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Name
  
Raghuvaran Nair

Occupation
  
Film actor

Spouse
  
Rohini (m. 1996–2004)

Died
  
March 19, 2008, Chennai


Role
  
Actor

Height
  
6 ft 3 in (191 cm)

Children
  
Sai Rishivaran

Raghuvaran Name used in Tamil Cinema Movies Raghuvaran

Full Name
  
Raghuvaran Velayutham Nair

Born
  
10 December 1958 (
1958-12-10
)

Parent(s)
  
Chunkamandathu V. VelayudhanS. R. Kasthuri

Movies
  

Raghuvaran மரணத்தில் நடந்தது இனி நடக்கக்கூடாது! | Rohini interview


Raghuvaran (10 December 1958 – 19 March 2008) was an Indian actor who predominantly acted in movies made in South India. He has acted in more than 200 Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi films. According to the Hindustan Times, "The actor had carved a niche for himself with his special style and voice modulation."

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He played the protagonist of a Tamil soap opera, Oru Manidhanin Kadhai, about a well-to-do man who becomes an alcoholic. He received critical acclaim for his role as Father Alphonso in the Malayalam movie Daivathinte Vikruthikal, directed by Lenin Rajendran and based on M. Mukundan's novel of the same name.

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Interview with rohini wife of late actor raghuvaran part 1


Personal life

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He was born as the eldest among four children in 1958 at Kollengode in Chittur taluk, Palakkad district, Kerala. He was the grandson of Mr. N. Radhakrishna Menon and son of Chunkamannathu Velayudhan and Kasthuri Chakkungal. When his father moved his hotel business from Mathur to Coimbatore and family shifted to Coimbatore. He had his primary education from St. Ann's Matric. Higher Secondary School, Coimbatore. He also learned piano from Trinity College London.

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He discontinued his Bachelor of Arts in History from Coimbatore (Govt. Arts College) to pursue a career in acting. He landed a minor role in the Kannada film Swapna Thingalgal. He began acting in small minor roles in Telugu and Kannada films including a two-minute scene as a rapist in Udaya.

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From 1979 to 1983, he was part of an acting drama troupe in Chennai, Chennai Kings, which also included the Kannada/Tamil supporting actor, Nassar. He was spotted and cast as the lead actor in Ezhavathu Manithan which was his biggest role to date.

He was married to Actress Rohini in 1996 and they have a son Rishi Varan born in 1998. The couple later got separated and divorced in 2004.

Career

Following his beginnings on the stage, and a Diploma in acting from Adyar Film Institute in Chennai, Raghuvaran approached many Kollywood studios aiming for performance oriented roles and finally got selected one as hero. The offbeat film named Ezhavathu Manithan (Seventh Man). directed by Hariharan won many awards, but not many offers for him. A few more films followed as hero like Oru Odai Nadhiyagirathu and Nee Thodumbothu released, but did n't became a huge success. But the villain role in Silk Silk Silk was noticed and the film's success opened the gate of offers for him. The villain act continued in films like Kutravaaligal, Mr. Bharath, Mandhira Punnagai and Oorkavalan. He appeared as hero as well as supporting actor in between releases as well. The major ones are Mudivalla Arambam and Samsaram Adhu Minsaram.

Hero

In the mid 1980s Raghuvaran did many films as hero and most of them did good business as well. The films Michael Raj, Megam Karuththirukku, Kootu Puzhukkal and Kavithai Paada Neramillai helped to stabilize his career. The lawyer in Kaliyugam, the police officer in Thaimel Aanai, the rowdy with a golden heart in Kai Naattu, the honest Medical student turned Goonda in Kuttravali, the common man in En Vazhi Thani Vazhi helped Raghuvaran's market value as hero to reach greater heights. But his desire to try all types of roles, like supporting actor as well as villain simultaneously halted the progress as hero, even though he played hero roles in Vyooham, Kavacham and Anjali later. His supporting roles in Annanagar Mudhal Theru and Siva was well received too.

