Veteran Malayalam actor Madhavan Nair, also known as Madhu, is celebrating his 90th birthday today. He is one of the legendary actors in Malayalam cinema and has a remarkable career stretching over six decades. He has established himself as an exemplary actor, director, and producer as well.
Madhu’s birthday celebrations will be held at Siva Bhavan, Kannammoola, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. According to the reports, preparations for the birthday ceremony of the actor have been completed. Madhu has received adulation from the audience for his acting in films like Chemmeen, Bhargavi Nilayam, Karutha Rathrikal, Subaidha, and others.
Madhavan Nair alias Madhu was born on September 23, 1933, in Gowreesapattom. He is the eldest son of R. Parameswaran Pillai (hailed from Padmanabhapuram, Thuckalay). R. Parameswaran Pillai was the erstwhile Mayor of Trivandrum and Madhu’s mother Thankamma was a housewife. In 1958, Madhu was the only Malayali student to enter the first batch of the National School of Drama. Madhu used to work as an English College lecturer before becoming an actor in the Malayalam Cinema in the sixties.
It was not an easy task for Madhu to cement his position in Malayalam cinema. He had to face stiff competition from the already-established stalwarts like Prem Nazir and Sathyan. Madhu managed to do that and became one of the most sought-after actors in the Malayalam film industry. Not only the Malayalam cinema, Madhu proved his acting credentials, in the film Saat Hindustani. He played the role of Shabut Shanyal in this film written and directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas. Saat Hindustani failed to perform at the box office.
In an interview with the media portal keralakaumudi.com, Madhu said,” It’s my ninetieth birthday. Many people ask how it feels and the answer is ‘it feels a little bit better.’ My acting career may be over, but there is still more to do. As long as there are good scripts, I’ll continue to act. The Chemmeen actor was asked about his celebration. He responds,” Whoever comes to celebrate, I’ll be sitting in this chair. They can celebrate and I won’t bother anyone.”