|Real Name||Madhavan Balaji Ranganathan|
|Profession||Actor, Writer, Television host, Producer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 179 cm
in meters- 1.79 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10½”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 75 kg
in Pounds- 165 lbs
|Body Measurements||- Chest: 43 Inches
- Waist: 34 inches
- Biceps: 14 Inches
|Eye Colour||Light Brown|
|Date of Birth||1 June 1970|
|Age (as in 2017)||47 Years|
|Birth Place||Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Gemini|
|Hometown||Tamil Nadu, India|
|School||D.B.M.S. English School, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand|
|College||Rajaram College, Kolhapur, Maharashtra|
|Educational Qualifications||Degree in Electronics|
|Debut||Film: Shanti Shanti Shanti (1998, Kannada film)
Inferno (1997, English film)
Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein (2001, Bollywood)
Alaipayuthey (2000, Tamil film)
|Family||Father- Ranganathan (worked as an executive in Tata Steel)
Mother- Saroja (was manager at Bank of India)
Sister- Devika (Software engineer)
|Hobbies||Playing golf, biking|
|Favourite Food||Thayir Saadham, Pani Puri|
|Favourite Actors||Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Kamal Haasan|
|Favourite Actress||Deepika Padukone|
|Favourite Films||Bollywood: Taare Zameen Par, Bajrangi Bhaijaan
|Favourite Director||Mani Ratnam|
|Favourite Musicians||A. R. Rahman|
|Favourite Colours||White, Maroon|
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Wife||Sarita Birje (m.1999-present)
|Car Collection||BMW 7-Series
|Bike Collection||Yamaha V-max, BMW K1600 GTL
|Net Worth||Not Known|
Some Lesser Known Facts About R. Madhavan
- Does Madhavan smoke?: Yes
- Does Madhavan drink alcohol?: Yes
- Madhavan was born to a Tamil family but was raised in Bihar as his father used to work as a management executive in Tata Steel.
- He initially wanted to join defense services and was also awarded Maharashtra’s Best NCC Cadet, later he also got defense training with Army, Navy & Air Force. However, he was rejected later because he crossed the age limit.
- In 1992, he represented India at Young Businessmen Conference in Tokyo, Japan.
- After his college, he used to teach communication and public speaking at workshops all over India. At one such workshop in Maharashtra, he met Sarita Birje, an air hostess, who later became his wife in 1999.
- He started modelling in 1996, and his 1st assignment was a commercial for talcum powder, for which he was paid around 100 INR.
- Though he made his Bollywood debut with the film Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein (2001), the first movie he did was Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin (1996) in a small role as a singer in a club.
- He also made small appearances in TV serials such as Yule Love Stories, Banegi Apni Baat, Ghar Jamai etc.
- He is a vegetarian and endorses PETA.
- He has acted in 7 different languages films.
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