Tahlka News Bureau
Born on 1st June 1970, the actor is now 45 years old. His full name is Madhavan Balaji Ranganathan. We are sure that all his fans would love to know him a bit more closely.
So we grab this opportunity and present you with some facts about R. Madhavan that will amaze you.
1. In June 2006, Madhavan was voted the "cutest male vegetarian" by an online poll conducted by the NGO, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
2. He was awarded the best NCC Cadet Maharashtra and got an Opportunity to go to England for it. He was even trained with Royal Army, Navy and Air Force.
3. He has also provided support for the Chennai-based charity- The Banyan and appeared in the charity musical Netru, Indru, Naalai directed by Mani Ratnam for the cause.
4. R. Madhavan had aspirations to join the army, but his dreams were squashed and after completing his graduation, he went on to teach communication and public speaking at workshops around India.
5. He is also a golf player. He has appeared in celebrity charity event in 2007 and has played alongside actor Amitabh Bachchan and director Mani Ratnam.
6. Before starting his acting career in bollywood in 2000 he was already married to Sarita Birje and also has a young son.
7. He is a highly educated man. He has done his graduation in electronics and also represented India as a cultural ambassador in Canada.
8. He started his acting career through television. He did many guest appearances in TV, including a role on the Zee TVs prime-time soap 'Banegi Apni Baat'in 1996.
9. Paradox Studios Limited launched two games featuring Madhavan as lead character- Madhavan MIG and Madhavan.
10. Madhavan had a love marriage. At the Maharashtra workshop, he met his wife Sarita Birje in 1991, an air hostess, who attended his class. After the completion of the course, the pair began dating and married in 1999.