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Biography:  R. Madhavan (born Madhavan Ranganathan) is a Filmfare Award-winning Indian actor. Unlike other prominent actors in India, Madhavan began to act after marriage, at the age of twenty-nine, and his short career has seen performances in diverse roles. He has received several Filmfare Awards in various categories. Madhavan's first major film appearance was in the 2000 romantic film, Alaipayuthey, in which he played a husband going through the trauma of marriage. In the 2002 blockbuster Kannathil Muthamittal, he portrayed the father of an orphaned child alongside Simran. Madhavan, a Tamilian, has taken an activist role in supporting various political and social causes. He appeared in PETA advertising, campaigning against cruelty towards animals, and he has promoted vegetarian causes. Perspnal and Family Life Ranganathan and Saroja, the parents of Madhavan, disliked their son's foray into television dramas and advertisements; they were, however, forgiving after his selection in Mani Ratnam's Alaipayuthey. Despite Madhavan's ambition of wanting to join the army, his parents insisted on him going to management school and getting a degree in electronics. After completing the degree, he went on to teach communication and public speaking at workshops around India. At the Maharashtra workshop, he met his wife, Sarita Birje, an air hostess whom he married in 1999. Their first son, Vedant, was born on August 21, 2005, prompting them to relocate from Kilpauk to Chennai's boat club area. Madhavan's parents continue to live with him, as do his parents-in-law. Early Life and Education Madhavan was born in Jamshedpur, India, to Ranganathan, a senior management executive with Tata Steel, and Saroja, a manager with the Bank of India. Madhavan's sister, Devika Ranganathan, is a software engineer living in London, England. In 1988, Madhavan was chosen to represent India as its cultural ambassador from his college to Canada after his graduation. At 22, he was awarded the Maharashtra Best Cadet, allowing him to make a trip with three others as NCC Cadets to England. Because of this honour, he received training with the Royal Army, the Navy, and the Air Force, which he had previously planned to join. However, he was rejected as he missed the age cutoff by six months. After he lost out on the place, he began taking courses in public speaking, which eventually helped him venture into the film industry. He won the Indian Championship for Public Speaking and was subsequently selected to represent India at the Young Businessmen Conference in Tokyo, Japan, in 1992. Early Career In early 1997, Madhavan did a sandalwood talc advertisement for Santosh Sivan, who later recommended him to Mani Ratnam for a screen test for a role in Iruvar. Later in the same year, Mani Ratnam called Madhavan for the screen test but left him out of the project, citing that he thought his eyes looked too young for a senior role. As his film career failed to take off, Madhavan reverted to acting in Hindi television serials. He appeared in minor roles in serials titled Saaya, Sea Hawks, Banegi Apni Baat, Tol Mol Ke Bol, and Ghar Jamai. In 1998, Madhavan appeared in his first film role as an Indian police officer in Fred Olen Ray's Inferno alongside Don Wilson. His first break in Indian cinema came in the form of Shanti Shanti Shanti, a Kannada film in which he played the second lead to established actor Abbas. However, the film failed to make an impact and went unnoticed. Career Life In the lead role of Mani Ratnam's movie Alaipayuthey, Madhavan made his acting debut in Kollywood. His performance was warmly received by the reviewers, which helped it become a "classic."In the romantic comedy Minnale, which Gautham Vasudev Menon directed in 2001, Madhavan played his first leading role. He achieved both economic and critical success by taking on the role of an irate groom attempting to call off his wedding. In Mani Ratnam's Kannathil Muthamittal from 2002, Madhavan portrayed a novelist. The movie earned a lot of positive reviews and went on to win six National Awards. His next movie is Run renowned for its screenplay, brought him his second significant breakthrough.  In the 2003 film Anbe Sivam, Madhavan plays a young, dissatisfied filmmaker who journeys with a communist with a disability, played by Kamal Haasan  is considered one of the "cult classics" of Tamil cinema. Comeback: During his career break, Madhavan worked on Irudhi Suttru' in 2016. He assisted in finding the project's Tamil producers and chose to produce the film in Hindi alongside S. Sashikanth and Rajkumar Hirani. Vikram Vedha was written by Pushkar-Gayathri with inspiration from the folk tale Vikramathithan Vedhalam, Co starring withVijay Sethupathi. For his role as an encounter cop, Madhavan received weapons training and met members of the police and defense forces. For this, he received widespread acclaim and awards from critics, SIIMA, Filmfare, and other awarding bodies.
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Madhavan Movies

Movie Director
as Actor
Vikas Bahl 08 Mar 2024
as Actor
Gnanavel Tha Se Jun 2024
as Actor
S. Sashikanth Feb 2024
as Actor
Ashwin Neal Mani Oct 2023

Madhavan: Personal Details


Name Madhavan
Profession(s) Main Profession
Actor, Director

Other Profession
Date Of Birth 01 Jun 1970
Age 54
Birth Place Jamshedpur,Jharkhand
Current Residence Mumbai
Religion Hindu
Nationality Indian
Height 179 cm
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Hobbies Playing Golf, Riding Bike

Madhavan Family

Father Ranganathan
Mother Saroja
Sibling Devika (sister)
Spouse Sarita Birje (06 Jun 1999)
Children Vedaant Madhavan

Madhavan Education

Education Qualification BSc in Electronics, P. G. in Public Speaking
College(s) Rajaram College, Shivaji University Kolhapur, Kishinchand Chellaram College
School(s) D.B.M.S. English School Jamshedpur.

Madhavan Net Worth

Net Worth $14 Million

Madhavan Debut Movies

English Inferno
Tamil Alaipayuthey
Hindi Alaipayuthey

Madhavan Awards

Year Award Category status movie
2017 Filmfare Award Best Supporting Actor Winner
2017 Norway Tamil Film Festival Award Best Supporting Actor Winner
2016 Filmfare Award Best Actor Winner

Madhavan Unknown Facts

  • Mani Ratnam rejected Madhavan for the lead role of Tamizhselvan in the film Iruvar because he felt that his "eyes appeared too youthful" for a senior part, despite the fact that he had auditioned with several other more seasoned actors for the lead role.
  • He received 100 rupees as payment for his first modelling job in 1996.
  • He was awarded a scholarship from his institution in 1998 so that he may serve as an Indian cultural ambassador in Canada.
  • Madhavan had the desire of joining the military as a young boy. While in college, he joined the NCC and involved in supplementary military activities.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Madhavan

  • The age of Madhavan in the 2024 was 54.

  • The Madhavan's was born in Jamshedpur,Jharkhand.

  • The DOB for Madhavan was 01 Jun 1970.

  • The Madhavan is approximately 179 cm tall.

  • The most recent movies for Madhavan is Shaitaan.

  • Madhavan is best known for the films Alaipayuthey and Aayitha Ezhuthu.

  • Mani Ratnam rejected Madhavan for the lead role of Tamizhselvan in the film Iruvar because he felt that his "eyes appeared too youthful" for a senior part, despite the fact that he had auditioned with several other more seasoned actors for the lead role. and He received 100 rupees as payment for his first modelling job in 1996..

  • The Madhavan had $14 Million's worth of wealth.

  • Vettaiyan were Madhavan's upcoming films.

  • Alaipayuthey was Madhavan first movie in Bollywood

  • The Madhavan Instagram account is actormaddy.

  • The Madhavan Twitter handle is ActorMadhavan.

  • Madhavan's next feature film with Gnanavel Tha Se.

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