Raghuvaran is possibly the best villains of the mid-80s and 90s era who stole the thunder from even the heroes and most established actors with his immaculate acting and dialogue modulation. He was probably one of the very few artists who accomplished every character-driven transition — from hero to villain to supporting actor to protagonist — in slick fashion.
Raghuvaran started his career as a Hero with the Tamil offbeat film named Ezhavathu Manithan (Seventh Man). The success brought him few more movies as a hero, but it was his role in “Silk Silk Silk” that is said to be the turning point in his career. The moderate success of his films as a hero has halted his progress as the protagonist. Realizing the facts, Raghuvaran switched to the diverse roles of a character artist and villain.
His tryst as a villain brought him much fame and name and his market value reached greater heights. Most popular films of Raghuvaran include “Pasivadi Pranam”, “Basha”, “Premikudu” and not to forget Ram Gopal Varma’s cult-classic “Shiva” in which he plays the dreadful gangster “Bhavani”.
The man who brought refinement and intricacy to the roles the played and who made the audience in awe of him with the scintillating performances and the most beloved villain lasted his breath on 19th March 2008 due to multiple organ failure.