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R. Madhavan

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Ranganathan Madhavan is an Indian actor, writer and filmmaker who mainly appears in Tamil and Hindi films. Madhavan has won four Filmfare Awards South and three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards. He has been portrayed as one of the few actors in India who can achieve a criminal thief charm by appearing in movies in seven languages.

Ranganathan Madhavan was born on June 1, 1970 in Jamshedpur, Bihar (now Jharkhand), India, into the family of Tamil Brahmin. His father Ranganathan was the management of Tata Steel and his mother Saroja was the manager of the Bank of India. His sister Devika is a software engineer. He had a Tamil-speaking parenting in Bihar.

In early 1996, Madhavan worked on a sandalwood talc ad directed by Santosh Sivan, and later recommended Mani Ratnam to participate in a screen test for the role of Iruvar (1997). Madhavan was auditioned for the protagonist of Tamizhselvan among several other famous actors, but Mani Ratnam eventually thought that his "eyes look too young", so he took him out of the project in order to play a senior role. Prior to his film audition, Madhavan was witnessed by a television executive while walking in Lokhandwala, Mumbai, was recruited to appear in a Hindi TV series, and appeared as a scammer in his first venture, Yule Love Stories. He starred in Zee TV's Banegi Apni Baat and Ghar Jamai, and became even more popular by playing Shekhar's character in Saaya. He was also convicted of Lieutenant Shammi on Aarohan (The Ascent), Captain of the Ship at Sea Hawks, Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum, and worked as a television anchor for Tol Mol Ke Bol, among other TV appearances. His first appearance in a feature film played a singer in a bar, playing a small role in Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin (1996).

R. Madhavan next worked on Amazon's web series called Breathe, which was released in January 2018. R. Madhavan later revealed that although he was initially skeptical of the web series format, it was "blown completely" by Mayank Sharma's series script. Despite his promise to film Vikram Vedha, he decided to accept work on the project. For Breathe, in addition to studying the complexities surrounding organ donation, R. Madhavan studied his own experience as a father. In the series, he played Danny Mascarenhas, a football coach and father of a young boy suffering from cystic fibrosis, who would die in six months if he did not receive a lung transplant. Madhavan wrote that film critic Subhash K. Jha said, "As Danny, R. Madhavan expresses sadness, anger, frustration, guilt, repentance, and self-destruction with measured excellence," and received positive reviews for his performance. "And" boy, Madhavan, the culmination of his power, take this opportunity? "Likewise, New Indian Express critics wrote, "R. Madhavan is a potentially compelling thriller format," and International Business Times critics "shows a variety of emotions in a smooth and beautiful way."

His only release in 2011 was the romantic drama film Tanu Weds Manu and Kangana Ranaut in the role of a wise doctor hoping to marry a girl of dramatically diverse personalities and matchmaking. The pre-release campaign for the film raised anticipation, and as soon as it was released, the film was a huge hit in the box office. Madhavan's portrayal of Manoj Kumar Sharma aka Manu received positive acclaim, claiming that his acting was "real, understated, but powerful," another claiming he was "perfectly cast". Madhavan starred as a policeman in Linguswamy's Tamil movie Vettai (2012), an action entertainer starring the ensemble cast of Arya, Amala Paul and Sameera Reddy. The film received positive reviews in January 2012, and critics had a commercial success praising Madhavan's decision to accept the role of a timid police officer, and critics noted that he had a "weird talent for comedy" I did. He starred in the Hindi romantic comedy Jodi Breakers (2012) filmed in Greece with Bipasha Basu, but the film did not perform well commercially. In 2012, Madhavan lived in Chicago on a sabbatical and suffered from cartilage osteomalacia due to an injury during the production of Vettai. During that period, he decided to work on one film at a time because he felt he had to "reinvent himself" and had to work on a film that would appeal to a "new generation of audience."

His long-time Hindi film Percussionist Ank, directed by director Li Tuparno Ghosh in 2006, premiered at the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival in 2013, and his first Hindi film Akeli, filmed in 1997, was released. Online for next year. During the recovery period and the 2013 sabbatical, Madhavan signed to appear in Simon West's Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn, where he appeared as a former marine personnel and filmed the project in California. The computer-animated film Madhavan provided voice work for premiered in San Diego in July 2015.

