Madhavan is an Indian actor, writer, film producer and television host. Madhavan is fondly called as Maddy by tamil cinema fans. He started his career in the advertising field doing tv commercials and soon recognized. Then he did some tv soap opera and hosted television show.
Manirathanam introduced him to the tamil cinema in the movie "Alaipayuthey" and the movie become super hit. Madhavan soon recognized as Romantic hero then. Madhavan is one of few leading actor to exploit and risk into new genre of movies after been recognized by Romantic hero of tamil cinema. He acted in movies involving romantic, love, social-message, horror, full-length-comedy, sitcom, supporting-role.
Madhavan holds engineering degree in electronics. He is a vegetarian and animal lover; a brand ambassador for PETA. He is fluent in English, Hindi, and Tamil.