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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Posted on:13 Dec 2017 at 7:07am
- Vikram Vedha: Shah Rukh Khan rejects Hindi remake of R Madhavan-Vijay Sethupathi's film? - India Today
Vikram Vedha: Shah Rukh Khan rejects Hindi remake of R Madhavan-Vijay Sethupathi's film?
"R Madhavan, who acted in Vikram Vedha, brought the film to Shah Rukh, who initially seemed interested in remaking it. But currently, that plan has been put on the back burner. Shah Rukh isn't remaking Vikram Vedha anymore," a source told the ...
Has Shah Rukh Khan opted out of R Madhavan-Vijay Sethupathi's Vikram Vedha remake? Times Now
Shah Rukh Khan is not doing R Madhavan's Vikram Vedha Hindi remake Deccan Chronicle
Shah Rukh Khan rejects R Madhavan's Vikram Vedha remake; here's why International Business Times, India Edition
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Posted on:2 Dec 2017 at 9:07am
- R Madhavan to play controversial ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan? - Hindustan Times
R Madhavan to play controversial ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan?
R Madhavan is preparing for his next role in a trilingual biopic about a rocket scientist. regional movies Updated: Nov 24, 2017 19:33 IST. HT Correspondent Hindustan Times, New Delhi. R Madhavan will next be seen in a trilingual biopic about a rocket ...
R Madhavan takes tips from Aamir Khan to play rocket scientist Nambi Narayanan The Indian Express
How to gain and lose weight: R Madhavan is learning from Aamir Khan T2 Online
Madhavan to play controversial ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan in trilingual biopic Firstpost
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Posted on:24 Nov 2017 at 1:59pm
- No reunion for RHTDM stars Saif, Madhavan and Sidharth partly responsible for it - Deccan Chronicle
No reunion for RHTDM stars Saif, Madhavan and Sidharth partly responsible for it
A while ago, Aanand L. Rai had roped in both Saif Ali Khan and R. Madhavan for a film, where the Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein cast was being reunited. Saif was, in fact, the first actor to be short-listed for the lead role. The latest on that front is ...
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Posted on:11 Dec 2017 at 7:07am
- Madhavan Wore A Desi Blue Kurta & Indian Women Are Now Breathless - MensXP.com
Madhavan Wore A Desi Blue Kurta & Indian Women Are Now Breathless
Making women go weak in the knees with his power-packed performance in 'Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein' till date, R Madhavan is one of those actors who has the potential to slay the ladies with just a smile. Defying nature and science together, Madhavan is ...
Posted on:16 Nov 2017 at 10:03am
- Vijay Sethupathi, R Madhavan and Siddharth to have cameos in Mirchi Shiva's Thamizh Padam 2.0? - Times Now
Vijay Sethupathi, R Madhavan and Siddharth to have cameos in Mirchi Shiva's Thamizh Padam 2.0?
However, there is an interesting buzz is that the makers have also brought in three popular stars to make cameos in the movie. As per a report in BehindWoods, it is said that R Madhavan, Vijay Sethupathi, and Siddharth will have special appearances in ...
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Posted on:8 Dec 2017 at 2:16pm
- ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan, accused of spying, inspires biopic ... - Scroll.in
ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan, accused of spying, inspires biopic ...
Madhavan will play the scientist at three different stages of his life, according to the report.
Aamir Khan Helping South Hero Madhavan to Get Fat - Mirchi9.com Mirchi9
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Posted on:26 Nov 2017 at 2:46am
- Even a messy R Madhavan looks like a tasty dish on a Sunday morning - Bollywood Bubble
Even a messy R Madhavan looks like a tasty dish on a Sunday morning
R Madhavan is all hearts. The man who will always be an innocent Maddy from 'Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein' to us simply refrains from getting old. His charm still seems to be intact and his one look still makes any girl go week in her knees. Well, this is ...
Posted on:10 Dec 2017 at 5:28am
- Hyderabad is like a nuclear factory; silent, yet efficient and powerful: R Madhavan - Times of India
Times of India
Hyderabad is like a nuclear factory; silent, yet efficient and powerful: R Madhavan
Times of India
Your photos on social media almost broke the Internet recently. Fans are going crazy over your selfies. So, what was the actual goal? Well, the goal definitely wasn't about "breaking the Internet" or anything like that (laughs). But honestly, I think ...
Posted on:20 Nov 2017 at 12:30am
- Rajinikanth turns 67, celebrities wish him a long life - Times of India
Times of India
Rajinikanth turns 67, celebrities wish him a long life
Times of India
R. Madhavan: Rajinikanth wish you a very very happy birthday Sir and the most rewarding and Happy year ahead yet. For all our Sake. @superstarrajini Wish you a very very Hapoy birthday Sir and the most rewarding and Hapoy year ahead yet... for all our ...
Rajinikanth turns 67, celebs wish him long life Daily Pioneer
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Posted on:12 Dec 2017 at 12:27pm