R. Madhavan Wiki, Biography, Age, Movies List, Family, Images


R. Madhavan is an Indian film actor, producer and writer, who predominantly works in Tamil film industry. He not only featured in the Tamil movies he also appeared in other languages like Hindi, English, Malayalam and Telugu. He made his debut movie Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin in this movie he featured as a club singer in the song “Chup Tum Raho” which is directed by Sudhir Mishra in 1996. His debut English movie is Inferno in 1997 and his debut Kannada movie Shanti Shanti Shanti in 1998. In the year 2000, he made his debut Tamil movie Alaipayuthey which is directed by Mani Ratnam and for this movie he grabbed the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South. Check out below for R. Madhavan Wiki, Biography, Age, Movies List, Family, Images and more.

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R. Madhavan Early Life and Career

R. Madhavan was born on 1 June 1970 in Jamshedpur, Bihar, India. R. Madhavan family is now residing in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. His father name is Ranganathan who was a management executive in Tata Steel and his mother name is Saroja who is a manager in the Bank of India. Then he younger sister named Devika who is a software engineer. He did his schooling in D.B.M.S. English School, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand and he did his graduation in Rajaram College, Kolhapur, Maharashtra. Then in the year 1988, he gained a scholarship to represent India as a cultural ambassador from Rajaram College, Kolhapur, with that, he spends a year in Stettler, Alberta, Canada which is a part of his exchange program with Rotary International. During his college days, he involved in extra-curricular military training and at the age of 22, he was recognised as a leading NCC cadet in Maharashtra, with that, he travelled to seven others as NCC cadets to England. Then by the result of this, he got training with the British Army, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force.

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R. Madhavan wife name is Sarita Birje they both got married in 1999, then this couple was blessed with a boy child named Vedant who was born in August 2005. He started his acting career from the television industry in the guest appearances in the prime-time soap opera Banegi Apni Baat which gets aired on Zee TV in 1996. Then he appeared in some commercials and in small roles he gained recognition from the Tamil movie Alaipayuthey through Mani Ratnam in 2000. Then he soon imaged as a romantic hero with the two notable Tamil films Gautham Menon’s directorial debut Minnale and Madras Talkies’ Dumm Dumm Dumm.  Again he featured in the Mani Ratnam movie Kannathil Muthamittal in 2001 as a father of adopted girl achieved commercial success. N. Linguswamy’s action and romantic movie Run has offered a great success in his career.

In the year 2003, Madhavan worked with Kamal Haasan in the movie Anbe Sivam and for this movie, he earned two notable awards for Best Supporting Actor. In the middle of 2000’s he featured in the Bollywood industry by featuring in the supporting roles in three highly successful productions, they are Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Rang De Basanti (2006), Mani Ratnam’s Biopic Guru (2007) and Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots (2009), which has become as a highest grossing Indian film. He simultaneously worked on Tamil films, like Evano Oruvan (2007) and a bilingual horror film, Yavarum Nalam (2009). After the movie  Tanu Weds Manu (2011) and Vettai (2012), he took a break for his acting career.

He gets back after three years in 2015, he worked in the movie Tanu Weds Manu Returns which is a  romantic-comedy movie. He appeared in the bilingual sports drama Irudhi Suttru (2016) with Ritika Singh and the crime film Vikram Vedha (2017) with Vijay Sethupathi has won the critical and commercial acclaim. For his performance in the movie Irudhi Suttru, he grabbed Best Actor awards at the Filmfare, IIFA and SIIMA award ceremonies. Apart from acting he worked as a writer on his films, with that, he hosted some of the television programmes and he is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products. Moreover, he also worked as a film producer, his first production movie is Evano Oruvan with Leukos Films and in 2016 he produced Saala Khadoos. He is quite notable for his philanthropic activities, with that, he promotes various causes such as environment, health and education.

