Sunday, April 28, 2013

RAGHUVARAN

Raghuvaran was an excellent actor of South India who has acted in several Hindi films also.He was extremely talented to portray character and Villain roles.He possessed unique rich voice which he used modulating effectively as per the requirement of his roles.He had his own style of acting which enthralled the audience.
Raghuvaran was born at Kollengode of Palakkad District on 11 Dec 1958 to parents Velayudhan and Kasturi.He had his college studies at Coimbatore.He joined a professional drama troupe of Chennai and while working there got a chance in the Tamil movie 'Ezhavathu Manithan' in 1982.In the same year he got a role in the Malayalam film 'Kakka' which was directed by P.N.Sundaram and acted along with 'Nizhalkal Ravi(Kakka Ravi) and Rohini in it.He later married 'Rohini' and has a child in her.They but got separated and divorced.
          Raghuvaran's acting skill was highly acclaimed and he got several state awards and Filmfare awards.For the Malayalam film 'Daivanthinte Vikrithikal' which was directed by Lenin Rajendran in 1994, he was considered for the National Award as Best Actor but at the final stage the award was won by Mithun Chakraborty.In the film 'Daivanthinte Vikrithikal' he portrayed the  role as Father Alphonso which received accolades from all sectors.
In the Malayalam film 'Sooryamanasam' directed by Viji Thampi in 1992 he presented villain role in a sophisticated subtle way which grabbed the appreciation of the audience.That film got critical acclaim as well as the character 'Putturumeez' which was presented by Mammootty very effectively.
Raghuvaran acted in 'Vyuham' a Malayalam film directed by Sangeeth Sivan in 1990 as 'Tony Leous' an undercover agent.He also portrayed memorable roles in Malayalam films 'Manthrikam, Kizhakkan Pathrose, Kavacham' Peterscott,Rugma etc'.
Raghuvaran also acted in some Telugu and Kannada films which were also huge success in those languages.He had acted mostly in Tamil films.
In the Tamil film 'Anjali' which was directed by Mani Ratnam, as the father of mentally retarded child he was excellent and at the same time he could easily baffle the audience with villain and debaucher characters.His roles in films like 'Baasha,Mudhalvan' etc  are examples.His baritone was always appreciated.
Raguvaran died on 19 March 2008 due to cardiac arrest early in the morning.

Selected Filmography
Ezhavathu Manithan
Kakka
Oru Odai Nadhiyagirathu
Rugma
Silk Silk Silk
Mr.Bharath
Samsaram Athu Minsaram
Oorkkavalan
Manithan
En Bommakutty Ammavukku
Siva
Rudranetra
Vyuham
Anjali
Chaithenya
Sooryamanasam
Daivathinte Vikrithikal
Pasamalargal
Kadhalan
Manthrikam
Circle Inspector
Arunachalam
Kizhakkan Pathrose
Ullasam
Hitler
Nilave Vaa
Ratchagan
Kavacham
Kandukondein Kandukondein
Sivaji
Uyire Kalanthathu
Parthen Rasithen
Kannukkul Nilavu
Good luck
Vallaresu
Azad
Majunu
Run
Bobby
Love You Da
Bala
Kadhal Virus
Johnny
Alai
Thirumalai
Jana
Naani
Janam
Thodakkam
Yaradi Nee Mohini
Bank
Manjeera





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