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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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R. Madhavan Biography / Wiki

NameR. Madhavan
Also KnowR. Madhavan, மாதவன்
GenderActor
Known ForActing
Place of BirthJamshedpur, Jharkhand, India

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R. Madhavan Acting Movies

Movie NameCharacterRelease DateOverview
Guru En AaluGuru2009-04-24Guru (Madhavan) wants to start a company of his own. He works for his boss Krishna (Abbas), who is a successful entrepreneur leading a happy married life. But the major problem for Krishna is his playboy nature. Guru hopes that his boss will help him set up a company so that he can also become a boss and make money. Therefore he does everything to please him.Krishna falls for a model Seema (Mamta Mohandoss). Interestingly Guru also romances Seema. But coming to know that his boss is behind the girl, he decides to give up his romance to attain his personal goals. He goes hammer and tongs ensuring that Seema gets close with Krishna. But after a sequence of events, he realises that he yearns and craves for Seema. Did he give up his love for making it big in life or go hammer and tongs to hold Seema’s hands forms the climax.
Kannathil MuthamittalThiruchelvan2002-02-14A little girl is told by her parents that she is adopted. Determined to find her birth mother, her family eventually agrees to take her to Sri Lanka, where they are abducted by the terrorist group known as the Tamil Tigers.
Dumm Dumm DummAdhithyan2001-04-13Adityan, a city slicker’s marriage is fixed by his dad in the village to Ganga, a village belle. He is not happy with it, as he wants to marry a city girl and that too after falling in love. On the other hand, Ganga also is not interested, as she wants to marry only after completing her engineering in the city.
Mumbai Meri JaanNikhil Agarwal2008-08-22Shortly after 1800 hours, 11 July 2006, Mumbai was shattered by seven bomb blasts on Western Railway stations: Matunga, Mahim, Khar, Bandra, Jogeshwari, Borivali, and Bhayandar. It took the Police and ambulance over an hour to attend at various sites. This incident changes lives of Thomas, originally from Chennai, who sells tea from his bike; Rupali Joshi, a TV News reporter, who has to deal with the death of her to-be spouse, Ajay Kumar Pradhan; Suresh, in debt, starts to suspect all Muslims, especially Yusuf; Inspector Tukaram Patil, about to retire, goes about collecting bribes as usual, much to the chagrin of his embittered, honest and soon to-be suspended subordinate, Sunil Kadam; while Nikhil Agarwal, a Nationalist and environmentalist, debates whether he should re-locate to the United States, along with his pregnant wife, Sejal.
Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil MeinMadhav Shastri (Maddy)2001-10-19Cupid’s arrow and a lot more strike at Madhav Shastri’s when he first has a glimpse of beautiful Reena Malhotra. Thereafter he meets her again and finds out that she the bethrothed of one Rajiv, and so he impersonates Rajiv and enters Reena’s life. And they both fall in love…
MinnaleRajesh Shivakumar2001-02-18Rajesh Shivakumar is a college hoodlum who has his first crush on Reena Joseph, who unfortunately, is engaged to be married to Rajiv Samuel, an Indian engineer settled abroad. In an effort to gain her heart, Maddy impersonates Rajiv and gets close to Reena, aided by his grandfather Subbuni and his crooked sidekick Chockalingam. However, the real Rajiv shows up, bringing a shocking end to Reena’s romantic interlude.
VettaiThiru Murthy2012-01-13The film revolves around two brothers, the elder being sensitive to violence and the younger being a jobless rogue, settled in Thoothukudi. After the death of their father, a police officer, the elder brother takes on the same job by request of the younger. The older brother rises to fame in his job by having his younger brother secretly punish suspects and save victims for him. This angers two of the village’s biggest mob bosses, who begin to seek revenge on the elder brother. After getting severely beaten by them, the elder brother loses his fear and becomes physically stronger through training from his younger brother. How the brothers get back at two gangs and protect their families form the rest of the story. The film was released worldwide on 13 January 2012 to mixed reviews
