Born in 1962 in the Soviet Union in Greater Moscow area, the city of Voskresensk. Throughout childhood, Ravil attended classes in music, ballet, theater, as well as going for sports - ice hockey, boxing and soccer among them. After completing his 2 years national service in the Soviet Air Force, Ravil worked for two seasons in Khabarovsk Theater. Then, he studied in Moscow Art Theater School for four years. He simultaneously studied three summers at the Oxford branch of British American Drama Academy. In 1990 Ravil went to UK at the invitation of Theater Clwyd, Wales. After collapse of the USSR, he stayed in Britain and continued working there. In 1998 he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his film career and now works and lives there.