Late actor Raghuvaran was very popular for playing antagonist in many films and had a signature style of acting as the baddie. Raghuvaran was popular for his voice which many few actors possessed during his prime time. Havin acted in numerous Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada films, Raghuvaran was a popular celebrity in Indian cinema circles. The actor passed away due to illness in early 2008. Not many know another side of Raghuvaran besides being an actor. Raghuvaran has also composed song, which were not released though, and has penned down the lyrics as well. Raghuvaran’s wife and popular actor Rohini decided to release the music album which consists of six songs. The music album was released by superstar Rajinikanth on Friday in Chennai who is a very dear friend of Raghuvaran. Rohini and her son wanted his fans to know the talent the veteran actor had and hence decided to get the album released.
Rajinikanth and Raghuvaran are known to be very close and have worked together in many films, one of the biggest hits being Basha. Raghuvaran played the villain in the film, Mark Anthony, and his role stands as a milestone in his career. Many actors of today’s generation have many a times admitted that they have always been inspired by Raghuvaran. Besides playing a baddie in many films, Raghuvaran has also done few interesting roles in films like Mani Ratnam’s ‘Anjali’ and ‘Ooha’ in Telugu.
Not many knew that Raghuvaran was interested in music and had keen interest in composing songs. Raghuvaran used to also write lyrics for songs in English and used to compose them all by himself. Another distinct feature of Raghuvaran was he used to dub for himself in whichever language he acted in. He was more popular for his intense acting and became more popular with films like ‘Shiva’, ‘Basha’, ‘Mudhalvan’ and many more.