R Madhavan has been nominated as the President of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and Chairman of the governing council. Anurag Thakur, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, shared a post on X (formerly Twitter) and announced Madhavan’s nomination.
Thakur wrote in his post, “Heartiest congratulations to @ActorMadhavan ji on being nominated as President of @FTIIOfficial and Chairman of the governing council. I'm sure that your vast experience & strong ethics will enrich this institute, bring positive changes, & take it to a higher level. My best wishes to you.”
Madhavan responded to the announcement and thanked Thakur. The actor said, "Thank you so very much for the honour and kind wishes @ianuragthakur Ji. I will do my very best to live up to all the expectations.” Madhavan replaces director Shekhar Kapur whose term ended in March this year.
Madhavan is a well-known actor who has worked predominantly in Hindi and Tamil cinema. After acting in multiple television shows and playing supporting parts in films, Madhavan had a breakthrough with Mani Ratnam’s film Alaipayuthey (2000). He wrote, produced and directed Rocketry: The Nambi Effect (2022) and played the lead role of Nambi Narayanan in the film. The movie won the best feature film award at the 69th National Film Awards.