Madhavan Biography

Name Madhavan
Real Name R. Madhavan Balaji Ranganathan
Nickname Maddy, Chocolate boy
Profession Indian film actor, Writer, Tv Host
Date of Birth 1 June 1970
Age 48 (As of September 2018)
Zodiac sign Yet to be Updated
Father Name Ranganathan
Mother Name Saroja
Siblings Devika
Religion Hindu
Educational Qualification Graduate in electronics
School D.B.M.S. English School, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
College Rajaram College, Kolhapur, Maharashtra
Hobbies Bike Riding, Traveling, Playing
Hometown Jamshedpur, Bihar, India
Nationality Indian
Married Yes
Wife Name Sarita Birje
Affairs/Girlfriends None
Children Vedant (Son)
Current City Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Film Year Role(s) Director(s) Language(s) Notes
Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin 1996 Unknown Sudhir Mishra Hindi Uncredited role as a club singer in the song “Chup Tum Raho”
Inferno 1997 Ravi Fred Olen Ray English
Shanti Shanti Shanti 1998 Siddharth T. B. Srinivas Kannada
Alaipayuthey 2000 Karthik Mani Ratnam Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South
Ennavale 2000 James Vasanth J. Suresh Tamil
Minnale 2001 Rajesh Gautham Menon Tamil
Dumm Dumm Dumm 2001 Aditya Azhagam Perumal Tamil
Paarthale Paravasam 2001 Madhava K. Balachander Tamil
Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein 2001 Madhav Shastri Gautham Menon Hindi
Kannathil Muthamittal 2002 Thiruchelvan Mani Ratnam Tamil
Run 2002 Siva N. Lingusamy Tamil
Dil Vil Pyar Vyar 2002 Krish Anant Mahadevan Hindi
Anbe Sivam 2003 Anbarasu Sundar C. Tamil
Nala Damayanthi 2003 Ramji T. S. B. K. Moulee Tamil
Lesa Lesa 2003 Deva Narayanan Priyadarshan Tamil Special appearance
Priyamaana Thozhi 2003 Ashok Vikraman Tamil
Jay Jay 2003 Jagan Saran Tamil
Aethirree 2004 Subramani K. S. Ravikumar Tamil
Aaytha Ezhuthu 2004 Inbasekar Mani Ratnam Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Tamil
Nothing but Life 2004 Thomas Roberts Rajiv Anchal English
Made in USA 2005 Thomas Roberts Rajiv Anchal Malayalam
Priyasakhi 2005 Sandhana Krishnan K. S. Adhiyaman Tamil
Ramji Londonwaley 2005 Ramji Sanjay Dayma Hindi
Rang De Basanti 2006 Ajay Rathod Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Hindi
Thambi 2006 Thambi Velu Thondaiman Seeman Tamil
Rendu 2006 Sundar C. Tamil
Guru 2007 Shyam Saxena Mani Ratnam Hindi
That Four-Letter Word 2007 Himself Sudhish Kamath English Special appearance
Delhii Heights 2007 Himself Anand Kumar Hindi Special appearance
Aarya 2007 Aarya Balasekaran Tamil
Evano Oruvan 2007 Sridhar Vasudevan Nishikant Kamat Tamil Also producer and dialogue writer
Vaazhthugal 2008 Kadhiravan Seeman Tamil
Mumbai Meri Jaan 2008 Nikhil Agarwal Nishikant Kamat Hindi
Tipu Kanan Tipu Kiri 2008 Himself Sharad Sharan Malay Special appearance
Yavarum Nalam 2009 Manohar Vikram Kumar Tamil
13B 2009 Manohar Vikram Kumar Hindi
Guru En Aalu 2009 Guru Selva Tamil
Sikandar 2009 Rajesh Rao Piyush Jha Hindi
3 Idiots 2009 Farhan Qureshi Rajkumar Hirani Hindi Nominated–Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Om Shanti 2010 Maddy Prakash Dantuluri Telugu Special appearance
Teen Patti 2010 Shantanu Biswas Leena Yadav Hindi
Jhootha Hi Sahi 2010 Kabir Abbas Tyrewala Hindi Special appearance
Manmadan Ambu 2010 Madanagopal K. S. Ravikumar Tamil Nominated–Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Tamil
Tanu Weds Manu 2011 Manoj ‘Manu’ Sharma Aanand L. Rai Hindi
Vettai 2012 Thirumurthy N. Lingusamy Tamil
Jodi Breakers 2012 Sid Khanna Ashwini Chaudhary Hindi
Taak Jhaank 2013 Sanjay Rituparno Ghosh Hindi
Akeli 2014 Avinash Vinod Pande Hindi Released on YouTube
Tanu Weds Manu: Returns 2015 Manoj ‘Manu’ Sharma Aanand L. Rai Hindi
Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn 2015 Tom Krisztian Majdik,
Zebediah De Soto
Irudhi Suttru 2016 Prabhu Selvaraj Sudha Kongara Tamil
Saala Khadoos 2016 Adi Tomar Sudha Kongara Hindi Also producer
Vikram Vedha 2017 Vikram Pushkar–Gayathri Tamil Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor – South
Nominated–Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
Magalir Mattum 2017 Surendhar Bramma Tamil Special appearance
Savyasachi 2018 TBA Chandoo Mondeti Telugu
Zero 2018 TBA Aanand L. Rai Hindi
Silence 2019 TBA Hemanth Madhukar Multi-lingual (Tamil, Telugu & English) Filming

Madhavan TV Shows

Title Year Role Network Notes
Banegi Apni Baat 1993 – 1997 Ashley Zee TV
Ghar Jamai 1997 – 1998 Subodh Zee TV
Sea Hawks 1997 – 1998 Preet DD Metro
Saaya 1998 Shekhar Sony Entertainment Television
Deal Ya No Deal 2005 – 2006 Host Sony Entertainment Television Game show
35 episodes
Breathe 2018 Denzel “Danny” Mascarenhas Amazon Prime Web television series
8 episodes

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