AaryaAarya2007-08-10Deepika (Bhavana) is an arrogant rich girl. A medical college student, she dictates terms at the college. Sister of local don Kasi (Prakash Raj), she is feared by students, professors and even the Dean of the College. Enter Aarya (Madhavan), a final year student who comes to Chennai Medical College from Coimbatore. A soft-spoken Aarya runs into Deepika. They develop cold shoulders. In a fit of rage, she kidnaps Aarya’s sister. But Aarya faces her challenges daringly. However, she soon falls in love with him. But he is not ready to marry the sister of a ruffian. The remaining story tells us how the brother and sister put pressure on Aarya to become a rowdy so that Aarya’s status is equal enough as Kasi’s status so that Aarya can marry Kasi’s sister Deepika. Meanwhile, “Snake” Babu (Vadivelu) is elected the area councillor, and has a few encounters with Dr. Aarya, and one with Deepika. He is the main source of comic relief for the film.
RenduSakthi, Kannan2006-12-24Shakti (Madhavan) is a young man from a village, with no job but tons of ambition and dreams. As he sees his life pass him by, stuck in a rut in his hometown, he decides that he will try his fortunes elsewhere. Chennai beckons him and off goes Shakti, to join his uncle Kirikalam (Vadivelu), who has a stall of magic tricks at an exhibition. No, Kirikalam is not really a magician, but is posing as one and his amateurish tricks don’t exactly bring in big crowds.
Evano OruvanSridhar Vasudevan2007-12-07A common man who represents his society, gets tired of the illegal activities happening around him and decides to take law into his own hands by punishing the wrong-doers!
Paarthale ParavasamDr. Madhava2001-11-14A doctor becomes an instant heartthrob after making an appearance in a movie and soon marries a woman. But just after their marriage, the truth about his past is revealed, which leads to complications, taking the couple a step closer to divorce.
ThambiThambi Velu Thondaiman2006-02-22A man cannot tolerate injustice and opposes it in any form; this earns him the wrath of a local goon, who plans to get rid of him at all costs.
VaazhthugalT. Kadhiravan2008-01-14Kadhiravan, a businessman, desires a wife who should respect his parents. After seeing Kayalvizhi on TV, he meets her on the pretext of being a home contractor and slowly makes his way into her heart.
RunSiva2002-05-09Siva comes to Madras from a small Tamil Nadu town to study. He instantly falls in love with elusive stranger Priya who resists his charms quite persistently. Madhavan later discovers that romancing Priya can be a dangerous hobby.
PriyasakhiSandhana Krishnan (Sakhi)2005-04-14Sakhi, a car company manger, falls in love with Priya, a model. They decide to get married, but their different family backgrounds seem to ruin their relationship.
Yavarum NalamManohar2009-03-06Manohar, an upwardly mobile middle class Indian moves into a new apartment -13B on the 13th floor with his family. From the first day in their new home, the women are hooked on to a new TV show ‘Sab Khairiyat’. The show is about a family eerily similar to theirs who have also just moved into a new house. As the TV show unfolds, all the incidents that happen in the show start happening to them.
Jodi BreakersSid2012-03-02Jodi Breakers is a Hindi film directed by Ashwini Chaudhary featurring R Madhavan and Bipasha Basu in the leading roles with Omi Vaidya and Dipannita Sharma in supporting roles.
Tanu Weds ManuManoj “Manu” Sharma2011-02-25Manu comes to India to find a bride for himself and falls for Tanu at first sight but Tanu, a free spirited girl has no plans of marrying him.
Jay JayJagan2003-11-14Jagan and Jamuna spend all day chatting on their first meeting. Jamuna puts down her details on a 100 rupee note declaring that if the note comes back to Jagan, then they are destined to meet.
Dil Vil Pyar VyarKrish Kumar2002-10-18Three friends, who have known each other for a long time, decide to enter a singing and musical competition. The events that lead to this competition, and their personal lives, including their romantic ties, is the theme of this movie. Included are popular Burman Movie songs, a delight to hear any time.
AethireeSubramani aka ‘Bottle’ Mani2004-04-23Subramani poses as a criminal to evict bachelor tenants from a Brahmin’s house, but ends up helping one of them to kidnap his lover from her marriage. However, he faces trouble when he kidnaps the wrong girl.
AlaipayutheyKarthik Varadharajan2000-04-14After a difficult romance in a class-divided society, the love birds find out marriage is not what they thought it would be.
Irudhi SuttruPrabhu Selvaraj2016-01-28A grumpy boxing coach takes on a young, rebellious woman under his wings and starts training her for the world championship. But their biggest battle has to be fought outside the ring.
Vikram VedhaVikram2017-07-21A notorious gangster Vedha surrenders himself to encounter specialist Vikram whom he challenges every step of the way by narrating his life events in the form of riddles that needs to be solved in order to capture him.
