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R Madhavan Birthday Special: 5 Memorable Roles That Are Etched In Our Hearts Forever

Actor and filmmaker R Madhavan, who has had an illustrious career in Indian cinema over the years, turns 53 today.





R Madhavan Birthday Special
Tanu Weds Manu To Rocketry: Madhavan proved his range of acting with over 50 films. (Image: Twitter)

ACTOR R Madhavan turns 53 today. The actor, who has made his mark in both Hindi and Tamil films, recently won over the audiences with his directorial debut, Rocketry: The Nambi Effect. The film also won him the Best Director award at the recently held IIFA 2023.

Over the years, R Madhavan has acted in over 50 films in multiple Indian languages. The actor rose to fame with his ‘guy-next-door’ looks in the 2001-film, Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein. Followed by several memorable supporting roles in the 2000’s, Madhavan became a popular name in the Hindi film industry.

Apart from being a successful actor, R Madhavan also has producer, screenwriter, dialogue writer and director credits to his name. Despite donning so many professional hats, the actor is a supportive and pro-active father and often takes to his social media account to highlight the achievements of his children.

On R Madhavan’s birthday, take a look at the most memorable roles played by R Madhavan in Hindi films that will be etched in our hearts forever:

Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein

R Madhavan made the audiences fall in love with his character of Madhav aka ‘Maddy’ in this love story. His transition from a brat to a guy head-over-heels in love left us swooning all over him. Several songs from the movie went on to become all-time hits.

Rang De Basanti

Despite appearing in a cameo appearance, R Madhavan won our hearts with his role of an officer in the Indian Air Force. The actor’s effortless charm and smile made every girl want a guy like him in their lives. 

3 Idiots

Aamir Khan, R Madhavan and Sharman Joshi’s camaraderie in the film made it the biggest blockbuster in the history of Indian cinema at the time. Madhavan played Farhan Qureshi, an aspiring photographer who is pursuing a career in engineering because he is too scared of his father. 

With his dialogue “Abba nahi maanenge,” R Madhavan won us with the emotional depths of his character and made us vouch for his character in the film.

Tanu Weds Manu

Undoubtedly one of the best and most popular roles of R Madhavan in the Hindi film industry, Tanu Weds Manu became a sleeper hit thanks to the crackling chemistry between Kangana Ranaut and Madhavan, where he played the role of Doctor Manu.

Recently in an interview, the actor shared that it will always be one of his most memorable roles. “It’s hard to believe that it has been eight years since the release of Tanu Weds Manu Returns. This film holds a special place in my heart, and I am overwhelmed by the love and support it continues to receive even today. I am grateful to the incredible team behind the film and the audiences for making this journey so memorable,” R Madhavan said.

Rocketry: The Nambi Effect

One of the most important films of R Madhavan’s career, Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’s critical and box-office success established Madhavan as a bankable filmmaker. The actor underwent remarkable physical transformation to embody the character, sporting different looks across various phases of Nambi Narayanan’s life, which also won him the Best Director award at the recently held IIFA 2023.

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