Indian Bollywood actor R. Madhavan showcases a creation by designer Krishana Demble during the Rajasthan Fashion Week (RFW) 2013 in Jaipur on May 12, 2013.
New Delhi: Actor R Madhavan has been named person of the year by animal rights organisation People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for his contribution to spreading of vegetarianism.
The 42-year-old is being honoured for devoting time to various initiatives of the organisation, which opposes cruelty on animals.
by Sreedhar Pillai
Madhavan or Maddy, as he is popularly known in Kollywood, is considered by many as the only Tamil actor who has been successful in Hindi films as well. Madhavan began his acting career doing Hindi television serials before Mani Ratnam cast him in his Tamil romantic Alaipayuthey.
Later he forayed into Bollywood and struck gold at box-office with films like Rang De Basanti, Guru, Mumbai Meri Jaan, 3 Idiots and Tanu Weds Manu. In an exclusive interview to Firstpost, Maddy opens up on how he manages to keep afloat in Kollywood and Bollywood simultaneously.
Indian Bollywood actor Madhavan (R) poses with his wife Sarita Birje as they attend the 70th Birthday celebrations of Bollywood Actor Amitabh Bachchan in Mumbai on October 10, 2012.