Ramji LondonwaleyRamnarayan Tiwari (Ramji)2005-09-02Ramji Tiwari and his sister, Parvati, had their parents pass away at an early age. Ramji is a skilled cook and is familiar with all aspects of vegetarian cooking. He arranges Parvati’s marriage with the Mishra family, promises to pay a large sum of dowry, which he manages to get by promising to get married to a wealthy man’s daughter.
Nala DamayanthiRamji Narayanaswami Iyer2003-07-03A village cook Ramji goes to Australia to become a chef at a multi-millionaire Indian’s home. Unfortunately, the millionaire dies of indigestion the day Ramji arrives, leaving him jobless with an expired visa. Desperate to stay and earn, he starts working illegally as a cook, but to stay on, he needs to get legal. A solution comes up when Damayanthi, a free-spirited biker, agrees to marry the docile cook for a price.
Rocketry: The Nambi EffectNambi NarayananBased by the life of ISRO Scientist Nambi Narayanan who was falsely accused of being a spy and arrested in 1994. Though free, he is still fighting for justice, with those police officials alleged to have falsely implicated him, still free.
SikandarLt. Col. Rajesh Rao2009-08-2114-year-old Sikandar Raza has been living with his uncle and aunt in Kashmir, ever since his parents were killed by militants 10 years ago. The young boy, who dreams of a better life for his family by realizing his football talent, is a bit of a loner at school and an easy target for the school bullies. One day on his way home from a school football match, Sikandar finds a pistol lying on the path. Despite being warned against it by his new friend Nasreen, Sikandar picks up the pistol believing it to be the answer to his problems.
3 IdiotsFarhan Qureshi2009-12-23In the tradition of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” comes this refreshing comedy about a rebellious prankster with a crafty mind and a heart of gold. Rascal. Joker. Dreamer. Genius… You’ve never met a college student quite like “Rancho.” From the moment he arrives at India’s most prestigious university, Rancho’s outlandish schemes turn the campus upside down—along with the lives of his two newfound best friends. Together, they make life miserable for “Virus,” the school’s uptight and heartless dean. But when Rancho catches the eye of the dean’s sexy daughter, Virus sets his sights on flunking out the “3 idiots” once and for all.
Anbe SivamAnbarasu2003-01-14Nalla Sivam and Anbarasu meet under different circumstances and their lives are changed as they take the journey of their life.
Aayitha EzhuthuInbasekaran2004-05-21A goon, who dreams of making it big in life, a student leader, who strives to keep politicians away from college election and a third guy who wants to settle abroad. Their lives change after an incident on a bridge.
Manmadhan AmbuMadanagopal2010-12-23Madhan is convinced that Ambu is unfaithful and refuses to pay detective Mannar when he reports otherwise. Wanting to make money to help a friend, Mannar cooks up stories about Ambu’s infidelity.
Priyamaana ThozhiAshok2003-07-11Two childhood best friends, who does not share any love interest, get married to two other people. But, problem arises when his wife doubts their friendship and his friend’s husband’s father asks him break their friendship.
Nothing but LifeRoby Thomas2004-12-25Two East Indian men move to the United States and take work in Las Vegas, hoping to earn enough to move back home and live comfortably.
EnnavaleJames Vasanthan2000-12-22When a man and his friends start a music troupe that performs at weddings, he is highly motivated by his landlord’s daughter.
MaaraManimaaran (Maara)2021-01-08When Paaru sees a fairy tale she heard from from a stranger as a child painted across the walls of a costal town, she goes in search of the man who painted it – Maara.
Sunglass2013-11-10A bilingual satirical comedy about the seven-year itch between a husband and wife, and how their life turns topsy-turvy with the entry of what seems to be an ordinary pair of antique sunglasses.
Teen PattiProf. Shantanu Biswas2010-02-26A professor uses the three-card game to prove his probability thesis. He involves some of his students on his research and later realizes it was a big mistake
Lesa LesaDeva Narayanan (Guest Appearance)2003-05-16Chandru’s grandfather is going to visit him but Chandru has spent all his money. So he requests his wealthy friend, Rakesh, to pose as the owner of all the riches till his grandfather stays with him.
Tanu Weds Manu: ReturnsManoj ‘Manu’ Sharma2015-05-22After Tanu and Manu’s marriage breaks apart, the latter finds himself smitten by Datto, a lookalike of his ex-wife. But the estranged couple’s feelings begin to spark again.
SavyasachiArun Raj2018-11-02A twin brother of the protagonist is absorbed due to Vanishing Twin Syndrome and controls his left hand. When his life is threatened, the twin brother that never existed protects him like a shield.
