Karan (actor)

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Karan
Born Raghu Kesavan[1]
(1969-08-19) 19 August 1969 (age 45)
Tamil Nadu, India
Other names Master Raghu
Occupation Actor, dubbing artiste
Years active 1975–1983, 1991 – present

Karan is an Indian actor. He started his career as child actor under the name Master Raghu for more than 20 films in Malayalam. Ina and Kuyiline Thedi were huge hits. After a few years he made his debut as an adult in Annamalai starring opposite Rajini Kanth. Then he was a part of many films, especially starring Ajith Kumar and Vijay. In the year 2006, Karan became a solo hero with Kokki and continued with films like Karuppusamy Kuththagaithaarar and Kathavarayan. His forthcoming films are Kantha and Sooran.

Awards[edit]

Kerala State Film Awards

Filmography[edit]

As child artist: Credited as Master Raghu[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
1972 Achanum Bappayum Young Devadas Malayalam
1972 Pulliman Malayalam
1973 Thekkan Kattu Joy Malayalam
1972 Punarjanmam Malayalam
1974 Rajahamsam Rajan Malayalam Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist
1975 Prayanam Appu Malayalam Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist
1975 Kannappanunni Ambu Malayalam
1975 Swami Ayyappan Malayalam Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist
1975 Babumon Babu Malayalam
1975 Mattoru Seetha Malayalam
1975 Pravaham Chandru Malayalam
1975 Ayodhya Gopi Malayalam
1975 Kalyaanappanthal Malayalam
1975 Ashtamirohini Malayalam
1976 Panchami Chinnan Malayalam
1976 Themmadi Velappan Young Velappan Malayalam
1976 Ammini Ammaavan Malayalam
1976 Agnipushpam Malayalam
1976 Mallanum Mathevanum Malayalam
1976 Chennaaya Valarthiya Kutty Malayalam
1976 Aayiram Janmangal Malayalam
1977 Sreemurukan Malayalam
1977 Sridevi Malayalam
1977 Aparaadhi Raju Malayalam
1977 Achaaram Ammini Osharam Omana Malayalam
1977 Jagadguru Aadisankaran Malayalam
1977 Tholkan Enikku Manassilla Malayalam
1977 Oonjaal Rajan Malayalam
1977 Vezhambal Malayalam
1978 Velluvili Malayalam
1978 Raghuvamsham Malayalam
1978 Kudumbam Namukku Sreekovil Reghu Malayalam
1978 Avalude Ravukal Malayalam
1979 Choola Malayalam
1979 Puthiya Velicham Kochu Govindan Malayalam
1980 Avan Oru Ahankaari Malayalam
1980 Chandrahaasam Malayalam
1980 Theenalangal Ramu Malayalam
1982 Ina Vinod Malayalam
1983 Kuyiline Thedi Malayalam

As lead[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1990 Mridula Malayalam Film
1991 Neelagiri Malayalam Film: credited as Raghu
Theechatti Govindhan Henchman (uncredited role)
1992 Annamalai Uncredited role
Apaaratha Hari Malayalam Film
1994 Nammavar Ramesh First film credited as Karan
1995 Thottil Kuzhandhai
Chandralekha Jamal
1996 Coimbatore Maaple Mahesh
Gokulathil Seethai Karan
Kadhal Kottai Siva
1997 Love Today Peter
Kaalamellam Kadhal Vaazhga
Nerukku Ner Muthukumaraswamy
Raman Abdullah Abdullah
Kaduva Thoma Veeran Malayalam Film
Kaalamellam Kaathiruppen Raja
Kadhali
1998 Thulli Thirintha Kalam Raghu
Kangalin Vaarthaigal
Kaadhal Mannan Ranjan
Ponmanam
Colour Kanavugal
Kannedhirey Thondrinal Shankar
Kannathal
Sollamale
Manam Virumbuthe Unnai Chandru
Kaadhal Kavidhai
1999 Unnaithedi Prakash
Maravathe Kanmaniye
Kannupada Poguthaiya Subramani
Poovellam Kettuppar
Sneha Kannada film
Minsara Kanna Ashok
2000 Thirunelveli Varadappan
Koodi Vaalanthaal Kodi Nanmai
Ilayavan
2001 Paarvai Ondre Podhume Manoj
Kottai Mariamman
Nageswari Easwar
Engalukkum Kaalam Varum
Sonnal Thaan Kathala Inbaraj
Kunguma Pottu Gounder
Kabadi Kabadi
Alli Arjuna Kishore
2002 Sri Bannari Amman Vaanamaalai
2003 Nee Varum Paathaiyellam
2004 Arasatchi Prakash
Isra Muhammed Isra Malayalam Film
2006 Kokki Kokki
2007 Karuppusamy Kuththagaithaarar Karuppusamy
Thee Nagar Murugan
2008 Kathavarayan Kathavarayan
2009 Malayan
2010 Kanagavel Kaaka Kanagavel
Irandu Mugam Parthasarathy
2011 Thambi Vettothi Sundaram Sundaram
2013 Kantha Kantha
2014 Sooran Sooran
Kanniyum Kaalaiyum Sema Kadhal Filming

Other work[edit]

Karan made his advertisement debut in a 45-second Mahindra Duro scooty advertisement with Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor.[2][3]

References[edit]

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