R Madhavan awarded honorary degree for contribution to cinema; actor says it is an ‘honour and responsibility’
'I am truly humbled by this honour. This will only motivate me to keep pushing the envelope and challenging myself with newer projects,' said Madhavan on receiving the honorary degree.
Actor R Madhavan was conferred the degree of Doctor of Letters (D. Litt.) by DY Patil Education Society, Kolhapur on Wednesday for his outstanding contribution to arts and cinema.
The 50-year-old actor received the honour at the education society's ninth convocation ceremony.
"I am truly humbled by this honour. This will only motivate me to keep pushing the envelope and challenging myself with newer projects," Madhavan said in a statement.
The actor shared the update on social media
R. Madhavan receives D. Litt. for contribution to arts and films.🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/tJ27dYecb5
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) February 17, 2021
Along with his steady fan following, several actors and friends from the film fraternity also congratulated Madhavan on social media. Actors Shilpa Shetty, Amit Sadh, and Rohit Bose Roy as well as fashion designer Manish Malhotra were seen dropping greetings and love-filled emoticons.
The actor, who began his career in the late 90s, got a breakthrough with filmmaker Mani Ratnam's Tamil romantic film Alaipayuthey in 2000 and has since appeared in popular films like Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein, 3 Idiots, the Tanu Weds Manu franchise and 2017 thriller Vikram Vedha.
He made his digital debut in 2018, with Amazon Prime Video's Breathe.
Madhavan is currently awaiting the release of his directorial debut, Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, in which he also stars.
The film is based on the life of Nambi Narayanan, a former scientist and aerospace engineer of the Indian Space Research Organisation who was accused of espionage.
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