NishabdhamAnthony2020-10-02Seattle PD is investigating the murder of a man and Sakshi, a deaf and mute artist, and her husband Antony, a renowned cello player, are related to it.
GuruShyam Saxena2007-01-12Gurukant Desai hails from Idhar, a small village in Gujarat, but dreams of setting up his own business in Mumbai. After he returns from Turkey, he marries Sujatha for getting the dowry and arrives in Mumbai to start his business. This film chronicles the obstacles he meets, his subsequent rise and the huge backlash he receives when it is revealed that he used unethical means to rise in the business circuit.
Is Raat Ki Subah NahinSinger in Club (Uncredited Role)1996-01-01An advertising executive, Aditya (Nirmal Pandey) has a beautiful wife (Tara Deshpande) and a beautiful mistress (Smriti Mishra). This secret affair is the catalyst for much of the plot. Adi gets into a scuffle with a bunch of gangsters led by Ramanbhai, (Ashish Vidyarthi)
Rang De BasantiAjay Rathod2006-01-26After a group of friends graduate from Delhi University, they listlessly haunt their old campus, until a British filmmaker casts them in a film she’s making about freedom fighters under British rule. Although the group is largely apolitical, the tragic death of a friend owing to local government corruption awakens their patriotism. Inspired by the freedom fighters they represent in the film, the friends collectively decide to avenge the killing.
Operation CobraInspector Ravi1997-12-05When Interpol officer Kyle Connors, Don “The Dragon” Wilson, watches his partner die in an explosion, he swears he’ll hunt down the killer. Yanked of the case by Internal Affairs, Connors defied his orders and follows the only lead he has… to India. Now, he is in a strange land where nothing is what it seems. Who can he trust? A beautiful counter-operative? An earnest young cop? A reclusive arms dealer? In a country where assassins come cheap, Connors finds himself in a cobra’s nest of danger and betrayal.
Night of the Living Dead: Darkest DawnTom2015-10-05A group of survivors trapped in a New York apartment fight to stay alive against legions of zombies.
ZeroSrinivasan2018-12-21Short in stature but big on love, a bachelor meets two very different women who broaden his horizons and help him find purpose in life.
Putham Pudhu KaalaiNarrator (segment “Ilamai Idho Idho”)2020-10-16Putham Pudhu Kaalai brings together 5 of the most celebrated directors in Tamil cinema – Sudha Kongara, Gautham Menon, Suhasini Mani Ratman, Rajiv Menon, and Karthik Subbaraj to create Amazon Prime Video’s first Indian anthology film.
Om ShantiRJ Maddy (extended cameo)2010-01-13Om Shanti (Telugu: ఓం శాంతి) is a 2010 Telugu film directed by Prakash Dantuluri released on 13 January 2010.[1]. It stars Navdeep and Kajal Aggarwal in the lead roles, making it their third film together. Bindu Madhavi, Aditi Sharma, Nikhil Siddharth, and Madhavan play supporting roles. This film released with a lot of hype but failed to make a mark at the box office.
Magalir MattumSurendar (Cameo)2017-09-15A progressive-minded documentary filmmaker reunites three older women who have been separated since college and takes them on a trip.
Halla BolHimself (uncredited)2008-01-11Ashfaque (Ajay Devgan) is a small town boy aspiring to be a film star in the Hindi film industry. He joins a street theatre group run by a reformed dacoit Sidhu (Pankaj Kapur) who uses street theatre as a medium to bring about an awakening in the masses. Ashfaque struggles to give a creative vent to the actor in him in order to realize his dreams.
Danny MascarenhasKabir, a brilliant but non-conventional officer of the Crime Branch, puts the pieces together of seemingly unconnected deaths of organ donors that lead up to an unlikely suspect – the affable Danny. Kabir will not stop till he cracks the case and delivers justice.
AshleyThe focus of the series was college life. Flirtation, romance, the campus, teachers getting teased – all typical scenes from college– were shown. Hence many youngsters, school and college going students, became avid viewers of the show. The transition from college to professional life was shown for most of the characters. Simultaneously, contemporary business life was also showcased. How the rich oppress the poor, and how housewives and working women have different perspectives of life, formed some of the other themes of the narrative.
Comedy about a man who lives with his in-laws.
Self – HostBe a part of the journey into the life of iconic personalities through a scientific lens and conversations with friends and family.
HimselfTeam of chefs vie to impress some of the world’s toughest palates as they whip up iconic dishes from different nations in this fast-paced competition.

