He turns 50, this year. Prior to that, he won gold at a 100m freestyle national championship. Though it was tough to manage, the support he received from his school made it easier for him. Madhavan, who loves to interact with his fans every now-and-then through his social media posts, did just that on Sunday. Talking about getting into politics, he said, "I am not politically inclined and I do not want to be a politician. Started swimming for school and is now swimming for the nation. You would be surprised to know that in 1988, Madhavan gained a scholarship to represent India as a cultural ambassador from Rajaram College, Kolhapur and spent a year in Stettler, Alberta, Canada as part of an exchange programme with Rotary International. Copyright © 2020 Mid-Day Infomedia Ltd. All Rights Reserved. The couple was blessed with a boy in 2004. in Electronics. We wish all the very best for your future endeavours, Maddy! The duo IITians developed an education system to change the lives of the special children. A post shared by R. Madhavan (@actormaddy) onJun 6, 2020 at 12:06am PDT, Divya Dutta commented: "Happy anniversary you beauties." border: 1px solid #AAAAAA; And the rest is history! Sarita had attended his class on the recommendation of her cousins and even confessed that she had learned from Madhavan's classes to pass an interview to become an air hostess. Marking the occasion, the actor took to social media and wrote a few lines for his wife. One is plot-driven, while the other is character-driven. What made him be so choosy about selecting projects? The most awaited Dronacharya Award is presented to the most experienced Indian Archery coach. Madhavan has won four Filmfare Awards South and three Tamil Nadu State Film (All photos/R Madhavan's Instagram account). R. Madhavan during NCC training in England It's an award that very few people can claim," he said in an interview with mid-day. "They all give titles to actors in the South. But he feels his shower selfie is a bit of an embarrassment because he is not used to being called hot. Click here to join our channel (@middayinfomedialtd) and stay updated with the latest news, This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. When young people joined politics coming from a background of the common man, like the one happened in the US when Barack Obama became President, young people get a visionary. /* View slug: swimmer-timings-with-taxonomy - end */ R. Madhavan was asked how he feels to have a new generation of girls swooning over his pictures on social media at this age? 1/ 15 R. Madhavan, popularly called as Maddy, was born on June 1, 1970, in Jamshedpur, Bihar … I always wanted to be like them and I am happy that I got a chance to prove myself by winning a silver at the championships,” he says. His zodiac sign is Gemini. I can't thank god enough," he wrote along with a string of red heart emojis. R. Madhavan was born on Monday, 1 June 1970 (age 50 years; as in 2020) in Jamshedpur, Bihar (now in Jharkhand). Acting 'NO' for now. A post shared by R. Madhavan (@actormaddy) on Apr 8, 2018 at 10:24am PDT. Being part of the acting industry for over 20 years, R. Madhavan has grown as an actor, and there is one advice which holds a special place in his heart. /* ----------------------------------------- */, Glenmark 36th Sub Junior and 46th Junior National Aquatic Championships, Maharashtra Junior State Aquatic Championships 2019, Speedo Thailand Age Group Swimming Championships 2019, 3rd SFI All India National Club Championships, Shivangi, Swadesh excel at the Khelo India Youth Games 2020, Kushagra and Maana light up the Asian Age Group Championships. They also wanted to give me a title which meant 'King of Smiles', but I said no. He received training with the British Army, the Royal Navy, and the Royal Air Force. You overwhelm me. The coach of the National Junior pistol team, the shooting legend is conferred with the Dronacharya Award. Then he joined the Goregaon Sports Club where his coach identified his potential and zeal to win when he competed with national swimmers like Kapil Shetty. The stories of achievers, irrespective of age, region and timeline are bought to the readers in a way to spread the fire of inspiration. font-size: 19px; I can’t thank god enough . Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com, A Suitable Boy director Mira Nair on Kissing Shashi Tharoor in College. Meryl Streep did Big Little Lies. "An actor is defined by his life experiences and how convincingly he is portraying his characters on-screen and getting acceptance for his performance. "Proud moment for Sarita (his wife) and I, as Vedaant wins his first medal for India in an international swim meet in Thailand today. Vedaant's first official medal representing India (sic)", praises poured in from every section right from the celebrities and the fans base on Vedaant, son of Madhavan and Sarita. When it comes to the acceptance of my performance from the audience, even though the films did not do well at the box office for a film like 'Ramji Londonwala', my effort has always been appreciated. When asked if he had any fears about audiences doubting his career in cinema, he said, "You mean because I'm doing something on the smaller screen? I was waiting to do a web series. table.redTable tbody td { Mid-Day is now on Telegram. Madhavan and Sarita have a son named Vedaant. English School and went to Rajaram College, Kolhapur, Maharashtra to pursue B.Sc. Captures the good, bad and the ugly. 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