In 1997, Madhavan starred as a supporting actor as an Indian policeman in Fred Olen Ray's English film Inferno, filmed in India. His first chance in Indian cinema was his appearance in the Kannada film Shanti Shanti Shanti (1998) as a carefree young man with actor Abbas. However, the film did not make an impact and went unnoticed at the box office. During this period, Hindi film director Vinod Pandey started Madhavan as a Bollywood hero with a project called Akeli, but the film was put on hold before the production process was complete.

R. Madhavan sponsored Chennai-based charity The Banyan, and appeared in the charity musicals Netru, Indru, Naalai directed by Mani Ratnam. He appeared as a guest cook and raised Rs 45,000 by cooking a dosa for a charity auction with a newly launched restaurant in Chennai. He was part of the AIDS awareness program launched by Richard Gere of India and helped advertise the A Time for Heroes campaign featured in the short film. Similarly, Madhavan appeared in the Agaram Foundation, a four-minute film produced by Herova. Education awareness campaign with Zerova ?, Suriya, Vijay and Jyothika. In 2010 he helped raise Rs with the cast and crew of 3 Idiots. $2.5 million for the renovation of the school in Leh, damaged by a flash flood. Madhavan built a house symbolizing 100,000 homes to be built in India by 2015 as part of Habitat for Humanity's campaign to improve substandard homes in India by laying bricks and tiles at London Business School in July 2011. During the 2015 South Indian Flood, Madhavan worked with other Indian actors to coordinate relief efforts. In 2016, Lepra India signed him to serve as a goodwill ambassador to help promote action against leprosy.

A vegetarian Madhavan promotes vegetarianism and is an active member of PETA. After joining PETA after appearing in his first film, he spontaneously appeared in several commercials and released an E-Card for the brand. In July 2006, Madhavan was named "Cutest Male Vegetarian" in an online survey conducted by the NGO People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and Kareena Kapoor each received a Women's Award. In turn he mentioned that his success in the competition was due to his "healthy vegetarian diet". In October 2010, he wrote a letter to the CEO of Kentucky Fried Chicken on behalf of PETA, urging fast food industry outlets to stop abusing birds and killing animals. He called on India's KFC boycott on animal welfare and conditions, and Raveena Tandon and Rakhi Sawant joined in supporting PETA's work in India. In addition, Madhavan was named PETA India's 2012 "Person of the Year", and his son won PETA India's "Compassionate Kid Award" in December 2014.

In 1988, Madhavan received a scholarship representing India as a cultural ambassador at Rajaram College in Kolhapur and spent a year in Stettler, Alberta, Canada as part of an exchange program with Rotary International. He returned to Kolhapur, completed his education and received a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering. During college, Madhavan was actively involved in extracurricular military training, and at age 22, he was recognized as one of Maharashtra's main NCC cadets, allowing him to travel to England with seven other NCC cadets. As a result of this opportunity, he was trained in the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force, and at some point considered enlisting. However, he missed the age limit up to 6 months and was unable to participate in the program afterwards. After losing his place, he began teaching courses in public speaking and personality development skills in Kolhapur, and the satisfaction gained through education prompted him to pursue a postgraduate course in public speaking at Kishinchand Chellaram College in Bombay. During this period, he won the Indian Public Speaking Championship and later represented India at the Young Businessmen Conference in Tokyo, Japan in 1992. During his time at Bombay, he decided to create a portfolio and submit it to a model agency. Earn more income to set up an office.

His first starring in the Hindi film Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein (2001) was a remake of Minnale and was not successful at the box office as he received a mixed evaluation of the film and the acting of R. Madhavan. However, the film belatedly gained popularity through TV screenings and has since formed a cult among younger audiences.