R. Madhavan Directing Movies

Movie NameJobCharacterRelease DateOverview
Rocketry: The Nambi EffectDirectorBased by the life of ISRO Scientist Nambi Narayanan who was falsely accused of being a spy and arrested in 1994. Though free, he is still fighting for justice, with those police officials alleged to have falsely implicated him, still free.

R. Madhavan Production Movies

Movie NameJobCharacterRelease DateOverview
Evano OruvanCo-Producer2007-12-07A common man who represents his society, gets tired of the illegal activities happening around him and decides to take law into his own hands by punishing the wrong-doers!
Rocketry: The Nambi EffectProducerBased by the life of ISRO Scientist Nambi Narayanan who was falsely accused of being a spy and arrested in 1994. Though free, he is still fighting for justice, with those police officials alleged to have falsely implicated him, still free.

Writing

Movie NameJobCharacterRelease DateOverview
Irudhi SuttruScreenplay2016-01-28A grumpy boxing coach takes on a young, rebellious woman under his wings and starts training her for the world championship. But their biggest battle has to be fought outside the ring.
Ramji LondonwaleyDialogue2005-09-02Ramji Tiwari and his sister, Parvati, had their parents pass away at an early age. Ramji is a skilled cook and is familiar with all aspects of vegetarian cooking. He arranges Parvati’s marriage with the Mishra family, promises to pay a large sum of dowry, which he manages to get by promising to get married to a wealthy man’s daughter.
Ramji LondonwaleyScreenplay2005-09-02Ramji Tiwari and his sister, Parvati, had their parents pass away at an early age. Ramji is a skilled cook and is familiar with all aspects of vegetarian cooking. He arranges Parvati’s marriage with the Mishra family, promises to pay a large sum of dowry, which he manages to get by promising to get married to a wealthy man’s daughter.
Rocketry: The Nambi EffectWriterBased by the life of ISRO Scientist Nambi Narayanan who was falsely accused of being a spy and arrested in 1994. Though free, he is still fighting for justice, with those police officials alleged to have falsely implicated him, still free.

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