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 recent 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 Chattambikkalyaani Young Vaasu 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 Anugraham Young Rajan Malayalam
1977 Achaaram Ammini Osharam Omana Raghu 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 Language Notes
1990 Mridula Anirudh Malayalam credited as Raghu
1991 Neelagiri Malayalam credited as Raghu
Mahassar Suresh Malayalam credited as Raghu
Theechatti Govindhan Henchman (uncredited role) Tamil
1992 Annamalai Ashok's son Tamil Uncredited role
Apaaratha Hari Malayalam
1994 Nammavar Ramesh Tamil First film credited as Karan
1995 Thottil Kuzhandhai Murali Tamil
Chandralekha Jamal Tamil
1996 Coimbatore Maaple Mahesh Tamil
Gokulathil Seethai Karan Tamil
Kadhal Kottai Siva Tamil
1997 Love Today Peter Tamil
Kaalamellam Kadhal Vaazhga Tamil
Nerukku Ner Muthukumaraswamy Tamil
Raman Abdullah Abdullah Tamil
Kaduva Thoma Veeran Malayalam
Kaalamellam Kaathiruppen Raja Tamil
Kadhali Tamil
1998 Thulli Thirintha Kalam Raghu Tamil
Kangalin Vaarthaigal Tamil
Kaadhal Mannan Ranjan Tamil
Ponmanam Kumar Tamil
Colour Kanavugal Tamil
Kannedhirey Thondrinal Shankar Tamil
Kannathal Chinna Durai Tamil
Sollamale Tamil
Manam Virumbuthe Unnai Chandru Tamil
Kaadhal Kavidhai Tamil
1999 Unnaithedi Prakash Tamil
Maravathe Kanmaniye Tamil
Kannupada Poguthaiya Subramani Tamil
Poovellam Kettuppar Tamil
Sneha Kannada
Minsara Kanna Ashok Tamil
2000 Thirunelveli Varadappan Tamil
Koodi Vazhnthal Kodi Nanmai Sivaraman Tamil
Ilayavan Tamil
2001 Paarvai Ondre Podhume Manoj Tamil
Kottai Mariamman Eashwar Tamil
Nageswari Easwar Tamil
Engalukkum Kaalam Varum Ramesh Tamil
Sonnal Thaan Kathala Inbaraj Tamil
Kunguma Pottu Gounder Tamil
Kabadi Kabadi Tamil
Alli Arjuna Kishore Tamil
2002 Sri Bannari Amman Vaanamaalai Tamil
2003 Nee Varum Paathaiyellam Tamil
2004 Arasatchi Prakash Tamil
Isra Muhammed Isra Malayalam
2006 Kokki Kokki Tamil
2007 Karuppusamy Kuththagaithaarar Karuppusamy Tamil
Thee Nagar Murugan Tamil
2008 Kathavarayan Kathavarayan Tamil
2009 Malayan Tamil
2010 Kanagavel Kaaka Kanagavel Tamil
Irandu Mugam Parthasarathy Tamil
2011 Thambi Vettothi Sundaram Sundaram Tamil
2013 Kantha Kantha Tamil
2014 Sooran Sooran Tamil
Kanniyum Kaalaiyum Sema Kadhal Tamil 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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