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Ranganathan Madhavan was born on June 01, 1970, to businessman R. Iyengar and his wife R. Saroja in a Tamil family. He is an Indian actor, writer, film director and producer. At the age of 18, his college entrusted him with the responsibility of representing India as a Cultural Ambassador to Canada. A year later, he and three others from his college... See full bio »

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Vikram Vedha Vikram
3 Idiots Farhan Qureshi
Breathe Danny Mascarenhas
Irudhi Suttru Adi Tomar


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  The Railway Men (TV Series) (filming)
 2022 Amriki Pandit (filming)
 2022 Rocketry: The Nambi Effect
Nambi Narayanan
 2022 Meri Awas Suno
Major (voice)
 2021 Decoupled (TV Series)
Arya Iyer
- The History of a Marriage (2021) ... Arya Iyer
- Affairs (2021) ... Arya Iyer
- The Ex Returns (2021) ... Arya Iyer
- Peak Ovulation (2021) ... Arya Iyer
 2021 Snehithane X in My Bed (Short)
 2021 Snehithane X in My Bed (Music Video)
 2021 7th Sense (TV Series)
 2021 Maara
Maara (as Madhavan R)
 2020 Putham Pudhu Kaalai
Voiceover (segment "Ilamai Idho Idho")
 2020 Nishabdham
Anthony Gonsalves
 2018/III Zero
Kartik Srinivasan (as R.Madhavan)
 2018 Savyasachi
 2018 Breathe (TV Series)
Danny Mascarenhas
- Body Parts (2018) ... Danny Mascarenhas
- It's in the eyes (2018) ... Danny Mascarenhas
- Blind Man's Bluff (2018) ... Danny Mascarenhas
- Bad Fish (2018) ... Danny Mascarenhas
- The Audition (2018) ... Danny Mascarenhas
 2017 Vikram Vedha
 2017 Magalir Mattum
Surendhar Silkurayappan
 2016 Irudhi Suttru
Adi Tomar
 2015 Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn
Tom (voice, as R. Madhavan)
 2015 Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Manoj 'Manu' Sharma
 2014 Akeli
Avinash Shrivastav
 2013 Sunglass
 2012 Savdhaan India: Crime Alert (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1478 ... Host
 2012 The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Bandy Uncle
 2012 Jodi Breakers
 2012 Vettai
Thiru Murthy
 2011 Stars Ka Tadka (TV Mini Series)
- R Madhavan (2011) ... Guest
 2011 Tanu Weds Manu
Manoj 'Manu' K. Sharma (as R. Madhavan)
 2010 Manmadhan Ambu
Madhan Gopal
 2010 Jhootha Hi Sahi
Kabir (as R. Madhavan)
 2010 Teen Patti
Professor Shantanu Biswas (as R. Madhavan)
 2010 Om Shanti
 2009 3 Idiots
Farhan Qureshi (as R. Madhavan)
 2009 Sikandar
Lt. Col. Rajesh Rao (as R. Madhavan)
 2009 Guru En Aalu
 2009 13B: Fear Has a New Address
R. Manohar (as R. Madhavan)
 2008 100 Lies to Hide a Wife
Guest Appearance
 2008 Mumbai Meri Jaan
Nikhil Agarwal (as R. Madhavan)
 2008 Vaazhthugal
 2008 Halla Bol
Cameo appearance
 2007 Evano Oruvan
Sridhar Vasudevan
 2007 Delhii Heights
Madhavan (as R. Madhavan)
 2007 Guru
Shyam Saxena (as R. Madhavan)
 2007 Aarya
 2006 That Four-Letter Word
Guest Appearance
 2006 Rendu
Sakthi / Kannan
 2006 Thambi
'Thambi' Velu Thondaiman
 2006 Color It Yellow
Flight Lt. Ajay Rathod (as R. Madhavan)
 2005 Ramji Londonwaley
Ramnarayan Tiwari (Ramji)
 2005 Priyasakhi
Santhana 'Sakhi' Krishnan (as R. Madhavan)
 2004 Nothing But Life
Roby Thomas
 2004 Ayitha Ezhuthu
 2004 Aethiree
Subramani / Bottle Mani
 2003 Priyamana Thozhi
 2003 Nala Damayanthi
 2003 Laysa Laysa
Deva Narayanan (Cameo appearance)
 2003 Jay Jay
 2003 Anbe Sivam
Anbarasu (A Aras)
 2002 Dil Vil Pyar Vyar
Krish Kumar (as R. Madhavan)
 2002/I Run
 2002 Kannathil Muthamittal
G. Thiruchelvan
 2001 Ennavale
James Vasanth
 2001 Dum Dum Dum
 2001 Paarthale Paravasam
 2001 Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein
Madhav 'Maddy' Shastri(Reena's Lover) (as R. Madhavan)
 2001 Minnale
Rajesh Shivkumar
 2000 Alaipayuthey
 1998 Saaya (TV Series)
Shekhar (1998-1999)
- Episode #1.129 (1998) ... Shekhar (1998-1999)
- Episode #1.128 (1998) ... Shekhar (1998-1999)
- Episode #1.127 (1998) ... Shekhar (1998-1999)
- Episode #1.126 (1998) ... Shekhar (1998-1999)
- Episode #1.125 (1998) ... Shekhar (1998-1999)
 1998 C.I.D. (TV Series)
- Mystery Code Murders ... Madhavan
 1998 Rishtey (TV Series)
 1997 Kabhie Kabhie (TV Series) (1997)
 1997 Sea Hawks (TV Series)
Preet (1997)
- Episode #1.103 (1997) ... Preet (1997)
- Episode #1.102 (1997) ... Preet (1997)
- Episode #1.101 (1997) ... Preet (1997)
- Episode #1.100 (1997) ... Preet (1997)
- Episode #1.99 (1997) ... Preet (1997)
 1997 Ghar Jamai (TV Series)
 1997/I Inferno
Inspector Ravi
 1997 Jeene Bhi Do Yaaro (TV Series) (1997)
 1997 Raj Kahani (TV Series)
Double Role
 1996 Badalte Rishte (TV Series)
Abhilash Verma
 1996 Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin
Singer at party (uncredited)
 1996 Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum (TV Series) (1996)
 1996 Hum Dono (TV Series)
 1996 Aarohan (TV Series)
Lt. Shammi
- Episode #1.1 ... Lt. Shammi
 1995 Suhana Safar (TV Series) (1995)
 1995 A Mouthful of Sky (TV Series) (1995)
 1994 Banegi Apni Baat (TV Series)
Ashley (1994-1998)
 1993 Yule Love Stories (TV Series)
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Other Works:

The Tamil movie "Vettai" was going to be remade in Hindi . Abbas Mustan had signed Abhishek Bachchchan for the elder brother's role and John Abraham for the younger brother's. The film was finally shelved due to many delay's. Earlier in 2012, Karan Johar was to produce the Hindi remake of "Vettai" with UTV. UTV's Hindi remake ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

R. Madevan | R. Madhavan | Madhavan R | R.Madhavan


5' 8" (1.73 m)


Sarita Birje  (1 child)


Madhavan, Vedant


Saroja | Ranganathan


Devika (sibling)

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Starred in the shelved movie "Aap Ke Liye Hum" Starring,Jaya Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborthy,Raveena Tandon,Manisha Koirala, R.Madhavan,Vidya Malvade,Ayesha Takia,Ranvir Shorey,Directed by Revathy Verma. See more »



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