Variety

Raghuvaran was pitted against Dilip Kumar in his Bollywood debut Izzatdaar and his popularity further soared at national level with Ram Gopal Varma' s gangster flick Shiva, where he played the dreaded gangster Bhawani. Other Bollywood films include like Rakshak opposite Sunil Shetty (1996), Lal Baadshah opposite Amitabh Bachchan (1999), Hitler opposite Mithun Chakraborty (1998) and Grahan along with Jackie Shroff, where he replaced a busy Nana Patekar in 2001.

In a career span lasting for more than 26 years, Raghuvaran performed each roles with his trademark mannerisms, often stealing the thunder from more established stars and even heroes. His magnetic baritone voice was an advantage and he modulated it to suit his variety of roles. He also set his own style of mannerisms and brought a distinct dialogue delivery and even changed his gait in many films. All this dedication won him more fans and helped his popularity graph soaring more higher.

He has received several state and Filmfare Awards for his performances in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films. He began his career as a supporting actor in a number of films in Tamil including Mani Rathnam's Anjali as the father of an autistic child. He later played villains in Baasha as Mark Anthony, Mudhalvan as Aranganathan (corrupt Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu), Shiva and Muthu as Ilaimaran. He later returned to supporting roles – sometimes as a father or as a mentor in films such as Alai, Yaaradi Nee Mohini, Thirumalai and Bala.

Death

Raghuvaran died on 19 March 2008. cause of the death has been disclosed as organ failure caused by excessive alcohol consumption

His death occurred during the filming stages of several films, including the Tamil film, Kanthaswamy wherein Raghuvaran's performances were left unused and were replaced with Ashish Vidyarthi, which resulted in the film's delayed release.

