Ranganathan Madhavan, commonly known as R Madhavan is one of the underrated actors of Indian Cinema. Despite being one of the most talented and versatile actors in the movie industry, he often got overshadowed by other factors of the film. He is equally prominent in Hindi, Tamil, Telegu and Malayalam movies. He is famous for the role of Farhan Qureshi in “3 Idiots”.
Born on 1st June 1970, he starred in hit movies such as “Rehna Hai Tere Dil Main”, “Rang De Basanti”, and “Tanu Weds Manu series”. He shared a great chemistry with Aamir Khan and Kangana Ranaut and gave several hits co-starring with them.
R Madhavan ‘s Early Life
Madhavan was born in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand to Ranganathan Madhavan and Saroja Madhavan. He grew up in Tamil Nadu with his younger sister, Devika Madhavan. His father was a management executive in Tata Steel and the mother was a manager in the Bank India.
One of the elegant bachelors of India Madhavan is 5 feet 10.5 inches tall with an attractive physique, which weighs 74 kg. This Geminian actor practices Hindu religion. He earned a degree in Electronics engineering from Rajaram College, Kolhapur. After completing his studies, he began teaching a course on public speaking and personality development skills.
Madhavan married Sarita Birje in 1999 and gave birth to a son, Vedant in 2005. Sarita is a custom designer and even designed costumes for her husband in occasions.
R Madhavan ‘s Career
After doing some small roles here and there in TV and giving few auditions, he bagged a small role in the 1996 movie “Is Raat Ki Subha Nahi”. The following year, he landed a significant role in Olen Ray’s English movie “Inferno” as an Indian police officer.
Further, he worked in Tamil and Malayalam movies such as “Aayutha Ezhuthu”, “Evano Oruvan” and “Yacarum Nalam”. In 2001, he made his Bollywood debut in a lead role in “Rehna Hai Tere Dil Main” opposite to Dia Mirza. Despite movie performing average at the box office, Madhavan received positive reviews.
Later on, he got many opportunities in the B-town and worked in many commercial and critical hits such as “Rang De Basanti”, “3 Idiot”, “Tanu Weds Manu”, “Jodi Breakers” and “Saala Khadoos”. He was successful to establish himself as one of the finest actors in the Bollywood.
R Madhavan ‘s Award and Achievement
Madhavan has received much appreciation and recognition for his powerful performances. He has awards like Filmfare, South Indian International Movies Award and Tamil Nadu State Film Award in his trophy cabinet. He has also won Indian Championship Public Speaking and represent India at Youth Business Conference, Tokyo.
Caption: R. Madhavan in his bike
R Madhavan ‘s Net Worth
Madhavan has an estimated net worth of $5 million. He charges around 3 crores per movie. Besides acting, his other sources of income are movie production and endorsement deals. He has been the brand ambassador for brands such as Bajaj, Ponds, Fair and Lovely and Airtel.
Despite being a celebrity, Madhavan prefers to live a simple life. He resides in Mumbai with his family and owns BMW 7 car and Yamaha Vmax bike. He is a pure vegan and even endorses PETA. Other than acting, he enjoys biking and playing golf.