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Madhavan

R Madhavan is an Indian actor, producer, and writer, who predominantly works in the Tamil film industry. He also featured in other language films like Hindi, English, Malayalam, and Telugu. He made his film debut with Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin. He made his Hollywood debut with Inferno in 1997 and his Kannada debut with Shanti Shanti Shanti in 1998. In the year 2000, he made his debut Tamil movie Alaipayuthey. He was appointed as the new president of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) after he won the National Award for his directional debut Rocketry: The Nambi Effect.

Biography

NameMadhavan
Real NameMadhavan Balaji Ranganathan
NicknameMaddy
ProfessionActor, Director, Writer, Television Host, Producer
Date of Birth1 June 1970
Age (as of 2023)53
Zodiac signGemini
FatherRanganathan Seshadri (Former Executive at Tata Steel)
MotherSaroja (Former Manager at the Band of India)
SisterDevika (Software Engineer)
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNA
WifeSarita Birje (Former Air Hostess)
SonVedaant (Swimmer)
ReligionHindu
Educational QualificationB.Sc. in Electronics
Post-Graduation in Public Speaking
SchoolD.B.M.S. English School, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
CollegeRajaram College, Kolhapur, Maharashtra
Kishinchand Chellaram College, Mumbai, Maharashtra
HobbiesListening to Music, Singing, Driving
Birth PlaceJamshedpur, Bihar, India
HometownTamil Nadu, India
Current CityChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
NationalityIndian

Social Media Profiles

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Interesting Facts

  • Then in the year 1988, he gained a scholarship to represent India as a cultural ambassador from Rajaram College, Kolhapur, With that, he spent a year in Stettler, Alberta, Canada which is a part of his exchange program with Rotary International.
  • During his college days, he was involved in extra-curricular military training, and at the age of 22, he was recognized as a leading NCC cadet in Maharashtra.
  • He started his acting career in the television industry with guest appearances in the prime-time soap opera Banegi Apni Baat which was aired on Zee TV in 1996.
  • Then he appeared in some commercials and in small roles, and he gained recognition from the Tamil movie Alaipayuthey.
  • Then he was soon imaged as a romantic hero with the two notable Tamil films Gautham Menon’s directorial debut Minnale and Madras Talkies’ Dumm Dumm Dumm.
  • Apart from acting he worked as a writer on his films.
  • Moreover, he also worked as a film producer, his first production movie was Evano Oruvan with Leukos Films.
  • 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.
  • His Instagram account has over 4.3M followers (as of September 2023).

Movies

YearTitleRole(s)Language(s)Notes
1996Is Raat Ki Subah NahinClub singerHindiUncredited role in the song "Chup Tum Raho"
1997InfernoRaviEnglish
1998Shanti Shanti ShantiSiddharthaKannada
2000AlaipayutheyKarthik VaradharajanTamil
2000EnnavaleJames VasanthTamil
2001MinnaleRajesh ShivakumarTamil
2001Dumm Dumm DummAdityaTamil
2001Paarthale ParavasamMadhavaTamil
2001Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil MeinMadhav ShastriHindi
2002Kannathil MuthamittalThiruchelvanTamil
2002RunSivaTamil
2002Dil Vil Pyar VyarKrishHindi
2002Anbe SivamAnbarasuTamil
2003Nala DamayanthiRamji Narayanaswami IyerTamil
2003Lesa LesaDeva NarayananTamilGuest appearance
2003Priyamaana ThozhiAshokTamil
2003Jay JayJaganTamil
2004AethirreeSubramaniTamil
2004Aaytha EzhuthuInbasekarTamil
2004Nothing But LifeThomas RobertsEnglishBilingual film
2004Made In USAThomas RobertsMalayalamBilingual film
2005PriyasakhiSandhana KrishnanTamil
2005Ramji LondonwaleyRamnarayan TiwariHindi
2006Rang De BasantiAjay RathodHindi
2006ThambiThambi Velu ThondaimanTamil
2006RenduSakthi/Kannan[a]Tamil
2007GuruShyam SaxenaHindi
2007That Four-Letter WordHimselfEnglishGuest appearance
2007Delhii HeightsHimselfHindiGuest appearance
2007AaryaAaryaTamil
2007Evano OruvanSridhar VasudevanTamil
2008Halla BolHimselfHindiGuest appearance
2008VaazhthugalKadhiravanTamil
2008Mumbai Meri JaanNikhil AgarwalHindi
2008Tipu Kanan Tipu KiriHimselfMalayGuest appearance
2009Yavarum NalamR. ManoharTamilBilingual film
200913BR. ManoharHindiBilingual film
2009Guru En AaluGuruTamil
2009SikandarRajesh RaoHindi
20093 IdiotsFarhan QureshiHindi
2010Om ShantiMaddyTeluguGuest appearance
2010Teen PattiShantanu BiswasHindi
2010Jhootha Hi SahiKabirHindiGuest appearance
2010Manmadan AmbuMadanagopalTamil
2011Tanu Weds ManuManoj Kumar Sharma (Manu)Hindi
2012VettaiThirumurthyTamil
2012Jodi BreakersSiddharth KhannaHindi
2013Taak JhaankSanjayHindi
2014AkeliAvinashHindi
2015Tanu Weds Manu: ReturnsManoj Kumar Sharma (Manu)Hindi
2015Night of the Living Dead: Darkest DawnTomEnglish
2016Irudhi SuttruPrabhu SelvarajTamilBilingual film
2016Saala KhadoosAdi TomarHindiBilingual film
2017Vikram VedhaVikramTamil
2017Magalir MattumSurendhar SilkurayappanTamilGuest appearance
2018SavyasachiArun Raj VarmaTelugu
2018ZeroKartik SrinivasanHindiGuest appearance
2020NishabdhamAnthony GonsalvesTeluguBilingual film
2020SilenceAnthony GonsalvesTamilBilingual film
2021MaaraManimaaran (Maara)Tamil
2022Meri Awas SunoMajorMalayalamVoiceover
2022Rocketry The Nambi EffectNambi NarayananTamil, English, Hindi
2022Dhokha Round D CornerYathaarth SinhaHindi
2023Amriki PanditPurabHindiCompleted
2023Untitled Mithran R Jawahar's NextTBAHindiFilming
2023TestTBATamilFilming
2024Untitled C Sankaran Nair BiopicTBATamilFilming
2024Untitled Vash RemakeTBAHindiFilming
TBAUntitled G.D. Naidu BiopicTBATamilAnnounced

