R Madhavan Age, Height, Family, Wife, Net Worth, Biography, FAQ & More

R Madhavan is an Indian actor, writer, and film producer. He has received four Filmfare Awards and one Tamil Nadu State Film Award. He is one of those actors who have worked in films of seven different languages. He started his acting career with the TV serial Banegi Apni Baat (1996) and also appeared in many commercials. After that, he got big success when he appeared in Mani Ratnam’s Tamil film Alaipayuthey (2000). After that, he made his identity among those actors who were famous for romantic films.

R. Madhavan Bio/Wiki

Real NameMadhavan Balaji Ranganathan 
Nick NameMaddy
Profession Actor, Director, Writer, Television Host
Debut MovieRaat Ki Subah Nahin (1996)
Physical Stats
R Madhavan’s Height In Centimeter- 179 cm
In Meter-1.79 m
In Feet- 5’10 Feet
R Madhavan’s WeightIn Kilogram- 75 kg
In Pound- 165 lbs
Body MeasurementChest- 43 Inches
Waist- 30 Inches
Biceps- 13 Inches
Eye colorLight Brown
Hair colorBlack
Personal Life
Date Of Birth1 June 1970
R. Madhavan Age (2021)51 Years
Birthplace Jamshedpur, Bihar (Now In Jharkhand)
Zodiac sign Gemini
Nationality Indian
Home town Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
School D.B.M.S English School Jamshedpur 
College/University Rajaram College, Kolhapur, Maharashtra
Kishinchand Chellaram College Mumbai
Religion/CastHinduism/ Brahman
Food HabitVegetarian
HobbiesPlaying Golf, Reading Books, Travelling
Family member
Marital StatusMarried
R. Madhavan’s GirlfriendSarita Birje (Air Hostess)
R. Madhavan’s Wife Sarita Birje 
Marriage Date- 6 June 1999
ChildrenSon- Vedaant
Parents Father- Ranganathan Seshadri 
Mother- Saroja
SiblingBrother- None
Sister- Devika 
R. Madhavan’s Net worth (2021)14 Million USD
Charges Per Movie6 to 7 Crore INR
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Family & Wife

R. Madhavan was born on 1 June 1970 in Jamshedpur (now Jharkhand) in Bihar to Ranganathan Seshadri, a management executive at Tata Steel, and Saroja, a manager at Bank of India, in a Tamil family. His younger sister’s name is Devika and she is a software engineer.

Before debuting in films, R. Madhavan married Sarita Birje in the year 1999, before which he was in a relationship with Sarita for 8 years. They both have a child named Vedaant.

Early Life and Education

He completed his early education from D.B.M.S English School Jamshedpur and completed his further studies from Rajaram College Kolhapur Maharashtra. He also completed his post graduation in public speaking from Kishinchand Chellaram College Mumbai.

R Madhavan was very good in studies from the beginning. In 1988, he got an opportunity to represent his school in Canada as a cultural ambassador on behalf of the school, he had his own goal to serve the country, he wanted to become an army officer but due to some reason he could not be selected, further he Took his step towards public speaking. He used to participate in many types of activities during his college time.

At the age of 22, he became a high level NCC cadets of Maharashtra. Due to which he got an opportunity to go on the trip of NCC cadets of England. Where he got an opportunity to train in the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.


R Madhavan started her acting career in the early 1990s in Hindi soap operas like Banegi Apni Baat, Sea Hawks, Ghar Jamai and Saaya.

In the year 2000, director Mani Ratnam gave him a chance in his Tamil romantic film Alaipayuthey. This was his debut film.

In 2001, she got a chance to work in the Hindi film Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein, which received mixed reviews.

In the year 2002, he played a novelist in Mani Ratnam’s film Kannathil Muthamittal, in which Keerthana, Simran and Nandita Das worked with him. In 2002, R Madhavan appeared in the Hindi film Dil Vil Pyar Vyar.

Talking about R Madhavan’s Hindi films, Ramji Londonwaley in 2005, Rang De Basanti in 2006, Guru in 2007, Mumbai Meri Jaan in 2008, 3 Idiots in 2009, Teen Patti in 2010, Tanu Weds Manu in 2011, Jodi Breakers in 2012, Taak Jhaank in 2013, Tanu Weds Manu Returns in 2015, Saala Khados in 2016.

In the year 2022, R Madhavan’s two films will be released, whose names are Amriki Pandit and Dhokha.

Talking about R Madhavan’s web series, in the year 2018, he played the role of Danny in Breathe. On December 17, 2021, this next web series Decoupled is going to stream on Netflix, in which Madhavan will be seen in the role of Arya Iyer. Apart from this, one of his web series The Railway Men is going to come out in 2022, about which not much is known yet.

Debuting as a director, R Madhavan has directed the film Rocketry: The Nambi Effect which is going to release on 1 April 2022. In which R Madhavan himself will be seen in the role of ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan. The film is going to be released in 3 different languages Hindi, English and Tamil.

Awards and Honors

2001- Filmfare Award For Best Male Debut – South
2005- Best Supporting Actor- Ayitha Ezhuthu
2017- Zee Cine Awards- Best Tamil Actor (Male) Irudhi Suttru
2017- Filmfare Awards – Tamil – Best Actor- Irudhi Suttru
2018- Indian Television Academy Awards- Best Actor (Web Series) Breathe

Facts About R. Madhavan

  • Madhavan is called Maddy by many of his friends and relatives. It is worth mentioning that Madhavan’s character in Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein was named Maddy.
  • Madhavan has been a teacher before joining films, he has taught as a teacher in Kolhapur.
  • According to media reports, R Madhavan gave one of his portfolios to a modeling agency while studying in Mumbai.
  • In the year 2018, Madhavan debuted on the digital platform and appeared in Amazon Prime Video’s series Breathe.


Who is R.Madhavan’s wife?

Sarita Birje

Does Madhavan eat non veg?

No, Madhavan is a vegetarian.

Who is Madhavan’s son?

Vedaant Madhavan. 

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