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R. Madhavan is a Actor, Scriptwriter and Producer Indian born on 1 june 1970 at Jamshedpur (Inde)

R. Madhavan

R. Madhavan
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Birth name Madhavan Balaji Ranganathan
Nationality Inde
Birth 1 june 1970 (53 years) at Jamshedpur (Inde)
Awards Filmfare Awards South

R. Madhavan (born June 1, 1970) is an Indian actor, writer, film producer and television host. 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 romantic film Alaipayuthey (2000). Madhavan soon developed an image as a romantic hero with notable roles in two of 2001's biggest grossers, Gautham Menon's directorial debut Minnale and Madras Talkies' Dumm Dumm Dumm. He worked with Ratnam again in the critically acclaimed 2002 film Kannathil Muthamittal playing the father of an adopted girl, whilst he enjoyed commercial success with his role in Linguswamy's action film, Run (2002).

He was cast opposite Kamal Haasan in the 2003 drama Anbe Sivam, which earned him two notable awards for supporting actor. In 2004 he gave a critically acclaimed performance in the multi-starrer drama Aayutha Ezhuthu and the film secured him his first Filmfare Award for the intense portrayal of a rogue. In the mid-2000s Madhavan also pursued a career in Hindi films, writing the dialogues for the comedy Ramji Londonwaley, before appearing in supporting roles in two big-budget productions, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Rang De Basanti and Mani Ratnam's biopic Guru. He then won acclaim for his portrayal of angry man in his home production in 2007, Evano Oruvan, whilst two years later he appeared in the successful bilingual horror film Yavarum Nalam. He also played a critically acclaimed role in the 2009 blockbuster by Rajkumar Hirani, 3 Idiots, portraying a student with actors Aamir Khan and Sharman Joshi. Returning after a three year sabbatical in 2015, his comeback film Tanu Weds Manu Returns won critical and commercial acclaim.

Madhavan has been a brand ambassador appearing in many commercials, whilst he has also played television hosts to Hindi television programmes, most notably Deal Ya No Deal in 2006. Before his breakthrough role as a romantic actor in 2000, he was married to Sarita Birje and has a young son. He has been a supporter of the PETA programme in India and has appeared in events organised for the group's promotion.

Biography

Madhavan's parents are Ranganathan and Saroja. Despite Madhavan's ambition of wanting to join the army, his parents insisted he went to management school and pursue 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 encountered his wife Sarita Birje in 1991, an air hostess, who attended his class. After completing the course, the pair began dating and married in 1999, before Madhavan entered mainstream films. The pair's successful marriage has been covered by the media, with Madhavan citing that advise from his mentor Mani Ratnam was useful. Sarita has worked as a costume designer in a few of Madhavan's films, most notably for Guru En Aalu (2009) when she worked along with Erum Ali, the wife of Madhavan's co-star, Abbas, for their respective husbands. Their first son, Vedant was born in August 2005, which eventually led to relocating towards to the boat-club area in Chennai from Kilpauk. Madhavan's parents lived with him as did his parents-in-law. In 2009, he relocated to Kandivali, Mumbai with his wife and son, as he pursued a career in Hindi films ahead of films in the South Indian industries.

Madhavan, since his debut, has received a significant fan following from women. Madhavan has maintained close links with fellow actors in the Hindi and Tamil film industry with his close links with directors Mani Ratnam and Rajkumar Hirani and actors Kamal Haasan, Aamir Khan and Surya. He has also helped out actresses Reemma Sen, Sadha and Nisha Kothari by signing them on for roles in his films, when they were going through a barren spell.

Madhavan took a sabbatical from films from September 2010 announcing an eight-month break from films citing he would take the time off to visit London, go on a European motorcycle ride, lose weight, play golf, take treatment for his knee injury and spend time with family. Though he kept away from starting new projects, during the period he was involved in heavy promotions of two of his releases, Manmadan Ambu and Tanu Weds Manu. He has been a keen golf player, appearing in a celebrity charity event in 2007 and has played alongside actor Amitabh Bachchan and director Mani Ratnam. His experiences flying Cessna planes when he was with National Cadet Corps, also led to a passion for aero-modelling, claiming it justified his decision to pursue a degree in electronics.

