R. Madhavan

Award-winning Bollywood Actor | Film Producer


The talented and content driven multilingual actor R. Madhavan is a two-time Filmfare winning actor , writer and film producer who has entranced his fans with impressive performances in both Bollywood and Tollywood. He is one of the few actors with a pan-India appeal, acting in films across seven different languages.

He first gained recognition in the Tamil film industry through Mani Ratnam's successful romance film Alaipayuthey (2000).

His Bollywood career kick-started with 'Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein' (2001), followed by 'Rang De Basanti' (2006), 'Guru' (2007) and '3 Idiots' (2009), which went on to become the highest-grossing Indian film of all times. His other box office hits include 'Tanu Weds Manu' (2011) and 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns' (2015).

Madhavan has also worked as a film producer, first making 'Evano Oruvan' with 

Leukos Films before setting up his production company, 'Tricolour Films', to produce 'Saala Khadoos' (2016).

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

He earned two awards in the Tamil film, Anbe Sivam (2003)- ‘Best Supporting Actor’. He also garnered his 1st Filmfare Award for ‘Best Male Debut’ for his acclaimed performance in the Tamil film, Aayutha Ezhuthu. His sports drama Irudhi Suttru (2016) also won him a Filmfare Award in ‘Best Actor – Tamil’.

Madhavan’s web series, ‘Decoupled’, became the second most-watched show on Netflix in India. 

Madhavan is noted for his philanthropic activities and promotes various causes such as the environment, health and education. He is very vocal about animal protection and was awarded PETA’s ‘Person of the year ‘ award in 2012. 


Apart from being passionate about cinema, R Madhavan also enjoys public speaking and has participated in various conferences as a motivational speaker. He talks about issues including situational awareness and confidence, owing to his experience with the army during his teenage years.

Madhavan's journey in the entertainment industry with all its ups and downs, can inspire people to achieve extraordinary things in life urging them to come out of their comfort zone and achieve more. He talks about passion, opportunities and the synergy between the two which can help us find that big break we're all looking for.

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