R Madhavan

R. Madhavan Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 15, 2023

Date of Birth

1 / June / 1970


54 Years


Actor Writer Television Host Producer

R. Madhavan Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

R. Madhavan was born on June 1st, 1970, he is an Indian actor, director, writer, and producer who predominantly appears in Hindi and Tamil films. Throughout his career, he has received numerous accolades. Madhavan rose to fame in Tamil cinema by featuring in Alai Payuthey (2000), a romantic drama film directed by Mani Ratnam.

He subsequently established himself as a romantic hero, playing notable roles in two of the highest-grossing Tamil films of 2001, Minnale (directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon) and Dumm Dumm Dumm (produced by Madras Talkies).


Regarding R. Madhavan’s personal life, his love story with his wife, Sarita Madhavan, is nothing short of a Bollywood movie. After obtaining a degree in electronics, Madhavan started teaching communication and public speaking classes across India. During one of his workshops in Kohlapur, he met Sarita Birje, and the rest, as they say, is history.

After the birth of their son, Vedaant, on August 21, 2005, the family relocated from Kilpauk, where Madhavan’s parents and in-laws lived, to the boat club neighborhood in Chennai. In 2009, Madhavan, along with his wife and son, moved to Kandivali, Mumbai, to concentrate on his Hindi film career instead of the South Indian film industry.

R. Madhavan's parents

R. Madhavan’s parents

Sarita Birje R. Madhavan Wife

Sarita Birje R. Madhavan Wife

Vedaant Madhavan R. Madhavan Son

Vedaant Madhavan R. Madhavan Son


Born on June 1, 1970, R. Madhavan was raised in a Tamil-speaking family in Jamshedpur, Bihar (now in Jharkhand). His mother, Saroja, was a manager at the Bank of India, and his father, Ranganathan Iyengar, served as a management executive at Tata Steel. Madhavan’s younger sibling, Devika, works as a software engineer.

Early Life

Ranganathan Madhavan was born into a Tamil Iyengar family on June 1, 1970, in Jamshedpur, Bihar (now Jharkhand), India. His father, Ranganathan Iyengar, was a management executive at Tata Steel, and his mother, Saroja, was a manager at the Bank of India. Madhavan’s younger sister, Devika, works as a software engineer. He grew up in a Tamil-speaking environment in Jharkhand.


Madhavan received his education at D.B.M.S. English School in Jamshedpur. As part of a Rotary International exchange program, he was awarded a scholarship to represent India as a cultural ambassador and spent a year in Stettler, Alberta, Canada, in 1988.

Personal Life

Following the completion of his degree, Madhavan pursued a career in teaching communication and public speaking and conducted workshops throughout India. In 1991, during a workshop in Maharashtra, he met Sarita Birje for the first time when she attended his class on the recommendation of her cousins. The encounter marked the beginning of their relationship.

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During the 1990s, Madhavan started his television career as a host on Tol Mol Ke Bol. He also hosted various television shows on Hindi channels and served as a host for cinema award ceremonies. In October 2005, he was announced as the host of the Indian adaptation of the popular American game show Deal or No Deal, titled Deal Ya No Deal, which aired on Sony Entertainment Television.

Madhavan left his position as the lead anchor of Deal Ya No Deal in January 2006, citing his dissatisfaction with the production company’s management of filming dates.

