R. Madhavan is an Indian actor, writer, film producer and television host. After completing his graduation in electronics, he was chosen to represent India as its cultural ambassador from Rajaram ...Associated to charities Akshaya Patra Foundation,The Times Foundation
R. Madhavan is an Indian actor, writer, film producer and television host. After completing his graduation in electronics, he was chosen to represent India as its cultural ambassador from Rajaram College, Kolhapur to Canada. After completing the degree, he went on to teach communication and public speaking at workshops around India.
Just at the age of 22, he was awarded as Maharashtra NCC Best Cadet and because of this honour, he has received training with the Royal Army, the Navy and the Air Force, in which he previously planned to join.He won the Indian Championship for Public Speaking and was subsequently selected to represent India at the Young Businessmen Conference in Tokyo, Japan in 1992.
He began his acting career with television guest appearances,in ZEE TV soap opera Banegi Apni Baat in 1996. He soon developed an image as a romantic hero with notable roles in two films Minnale and Dumm Dumm Dumm. His other movies include Dil Vil Pyar Vyar, Rang De Basanti, Delhii Heights, Halla Bol, Mumbai Meri Jaan, Manohar, Guru , 3 Idiots, Tanu Weds Manu, Jodi Breakers.
He has been a supporter of the PETA programme in India and has appeared in events organised for the group's promotion. Madhavan owns a production company named Leukos Films, who produced his 2007 film Evano Oruvan.
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.