ravi karmalker

Ravi Karmalker

Good Karma Fiction International
Writer; Director; Producer

Ravi Karmalker is a German-Indian film producer, director, writer located in Cologne and Nairobi whose films and TV series have received a total of 36 nominations and awards at international film festivals. Since 2019, he has produced TV series and feature films mainly in close partnership with Netflix and ZDFarte.

After studying History of Arts, Ravi worked in the theatre department. He directed plays and trained about 150 actors in Method Acting. He also worked as a radio- and TV reporter for Westdeutscher Rundfunk, one of Germany's national TV and radio stations, where he produced over 1000 features on cultural and social topics.

Since the early 2000s, Ravi worked as producer as well as director on multiple award-winning TV documentaries, fiction and docu-fiction formats for German TV channels.

In 2017 Karmalker started working on German-Kenyan facts and fiction projects as showrunner, writer and director. Among them is the high-end TV drama series "Country Queen" in partnership with Netflix, ZDFarte, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Deutsche Welle-Akademie. "Country Queen" launched on Netflix in mid-July 2022 and held top 1 position for over five weeks, and top 10 position for round 2 months. In March 2023, Ravi's feature film "Chaguo" was accepted by Netflix and immediately after launch became one of Netflix's top 10 most-watched films in Kenya. "Chaguo" has so far received a total of 13 nominations at international festivals, including four awards.

Currently, he is preparing a package of six international series with partners in South Africa, Spain, India, the Emirates, Switzerland and Germany as well as the second season of "Country Queen" on behalf of Netflix.