Ranganathan Madhavan is a popular actor, writer and film producer by profession. He was born on 1 june, 1970 in Jamshedpur, Bihar, India in a Tamil family. His father, Ranganathan was a management executive in Tata Steel and mother Saroja, was a manager in Bank of India. He has one younger sister Devika, who is a software engineer and well settled in U.K.
He wanted to join the army earlier but because his parents insisted him, he pursue a degree in electronics.
He married to Sarita Birji in the year 1999 whom he met for the first time in 1991. The couple is blessed with a son, Vedant who was born in august 2005.
Madhavan made his debut in bollywood with the film Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin in the year 1996 and then appeared in many films like Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein in 2001, Dil Vil Pyar Vyar in 2002, Ramji Londonwaley and Rang De Basanti in 2005, Guru and Delhii Heights in 2006, Halla Bol in 2007, Mumbai Meri Jaan, 13B and Sikandar in 2008, 3 Idiots, Teen Patti and Jhootha Hi Sahi in 2009, Tanu weds Manu in 2011, Jodi Breakers in 2012, Taak Jhaank in 2013, Akeli and Tanu weds manu returns in 2014.
Recently in 2016, he portrayed the role in the film Sala Khadoos as Adi Tomar.
The actor also appeared in many english and tamil films such as Inferno, Nothing but life, That four letter word and tamil films such as Alaipayuthey, Ennavale, Minnale and much more.
Along with acting, he has also worked as a writer on his films, hosted television programmes and endorsed many brands and products.
He got many awards and nominations for the roles and performance in several films-
In 2002, he got nominated in Zee Cine awards for the film rehnna Hai tere Dil Mein in the category of Best Debut- Male.
In 2005, the actor won filmfare award- tamil for the film Ayitha Ezhuthu in the Best Supporting actor category.
In 2010, he got nominated for Best actor in a supporting role for the film 3 Idiots and also got nomination for filmfare awards for the same movie.
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Updated on 27 September