Movie List

Movie Names Character Names Year
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect Nambi Narayanan 2022
Decoupled (TV Series) Arya Iyer 2021
Snehithane X in My Bed (Short) Madhavan 2021
Snehithane X in My Bed (Music Video) Boyfriend 2021
7th Sense (TV Series) Visually Challenged Cop 2021
Maara Maara 2021
Putnam Pudhu Kaalai Voiceover (segment Ilamai Idho Idho) 2020
Nishabdham Anthony Gonsalves 2020
/IIIZero Kartik Srinivasan 2018
Savyasachi Arun 2018
Breathe (TV Series) Danny Mascarenhas 2018
Vikram Vedha Vikram 2017
Magalir Mattum Surendhar Silkurayappan 2017
Saala Khadoos Adi Tomar 2016
Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn Tom (voice, as R. Madhavan) 2015
Tanu Weds Manu Returns Manoj ‘Manu’ Sharma 2015
Sunglass Sanjay 2013
Savdhaan India: Crime Alert (TV Series) Host 2012
The Reluctant Fundamentalist Bandy Uncle 2012
Jodi Breakers Sid 2012
Vettai Thiru Murthy 2012
Stars Ka Tadka (TV Mini Series) Guest 2011
Tanu Weds Manu Manoj ‘Manu’ K. Sharma (as R. Madhavan) 2011
Manmadhan Ambu Madhan Gopal 2010
Jhootha Hi Sahi Kabir (as R. Madhavan) 2010
Teen Patti Professor Shantanu Biswas (as R. Madhavan) 2010
Om Shanti Maddy 2010
3 Idiots Farhan Qureshi (as R. Madhavan) 2009
Sikandar Lt. Col. Rajesh Rao (as R. Madhavan) 2009
Guru En Aalu Guru 2009
13B: Fear Has a New Address R. Manohar (as R. Madhavan) 2009
Naan Aval Adhu Aditya Ramrajan 2008
100 Lies to Hide a Wife Guest Appearance 2008
Mumbai Meri Jaan Nikhil Agarwal (as R. Madhavan) 2008
Vaazhthugal Kadhiravan 2008
Halla Bol Cameo appearance 2008
Evano Oruvan Sridhar Vasudevan 2007
Delhii Heights Madhavan (as R. Madhavan) 2007
Guru Shyam Saxena (as R. Madhavan) 2007
Aarya Aarya 2007
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) 2006
Ramji Londonwaley Ramnarayan Tiwari (Ramji) 2005
Priyasakhi Santhana ‘Sakhi’ Krishnan (as R. Madhavan) 2005
Nothing But Life Roby Thomas 2004
Ayitha Ezhuthu Inbasekar 2004
Aethiree Subramani / Bottle Mani 2004
Priyamana Thozhi Ashok 2003
Nala Damayanthi Ramji 2003
Laysa Laysa Deva Narayanan (Cameo appearance) 2003
Jay Jay Jagan 2003
Anbe Sivam Anbarasu (A Aras) 2003
Dil Vil Pyar Vyar Krish Kumar (as R. Madhavan) 2002
Run Siva 2002
Kannathil Muthamittal G. Thiruchelvan 2002
Ennavale James Vasanth 2001
Dum Dum Dum Aditya 2001
Paarthale Paravasam Dr.Madhava 2001
Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein Madhav ‘Maddy’ Shastri(Reena’s Lover) (as R. Madhavan) 2001
Minnale Rajesh Shivkumar 2001
Alaipayuthey Karthik 2000
Akeli Avinash Shrivastav 1999
Saaya (TV Series) Shekhar 1998
Shanti Shanti Shanti Siddarth 1998
C.I.D. (TV Series) Madhavan 1998
Rishtey (TV Series) Priyanka 1998
Kabhie Kabhie (TV Series) Cameo 1997
Sea-Hawks (TV Series) Preet (1997) 1997
Ghar Jamai (TV Series) Malayatoor Subramanian 1997
Inferno Inspector Ravi 1997
Jeene Bhi Do Yaaro (TV Series) Guest Appearances 1997
Raj Kahani (TV Series) Double Role 1997
Badalte Rishte (TV Series) Abhilash Verma 1996
Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin Singer at the party (uncredited) 1996
Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum (TV Series) Cameo 1996
Hum Dono (TV Series) Rahul 1996
Aarohan (TV Series) Lt. Shammi 1996
Suhana Safar (TV Series) Not Available 1995
A Mouthful of Sky (TV Series) Not Available 1995
Banegi Apni Baat (TV Series) Ashley (1994-1998) 1994
Yule Love Stories (TV Series) Not Available 1993

Favorites Things

Food Thayir Saadham, Pani Puri
Actors Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Kamal Haasan
Actress Deepika Padukone
Films Taare Zameen Par, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Baahubali
Director Mani Ratnam
Musician A. R. Rahman
Colors White, Maroon

Net Worth

It is reported that Madhavan earned around 2-3 Crores from his brand endorsements and had 64 personal investments. As for his remuneration from movies, he is said to earn around 6-7 crores.

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Body Measurements Not Yet Update
Birth Place Jamshedpur Bihar India
Children Son: Vedaant
Eye Color Light Brown
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 179 CM
Height In Meter 1.79 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Ranganathan Seshadri
Mother: Saroja
Profession Actor Writer Television Host Producer
Siblings Sister: Devika
Spous Sarita Birje
Weight 75 Kg
165 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Gemini


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