During the Sabbath, Madhavan worked extensively on the pre-production of the bilingual sports film Irudhi Suttru (2016), directed by Sudha Kongara. Impressed by Sudha's script, he helped find a project producer in Tamil and decided to make the film in Hindi with Sashikanth and Rajkumar Hirani. R. Madhavan also met and persuaded mixed martial arts artist Ritika Singh after contacting her through Raj Kundra, who was also credited with serving as an additional screenwriter. He also went through a regiment of body control in Los Angeles before joining the film set and learned boxing to essays on the role of a former boxer. For dubbing purposes, Madhavan wore metal braces inside the teeth to create the effect that most boxers have a lip from sports injuries. Madhavan traveled across Tamil Nadu to promote the film and was praised for his work during the marketing campaign. The Hindus said, "It's different from other film promotions in the South." In the case of Irudhi Suttru, Madhavan has received extensive criticism for his performance on Sify.com, saying, "He is excellent and carries a huge burden of the project on his shoulders." Hindu critics said he was "quietly effective", while reviewers at Behindwoods.com wrote that Madhavan offered "best performance" and "excellent" his character with "full effervescence in subtle character". His Hindi version, Saala Khadoos, received similar compliments to critic Subhash K. Jha. "This is the performance that defines Madhavan's career. He falls so deeply into his role both physically and emotionally that the actor becomes one with the act." .

Madhavan was well received by starring in Vikram Kumar's horror film Yavarum Nalam (2009). A commercial and critical success, the film was nominated for Best Actor at the Vijay Awards while proposing to a Times of India critic that "He was carrying the film on his shoulders." The next two films played a supporting role as an army officer in the romantic comedy Guruen Alu (2009) and the action film Sikandar (2009), both of which received mixed reviews. Madhavan starred in Rajkumar Hirani's comedy film 3 Idiots (2009) with Aamir Khan and Sharman Joshi. After its release, the film received positive reviews and became the highest-grossing Indian film of all time before being overtaken in 2013. As a young engineer with a passion for photography, Madhavan's portrayal made him a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting nomination. Actor and winner of the 2010 IIFA Best Supporting Actor. Bollywood Hungama's film critic Taran Adarsh ​​described the actor's acting as "surprising," and Madhavan argued that it changed the way the film was considered an actor in Hindi cinema for the better. He later declined an offer to repeat the same role in a Tamil remake of a film led by Shankar. In 2010, Madhavan appeared in Teen Patti (2010) as a young professor with actors Amitabh Bachchan and Ben Kingsley, and Adarsh ​​again rated his acting as "Excellent", but the film failed to hit the box office. His two guest appearances were praised along with his performance in the Telugu anthology film Om Shanti (2010), and the role of Jhootha Hi Sahi (2010), starring John Abraham, criticized him. Madhavan played the role of a wealthy businessman in the romantic comedy Manmadan Ambu (2010), working again with Kamal Haasan and K. S. Ravikumar, hiring a spy to follow her actress girlfriend on a European cruise. The film received positive reviews as Madhavan's performance was described as "excellent" by Rediff.com and Sify.com categorized him as "Scene Thief."

R. Madhavan announced the Sabbath year in the film in late 2010. He mentioned that he will be visiting London, losing weight, playing golf, healing knee injuries, and spending time with his family. He avoided starting a new project, but during that time he took part in promotional activities for his two works, Manmadan Ambu and Tanu Weds Manu. He later made a comeback earlier than expected after convincing Linguswamy to work on Vettai. The actor later extended the sabbatical from 2012, working for his own fitness and embodied his role as a retired boxer from Irudhi Suttru. Madhavan is a keen golfer who appeared at a celebrity charity event in 2007 while playing for fun with actor Amitabh Bachchan and director Mani Ratnam. In 2017, he won the Mumbai leg qualifying round at the Mercedes Trophy golf competition. Afterwards, it advanced to the national finals. He also starred in Chennai Rhinos against Karnataka Bulldozers in the 2011 Celebrity Cricket League. His experience flying Cessna planes when he was at the National Cadet Corps also sparked a passion for aviation modeling, and that the actor "justified his decision" to pursue a degree in electronics.

