R Madhavan receives degree of Doctor of Letters for contribution to Arts and Cinema: ‘I am truly humbled’
R Madhavan receives honour for his contribution to arts in cinema. The actor expressed his gratitude upon receiving the degree.
R Madhavan, one of Bollywood and South’s most reputed actor has done several popular films in his career. The star that started his acting journey in Hindi daily soaps and later quickly gained recognition with his amazing on-screen presence in the South film industry. Madhavan gained recognition in Tamil cinema by playing a pivotal role in Alaipayuthey. Climbing his way to the top, he quickly became a household name with his internationally renowned films like Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Rang De Basanti and Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots.
The star recently was conferred the degree of Doctor of Letters (D. Litt.) by DY Patil Education Society for his extraordinary contribution to arts and cinema. The 50-year-old received the honour at the education society's 9th convocation ceremony. Revealing just how grateful he feels upon receiving the honour, the actor admitted the award will only motivate him to take up more challenging projects. "I am truly humbled by this honour. This will only motivate me to keep pushing the envelope and challenging myself with newer projects," Madhavan said in a statement.
On the work front, R Madhavan’s latest release Maara, which is the remake of Dulquer Salmaan’s Malayalam film Charlie, hit the web recently. Fans absolutely loved the actor’s captivating screen presence. The movie also stars Shraddha Srinath in the lead role and is directed by Dhilip Kumar. Madhavan is awaiting the release of his directorial debut, Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, which is based on the life of former scientist and aerospace engineer Nambi Narayanan.