Madhu is an ace, noted and prominent lead actor of the 60’s and 70’s of the Malayalam movies. He is an actor, director and producer of the malayalam film industry.
He owned a film studio named 'Uma Film Studio' and also has recieved the Padhmashri award. He was born on September 23, 1933 in Gowrishapattom, Travancore, British India to Keralite parents R. Parameshwaran Pillai and Thankamma. His father was the mayor of Travancore, British Raj India at the time of his birth. This legend began his career in the Malayalam movie industry in the year 1963 and is still going strong with his work at the age of 80.
He married Jayalakshmi and together they have a daughter named Uma. Before starting his career in the movies, Madhavan Nair taught Hindi Literature as a Hindi Lecturer in ST Hindu College. Later he got an offer to study in NSD (National School of Drama) and from there he was noticed by a noted director of his time and eventually he was called for a screen test in Chennai and Madhavan was selected and made his debut in the year 1963 with the movie Nonamaninja Kalpadukal.
The film became a success and there was no looking back for this talented and multi-faceted actor. He made a niche for himself among other notable talented actors and became a huge star in commercial movies. Madhu also side by side acted in parallel cinema and his onscreen pairing with another noted actress Srividya was much liked, appreciated and talked about. In the year 1970 he turned director, producer and story writer with the movie Priya. He then went to direct around 14 Malayalam movies most of which were successful. In 1995, he directed movie Mini which fetched him the National award.