February 04, 2023

R. Madhavan (Actor) Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : April 17, 2022

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Short Biography

R. Madhavan was born on 01-06-1970 in Jamshedpur in the state of Jharkhand, India. He is an Indian Film Actor, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Television Actor & Television Producer who best known for his work in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and English films.

Other Name: Ranganathan Madhavan, Madhavan Balaji Ranganathan, Maddy
Other Professions: Screenwriter Film Producer Television Actor Television Producer
Appearance: Tamil Bollywood Telugu Malayalam Kannada Hollywood

R. Madhavan Complete Bio & Career

Ranganathan Madhavan, a heartthrob for the younger generation and a large female fan following. He is someone who has made his own mark in the industry by giving some of the finest performances and known specially for his romantic eyes and smile. The charm in his eyes and voice was subsequently always there.
Born in Bihar to a Tamil family, he has traveled places. His father, Ranganathan was a management executive in Tata Steel and a banker mother working in Bank of India. He did his college from Rajaram College, Kolhapur and was sent to Canada as a part of the exchange programme. During the same days he got into NCC and was sent to England along with 7 other fellow cadets and was trained with British Army, the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. After his return he became an engineer in Electronics field.
He wanted to pursue his career as a military officer but life had some other plans for him and he missed his chance by mere 6 months and he then began teaching public speaking to students in Kolhapur and with developed interest went to Mumbai to pursue a degree in the same. He also created his portfolio during his stay in Mumbai and became an actor. 
His career in Tamil industry began with failure, but he then switched his boat towards Hindi TV serials and acted in serials like Banegi apni baat, Sea Hawks and Ghar jamai. He again auditioned for Mani Ratnam's Alaipayuthey and went on to act in it. His career's breakthrough happened with it and was garlanded with positive reviews. He also made Gautham Menon's debut directorial movie Minnale a hit amongst the audience. He debuted in Hindi cinema with Rehna hai tere dil mein which won so many hearts and he made his name. Then acted in hits like Guru, 3 idiots, Tanu weds Manu and Tanu weds Manu returns. Off late, he has been seen in web series titled Breathe and Anand L Rai's fim titled Zero.
He has also started his own production house and mad his production debut with the film titled Saala Khadoos. The film was critically acclaimed but couldn't do much at the box-office. For his upcoming film Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, he is not just the producer but is also the screen writer and will be making his directorial debut with this film.

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R. Madhavan Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Ranganathan
Mother Saroja
Sister Devika
Brother None
Wife Sarita Birje (Married in 1999)

R. Madhavan was born to a management executive father Ranganathan and a manager mother Saroja. He has a sister named Devika. He is happily married to Sarita Birje since 1999. They both have a sweet son named Vedaant Madhavan, who was born on 21-08-2005 and has become a professional swimmer.

Life's Important Dates Of R. Madhavan

Body Measurements

Chest Size 42
Biceps Size 14
Waist Size 34
Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Chennai
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School D.B.M.S. English School, Jharkhand
College Rajaram College,Kolhapur
Qualification B.Tech
Hobbies Biking and Playing Golf
Marital Status Married
Debut Bollywood - Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin (1996)
English - Inferno (1997)
Kannada - Shanti Shanti Shanti (1998)
Tamil - Alaipayuthey (1998)
Malayalam - Made in USA (2005)
Telugu - Om Shanti (2010)
Best Movies Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein (2001), Run (2002), Anbe Sivam (2003), 3 Idiots (2009), and Tanu Weds Manu (2011) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth $30 Million
Official Website N/A


Car Collections Audi Q7, and Bentley


Favorite Color White, Maroon
Favorite Player Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Favorite Sport Cricket and Golf
Favorite Actress Deepika Padukone
Favorite Actor Amitabh Bachchan , Kamal Haasan , Aamir Khan
Favorite Film Director Mani Ratnam
Favorite Movie Bahubali
Favorite Place Italy
Favorite Food Pani Puri, and Thayir Saadham

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About R. Madhavan

  • His full name is Madhavan Balaji Ranganathan.
  • Madhavan has done his graduation in electronics and represented India as a cultural ambassador in Canada.
  • He met his wife in the year 1991, Sarita Birje, an air hostess who attended his class. After completing the course, the pair began dating and married in 1999
  • He was awarded Best NCC Cadet Maharashtra and got a chance to go to England for it. He was even trained with the Royal Army, Navy and the Air Force.
  • Madhavan, who is a vegetarian, endorses the brand, PETA.
  • Madhavan was offered the role of Jimmy Shergill in ‘My Name Is Khan’ but the date was clashing with ‘3 Idiots’.
  • He is one of the popular actors who has acted in 7 different languages film.

R. Madhavan Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

52 years, 8months, 3 days old age R. Madhavan will turn 53 on 01 June, 2023. Only 3 months, 27 days, 17 hours,43 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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R. Madhavan has celebrated the total number of 53 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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