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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. His most recent film, Rocketry, in which he acted, directed, produced, and wrote the screenplay, was a big success.


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 the 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.


Real NameMadhavan Balaji Ranganathan
ProfessionActor, Director, Writer, Television Host, Producer
Date of Birth1 June 1970
Age52 (as of 2022)
Zodiac signGemini
FamilyFather: Ranganathan Seshadri (Former Executive at Tata Steel)
Mother: Saroja (Former Manager at the Band of India)
Sister: Devika (Software Engineer)
Marital StatusMarried
WifeSarita Birje (Former Air Hostess)
ChildrenSon: Vedaant
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

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1996Is Raat Ki Subah NahinClub singerHindiUncredited role in the song "Chup Tum Raho"
1998Shanti Shanti ShantiSiddharthaKannada
2000AlaipayutheyKarthik VaradharajanTamil
2000EnnavaleJames VasanthTamil
2001MinnaleRajesh ShivakumarTamil
2001Dumm Dumm DummAdityaTamil
2001Paarthale ParavasamMadhavaTamil
2001Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil MeinMadhav ShastriHindi
2002Kannathil MuthamittalThiruchelvanTamil
2002Dil Vil Pyar VyarKrishHindi
2002Anbe SivamAnbarasuTamil
2003Nala DamayanthiRamji Narayanaswami IyerTamil
2003Lesa LesaDeva NarayananTamilGuest appearance
2003Priyamaana ThozhiAshokTamil
2003Jay JayJaganTamil
2004Aaytha EzhuthuInbasekarTamil
2004Nothing But LifeThomas RobertsEnglishBilingual film
2004Made In USAThomas RobertsMalayalamBilingual film
2005PriyasakhiSandhana KrishnanTamil
2005Ramji LondonwaleyRamnarayan TiwariHindi
2006Rang De BasantiAjay RathodHindi
2006ThambiThambi Velu ThondaimanTamil
2007GuruShyam SaxenaHindi
2007That Four-Letter WordHimselfEnglishGuest appearance
2007Delhii HeightsHimselfHindiGuest appearance
2007Evano OruvanSridhar VasudevanTamil
2008Halla BolHimselfHindiGuest appearance
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
2012Jodi BreakersSiddharth KhannaHindi
2013Taak JhaankSanjayHindi
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
2022RocketryNambi NarayananEnglish
2022RocketryNambi NarayananTamil
2022RocketryNambi NarayananHindi
2022Amriki PanditPurabHindiCompleted
2022Dhokha Round D CornerTBAHindiCompleted

Other Crew Positions

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


Web Series

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


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

Television Series

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

Television Shows

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


  • 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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