At the success party of Adi Kapyare Koottamani
|Born||citation needed]28 March 1990 [|
|Alma mater||School of Drama and Fine Arts, Thrissur (M.T.A.)|
|Occupation||Actor, Choreographer, Scriptwriter|
|Years active||2013 – present|
Deepthi (m. 2018)
Neeraj made his debut in Malayalam through the film Buddy (2013) directed by Raaj Prabavathy Menon. He's popular for his roles in Drishyam (2013), 1983 (2014), Sapthamashree Thaskaraha (2014), Oru Vadakkan Selfie (2015), Adi Kapyare Kootamani (2015) Oru Mexican Aparatha (2017), etc.
Neeraj is a native of Thiruvannur, Calicut. He did schooling from St. Joseph's Boys' Higher Secondary School Calicut. Then graduated in Visual communications from SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai and later did post-graduation in Theatre from School of Drama and Fine Arts, Thrissur. His father Dr. K. Madhavan is a veterinarian, and his mother Latha, a teacher.
The young talent started off as a dancer with the first edition of reality television programme ‘Super Dancer’ on Amrita TV and made it to the final round. Neeraj is also a trained Bharata Natyam dancer, having learned it under Kalamandalam Saraswathy and her daughter, Aswathy. He is also trained in the chenda and is a disciple of Kalanilayam Udayan Namboodiri.
Neeraj married his long time girlfriend Deepthi, on April 2, 2018 who is also a native of Kozhikode. She is currently working as an engineer at Tata Consultancy Services, Kochi.
The actor made his entry to the Malayalam cinema industry through Raaj Prabavathy Menon's Buddy into which he was selected through an audition. He was later noticed by director Jeethu Joseph and was invited to be a part of his movies Memories and Drishyam, both turned out to be box office successes, with the latter becoming the highest-grossing Malayalam film ever. Meanwhile, Neeraj also acted in Abrid Shine's 1983 and Sathyan Anthikad's Oru Indian Pranayakadha.
Anil Radhakrishnan Menon's Sapthamashree Thaskaraha - the story of seven innocent thieves in which Neeraj plays one of the lead characters alongside Prithviraj, Anoop Kannan's Homely Meals and Apothecary (film) - a medical drama directed by Madhav Ramadasan are also other noted performances of the actor.
Neeraj also debuted as an official choreographer through Oru Vadakkan Selfie, scripted by Vineeth Sreenivasan, with the fun song "Enne thallendammava". His other releases in 2015 also include Jamna Pyari, Kunjiramayanam, Madhura Naranga, KL.10 Pathu, Charlie and Adi Kapyare Kootamani.
Neeraj debuted as a screenplay writer through the movie Lavakusha in 2017 and also played one of the title characters in this along with Aju Varghese.
Neeraj plays his first lead role in the movie Pipin Chuvattile Pranayam. It was directed by debutant Domin D'Silva. He portrays Govindankutty, a daily wage labourer in this movie.
In 2019, Neeraj was seen in a web series titled The Family Man. This action-drama series by Amazon Prime Video is helmed and produced by director duo Raj and DK. The series also stars Manoj Bajpayee, Priyamani and Kishore in major roles.
|2013||Buddy||Govindh||Raaj Prabavathy Menon|
|Oru Indian Pranayakadha||Charlie||Sathyan Anthikad|
|Sapthamashree Thaskaraha||Narayanankutti||Anil Radhakrishnan Menon|
|Homely Meals||Arun||Anoop Kannan|
|2015||Mariyam Mukku||Dennis||James Albert|
|Oru Vadakkan Selfie||Thankaprasad/Thankamma||G.Prajith|
|KL.10 Pathu||Aftab/Appu||Muhsin Parari|
|Jamna Pyari||Tony Kurishinkal||Thomas Sebastian|
|Adi Kapyare Kootamani||Remo||John Varghese|
|2017||Oru Mexican Aparatha||Subhash||Tom Emmatty|
|Paipin Chuvattile Pranayam||Govutty/Govindankutty||Domin D'Silva|
|2019||Allu Ramendran||Neeraj Madhav||Bilahari||Cameo|
|Ennile Villain||TBA||Neeraj Madhav & Navneeth Madhav||Filming|
|Gauthamante Radham||Gauthaman||Anand Menon||Post-Production|
|2019||The Family Man||Moosa Rehman||Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K.||Amazon Prime||Web Series|
|2015||Oru Vadakkan Selfie||Enne Thallendammava||Shaan Rahman|
|2017||Lava Kusha||Gireesh Mano|
Awards and nominations
- 2018- Won- Best Star Pair -Paippin Chuvattile Pranayam
- 2015 – Won – New Sensation in Acting (Male) for performance in various movies
North American Film Awards
- 2016 – Special mention by the jury for performance in various movies
- 2017 – Special mention by the jury for performance in Paippin Chuvattile Pranayam
- Sathyendran, Nita (24 April 2015). "Making the right moves". The Hindu. Thiruvananthapuram, India.
- Prakashan, Asha (3 April 2018). "Neeraj Madhav ties knot". The Times of India. Kozhikode, India.
- "The Taste of Success - Deccan Chronicle".[permanent dead link]
- "Neeraj is now officially a choreographer". The Times of India. Kochi, India. 1 March 2015.
- "Holding a mirror to one's self". The Hindu. Thiruvananthapuram, India. 8 January 2015.
- "Neeraj Madhav on a spree". Malayala Manorama. Thiruvananthapuram, India. 23 July 2015.
- "Jeethu cast Neeraj when they met at a college". The Times of India. Kochi, India. 11 February 2016.
- "The next funny man". The New Indian Express. Kochi, India. 28 October 2014.
- "'My character is crucial and tricky', says Neeraj Madhav". India Today. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
- "Asiavision Awards 2015". International Business Times. Thiruvananthapuram, India. 18 November 2015.