R. Madhavan was recognized in Tamil cinema through Mani Ratnam's successful romance film Alaipayuthey (2000). He developed his image as a romantic hero with notable roles in 2001's two highest-grossing Tamil films, Gautham Menon's directorial debut Minnale and Madras Talkies' Dumm Dumm Dumm. He has achieved more critical and commercial success in films such as Kannathil Muthamittal (2002), Run (2002), Anbe Sivam (2003) and Aayutha Ezhuthu (2004). In the mid-2000s, Madhavan featured three very successful productions: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Rang De Basanti (2006), Mani Ratnam's biographical film Guru (2007), and Rajkumar Hirani's Three Fools (2009), which was the best in history at the time of release. It became an Indian film that made money. During this period, Madhavan continued working on Tamil films simultaneously with the films Evano Oruvan (2007) and Yavarum Nalam (2009).

Madhavan maintained close ties with fellow actors and described actor Suriya as his best friend in the film industry. The actor is also close friends with actors Shilpa Shetty and Bipasha Basu, actors Aamir Khan and Abhishek Bachchan. After appearing together in Anbe Sivam, he revealed that he is closely related to actor Kamal Haasan and considers the actor to be an inspiration. He has also worked with directors Mani Ratnam, Rajkumar Hirani and Aanand Rai several times to mention that filmmakers "understand him well" and share a good "comfort level". He also helped by playing roles in the film when actresses Reemma Sen, Sadha and Nisha Kothari were going through a barren spell.

After completing his degree, he continued teaching communication and public speaking at workshops across India. At the Maharashtra workshop, he first met his wife Sarita Birje in 1991 when she attended his class on the recommendation of her cousin. Sarita used the skills she learned in Madhavan's class to pass an interview so she could become an airline hostess, and after the course, the two started dating. They got married in 1999, before Madhavan entered mainstream cinema. The marriage of the two was reported in the press, and Madhavan noted that the advice of his mentor Mani Ratnam was useful. Sarita has worked as a costume designer in several Madhavan films, especially in Guru En Aalu (2009), working for their respective husbands with Madhavan's co-star Abbas's wife Erum Ali. Their son Vedaant was born in August 2005, and eventually moved from Kilpauk, where Madhavan's parents lived with his mother-in-law, to the boat club area of ​​Chennai. In 2009, he moved to Kandy Bali, Mumbai with his wife and son to pursue a career in Hindi cinema rather than South Indian industry cinema.

In addition to his acting career, Madhavan worked as a film writer, hosted TV shows, and was a prominent celebrity advocate for brands and products. He also worked as a filmmaker, first producing Evano Oruvan with Leukos Films, then founded Tricolor Films to produce Saala Khadoos (2016). R. Madhavan is known for his philanthropy and promotes various causes such as the environment, health and education. He was especially vocal about animal conservation and won PETA's Person of the Year Award in 2011.

After starring in more box office hits Tanu Weds Manu (2011) and Vettai (2012), Madhavan took a break from acting. His comeback film, returning after three years of Sabbath in 2015, the romantic comedy Tanu Weds Manu Return (2015), the bilingual sports drama Irudhi Suttru (2016), and the crime film Vikram Vedha (2017) all received criticism and commercial acclaim. . His performance as a shameful boxing coach at Irudhi Suttru won Best Actor Awards at Filmfare, IIFA and SIIMA awards.

R. Madhavan's first theater release after the Sabbath was Anand L. Rai's Tanu Weds Manu Return, a sequel to the 2011 film, which was released in May 2015. Prior to the film's release, Madhavan said "The content of the film is a star," and admitted that Kangana Ranaut's popularity would help the film hit the box office. Reviving the role of Manu, Madhavan was praised for his limited acting, and the film was a critical and commercial success. Critics of Bollywood Hungama wrote, "Madhavan excels in his role despite his understated role. It was his character's calling anyway," and added "He's not trying to shade anyone and is very lovable to be a winner." com said it offers "subtle and understated performance." Tanu Weds Manu Return has earned $2.43 billion (US$34 million) worldwide since the theater opening,

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