Ranganathan Madhavan was born on the 1st of June, 1970. He is an Indian actor, writer, and film producer. He has received three Filmfare Awards, an award from the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards along various other recognitions and nominations from other organizations. He is one of the few actors in Indian who has achieved pan-Indian appeal, appearing in films from seven different languages. He began his acting career with guest appearances on television, including a role on the prime-time soap opera Banegi Apni Baat (1996) on Zee TV. He later gained recognition in the Tamil film industry through Mani Ratnam's romantic film Alaipayuthey (2000). He soon developed an image as the romantic hero with notable roles in two of 2001's highest grossing Tamil films, Gautham Menon's directorial debut Minnale and Madras Talkies' Dumm Dumm Dumm. He worked with Mani Ratnam again in the critically acclaimed 2002 film Kannathil Muthamittal, whilst he achieved commercial success with his role in Linguswamy's action film, Run (2002). He was cast alongside Kamal Haasan in the 2003 drama Anbe Sivam, earning him two notable awards for Best Supporting Actor. He gave a critically acclaimed performance as the antagonist in the multi-starrer Aayutha Ezhuthu (2004) which secured him his first Filmfare Award for the intense portrayal of a rogue. He also actively pursued a career in Hindi films, by appearing in supporting roles in three successful productions, Rang De Basanti (2006), Guru (2007), and 3 Idiots (2009) which went on to become the highest grossing Indian film of all time upon release. He has also acted in films such as Evano Oruvan (2007), Yavarum Nalam (2009), Tanu Weds Manu (2011), Vettai (2012), Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015), the sports drama Irudhi Suttru (2016) which won critical and commercial acclaim and fetched him the Filmfare Best Tamil Actor award and Vikram Vedha (2017). He is a noted Philanthropist and promotes various causes such as environment, health and education and is particularly vocal about the protection of animals and was awarded PETA's Person of the Year recognition in 2012.
Born on: 1 June, 1970
Born in: Jamshedpur, Jarkhand, India
Height: 5' 8"