Celebrity Keynote by R. Madhavan

Celebrity Keynote by

R. Madhavan

Wednesday, 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Keynote Area, Hall 4

SAP TechEd Welcomes R. Madhavan to the Stage


R. Madhavan is an actor, writer, and film producer. He started his career on the Indian soap opera Yule Love Stories, and went on to become one of India’s most beloved actors for playing a romantic hero. He influenced a generation with his flawless performance as Maddy in Rehena Hai Tere Dil Main, and is the recipient of three Filmfare Awards and an award from the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, among other accolades.


In addition to his acting career, he is noted for his philanthropic activities and promotes various causes such as the environment, health, and education. He is particularly vocal about the protection of animals and was awarded PETA's Person of the Year recognition in 2012.


For all the accolades he has received, it's not just because he is a successful mind in the business, but also because of the person he is. He was molded by the values instilled in him during his early age. Married for almost 18 years, he is a devoted father and husband.


Extremely educated, R. Madhavan has a degree in electronics and pursued public speaking post-graduation. During this period, he won the Indian Championship for Public Speaking and subsequently represented India at the Young Businessmen Conference in Tokyo, Japan in 1992.