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RIP: Raghuvaran


Actor Raghuvaran, passed away on March 19th, 2008 in a private hospital in Chennai, following a brief illness.

Raghuvaran had acted in more than 100 movies, in various languages, including Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. His first movie was Ezhavathu Manithan in 1982. His first malayalam movie was Kakka. He did mainly villain or character roles, but he bought his own style of villainy and controlled acting to the silver screen. His role in Lenin Rajendran’s Daivathinte Vikruthikal was notable and got him many awards. His notable Tamil movies are Anjali, Basha, Kathalan, Muthu, Arunachalam, Muthalvan, Shivaji. Hindi movies he acted include – Izzatdar, Lal Baadshah, Grahan, Run.

He was born in Kollenkode in Palakkad district. He was married to actress Rohini and that short lived marriage ended in divorce.


  1. Sad… He was a drug addict/abuser for the major part of his life. I remember reading his interview in which he ponders on how much a wife and child could sober him up.. .alas! that relation didn’t last long…

    The film (forgot the name) based upon M.Mukundan’s novel, changed my opinion of him and since then I considered him as a talented actor.

    May his soul rest in peace…

  2. Dear Sir

    The death of actor Raghuvaran is sad for two reasons. Firsly he was an actor who was as talented as any of the popular actors of his time. Secondly he died at a young age by present standards. I do not know anything of his personal lifestyle. For me he looked thin and fit and it is worrying to see pepole in their 40s being snached anway in this manner. Are we living in an increasingly stressfull world. Could we learn any lessons from these premature deaths.
    Another thing I like to recall is his movie with Nagarjuna Satya where he gave one of the most memorable performance. I am sure his name will live longer than most of us.

    Dr Basavana Gouda, Birmingham UK

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  4. Basavana Gouda, the Guy was not in his 40s but was 60- though young, it he wasn’t too young.

  5. No…He was 49 when died. Some websites printed wrongly as 60.
    He certainly died young though he was a multi-talented guy ( Used to be an ace guitarist ), all because of his addiction.
    A pity.

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