Many of us remember him from the Zee Tv soap 'Banegi Apni Baat', since then Madhavan has made a smooth transition to the movies. An established star in the South, 'Maddy' entered the Bollywood circle with 'Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein', which also starred Dia Mirza and Saif Ali Khan. The movie didn't exactly rock the box-office but Madhavan did make his presence felt.
He also scored as an idealistic journalist in Mani Ratnam's 'Guru' and had his proper blockbuster with '3 Idiots', completing the trio with Sharman Joshi and Aamir Khan.
Most recently, Madhavan also got good reviews playing a mild-mannered NRI who falls for a feisty small-town girl in 'Tanu Weds Manu'.