Biography / trivia
# R. Madhavan was born on 1st June 1970 in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India. His original name is Madhavan Balaji Ranganathan.
# R. Madhavan appeared in many languages like Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, kannada etc.
# He was born to Ranganathan, an executive in Tata Steel and Saroja, a manager in Bank of India. He has a sister named Devika who is now settled in United Kingdom as a software engineer.
# At the age of 22 Madhavan was awarded NCC Best Cadet in Maharashtra. He later received training in Royal Army, Air Force and Navy.
# After his degree in electronics he started to teach communication and public speaking at workshops in India.
# He took some public speaking courses and later won “Indian Championship for Public Speaking”. He later represented India at Young Businessmen Conference in Japan in 1992.
# He dated Sarita Birje for few years before getting married in 1999. She was an an air hostess at that time and attended his workshop in Maharashtra. They fell in love during these days. She works as designer for Madhavan’s films.
# Madhavan hosted many television shows the most remembered show is “Deal Ya No Deal” of Sony Entertainment in 2005.
# Madhavanis a pure vegetarian and supported PETA [People for Ethical Treatment of Animals]. Madhavan was voted as “cutest male vegetarian” in 2006 by an online poll conducted by PETA.
# He is actively involved in many charity works including creating awareness of AIDS.
# Paradox Studios Limited created mobile game with Madhavan as the lead character in 2006.
# In 2007 Infosys founder N. R. Narayana Murthy asked Madhavan to be his interviewer at the India-Singapore Exposition.
“It is wrong to assume that love marriages have a high success rate. It is also wrong to say that there is no romance in arrange marriages. My parents and in-laws had arranged marriages. I don’t think we can have the same romance in our marriage. As far as arrange marriages go, Sarita and I are meant for each other. I can’t live without her.”
“I used to refer matrimonial ads in college to find girls so that I could hit on them. And I had a love marriage. So referring Ads wasn’t required.”
“I have always followed three principles which are very close to my heart…whether it’s for getting work, girls, or anything. First, fortune favours the brave; so you have to attempt it no matter how frightened you are. Second one is, try try and try again till you succeed; so I always try at least to put my point of views across and see what can be done. And thirdly, ‘next’; if not this one, then you will find a ‘next’ to achieve.”
“I’ve been doing exactly the same thing on every birthday. I spend the entire day with the family. I meet my parents and my wife Sarita’s parents, and we go out together.”
“I’ve gone through a lot. I wouldn’t take any money from my parents while I was trying to establish myself. I wouldn’t call it a struggle, I’d call it a journey. I’ve never gone through the depression and defeat that the word struggle implies.”
Filmography / all movies list
|1997||Inferno||Fred Olen Ray||Rick Hill,Tane McClure,Gary Graver,Deepti Bhatnagar|
|1999||Shanti Shanti Shanti||Srinivas||Abbas,Prakash Raj,Harini,Prema|
|2000||Alaipayuthey||Mani Ratnam||Jayasudha,Shalini,Arvind Swamy|
|-||Minnale||Gautham Menon||Abbas,Reema Sen,Vivek|
|-||Dumm Dumm Dumm||Alagam Perumal||Jyothika,Manivannan,Vivek,Murali|
|2001||Parthale Paravasam||Balachander||Sneha,Simran,Vivek,Kamal Haasan|
|-||Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein||Gautham Menon||Saif Ali Khan,Diya Mirza,Anupam Kher|
|2002||Kannathil Muthamittal||Mani Ratnam||Simran Bagga,Nandita Das,J.D. Chakravarthy|
|-||Run||Linguswamy||Meera Jasmine,Atul Kulkarni,Vivek|
|-||Dil Vil Pyar Vyar||Anant Mahadevan||Jimmy Shergill,Hrishita Bhatt,Namrata Shirodkar|
|2003||Anbe Sivam||Sundar C||Kamal Haasan,Kiran Rathod,Nasser|
|-||Nala Damayanthi||Mouli||Geetu Mohandas,Kamal Hassan,Nassar,Jayaram|
|-||Jay Jay||Saran||Pooja,Reema Sen,Amoga,Kalabhavan Mani|
|2004||Nothing But Life||Rajiv Anchal||Nassar|
|-||Aayitha Ezhuthu||Mani Ratnam||Siddharth Narayan,Surya Sivakumar|
|-||Ramji Londonwaley||-||Samita Bangargi|
|-||Rang De Basanti||R Om prakash||Aamir Khan,Sharman Joshi,Soha Ali Khan|
|-||Rendu||Sundar C||Reema Sen,Vadivelu,Anushka Shetty|
|2007||Guru||Mani Ratnam||Aishwariya Rai,Mithun Chakraborty|
|-||Evano Oruvan||Nishikanth Kamath||Sangeetha,Devadarshini,Seeman|
|-||Yeh HaiMumbai Meri Jaan||Nishikanth Kamath||Kay Kay Menon,Soha Ali Khan|
|2009||Yavarum Nalam||Vikram K. Kumar||Neetu Chandra,Poonam Dhillon,Saranya|
|-||Guru En Aalu||Selvah||Abbas,Mamta Mohandas,Vivek|
|-||Sikandar||Piyush Jha||Parzan Dastur,Ayesha Kapoor|
|-||3 Idiots||Rajkumar Hirani||Aamir Khan,Kareena Kapoor|
|2010||Teen Patti||Leena Yadav||Amitabh Bachchan,Ben Kingsley|
|-||Manmadan Ambu||K. S. Ravikumar||Kamal Haasan,Trisha|
|2011||Tanu Weds Manu||Anand L. Rai||Kangna Ranaut,Jimmy Shergill|
|2012||Vettai||Linguswamy||Arya,Sameera Reddy,Amala Paul|
|-||Jodi Breakers||Ashwini Chaudhary||Bipasha Basu,Omi Vaidya|
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