Usually with

Mani Ratnam
Mani Ratnam
(6 films)
Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(5 films)
Aanand L. Rai
Aanand L. Rai
(4 films)
Karthik
Karthik
(7 films)
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Filmography of R. Madhavan (56 films)

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Zero
Zero (2018)

Directed by Aanand L. Rai
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Romance
Actors Shahrukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Abhay Deol, R. Madhavan
Rating52% 2.600362.600362.600362.600362.60036
12px Le film raconte les difficultés pour trouver une épouse de Bauua Singh, homme de petite taille, célibataire de 38 ans originaire de Meerut. L'histoire débute quand il rencontre Aafiya, brillante scientifique de la NASA atteinte de paralysie cérébrale. L'histoire se complique lorsque l'actrice préférée de Bauua, la star Babita Kumari, se rapproche de lui. Un triangle amoureux se forme alors.
Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn
Origin USA
Genres Action, Horror, Animation
Actors Tony Todd, Danielle Harris, Tom Sizemore, Bill Moseley, Alona Tal, Joseph Pilato
Roles Tom
Rating39% 1.955671.955671.955671.955671.95567
An animated re-telling of the original Night of the Living Dead film. Set in modern day New York City rather than 1960s rural Pennsylvania. Centers on a group of desperate survivors fighting to stay alive barricaded in an abandoned apartment building. Confined, cut off from the world, and under constant attack from the undead hordes closing in around them, the six main characters struggle to survive while also confronting their own sense of compassion and humanity.
Gabbar Is Back, 2h11
Directed by Radhakrishna Jagarlamudi
Genres Drama, Action
Actors Akshay Kumar, Sonu Sood, Prakash Raj, Shruti Haasan, Shraddha Kapooor, Amala Paul
Rating69% 3.4996653.4996653.4996653.4996653.499665
The police get information that 10 tehsildars across Maharashtra have been mysteriously kidnapped. But they are as mysteriously returned - except the most corrupt officer, who is hanged in public. The police get a CD from mystery man 'Gabbar' who says his mission is to target corrupt officers. Police driver Sadhuram (Sunil Grover) is convinced he can crack who Gabbar is - but his superior officers humiliate him in front of all the other officers.
Tanu Weds Manu: Returns, 2h8
Directed by Aanand L. Rai
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Kangana Ranaut, R. Madhavan, Jimmy Shergill, Swara Bhaskar, Deepak Dobriyal, Eijaz Khan
Roles Manoj "Manu" Sharma
Rating75% 3.7978853.7978853.7978853.7978853.797885
In London, four years later in their marriage, Tanu and Manu visit a mental rehabilitation center where they start bickering at each other. Because of Tanu's various allegations, Manu gets enraged, and is later taken by the doctors into custody suspecting his mental health. Tanu's friend Payal calls her from India and tells Tanu that she gave birth to a baby girl. Being alone at city, Tanu decides to return to her hometown, Kanpur. While leaving London, Tanu rings Manu's friend Pappi in Delhi and tells him to come to London and release Manu.
Dil Vil Pyaar Vyaar
Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, Anant Mahadevan, Vivek Vaswani
Genres Romance
Actors Sanjay Suri, Jimmy Shergill, Neeru Bajwa, R. Madhavan, Asrani, Raqesh Vashisth
Rating54% 2.7069852.7069852.7069852.7069852.706985
The first love story is about love getting a second chance. Dev (Sanjay Suri) is a widower, his wife Payal (Dipannita Sharma) dies soon after their honeymoon. He moves to Mumbai from Pune with his sister Rachna (Bhavna Pani). Here he meets Gauri (Sonali Kulkarni), who lives with her psychosomatically ill brother Gaurav (Rakesh Bapat).
Sunglass
Sunglass (2013)

