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R. Madhavan

Madhavan is an Indian actor, writer and film producer. Madhavan has received two Filmfare Awards, an award from the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards alongside recognition and nominations from other organisations. He has been described as one of the few actors in India who is able to achieve pan-Indian appeal, appearing in films from seven different languages. Madhavan began his acting career with television guest appearances, including a role on the Zee TV prime-time soap opera Banegi Apni Baat in 1996. After appearing in commercials and in small roles, he later gained recognition in the Tamil film industry through Mani Ratnam's successful romance film Alaipayuthey (2000). In addition to his acting career, Madhavan has worked as a writer on his films, hosted television programmes and has been a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products.[5] He has also worked as a film producer, first making Evano Oruvan with Leukos Films, before setting up Tricolour Films to produce Saala Khadoos (2016). Madhavan is noted for his philanthropic activities and promotes various causes such as environment, health and education. He is particularly vocal about the protection of animals and was awarded PETA's Person of the Year recognition in 2012. Madhavan was born to a Tamil family. His father Ranganathan was a management executive in Tata Steel and his mother, Saroja was a manager in the Bank of India. His younger sister, Devika, is a software engineer settled in the United Kingdom.[6] He had a Tamil-speaking upbringing in Bihar.

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Jun 1, 1970 In Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin 1996-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Zero 2018-12-21
Known For
Poster of Savyasachi
Poster of Breathe
Poster of Om Shanti
Movie Zero Srinivasan 2018-12-21
Movie Savyasachi Arun Raj 2018-11-02
Series Breathe Danny Mascarenhas 2018-01-25
Movie Magalir Mattum Surendar (Cameo) 2017-09-15
Movie Vikram Vedha Vikram 2017-07-21
Movie Irudhi Suttru Prabhu Selvaraj 2016-01-28
Movie Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn Tom 2015-10-05
Movie Tanu Weds Manu: Returns Manoj 'Manu' Sharma 2015-05-22
Movie Jodi Breakers Sid 2012-03-02
Movie Vettai Thiru Murthy 2012-01-13
Movie Tanu Weds Manu Manoj "Manu" Sharma 2011-02-25
Movie F.A.L.T.U. Cameo 2011-04-01
Movie Manmadhan Ambu Madanagopal 2010-12-23
Movie Teen Patti Prof. Shantanu Biswas 2010-02-26
Movie Om Shanti RJ Maddy (extended cameo) 2010-01-13
Movie 3 Idiots Farhan 2009-12-23
Movie Yavarum Nalam Manohar 2009-06-03
Movie Guru En Aalu Guru 2009-04-24
Movie 13B Manohar 2009-03-06
Movie Mumbai Meri Jaan Nikhil Agarwal 2008-08-22
Movie Vaazhthugal T. Kadhiravan 2008-01-14
Movie Halla Bol Himself 2008-01-11
Movie Guru Shyam Saxena 2007-01-12
Movie Aarya Aarya 2007-08-10
Movie Evano Oruvan Sridhar Vasudevan 2007-12-07
Movie Rendu Sakthi, Kannan 2006-12-24
Movie Thambi Thambi Velu Thondaiman 2006-02-22
Movie Rang De Basanti Ajay Rathod 2006-01-26
Movie Ramji Londonwaley Ramnarayan Tiwari (Ramji) 2005-09-02
Movie Priyasakhi Sandhana Krishnan (Sakhi) 2005-04-14
Movie Nothing but Life Roby Thomas 2004-12-25
Movie Aayitha Ezhuthu Inbasekaran 2004-05-21
Movie Aethiree Subramani aka 'Bottle' Mani 2004-04-23
Movie Anbe Sivam Anbarasu 2003-01-14
Movie Lesa Lesa Deva Narayanan (Guest Appearance) 2003-05-16
Movie Nala Damayanthi Ramji Narayanaswami Iyer 2003-07-03
Movie Priyamaana Thozhi Ashok 2003-07-11
Movie Jay Jay Jagan 2003-11-14
Movie Dil Vil Pyar Vyar Krish Kumar 2002-10-18
Movie Run Siva 2002-05-09
Movie Kannathil Muthamittal Thiruchelvan 2002-02-14
Movie Paarthale Paravasam Dr. Madhava 2001-11-14
Movie Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein Madhav Shastri (Maddy) 2001-10-19
Movie Dumm Dumm Dumm Adhithyan 2001-04-13
Movie Minnale Rajesh Shivakumar 2001-02-18
Movie Ennavale James Vasanthan 2000-12-22
Movie Alaipayuthey Karthik Varadharajan 2000-04-14
Movie Operation Cobra Inspector Ravi 1997-12-05
Movie Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin Singer in Club (Uncredited Role) 1996-01-01