Ravi Gupta Balasubramaniam Ross is a main character in Jessie and its spin-off, BUNK'D. He is a 16-year-old Indian adoptee imbued with his Eastern culture, but is thrilled with his new life in America. He is the smartest one of the bunch. His first language is Hindi, but he is able to speak English too.
Ravi is originally from Kolkata, India before being adopted by the Ross family a month before the events in "New York, New Nanny". He is eager to learn American culture and loves his seven-foot Lizard, Chris Harvey. He seems to get pranked a lot by his brother Luke and his younger sister Zuri. Ravi's first language is Hindi but knows how to speak English very well. He is really fun and loves family. It is possible he is from Calcutta, in British India, as shown in Used Karma. Ravi and Mr. Kipling watch The Real Housewives of New York but more often watch The Real Housewives of New Delhi for a real catfight as told in, "The Talented Mr. Kipling". He found Mr. Kipling in a swamp in India. And he did what any other boy would do to a rare Indian egg- sit on it until it hatches.
Ravi is a precocious child. He loves video games, along with Luke. He is against violence, as seen in "New York, New Nanny". He loves his new life in New York but is fluent in Hindi, shown in "The Talented Mr. Kipling" along with not being good in a crisis. Ravi worries about other people as seen in "Creepy Connie Comes a Callin'" when Bertram was supposed to be taken by a black shadow. In the episode "Are You Cooler Than a Fifth Grader?", it is revealed that he has a crush on Selena Gomez, saying that his peppers are hotter than her, and then saying, "I love you, Go-Go."
In "New York, New Nanny", he met his new nanny Jessie that his younger sister Zuri hired. He, along with all his siblings tried to run away from Jessie to get their parents' attention. He was seen playing video games with Jessie.
In "The Talented Mr. Kipling", Ravi is seen panicking when Mr. Kipling is trying to get kicked out of the condo. Later, he's seen chasing after him, along with Jessie.
In "Creepy Connie Comes a Callin'", Ravi gets an app called Mystical Eye-ball, and he thinks it can predict the future.
In "A Christmas Story", Ravi believes that Santa Claus is a creepy stalker.
In "Are You Cooler Than a 5th Grader?", Ravi is trying to fit in at school but goes too far when he embarrasses Luke.
Mr. Kipling is the only thing that Ravi brought back from India after being adopted.
He can eat an Indian dragon fire pepper and not be affected.
Ravi's room was the first room to have been shown entirely (followed by Zuri's, Jessie's, Bertram and Mrs. Chesterfield's).
He thinks that the subway train can take you to every place in the world for $2.50 ("Take the A-Train... I Think?").
He has thrown up once off-stage ("Take the A-Train... I Think?").
He has always worn Indian-style clothes, except for in "Take the A-Train... I Think?" where he wore shorts, a red jacket and a white shirt saying I heart NY, "The Princess & the Pea Brain" in which he wore a warlock costume, and "Are You Cooler Than a 5th Grader?" where he dressed in Luke's clothes.
He is the first child to have beaten-up Bertram ("Christmas Story").
He literally sat on Mr. Kipling's egg until he hatched ("The Talented Mr. Kipling").
He often panics in a crisis.
Usually tries to change the subject on stuff he does not understand.
It was revealed on "Are You Cooler Than a 5th Grader?" and "Badfellas" that his middle name starts with a "K".
Originally, the part of Ravi was going to be a South American boy named "Javier" with a pet capybara.
Due to being born in the United States, Karan Brar, Ravi's actor, speaks with a strong American accent. Prior to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid films, Brar worked with an accent coach to perfect his Indian accent for both the roles of Chirag Gupta in Diary of a Wimpy Kid and as Ravi in Jessie.
He is one of only five characters that know of the Kikiwaka's existence along with Tiffany, Finn, Destiny and Matteo, and the only Ross child who knows of the Kikiwaka's existence as well.