Lotus FM. Down Memory Lane is a collection of 35 stories from his column of the same name in the Post newspaper, spanning life in Durban from the late 1800s to the 1960s and focused largely on Durban’s Indian history.