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Karan Career & Biography | Age, Height, Movies, More

Karan is an Indian film actor, born on 19 August, 1969 in Tamil Nadu, India. He mainly appears in the South Indian Film Industry. He is well known for his role in the film “Nammavar” (1994), “Nerukku Ner” (1997) and” The Blue Umbrella” (2005).


Name               : Karan

Birth Name     : Raghu Kesavan

Born                : 19 August, 1969

Birth Place      : Tamil Nadu, India

Horoscope       : Leo

Occupation      : Actor

Years Active   : 1972 – 1983, 1991 – Present

Nationality      : Indian

Religion           : Hinduism

Career as Child Artist:

Karan started his acting career as a child artist with the name Master Raghu in over 70 films in Malayalam and Tamil language. He made his acting debut in the Malayalam film industry as a child artist with the film “Achanum Bappyaum” in 1972 where he portrayed the role of young Devadas. Since then, he has acted in many hit films as child artist, including “Rajahamsam” (1974), “Prayanam” (1975), “Swami Ayyappam” (1975), “Ina” (1982) and “Kuyiline Thedi” (1983).

Career as Adult Role:

In 1990, Karan re-entered the Malayalam film industry as adult role through the film “Mridula”where he appeared in the role Anirudh (credited as Raghu). He made his first appearance as Karan through the Tamil film “Nammavar” in 1994 in which he paired with Kamal Hassan as the role Ramesh. Since then he has performed with many popular actors like Ajith Kumar and Vijay. Karan mostly appeared in the role of the friend of the lead role in many films. He made his debut in the Kannada film industry with the film “Sneha” in 1999.

Karan acted in the leading roles in some films such as “Kokki” (2006), “Karuppasamy Kuththagaitaarar” (2007) and “Kathavarayan” (2008) where he performed as a solo hero.

Recently, Karan has acted in the Tamil film “Thambi Vettothi Sundaram” and “Uchathula Shiva” in the year 2016. His upcoming film is “Kanniyum Kaalaiyum Sema Kadhal” which is under filming.


As Child Artist:

  • Kuyiline Thedi (Malayalam) (1983)
  • Ina (Malayalam) (1982)
  • Swami Ayyappam (Malayalam) (1975)
  • Prayanam (Malayalam) (1975)
  • Rajahamsam (Malayalam) (1974)
  • Achanum Bappyaum (Malayalam) (1972)

As Adult Role:

  • Kanniyum Kaalaiyum Sema Kadhal (Tamil) (2017) (Filming)
  • Uchathula Shiva (Tamil) (2016)
  • Thambi Vettothi Sundaram (Tamil) (2016)
  • Sardaar Ji (Tamil) (2015)
  • Ronde Sare Vyah Picho (Tamil) (2013)
  • Taur Mittran Di (Tamil) (2012)
  • Ami Shubhash Bolchi (Bengali) (2011)
  • Kokki (Tamil)  (2006)
  • Isra (Malayalam) (2004)
  • The Blue Umbrella (2005)
  • Naag Lok (Tamil) (2003)
  • Raja Kali Amman (Tamil) (2000)
  • Kadhal Mannan (Tamil) (1998)
  • Love Today (Tamil) (1997)
  • Kaalamellam Kaathiruppen (Tamil) (1997)
  • Sneha (Kannada) (1999)
  • Kaduva Thomas (Malayalam) (1997)
  • Nerukku Ner (Tamil) (1997)
  • Kadhal Kottai (Tamil)  (1996)
  • Nammavar (Tamil) (1994)
  • Mridula (Malayalam) (1990)


  • Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist for “Rajahamsam” (1974), “Prayanam” (1975) and “Swami Ayyappam” (1975)


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