R. Madhavan Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Born Name

Madhavan Balaji Ranganathan

Nick Name

Maddy

R. Madhavan in an Instagram selfie as seen in January 2018
R. Madhavan in an Instagram selfie as seen in January 2018 (R. Madhavan / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Gemini

Born Place

Jamshedpur, Bihar, India

Residence

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Nationality

Indian

Education

He completed his graduation in engineering and wanted to pursue his career in the army. During his college, he was one of the leading NCC cadets and visited England to train under the British Army, the Royal Navy, and the Royal Air Force.

He was part of a scholarship student exchange programme in Stettler, Alberta, Canada for a year in 1998. He later went on to pursue his post graduation from Kishinchand Chellaram College in Mumbai.

Occupation

Actor, Writer, Producer

Family

  • Father – Ranganathan (Former Management Executive in Tata Steel)
  • Mother – Saroja (Former Manager in the Bank of India)
  • Siblings – Devika (Younger Sister) (Software Engineer)

Manager

Unknown

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 10½ in or 179 cm

Weight

74 kg or 163 lbs

R. Madhavan during the promotion of the film Teen Patti at Big FM studios in 2010
R. Madhavan during the promotion of the film Teen Patti at Big FM studios in 2010 (Bollywood Hungama / www.bollywoodhungama.com / CC BY-3.0)

Girlfriend / Spouse

R. Madhavan has dated –

  1. Sarita Birje (1991-Present) – Sarita attended personality training classes where Madhavan was a teacher. She was aspiring to be an air hostess, and once she got through the interview, she asked him out for dinner. Their love blossomed, and the two began dating. The two finally tied the knot after 8 years of courtship in 1999 in a traditional Tamil wedding ceremony. The couple has a son called Vedanta (b. 2005).

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

R. Madhavan has Tamil ancestry.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper (Natural)

He often tends to dye his hair ‘dark brown’ or ‘black’.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • His smile
  • Madhavan’s charming looks
  • His dusky complexion

Brand Endorsements

R. Madhavan has endorsed the following brands –

  • Hathway Broadband
  • Santoor Soap
  • Airtel
  • Fair and Lovely
  • Maruti Suzuki WagonR
  • Bajaj
  • Pond’s
  • TVS
  • Pepsi
  • IMG
  • UniverCell
  • Arun Excello
  • Joy Alukkas
  • Snapdeal

Religion

Hinduism

R. Madhavan and Kangana Ranaut during the promotions of Tanu Weds Manu in 2011
R. Madhavan and Kangana Ranaut during the promotions of Tanu Weds Manu in 2011 (Bollywood Hungama / www.bollywoodhungama.com / CC BY-3.0)

Best Known For

Being one of the most versatile and well-known actors in the Indian film line who has managed to mark his presence in regional as well as national films.

First Film

R. Madhavan made his theatrical film debut in an uncredited role in the movie Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin in 1996.

His first credited role was in the 1997 movie Inferno.

First TV Show

R Madhavan made his television show debut on the romantic television series Yule Love Stories in 1993.

Personal Trainer

Madhavan practices yoga which helps him keep a balance in his body and mind. He also works out every day for an hour.

Madhavan admits to being a foodie. Hence, it becomes difficult for him to keep his weight in check. He also ensures that he is hydrated with protein shakes and energy drinks.

For his role in the movie Saala Khadoos, he was required to gain muscle for portraying the character of a boxing coach. He eventually had to lose the weight for his next film, which Madhavan did by following his diet which he keeps a secret. He abstained from eating after 6 pm and maintained a gap of at least 5 and a half hours between his meals which helped him lose 11 kgs.

R. Madhavan Favorite Things

  • Food – Pani Puri, Curd rice
  • Desserts – Rasgullas, Rasmalai, Gajar Halwa, Petha, Black Forest pastry
Source – Filmibeat.com
R. Madhavan in an Instagram selfie in November 2017
R. Madhavan in an Instagram selfie in November 2017 (R. Madhavan / Instagram)

R. Madhavan Facts

  1. He follows vegetarianism and was voted the cutest male vegetarian by PETA.
  2. R. Madhavan was invited to be a guest speaker at the Harvard University for the 14th Indian Conference.
  3. He is very vocal about the protection of animals and was also given the title of “Person of the Year” by PETA in 2012.
  4. He is extremely family-oriented and enjoys spending time with his family.
  5. In 1992, he attended the Young Businessmen Conference held in Tokyo, Japan as an Indian representative.
  6. He can speak 3 different languages.
  7. He plays golf and has even participated in a charity event held in 2007.
  8. Madhavan is a philanthropist and deals in a lot of charity work such as the AIDS awareness programme started by Richard Gere in India amongst others.
  9. He has revealed that he is allergic to non-vegetarian food.
  10. He dislikes spicy food and Fenugreek.
  11. Follow Madhavan on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Featured Image by R. Madhavan / Instagram

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