Maddy i.e. R. Madhavan is celebrating his 52nd birthday today. Madhavan is a superstar of Hindi as well as Tamil films. He has done many great films like Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein, Tanu Weds Manu, 3 Idiots in his career but do you know that Madhavan is an actor as well as a great lecturer. Madhavan’s dream was to join the army first. He went to London at the age of 22 and trained with the British Army ‘The Royal Navy’ and ‘The Royal Force’.
He has also been awarded the title of Cutest Vegetarian Male. R. Madhavan knows 7 languages. Madhavan is a great actor as well as a great speaker, he is a well-known name in the world of public speaking and personality development. Madhavan has also been a part of Harvard University’s annual conference in 2017. So by now you have come to know that the Madhavan whom you know is not just an actor, so today on his birthday we talk about his 52 years journey.
Born on 1 June 1970 in Jamshedpur, Madhavan’s father Ranganathan Langer is a management executive at Tata Still and his mother Saroj is a manager in Bank of India. She also has a younger sister who is a software engineer in the UK. Madhavan’s schooling also took place in Jamshedpur, after which he did his post graduation in Public Speaking while living in Mumbai. Madhavan also got an opportunity to represent his country in Canada as a cultural ambassador from his college during this time. Madhavan has done B.Sc in Electronics.
During college, Madhavan was also very active in NCC. He also got an opportunity to go to England as an NCIS cadet. There he took training from the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. Apart from being good at studies, Madhavan was also interested in other things, due to which he has also got the opportunity to go abroad many times. After this, Madhavan wanted to join the army, but when Madhavan got this opportunity, he did not turn out to be eligible for the army, due to which he was not taken in the army.
R. Madhavan had now made up his mind to make a career in films. Madhavan first worked in an ad for sandalwood powder. Santosh Sivan of this ad asked Madhavan to give a test for the lead role for director Mani Ratnam’s film Iruvar. But Mani Ratnam rejected Madhavan saying that he is not fit for this role. Madhavan then took to the small screen to pursue his acting career. He started with the TV serial Banegi Apni Baat and worked in Ghar Jamai, Saya, Aarohan, Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum. After which he got work in the film Not This Night, but his role in this film was very small, due to which he was not even given credit in the film.
Madhavan got the role of a police officer in the film Inferno. In this film too, his role was not very big, so Madhavan was not getting the opportunity and popularity he was looking for. After which he turned to Kannada films. His first Kannada film was Shanti, Shanti, Shanti which was released in 1998 but this film could not do much good and Madhavan again missed out. But Madhavan’s acting in the film was appreciated, due to which he was cast by director Mani Ratnam in his film Alaipaythe. This film was released in the year 2000 and did wonders. With this film, Madhavan became known in Kannada cinema as an actor. After which Madhavan worked in many Kannada and Telugu films.
Madhavan was still not getting the fam he was looking for. But in the year 2001, he did the film Mili Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein. Madhavan got the role of Maddy in this film. The film was not liked much at that time but the film did wonders later and the magic of the film’s music and maddie went on over the people. The film featured R. Madhavan with Dia Mirza and Saif Ali Khan. But Madhavan liked everyone in the role of an outspoken boy and people still remember his role. Madhavan was awarded the Screen Award for this film and after this film Madhavan never looked back.
R. Madhavan has also taught children in school before appearing in films. R. Madhavan’s wife Sarita studied in his own class. After the personality development clause, Sarita became an airhostess, after which she invited R. Madhavan to her party, just what was the matter, the process of meeting of both of them went on and during this time R. Madhavan gave heart to his own student. Later in the year 1999, he married Sarita. At present, both of them have a son, Vedant, who recently won India a gold medal in the men’s 800 meters race at the Danish Open. Madhavan himself shared this movement on Twitter.
R. Madhavan is one of the pure vegetarian actors of Bollywood. Being a vegetarian, R. Madhavan is also a member of PETA. He loves to spend time with animals. He is often seen having fun with his dog. Not only this, R. Madhavan has also won the title of ‘Cutest Vegetarian Male’.
Apart from being a brilliant actor, R. Madhavan is also a good orator. Not only this, R. Madhavan is a well-known name in the world of Public Speaking and Personality Development. In the year 1992, R. Madhavan has represented India in the ‘Young Businessmen Conference Tokyo’ Japan. Along with this, R. Madhavan has also been a part of the annual conference of Harvard University, where R. Madhavan’s speech won the hearts of the people.
According to media reports, R. Madhavan’s net worth is Rs 103 crores. Madhavan lives a luxury life and is very fond of bikes. His bike collection includes great bikes like BMW K1600 GLA, Ducati Diaval and Yamaha V-Max.