Madhavan had also completed a movie Maara, the Tamil remake of the acclaimed Malayalam hit Charlie which had Dulquer Salmaan and Parvathy Thiruvothu in lead roles and was directed by Martin Prakkat. After that Madhavan had started acting in Hindi serials. Madhavan owns a production company named Leukos Films, who produced his 2007 film Evano Oruvan.Madhavan was born on 1 June 1970 in Jamshedpur, India, to a Tamil-speaking family with his father, Ranganathan, being an management executive with Tata Steel whilst his mother, Saroja was a manager with the Bank of India. At the Maharashtra workshop, he encountered his wife Sarita Birje in 1991, an air hostess, who attended his class. No HTML formatting and links to other web sites are allowed. Madhavan was not the first choice for Shyam Benegal’s shelved film “Ganga.” The role was initially offered to Govinda. He appeared in guest role as a teacher in Lesa Lesa directed by Priyadarshan, and then featured in Saran`s Jay Jay alongside Priyanka Kothari and Pooja , where his performance won mixed reviews.Madhavan played an impostor gangster in K. S. Ravikumar`s comedy Aethiree before being selected to feature in his fourth Mani Ratnam production. 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 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). His advertisements with Vidya Balan for the brand won critical acclaim, and brought in film offers for the pair. All rights reserved. Zerova? Gautham Karthik to play the lead in this hit movie sequel! Also Read | R Madhavan's 'Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein' Was Promoted Like This Back In 2001; Read Trivia. Maara is directed by debutant Dilip Kumar and also stars Shraddha Srinath, Sshivada. He received praise from critics, claiming he outplayed Abhishek Bachchan`s interpretation of the character in the Hindi version of the bilingual, Yuva. After completing the degree, he went on to teach communication and public speaking at workshops around India. Mohan Raja to direct this blockbuster movie's remake? Madhavan went on to appear as Farhan Qureshi, the narrator, in Rajkumar Hirani`s 3 Idiots alongside Aamir Khan and Sharman Joshi. Madhavan is noted for his philanthropic activities and promotes various causes such as environment, health, and education. Digital Marketing by SpiderWorks Technologies, Kochi - India. Madhavan was the first choice for Jimmy Shergill‘s role in the film “My Name Is Khan” but he rejected the role owing to his busy shooting schedule for the film ‘3 Idiots.’ Initially, Govinda was offered to play the lead in Shyam Benegal ‘s shelved film “Ganga” but the role later went to Madhavan. This acclaimed Malayalam movie makes it to Oscar awards! His early work involved advertisements for prominent brands like Bajaj, Ponds, Fair and Lovely and TVS, before signing a major endorsing deal with Pepsi and marketing company, IMG. Madhavan wrote the dialogues, produced and featured in the lead role in Nishikanth Kamat`s Evano Oruvan, where he played a middle class bank employee, Sridhar Vasudevan, who becomes so disgusted with the corruption he faces in his day to day life that he loses it one day and become a vigilante. Madhavan first film is Shanti Shanti Shanti which is in Kannada. The ever-changing look of the show meant Madhavan had to constantly rehearse. Furthermore he has been a guest judge, in the Indian television show, Fame Gurukul. His appearance in vital cameo role as a pilot in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra`s Rang De Basanti earned him his first major hit in Hindi films, with the ensemble cast including Aamir Khan being described as "near perfect". A.R. Since joining them after starring in his first film, he has appeared voluntarily in several advertisements and released an E-Card for the brand. Get the latest entertainment news from India & around the world. He played a major roles in Saaya, Sea Hawks, Banegi Apni Baat serials. Madhavan was first credited as a part of the technical crew for his work in Ramji Londonwaley, an adaptation of his Tamil film Nala Damayanthi. Anbe Sivam featuring and written by Kamal Haasan, won critical acclaim but failed to become a grosser. However since the relative failure of the project, Madhavan has downplayed any future involvement in production ventures. As his film career failed to take off, Madhavan went on to feature in Hindi television serials, appearing as a crook in his first venture Yule Love Stories. A critic from The Hindu, described that Madhavan "sails through the litmus test with ease", whilst another review cited that Madhavan was a promising debutant into the film industry. 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. Divya Kumar , Madhavan won the South Indian Filmfare Award for the Best Supporting Actor, whilst a critic from The Hindu cited that he "sparkles as an anti-hero" and that the "character ought to find a very special place in his repertoire".In 2005, Madhavan went on to feature in Rajiv Anchal`s crossover film Nothing But Life, also filmed simultaneously in Malayalam as Made in USA with the film being shot in a single schedule in Las Vegas and Albuquerque. Bigg Boss 4 Som doesn't play well due to this reason, reveals Bala! He appeared in another marriage drama film, Priyasakhi, co-starring Sadha - with the pair playing an estranged husband and wife. Sir I really like your movie rehna hai tere dil mai, © 2020 In July 2006, Madhavan was voted the "cutest male vegetarian" by an online poll conducted by the NGO, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), while Kareena Kapoor won the female award respectively. At 22, he was awarded the Maharashtra Best Cadet, allowing him to make a trip with three others as NCC Cadets to England. ©. Madhavan has since stated that the role was his hardest to date and the one which he enjoyed the most. Madhavan`s portrayal of Manoj "Manu" Sharma won predominantly positive acclaim, with a reviewer citing that his performance was "real, restrained, yet forceful" and another claiming he was "perfectly cast". Critics described his performance as "incredible", and Madhavan claimed that the film changed how he was viewed as an actor in Hindi films for the better. In Alaipayuthey, Madhavan paired with actress Shalini and portrayed the role of Karthik, a young husband experiencing difficulties with his marriage. Lovely photos of 12 year old helping visually challenged person get bus turn viral! Share your knowledge and earn revenue! His first Indian film was the 1998 Kannada comedy Shanti Shanti Shanti, which failed … Ranganathan Madhavan (born 1 June 1970) is an Indian actor, writer and film producer who predominantly appears in Tamil and Hindi language films. Madhavan`s next large success came in Run, a film recognized for its screenplay, with Madhavan appearing in an action film for the first time in his career. It tells the story of Rajesh Shivkumar (Madhavan) who poses as Rajiv Samuel to pursue his lady love Reena (Reema Sen). In the video shared by him, the 50-year-old smartly promoted the fifth episode of his web-show Breathe as he is heard saying, "Come breathe with me this Friday as episode five drops and it's a lovely time to breathe". 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. Securing sponsorship deals with HSBC and Santoor, Madhavan premiered the film across North America and the Middle East before theatrical release which became the first of its kind promotion in Tamil cinema. Kavin's emotional birthday wishes to sensational director's wife, Netizens release video proof against Samyuktha Karthik, Suchithra's emotional message after seeing Balaji Murugadoss crying. Madhavan has received a Filmfare Award, an award from the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards alongside recognition and nominations from other organisations. Director: Sudha Kongara | Stars: Madhavan, Nassar, Radha Ravi, Kaali Venkat. All Rights Reserved. Madhavan's most expected movie heading for OTT release! In 2017, Madhavan delivered speeches as a part of the annual India Conference at Harvard University. Be the first to comment... Do not include your name, "with regards" etc in the comment. However despite critics despite his performance as "a master stroke", the film fared averagely at the box office due to other big budget films releasing during the period. [VIDEO] Man watches Bigg Boss while doctor performs brain surgery on him. His role of Shyam Saxena was inspired from the life of real-life journalist S. Gurumurthy, who was a challenger to business tycoon, Dhirubhai Ambani, whose role drew allusions with Bachchan`s role.