Directed by Rituparno Gosh
Genres Thriller, Comedy
Actors R. Madhavan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Tota Roy Choudhury, Raima Sen, Jaya Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah
Roles Sanjay (Hindi version)
Rating56% 2.8034252.8034252.8034252.8034252.803425
Damn the seven-year itch! A period every young new-age couple dreads. After seven years, are there newer things to be discovered? In the case of Chitra and Sanjay, there are several. In a chapter of matrimony that is already confusing, destiny adds a sprinkle of exposure and a dash of spice.
Endrendrum Punnagai, 2h32
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Jiiva, R. Madhavan, Vinay Rai, Trisha Krishnan, Santhanam, Sameera Reddy
Rating66% 3.34613.34613.34613.34613.3461
The movie starts with Gautham (Jiiva) as a kid, being told that women are all bad and are very selfish by his father (Nasser) because his wife had eloped on that day. They then move to Chennai, where Gautham meets Baby (Santhanam) and Sri (Vinay Rai). The trio become inseparable friends. Fifteen years later, it is shown that the trio are running an advertisement agency and Gautham has stopped speaking to his father, the reason being untold. After a heated incident at a friend's bachelor party, the three friends promise to never get married. They get an advertising offer from Sunny (T.M Karthik) and Sunny sends Priya (Trisha Krishnan) to assist them with their ad. Sonia, (Andrea Jeremiah) an international model is assigned to act for the ad. On the day of shoot Sonia falls in love with Gautham and when the ad is finished, she kisses him. Gautham, startled and enraged, retaliates by slapping her. Sunny scolds Guatham for his behaviour and tells Gautham that he will never work with him again, but Priya supports Gautham telling Sunny that it was Sonia's fault for behaving unprofessionally. After the shoot Gautham calls up Priya and thanks her for supporting him. While speaking to Gautham, Priya meets with an accident. He rushes her to the hospital where Priya recovers the next day. After a few days, Baby and Sri decide to get married not telling the reason for their sudden change of heart.When gautham gets to know about it he gets furious and ends their friendship.On the same day of the marriage Gautham's father tells Priya that he had got married second time many years before for the sake of his son and that is the reason for Gautham's anger towards him.He requests priya to take care of gautham. Gautham and Priya get another contract with Sunny and Sonia and they leave for Switzerland for the shooting. On the day of shooting Sonia recalls everything Gautham had done and asks him to apologize for his act. He refuses to apologize because he knows it's not his fault and tells Sonia to leave, Priya then takes the role of Sonia and acts for the advertisement. During the shooting Priya and Gautham fall in love . When they come back from Switzerland, Gautham meets his friend in whom bachelor party he promised never to be in a commitment in the airport, because of his ego he introduces Priya as just a stranger whom he met in the flight. Hurt by Gautham's cheap behaviour, she leaves the airport immediately. When Gautham gets back home he goes into his father's room for the first time and notices many paintings of him being happy,a wish his father wanted. Gautham then discovers that his father was ill and rushes him to the hospital, where the doctors say that his father is suffering from pancreatic cancer and cannot be treated. Gautham is heartbroken and starts weeping. Sri comes to meet Gautham and tells him that he knew that his father was suffering from this disease, Baby then comes and tells that his father was the one who compelled them to get married so that Gautham might change his mind and get married too and be happy. As the three friends reconcile, Priya comes to the hospital to meet Gautham's father, where Gautham apologizes and admits to Priya that he has fallen for her. The film ends a happy ending Gautham and Priya getting engaged in front of Gautham's dad at the hospital.
Akeli
Akeli (2013)
, 2h45
Actors R. Madhavan, Anupam Shyam Saikia
Roles Avinash

