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As the Much Anticipated Movie “Rocketry” is Released, Here are 10 Lesser Known Facts About R. Madhavan

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As Actor, writer, and filmmaker R. Madhavan’s new project ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’ based on an ISRO scientist accused of espionage is released, let us know some lesser-known facts about the prominent actor. Stay tuned!

1. Madhavan is a Tamilian, Born in Bihar

Madhavan was born and brought up in Jamshedpur, Bihar (now Jharkhand) on June 1, 1970. His father is a native of Tamil Nadu. His father worked for Tata Steel and his mother Saroja worked for Indian Bank.

2. Maddy is a Vegetarian!

Madhavan, who is nicknamed ‘Maddy’, is a vegetarian. Remember the scene from ‘Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein’, where Maddy struggles to eat chicken on the lunch date? Yes, it is because Maddy is a pure vegetarian. The actor was also named the ‘Hottest Vegetarian’ in 2010 by PETA!

3. He Aspired to Become an Army Officer in His Youth

Being an NCC cadet in his youthful days, Madhavan got the opportunity to visit England and get trained with the British military. He applied to join the Indian Army but was rejected because of the age cut-off by 6 months.

R. Madhvan NCC

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4. Career in Television

Madhavan’s first television appearance was a sandalwood talc advertisement in 1996. However, he debuted on television with the show ‘Banegi Apni Baat’ on Zee TV.

Banegi Apni Baat

Credits: ZeeTV

5. Family Life

The actor was dating his classmate Sarita Birje for a long time. The duo got married in 1999. The couple has a son Vedaant Madhavan, who is a swimmer by profession.

Real reason why Madhavan shifted to a foreign country with family - Tamil  News -

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6. Mani Ratnam- The Guide to Madhavan’s Life

Madhavan gained recognition in Tamil cinema through Mani Ratnam’s successful romance film ‘Alaipayuthey’ (2000). The actor even played a novelist in Mani Ratnam’s ‘Kannathil Muthamittal’ in 2002.

Mani Ratnam

Credits: FilmiBeat

7. Madhavan Gets Popular!

The actor got fame after portraying the character ‘Maddy’ in ‘Rehnaa Hai Tere Dil Mein (2001). The film and his character are loved by the fans to this day. The film also featured Dia Mirza and Saif Ali Khan alongside the actor.


Credits: Zoom TV

8. R.Madhavan’s Hollywood Project

R. Madhavan appeared as an Indian cop in the Hollywood film Inferno in 1997.

9. Success in the Hindi Cinema

His role in Hindi films such as “Rang De Basanti”, “Guru” with Abhishek Bachchan, and “3 Idiots” with Aamir Khan has been loved by the audience. His character of Manu in ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ and ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ has also stayed in the audience’s hearts.

10.R.Madhavan knows 7 languages!

Madhavan is a versatile actor who has given phenomenal performances across languages. Madhavan has movies across 7 languages, including Tamil, Telugu, English, Hindi, Kannada, Malay, and Malayalam.

Rocketry: The Nambi Effect was released in cinemas on July 1, 2022. The film marks Madhavan’s debut as a director.

References: The Indian Wire, IndiaGlitz

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