Ravi Sharma gave several hit songs and received Filmfare nominations for these films: Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1960), Do Badan (1966),Humraaz (1967), Ankhen (1968), and Nikaah (1982). He won Filmfare awards for Gharana(1961) and Khandaan (1965).[1] His other successful films include Waqt, Neel Kamal and Gumraah. His songs Aaj mere yaar ki shaadi hai, Babul ki duyaen leti ja and Doli chadh ke dulhan sasural chali became very popular in wedding celebrations. He was one of the music directors who shaped the career of Asha Bhosle with songs likeTora man darpan. He was also instrumental in making Mahendra Kapoor a popular singer in Bollywood. After a successful career in Hindi films during 1950s and 1960s, he took a long break after 1970 till 1982. In 1982, he gave music for the Hindi film Nikaah, and one of the film's songsDil ke armaan aansooyon main beh gaye sung by Salma Agha won her the Filmfare Best Female Playback Award.

In 1980s, he made a comeback as a music director in Malayalam (and some Hindi) films as Bombay Ravi. During 1984, the famous Malayalam director Hariharan convinced him to start a second innings especially for his lovers in South India. The first movie was Panchagni. The songs saagarangaLE and aa raatri maanju poyi (sung by Yesudas and Chitra) were hits. All the songs from the malayalam movie "Vaisali" released in 1989 were super hits and Chithra won National Award for the song "Indupushpam Choodi Nilkum" from the same movie.Ravi released some albums thereafter. Ravi has composed for many films produced by South Indian banners - Ghoonghat, Gharana, Grihasti, Aurat, Samaj ko badal dalo (Gemini), Meherban, Do kaliyan (AVM) Bharosa, Khandaan (Vasu films). So his trips to Madras were frequent. In fact he mentions that he was close to the late Sivaji Ganesan.

Ravi Shankar Sharma, better known by his first name Ravi, is an Indian music director, who has composed music for several Hindi andMalayalam films. After a successful career in Hindi films, he took a break from 1970s to 1984, and made a successful comeback as Bombay Ravi.