Jodi Breakers
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors R. Madhavan, Bipasha Basu, Omi Vaidya, Dipannita Sharma, Milind Soman, Mrinalini Sharma
Roles Sid Khanna
Rating37% 1.864181.864181.864181.864181.86418
Sid (R. Madhavan), a bachelor works as a divorce managing officer. He meets Sonali (Bipasha Basu), who joins him in his business of splitting couples and they earn well in the process. Together, they are known as the Jodi (Couple) Breakers. Sometimes, they secretly make husband and wife fight with each other, that will result in their divorce. This happens with Marc (Milind Soman) and Maggie (Dipannita Sharma). But when Marc finds out the reason that got him and Maggie divorced, hell breaks loose.
Vettai
Vettai (2012)
, 2h48
Directed by N. Linguswamy
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors R. Madhavan, Arya, Sameera Reddy, Amala Paul, Ashutosh Rana, Nassar
Roles Thirumurthy
Rating60% 3.0015353.0015353.0015353.0015353.001535
Thirumurthy and Gurumurthy are two brothers in Thoothukudi, with Thirumurthy being the elder. He is however sensitive to violence and his younger brother is brave and rogue. Whenever Thirumurthy is beaten by anyone, he has Gurumurthy to finish them. However, Gurumurthy gets frequently punished by his policeman father (Nagendra Babu) for beating up the local people, while Thirumurthy only feels for him.
Tanu Weds Manu, 1h59
Directed by Aanand L. Rai
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors R. Madhavan, Kangana Ranaut, Jimmy Shergill, Ravi Kishan, Deepak Dobriyal, Rajendra Gupta
Roles Manoj "Manu" Sharma
Rating67% 3.399593.399593.399593.399593.39959
Manoj "Manu" Sharma (R. Madhavan) is an NRI doctor living in London. He comes to India to find an Indian bride and get married. His parents have already short-listed some girls for him to meet, and they take him to Kanpur to meet Tanuja "Tanu" Trivedi (Kangna Ranaut). After they land in Kanpur, a bunch of goons on the street pick a quarrel with Manu for no reason at all, and give him a few slaps, due to which he reaches the Trivedi residence in an untidy condition. At Tanu's house, the two sets of parents find that they get on extremely well with each other, and decide that if Manu likes Tanu, they can finalize the matter immediately. There is one minor hitch: Tanu's mother tells her guests that Tanu has been ill since yesterday and is unable to rise from bed. She asks Manu to go up to Tanu's bedroom and meet her there. She shows Manu to Tanu's room and goes away to the kitchen. Tanu is very unresponsive, and Manu initially thinks that she is shy and bashful. He soon realizes that Tanu is in fact fast asleep. He gazes upon her beautiful sleeping figure, and likes what he sees. He comes downstairs and tells both the families that he is willing to marry her.
Jhootha Hi Sahi, 2h30
Directed by Abbas Tyrewala
Genres Drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors John Abraham, Raghu Ram, Pakhi Tyrewala, Imran Khan, Manasi Scott, George Young
Roles Kabir (Extended Cameo Appearance)
Rating61% 3.0983053.0983053.0983053.0983053.098305
Siddharth "Sid" (John Abraham) works in a bookstore in London named Kagaz Ke Phool with his Pakistani friend Omar (Raghu Ram). His girlfriend Krutika (Manasi Scott) never leaves a chance to dominate him. The twist comes when Sid starts getting calls from people who are attempting suicide as his number was mistakenly printed on fliers of an Indian suicide helpline and later on he takes on the counselling job.
Manmadhan Ambu, 2h32
Directed by K.S.Ravikumar
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Kamal Haasan, R. Madhavan, Trisha Krishnan, Ramesh Aravind, Sangeetha, Urvashi
Roles Madanagopal
Rating57% 2.851242.851242.851242.851242.85124
Ambujakshi alias "Ambu" (Trisha), a film actress, arrives in Europe to spend the vacations with her friend Deepa (Sangeetha), a divorcee and her two children. While going in a taxi, Ambu recalls an early incident regarding her ex-boyfriend Madanagopal alias Madan (Madhavan), a wealthy entrepreneur: Three years ago, she was shooting for a film with actor Surya in a bright park and Madan was suspicious of her relationship with the actor. While returning, he lets Ambu drive his new car. Madan advised Ambu to stop acting, but Ambu claimed it as her profession which she can't give up, leading to an argument that caused their car to crash near a rock. At the same time they blamed a small white car that just passed by, to be the reason for the crash. Unable to bear any more arguments, Ambu broke her relationship with Madan and walked away.