Celebrating the man whose performances and looks are only getting better with time: R. Madhavan

From being the doe-eyed chocolate boy in ‘Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein’ to the hulky angry man in ‘Saala Khadoos’, R Madhavan has aged like fine wine and we cannot help but be in awe of his crazy talent and irresistible looks! So, here’s a look at how the internet’s favourite heartthrob has been blowing our minds over the years!
 

Isn't this how we all remember Madhavan? A charming young boy with soft eyes and an innocent smile?
His debut role in ‘Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein’ helped him to quite literally make his way into everyone’s hearts and is still considered a favourite of many!
 

R. Madhavan in Rehnaa Hai Tere Dil Mein
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The Indian Express

Almost all his early films had him look like the ultimate boy next door and looking at this picture from ‘Dil Vil Pyaar Vyaar’, we completely understand why!

R. Madhavan in Dil Vil Pyar Vyar
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Then came the ultimate tear jerker, ‘Rang De Basanti’. It made everyone fall in love with the charming Lt. Ajay Rathod and the song “Tu bin bataye” where Ajay proposes to Sonia still doesn’t fail to make Maddy fans melt!

R. Madhavan in Rang De Basanti
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And who can forget this iconic college boy look of Madhavan from 3 Idiots! It’s hard to believe this is the same man who turned into how we know him today!

R. Madhavan as Farhan in 3 idiots
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The Hindu

And here’s for the big reveal! 
R Madhavan, in his last Bollywood film ‘Sala Khadoos’ not only looked beefier than ever but also played the role of an angry coach, very different from everything he had ever done before.

R. Madhavan's movie Saala Khadoos
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He not only grew his hair longer but also moved to the US to train his body for the look. 
And, with months of hardcore boxing training and following a strict diet, he blessed his fans with this glorious look!

Maddy in Rang De Basanti
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Another fan favourite look is that of the rough and rugged Police Officer from his Tamil film, Vikram Vedha. His look not only added to the intensity of his character but also made the film feel raw and authentic.

Madhavan's Vikram Vedha
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Hindustan Times

His Instagram however is where people really can’t seem to get enough of him, this is where Madhavan who goes by the handle @actormaddy interacts directly with his fans and blesses them with beautiful sun kissed selfies every other day!
 

R. Madhavan aka Maddy
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Instagram: @actormaddy

Here’s another recent picture with an adorable caption stating how he finally shaved his beard off to surprise his mother on Mother’s Day! One scroll through his Instagram can definitely turn anyone’s day around! 

Ranganathan Madhavan
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Instagram: @actormaddy

And, how can one not rave about his looks when this is how he looks at 49! His 1.9 million fans know exactly what we are talking about!

Bollywood star R Madhavan
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Instagram: @actormaddy

Finally, here’s the post shower selfie that started it all! This picture of Madhavan not only broke the internet but also reminded people that their sweet chocolate boy can also nail the classic salt & pepper look!

Actor R. Madhavan
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Instagram: @actormaddy

But no one was ready for the biggest look-change ever!
His upcoming film, Rocketry: The Nambi Effect has got everyone reeling with excitement over this drastic change and we can’t wait to see what magic he creates on screen!

Actor Madhavan
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