Aadhavan (anchor)

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Aadhavan Kesavamurthi (born 1 October 1980), known professionally as Aadhavan, is an Indian mimicry artist.[1] He has been working as RJ (Radio Jockey) and VJ (Video Jockey), in Tamil Nadu. He has made appeared in television comedy shows including "Konjam Nadinga Boss",[2] "Super Challenge", "Comedy Junction", "Savaale samaali", "Galatta rani", "Lollu pa", and "Maanga Idiots".[citation needed] Aadhavan has also acted in movies predominantly in Tamil,[3][4] and often performs in live orchestras.

Aadhavan Kesavamurthi

(1980-10-01) 1 October 1980 (age 43)
EducationSRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur
Occupation(s)Film actor, Radio Jockey, video jockey, mimicry artist
Years active2005 – current
Known forVocals

Early life edit

Aadhavan was born in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. He did his schooling in Thanjavur, Madurai, Udumalaipettai and Chennai as his father, S Kesavamurthi, who was working as an officer in a bank, was being posted in these places. In 2001, he completed his BE (Electrical and Electronics) in SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur. His use of mimicry was inspired by his mother, Dr P Umavathy, who was working as a doctor and narrated the way her colleagues spoke at work.[5]

Radio jockey edit

After completing his higher studies in Electrical and Electronics, Aadhavan worked in the banking, and information technology (IT) sectors. A turning point in his professional career came, when Sujith Kumar, HR Head of Infosys and, Founder of Maatram Foundation, invited Aadhavan to perform mimicry during a cultural program at Infosys, Chennai. Shiva, who was working in Radio Mirchi, was the chief guest of that cultural function, where Aadhavan performed mimicry with variety of voices.[6] Impressed by his performance, Shiva invited Aadhavan to join Radio Mirchi as RJ (Radio Jockey).[7] In 2007, Aadhavan, then, started a new career at Radio Mirchi as RJ, and also hosted a show "Kollyudans",[8] where instant updates, interviews, special shows, and information about newly released movies were given to listeners.

For Radio Mirchi, Aadhavan interviewed number of celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Ilaiyaraaja, A. R. Rahman, Kamal Haasan, Bharathiraja, Shyam Benegal, Sathyaraj, Prabhu, Asin, Dhanush, Manobala and Ravichandran Ashwin. Popular playback singers including K. J. Yesudas, Malaysia Vasudevan, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Vijay Prakash, Velmurugan, Tippu, Haricharan and Karthik were also his guests in Radio Mirchi programs.[citation needed]

Video jockey edit

While Aadhavan was working at Radio Mirchi, he participated as a contestant in "Kalakka Povathu Yaaru?" (KPY), Season 4, a Tamil language comedy reality TV show on Vijay TV in 2008. With his ability to mimic voices of celebrities and sense of humor, Aadhavan was adjudged as the title winner of "Kalakka Povathu Yaaru" Season 4. Participation in "Kalakka Povathu Yaaru" gave him an opportunity to show his skills. Aadhavan's talent was noticed by a leading Tamil channel Adithya TV.[9] When Adithya TV, a 24-hour Tamil comedy channel of Sun TV Network was launched on 8 February 2009, Aadhavan was invited to join and host comedy program.[10] He, then, joined Aditya TV on 15 February 2009, and remained in the Sun TV Network for more than a decade. Aadhavan hosted a comedy show called "Konjam Nadinga Boss" in Adithya TV.[11] This show is the first one of its kind in which random strangers were asked to repeat famous movie dialogues with similar tone as the actor in the movie, and turns it into a comedy. This show made Aadhavan popular.[12][13]

Aadhavan was chosen to be one of the Judges sharing the space with Madurai Muthu for Comedy Junction,[14] which is a Tamil-language comedy talk show broadcast on Sun TV. He presented a number of live shows including "Vaanga sirikalaam" and "Idhudhaanda Sirippu". Aadhavan has also anchored some of the super hit shows namely "Natchathiram", "Super Challenge" and "Savaale samaali" (Sun TV), "Galatta Rani" (Kalaignar TV) and "Sun Kudumba Virudhugal 2019." Aadhavan was one of the Judges[15] of "Kalakka Povadhu Yaaru" Season 9 on Vijay TV, which marked his return to Vijay TV after a gap of 11 years.[16]

Film career edit

His association with celebrities, along with his mimicry skills,[17] have helped Aadhavan to make an entry into Tamil film industry as an Actor and an assistant director.[18] Aadhavan lent his voice to Raghuvaran, after his demise, for the 2008 Tamil film Ellam Avan Seyal . He also lent voice for a golden retriever in the movie Enga Kattula Mazhai (2018).[19] In the beginning, Aadhavan started his career as an assistant director with Dharani, one of the directors in Tamil movies.

Filmography edit

Actor edit

Year Film Role
2013 Onbadhule Guru
2013 Biriyani
2014 Madhavanum Malarvizhiyum
2014 Irukku Aana Illai Meenakshi Sundaram
2015 Manadhil Oru Maatram
2015 Chikkiku Chikkikkichu Venky
2012 Sandamarutham Aadhavan
2015 3
2016 Ka Ka Ka Po
2016 Ennama Katha Vudranunga
2017 12-12-1950 Ejamaan
2021 Eeswaran Mayakannan
2021 Ikk
2022 Narai Ezhuthum Suyasaritham
2022 Powder

Assistant director edit

Year Film Director
2015 3 Aishwarya R

References edit

  1. ^ "Maanga Idiots: "ONCEUPON A TIME IN KOLLYWOOD "stand up comedy show". Chennaivision. 14 November 2019. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  2. ^ "Tamil Tv Show Konjam Nadinga Boss". Nettv4u. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Exclusive: Aadhavan to feature in daily soap Amman". The Times of India. 25 February 2021. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Actor Manikandan of 'Jai Bhim' fame makes his debut as director". Mangalorean. 30 January 2022. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  5. ^ "காசு கொடுக்காம ஏமாத்துவாங்க ஆனாலும்.." Sun Tv Aadhavan கடந்து வந்த பாதை - Inspiring பேட்டி". Behindwoods.
  6. ^ "Tamil Tv Show Konjam Nadinga Boss". Nettv4u. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  7. ^ "Exclusive Interview With Aadhavan". Manobala's Waste Paper (Youtube). Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  8. ^ "Interaction with Aadhavan". Shades Officials. 4 October 2020. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  9. ^ "Adithya TV launches comedy tour". The Times of India. 22 December 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  10. ^ "ரஜினி சொன்ன பதில் VJ ஆதவன் நெகிழ்ச்சி". Cinema Vikatan (Youtube). Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  11. ^ "கொஞ்சம் நடிங்க பாஸ்". Dinakaran. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  12. ^ "Konjam-Nadinga-Boss-Adhavan News In Tamil". Vikatan. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  13. ^ "Another 'Kalasala' from L.R.Eshwari". Indiaglitz. 28 March 2016. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  14. ^ "Comedy Junction". Sun Network TV. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  15. ^ "Kalakka Povathu Yaaru Season 9 Winner, Runner Up and Grand Finale Special Guests Revealed". the news crunch. 25 December 2020. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  16. ^ "Exclusive: Aadhavan to feature in daily soap Amman". The Times of India. 25 February 2021. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  17. ^ "Aishwarya Dhanush does it with a difference". Behindwoods. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  18. ^ "Comedian Aadhavan to make a cameo in Idhayathai Thirudathey". The Times of India. 13 February 2021. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  19. ^ M, Suganth (1 February 2018). "VJ Aadhavan gives voice-over for a golden retriever". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 February 2022.

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