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Happy Birthday Madhavan: Lesser Known facts about '3 Idiots' actor and how he juggled diverse careers

Our favourite 'Maddy' is actually Madhavan Balaji Ranganathan in real life and is one of the most lovable actors of Bollywood. Born on June 1, 1970, the actor still breaks the hearts of many young female fans with this dimpled smile. As the actor turns 49, here are a few lesser known facts that proves any regular guy can become asuperstar with his charming personality and hard work.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 01 June 2019, 04:03:44 PM
Madhavan: Lesser Known facts about '3 Idiots' actor and how he juggled diverse careers

Madhavan: Lesser Known facts about '3 Idiots' actor and how he juggled diverse careers

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Our favourite 'Maddy' is actually Madhavan Balaji Ranganathan in real life and is one of the most lovable actors of Bollywood. Born on June 1, 1970, the actor still breaks the hearts of many young female fans with this dimpled smile. As the actor turns 49, here are a few lesser known facts that proves any regular guy can become a superstar with his charming personality and hard work.
Madhavan: Lesser Known facts about '3 Idiots' actor and how he juggled diverse careers

Madhavan: Lesser Known facts about '3 Idiots' actor and how he juggled diverse careers

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His career graph has been quite dramatic. From getting trained for the army to an electronics degree to public speaking guru to acting Madhavan has done it all. He has done his graduation in electronics and represented India as a cultural ambassador in Canada.
Madhavan: Lesser Known facts about '3 Idiots' actor and how he juggled diverse careers

Madhavan: Lesser Known facts about '3 Idiots' actor and how he juggled diverse careers

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Not everyone knows about his awesome public speaking skills. He represented India at the Young Businessmen Conference in Tokyo, Japan, in 1992.
Madhavan: Lesser Known facts about '3 Idiots' actor and how he juggled diverse careers

Madhavan: Lesser Known facts about '3 Idiots' actor and how he juggled diverse careers

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His wife Sarita Birje, was his student at his public speaking class. She was air hostess by profession and got married to Madhavan even before he made his movie debut.
Madhavan: Lesser Known facts about '3 Idiots' actor and how he juggled diverse careers

Madhavan: Lesser Known facts about '3 Idiots' actor and how he juggled diverse careers

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Remember Madhavan's cult role as a IAF pilot in Range De Basanti? The roll was a dream made true for the actor always wanted to serve the nation and was awarded Best NCC Cadet Maharashtra and got a chance to go to England for it. He was even trained with the Royal Army, Navy and the Air Force.
Madhavan: Lesser Known facts about '3 Idiots' actor and how he juggled diverse careers

Madhavan: Lesser Known facts about '3 Idiots' actor and how he juggled diverse careers

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Madhavan has been an inspiration for animated characters in video games. Paradox Studios Limited launched two games with Madhavan as the lead character – Madhavan’s MIG & Madhavan.