2000–09

Filmography

Actor
2008
Bank as
Raghu
2008
Yaaradi Nee Mohini as
Vasu's father
2008
Aatadista
2008
Sila Nerangalil
2008
Pelli Kani Prasad
2008
Ashoka
2008
Thodakkam
2008
Bheemaa as
Periyavar
2007
Maruthamalai as
Suryanarayanan
2007
Sivaji as
Dr. Chezhian
2007
Evadithe Nakenti as
Bala Gangadhar (as Raguvaran)
2006
Sivappathikaaram as
Prof . Elango
2005
Sachien as
Gowtham / Singhania
2004
Mass as
Satya
2004
Jananam as
Udhaya Moorthy
2004
Arasatchi as
Advocate Ashok Mehta
2004
Naani as
Scientist
2004
Jana as
Jana's Father
2004
Durgi as
Jayadev (JD)
2004
Main Hoon Durga
2003
Anbe Un Vasam
2003
Anjaneya
2003
Thirumalai as
Artist
2003
Kaiyodu Kai
2003
Alai
2003
Alaudin as
Gangadhar
2003
Johnny
2003
Ennai Thalatta Varuvala
2003
Naaga
2002
Bala as
Jayamani
2002
I Love You Da
2002
Bobby as
K.R.
2002
University
2002
Run as
Siva's brother-in-law
2002
Dhaya as
Major Rudrayya
2002
Roja Kootam
2002
Red as
Newspaper editor
2002
Seema Simham
2002
Allaudin Ka Jadui Chirag
2001
Majunu as
MP Gajapathy
2001
Star as
Dhanushkodi
2001
Narasimha as
Raana
2001
Dost
2001
Asura
2001
Grahan as
Advocate Raghu Sinha
2001
Agni Jwala
2000
Parthen Rasithen
2000
Pelli Sambandham
2000
Sudhandhiram as
Raghu
2000
Azaad as
Deva / CBI Officer Vishwanath / Harkat Ul Ansari Dawood
2000
Kandukondain Kandukondain as
Sowmya's Boss
2000
Vallarasu
2000
Mugavari
2000
Good Luck
2000
Kannukkul Nilavu as
Dr. Rajasekhar
2000
Uyirile Kalanthathu
1999
Iraniyan as
Aande
1999
Mudhalvan as
Aranganathan
1999
Pooparika varugirom as
Ranganathan
1999
Anaganaga Oka Ammayi
1999
Prathyartha as
Robert
1999
Endrendrum Kadhal as
Shekher
1999
Lal Baadshah as
Vikram Singh / Vicky Baadshah
1999
En Swasa Katre as
Paneer
1999
Amarkalam as
Tulsidas
1999
Suriya Paarvai
1998
Aha
1998
Iniyavale
1998
Jai Hind
1998
Nilaave Vaa as
Siva
1998
Hitler as
Ankush Roy
1998
Thulli Thirintha Kaalam as
Chidambaram
1997
Anaganaga Oka Roju as
Raghu
1997
Kalavida
1997
Aahaa
1997
Ratchakan as
Gnaneswar
1997
Nerukku Ner as
Raghu
1997
Abhimanyu as
Maasilamani
1997
Ullaasam
1997
Love Today as
Chandrasekhar
1997
Arunachalam as
Viswanath
1997
A Sketch Killer: Who's Next
1997
Suswagatham as
Dr.Chandrasekhar
1996
Kranthi
1996
Selva as
Varatharajan
1996
Rakshak as
Raghu / Raghavan
1996
Aayudha
1996
Circle Inspector
1995
Dear Brother
1995
Kolangal
1995
Peterscott as
Interpol officer
1995
Raja Mudra
1995
Muthu as
Devaan
1995
Nadodi Mannan as
Krishnamoorthy
1995
Maatho Pettukoku as
Bhavani
1995
Witness
1995
Baasha as
Mark Anthony
1995
Humse Na Takrana
1995
Maanthrikam as
Dr. Abdul Rahman
1994
Kadhalan as
Malli
1994
Aranmanai Kaavalan
1994
Captain Shiva
1994
Paasamalargal as
Guest Appearance
1994
Ek Hatyara
1994
Raja Chinna Roja
1993
Addeham Enna Iddeham as
Perera
1992
Asadhyulu as
Dr. Pratap
1992
Chakravyuham as
Film director
1992
Daivathinte Vikrithikal as
Father Alphonse
1992
Kavacham
1992
Laati as
Dawood
1992
Prema Dhrohi
1992
Kizhakkan Pathrose as
Anthony
1992
Soorya Manasam
1992
Perfect Murder
1991
Penn (Tamil Serial by Suhasini Maniratnam) (TV Mini Series)
- Raji Maathiri Ponnu (1991)
1991
Pudhiya Raagam as
Raghuraman
1991
Chaitanya
1991
Vikram
1990
Thiagu
1990
Vyooham as
Tony Leous
1990
Shiva as
Bhavani
1990
Anjali as
Shekar
1990
Izzatdaar as
Indrajeet Sabharwal
1990
Puriyatha Puthir
1989
Lankeswarudu
1989
Shiva as
Bhavani
1989
Rudranetra as
Mr. Q
1989
Siva
1988
En Bommukutty Ammavukku
1988
Irandil Ondru
1988
Kaliyugam
1988
Kanchana Seeta
1988
Thaimel Aanai
1988
En Vazhi Thani Vazhi
1987
Arul Tharum Ayyappan
1987
Kootu Puzhukkal
1987
Michael raj
1987
Nyayaniki Sankellu
1987
Poovizhi Vasalile
1987
Jebu Donga
1987
Oor Kavalan
1987
Pasivadi Pranam as
Venu
1987
Kavithai Paada Neramillai
1987
Makkal En Pakkam
1987
Manithan
1986
Meendum Pallavi
1986
Samsaram Athu Minsaram as
Chidambaram
1986
Mr. Bharath as
Michael
1985
Kutravaaligal
1984
Silky
1983
Oru Odai Nadhiyagirathu
1983
Rugma as
Joseph
1983
Silk Silk Silk
1983
Ezhavathu Manithan as
Anand
1982
Kakka

References

Raghuvaran Wikipedia