Other Crew Positions

YearFilmPositionLanguageNotes
2005Ramji LondonwaleyScreenwriterHindi
2007Evano OruvanProducer, dialogue writerTamil
2016Saala KhadoosProducerHindi
2020Putham Pudhu KaalaiNarratorTamilVoiceover in Ilamai Idho Idho segment
2020Soorarai PottruNarratorTamilVoiceover in credits scene
2022RocketryDirector, producer, screenwriterEnglish
2022RocketryDirector, producer, screenwriterTamil
2022RocketryDirector, producer, screenwriterHindi

Television

Web Series

YearTitleRoleLanguageNetwork
2018BreatheDenzel Mascarenhas (Danny)HindiAmazon Prime Video
2021DecoupledArya IyerHindiNetflix
2022The Railway MenTBAHindiTBA

Documentaries

FilmYearRoleLanguageNetwork
2008Herova? Zerova?HimselfTamilTamil Nadu Department of Higher Education
2011Big In BollywoodHimselfEnglishCinterra Entertainment
2018Mega IconsHostEnglishNational Geographic
2021India's Space OdysseyNarratorHindiDiscovery+

Television Series

YearTitleRoleLanguageNetwork
1993Yule Love StoryCrookHindiZee TV
1993 – 1997Banegi Apni BaatAshleyHindiZee TV
1995A Mouthful of SkyEnglishDD National
1995Suhana SafarHindiZee TV
1996Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye HumRaj ParmarHindiZee TV
1995Badalte RishteyAbhilash VermaHindiDD National
1996Hum DonoRahulHindiSahara One
1995 – 1996AarohanShammiHindiDD National
1996AahatRajHindiSony Entertainment Television
1997Raj KahaniAditya / Mungi[b]HindiDD National
1997NeeyatHindiZee TV
1997Jeene Bhi Do YaaroHindiSony SAB
1997 – 1998Ghar JamaiSubodhHindiZee TV
1997 – 1998Sea HawksPreetHindiDD Metro
1997Kabhie KabhieHindiStar Plus
1998SaayaShekharHindiSony Entertainment Television
2000RishteySameerHindiZee TV
2009CIDHimselfHindiSony Entertainment Television
2023The Railway MenTBAHindi

Television Shows

YearTitleRoleLanguageNetworkNotes
1997Tol Mol Ke BolHostHindiZee TVGame show
2005 – 2006Deal Ya No DealHostHindiSony Entertainment TelevisionGame show
2010Big MoneyHostHindiImagine TVGame show
2018The Final TableJudgeEnglishNetflixEpisode 5; Cooking show

Awards

  • 2000 – Filmfare Award For Best Male Debut – South for Alaipayuthey
  • 2002 – Tamil Nadu State Film Award For Best Actor for Run, Kannathil Muthamittal & Anbe Sivam
  • 2003 – ITFA Best Supporting Actor Award for Anbe Sivam
  • 2004 – Filmfare Award For Best Supporting Actor – Tamil for Aaytha Ezhuthu
  • 2016 – Filmfare Award For Best Actor – Tamil for Irudhi Suttru
  • 2016 – SIIMA Award for Best Actor (Critics) – Tamil for Irudhi Suttru
  • 2016 – IIFA Utsavam Award For Best Actor – Tamil for Irudhi Suttru
  • 2017 – Filmfare Award For Best Actor (Critics) – South for Vikram Vedha
  • 2017 – SIIMA Award For Best Actor – Tamil for Vikram Vedha
  • 2017 – Norway Tamil Film Festival Award For Best Actor for Vikram Vedha

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