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R Madhavan

Actor . Writer . Film Producer . Television Anchor

Madhavan Balaji Ranganathan, popularly known as R Madhavan, was born on 1st June 1970 in the city of Jamshedpur. He is also known as Maddy to his near and dear ones. Madhavan is married to Sarita Birje, an air hostess, and has a son named Vedant.

Madhavan did his schooling from DBMS English School at Jamshedpur. His dream was to joing the Indian Army. However, out of pressure from his parents, he went to Canada to pursue a degree in Electronics. After completing his graduation, Madhavan launched a small freelance business, conducting workshops on communication and public speaking. He was quite successful in this venture and earned decent fame. This paved the way for him to switch to acting. In his initial stages of acting career he did modelling for advertisements and also worked in TV serials. It did not take time for the TV audience to recognize his talent and Madhavan became a popular TV actor bringing to his fold several serials and anchoring assignments. Some of his popular TV programmes include - Banegi Apni Baat, Tol Mol Ke Bol, Sea Hawks, Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum, and Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin.

Eventually, he started getting assignments on the silver screen, with some of his early movies being - Inferno (a Hollywood movie) and Shanti Shanti Shanti (a Kannada film). Hist first real success was a Mani Ratnam's Tamil film Alaipayuthey, which became a blockbuster. Thereafter he did several South Indian films and soon became a star in South India. Eventually, Madhavan's acting talent was recognized in Bollywood as well. Today, Madhavan has several successful hindi films to his name where his acting was well recognized by audience as well as critics. He has a pan-India appeal with having acted in films in many languages. He has also won several awards for his acting.

Madhavan also owns a production company named Leukos Films. Madhavan is a good golfer and also has a passion for aero-modelling.

Some of the films done by Madhavan are - Jodi Breakers, F.a.l.t.u, Tanu Weds Manu, Jhootha Hi Sahi, Teen Patti, 3 Idiots, Sikandar, Mumbai Meri Jaan, Delhi Heights, Guru, Rang De Basanti, Ramji Londonwale, Dil Vil Pyar Vyar, Rehnaa Hai Tere Dil Mein, Is Raat Ki Subah Nahi

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