Actor R Madhavan—from his debut in cult movies like Alaipayuthey and minnal which was redone in Hindi as Rehnaa Hai Land Dil Mein– was declared a national idol. It’s no surprise the actor marked his 23rd birthday with a romantic message for his wife Sarita Birje.
The couple, who are celebrating their wedding anniversary on June 6, shared never-before-seen photos of their own on Instagram with a sweet note wishing each other. The actor shared an old photo of the couple when they were young and wrote, “How come I’m more in love with you than ever and just getting started. Happy birthday wife,” along with a bunch of heart emojis.
Meanwhile, his wife Sarita shared a collage of their photos; one was a recent photo and the other was from their youth. She captioned the photo, “23 years together. Today I realized how fast time flies. I love you so much. Happy wedding anniversary, my love.
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Madhavan Sarita Love Story
The couple reportedly met long before Madhavan rose to idol fame. The actor, after graduating in electronics, had started leading sessions on personality development and his wife Sarita was one of the participants in the class. Sarita, who was an aspiring flight attendant, interviewed in 1991 after completing her course. She then took Madhavan to dinner to thank him.
Speaking in a previous interview, the actor said, “I was teaching a personality development course in Kolhapur when I met Sarita. She aspired to a job as an airliner and took my lessons. When she finally put the cat in her bag, she figured it was partly because of my classes and took me to a thank you dinner. That’s how it started.
The couple eventually started dating. After courting for eight years, the two married in 1999 in a traditional Tamil wedding. Their wedding was a quaint affair with friends and family in attendance.
On the work side, Madhavan is preparing for the release of his first film Rocket: The Nambi Effect which is a biographical drama based on Nambi Narayanan, a former Indian Space Research Organization rocket scientist who was falsely accused of espionage and arrested in 1994.