Pradeep Ranganathan Height, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

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Marital Status: Unmarried
Hometown: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Age: 30

Pradeep Ranganathan

Full namePradeep Ranganathan
Profession(s)• Actor
• Director
• Writer
Famous For • Comali (2019)
• Love Today (2022)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 30 Inches
- Biceps: 12 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutFilm (As Director): Comali (2019)
Comali - 2019
Film (As Actor): Love Today (2022)
Love Today
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Best Director, Star Icon Studio One Award (2020)
• Best Debut Director, Edison Awards (2020)
• Best Debutant Director – SIIMA Awards 2021
• Best Debut Actor Award (2023)
Personal Life
Date of Birth25 July 1993 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2023) 30 Years
BirthplaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac signLeo
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
School(s)• DAV School
• SDAV School
College/UniversitySri Sivasubramaniya Nadar (SSN) College of Engineering, Chennai
Educational QualificationGraduate
Controversies Teasing Tamil Super Star Rajinikanth
In 2019, the new filmmaker Pradeep Ranganathan gained attention when a scene from his film Comali became viral. The scene featured actor Jayam Ravi poking fun at superstar Rajinikanth's political entry announcement. This caused controversy on social media, and Rajinikanth's fans started a #BoycottComali trend on Twitter, demanding an apology from the filmmaker. In the scene, Jayam Ravi's character wakes up after 16 years in a vegetative state and is shown a clip of Rajinikanth announcing his political entry. This didn't sit well with Rajinikanth's fans, who asked the director to remove the scene from the movie. In reality, Rajinikanth had hinted at his political entry in 1996 but officially made the announcement in December 2017. The director clarified that he had no intention of hurting anyone's sentiments with the scene. He said,

Rajini sir made a hint about getting into politics in 1996. We have a character who wakes up after being in a coma and realises that Rajini sir had finally taken the political plunge. That is what we tried to convey through that scene.”

Following the extensive discussions, the decision was made to ultimately remove the scene from both the film and the trailer. [1]The Hindu
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
ParentsFather- Name Not Known
Mother- Name Not Known
Pradeep Ranganathan with his family
SiblingsBrother- Elder brother (Name Not Known)
Sister- Elder Sister (Name Not Known)
Bollywood DirectorRajkumar Hirani
Bollywood Film(s)Munna Bhai MBBS, 3 Idiots
Music ComposerYuvan Shakar Raja
Film(s)Back To The Future (1985), Home Alone 2 Lost in New York (1992), Titanic (1997), Apoorva Sagodharargal (1989), Padayappa (1999), Munna Bhai MBBS (2003), 3 Idiots (2009)


Some Lesser Known Facts About Pradeep Ranganathan

  • Pradeep Ranganathan is an Indian actor and filmmaker, primarily active in the Tamil movie sector. He gained significant recognition for his directorial work on the movies Comali (2019) and Love Today (2022).
  • Pradeep Ranganathan initiated his career by directing a series of short films, where he took on multiple roles, including director, writer, and actor. Among his notable short films, there were projects like “Whatsapp Kadhal,” “College Diaries,” “Highway Kaadhali,” and several others. After being presented with an opportunity by Jayam Ravi and Vels International, he made his directorial debut in a feature film. Interestingly, Pradeep also portrayed the lead role in this film. [2]The New Indian Express After viewing some of his short films, Pradeep’s impressive work left a lasting impression on Jayam Ravi and Vels International.
  • Pradeep made his directorial debut with the film “Comali” (2019), which turned out to be a commercial success at the box office. Additionally, in a notable moment, he made a cameo appearance during the film’s climax.
  • Pradeep Ranganathan directed a movie called Love Today, which became a huge hit. This success made him very famous overnight. He also acted as the main character, Uthaman Pradeep, in the same film.
  • Back in 2019, he had a brief appearance in the movie Comali, where he played the character of Auto Driver Joseph.
  • In the movie Love Today (2022), he made his debut as the main actor, portraying the character of Uthaman Pradeep. Not only did he receive praise for his directing talents in the film, but he also stole the spotlight with his exceptional acting skills.
  • Pradeep contributed as a writer for both the films Comali (2019) and Love Today (2022).
  • Pradeep Ranganathan operates a YouTube channel called “Pradeep Ranganathan,” which boasts over 500K subscribers.
  • During an interview, Pradeep Ranganathan reminisced about his childhood days and shared an inspiring incident. He revealed that he drew inspiration from the American science fiction film “Back To The Future” (1985), which he watched on television in its dubbed version. The movie left a profound impact on him, and it became the catalyst for his desire to enter the film industry. Even to this day, whenever Pradeep starts working on his films, he refers back to “Back To The Future” as a source of motivation and creativity. The film holds a special place in his heart and continues to influence his work in the world of filmmaking. In an interview, he said,

I discovered the film through a dubbed version on TV as a kid and found it quite exciting. Looking back, Back to the Future is the base for the story and screenplay structure I follow. Before beginning work on my movies, I revisit this film. The set-up, mid-point, pay-off, and climax are beautifully defined. Even the set-up is crafted intelligently, and all the important aspects are introduced to us within the first 20 minutes before getting to the primary plot. This is what I take away from this fun film. In fact, when I started Comali, I wanted to do a time-travel film like Back to the Future, and coma, as an element, helped me bridge the timelines practically.”

  • Pradeep Ranganathan also draws inspiration from the Bollywood director Rajkumar Hirani for his outstanding films like “Munna Bhai MBBS” (2003) and “3 Idiots” (2009). Hirani’s work serves as a source of creative motivation for Pradeep’s own filmmaking endeavours. [3]Cinema Express
  • During an interview, Pradeep candidly disclosed that the film “Love Today” (2022) contains elements inspired by some of his past memories with his ex-girlfriend. [4]The Times of India He said,

The film is not a revengeful story of a boy who goes after his ex-girlfriend. The dedication in the tagline is meant to be something similar to how you dedicate an award you receive to someone close to you. About 10 percent of the film is actually based on my own life and it is a sweet dedication to my ex. The film will end with a beautiful. positive message.”

  • Pradeep proudly refers to himself as a dog lover. [5]Instagram – Pradeep Ranganathan