Biography / Biodata
|Real name||Madhavan Ranganathan|
|Date of Birth||June 1, 1970|
|Birth place||Jamshedpur, India|
|Madhavan Height||6′ 1″|
|Son||Vedant [Aug 21, 2006]|
|Languages||Hindi, English, Tamil|
|Kannada First movie||Shanti Shanti Shanti |
|Tamil debut||Alaipayuthey |
|Hindi debut||Rehna Tere Dil Me |
# The Actor has taken an active role in political and social causes. He appeared in PETA advertising, campaigning against cruelty towards animals, and has promoted vegetarianism causes.
# He loves pets and has two dogs and an African parrot at home.
# In July 2006, Paradox Studios Limited launched two new mobile games, with Madhavan as the lead character.
# In 1988, he was chosen to represent India as its cultural ambassador from his college to Canada.
# At 22, the actor was awarded the Maharashtra Best Cadet, he went to England as NCC Cadet. As a NCC cadet he received training with the Royal Army, the Navy and the Air Force.
# R. Madhavan won the Indian Championship for Public Speaking and was selected to represent India at the Young Businessmen Conference in Japan in 1992.
# After completion of his education Madhavan went on to teach communication and public speaking at workshops around India.
# R. Madhavan was voted the “cutest male vegetarian” by an online poll conducted by the NGO. [July 2006]
# The actor was announced as the host of Sony Entertainment Television’s Deal Ya No Deal. But he quit the programme due to his tight schedule.
Tamil Actor R. Madhavan quotes
# “I have always broken the rules. People told me television actors can’t become film-stars, but I did. People told me Tamil stars can’t do Hindi films, but I did. Now you are telling me that film-stars don’t become successful anchors so let’s see…I am sure I’ll prove that wrong as well.”
# “I do surf the net a lot and love to play golf. What I like the most is spending most of the time with my family.”
# “I want to play a man in uniform. Because I have been a part of the NCC and even won the All-India Best Cadet award.”
# “I’ve that e-mail which I’ll keep till the end of time. I’ve always been a big fan of Mr Narayana Murthy. He’s certainly one of my idols. I still remember his interview with Bill Gates where he had said, ‘The real power of money is the power to give it away’. I’ll never forget that line,” [About infosys Narayana Murthy]
# “I enjoy flying remote control helicopters!”
# “I just want to do good work. I don’t mind even if the film happens to be in Japanese. I can’t see any difference between how the south works and how the Hindi film industry does.”
# “In the last four-five years I have got so much goodwill and love from the people in whatever roles I have essayed. I am probably the only guy to have done such varied roles in serials which are popular.”
# “I did whatever I did with my heart. And I really enjoyed what I did. The fact that I may not make it really big in the industry or the fact that south guys don’t make it doesn’t really figure in my life plan at all.”
# “I would love to work with Kamal Haasan . That’s been an ultimate fantasy. I never thought I would work with Mani Ratnam, but I have come close.” [About Kamal Haasan & Mani Ratnam]
R. Madhavan best movies list
- Alaipayuthey [ R. Madhavan , Shalini , Jayasudha , Arvind Swamy , Swarnamalya , Kushboo ]
- Minnale [ Reema Sen , R. Madhavan , Abbas , Vivek and Nagesh ]
- Dumm Dumm Dumm [ R. Madhavan , Jyothika , Vivek , Manivannan , Murali and Kalpana ]
- Parthale Paravasam [ R. Madhavan , Simran , Sneha , Vivek , Kamal Haasan , Lawrence Raghavendra , Radhika Choudary ]
- Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein [ R. Madhavan , Diya Mirza , Saif Ali Khan , Anupam Kher]
- Kannathil Muthamittal [ P. S. Keerthana , R. Madhavan , Simran , Nandita Das and Prakash Raj ]
- Run [ R. Madhavan , Meera Jasmine , Vivek , Atul Kulkarni , Raghuvaran ]
- Lesa Lesa [ Shaam , Trisha , R. Madhavan , Cochin Haneefa ]
- Nothing But Life [ Nassar , R. Madhavan and Kaveri ]
- Aayitha Ezhuthu [ R. Madhavan , Surya Sivakumar , Siddharth Narayan , Meera Jasmine , Trisha , Esha Deol , Bharathiraja , Janagaraj ]
- Rang De Basanti [ Aamir Khan , Soha Ali Khan , R. Madhavan , Kunal Kapoor , Siddharth Narayan , Sharman Joshi , Atul Kulkarni , Alice Patten ]
- Thambi [ R. Madhavan , Biju Menon , Vadivelu , Manivannan ]
- Guru [ Abhishek Bachchan , Aishwarya Rai , R. Madhavan , Vidya Balan and Mithun Chakraborty ]