K. Raghava Lawrence is an Indian choreographer, an actor, director, composer and playback singer. He made his debut as a choreographer in 1993. He began his career as an actor in 1998, in a Telugu film. Most of his Telugu films were dubbed by artists. He became famous in Telugu cinema through the film Style. In Tamil, he became famous through the Muni film series. Lawrence is also known for his complicated hip-hop and westernised dance moves. He has won four Filmfare Awards and three Nandi Awards for best choreography. He is also known for his social services and the temple he built for his living mother Kanmani.
Social Services[change | change source]
- In 2015, after the death of former Indian president A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Lawrence set up a charity trust in his name and donated Rs.1 crore to it.
- He helped for curing heart problems for children.
- Raghava gave his personal fund of 1 crores to provide food for the protestants of the Jallikattu Protests.
- He also helped people during the Cyclone Vardah in Chennai.
Temple for Mother[change | change source]
As having so much care and affection towards mother, Raghava built a deity statue for his mother. His mother's name is Kanmani who is still alive.
Filmography[change | change source]
Director[change | change source]
|Don||2007||Telugu||Also music compose|
|Muni 2: Kanchana||2011||Tamil|
|Rebel||2012||Telugu||Also music composer|
|Muni 4: Kanchana 3||2018||Tamil|
Actor[change | change source]
|Unnai Kodu Ennai Tharuven||2000||Tamil||Ganapathi|
|Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam||2010||Tamil||Singam, Singaram|
|Muni 2: Kanchana||2011||Tamil||Raghava|
|Muni 3: Kanchana 2||2015||Tamil||Raghava, Shiva|
|Motta Siva Ketta Siva||2017||Tamil||Shivakumar IPS (Shivaraj Pandi) "Shiva"||Also playback singer for song "Motta Paiyan"|
Dancer[change | change source]
|Gentleman||"Chikku Bukku Rayile"||1993||Tamil|
|Mutha Mestri||"Ee Pettakku"||1993||Telugu|
|Thai Thangai Paasam||"Roopu Tera Masthana"||1995||Tamil|
|Unnai Kodu Ennai Tharuven||"Sollu Thalaiva"||2000||Tamil|
|Kshemamga Velli Labhamga Randi||"Lovvuki Age"||2000||Telugu|
|Chala Bagundi||"Yentabagundi Basu"||2000||Telugu|
|Varushamellam Vasantham||"Naan Ready Neenga Readya"||2002||Tamil|
|Ninne Istapaddanu||"Krishna Zilla"||2003||Telugu|
|Pen Singam||"Adi Aadi Asaiyum Edupu"||2010||Tamil|
|Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam||"Live The Moment"||2015||Tamil|
|Khaidi No. 150||"Ratthaalu"||2017||Telugu|
Reference[change | change source]
- KhadeerBasha (7 September 2016). "Raghava Lawrence's Help for Another Child's Heart Surgery". Chitramala.
- Upadhyaya, Prakash (18 January 2017). "Jallikattu protests: Raghava Lawrence provides financial aid to supporters of bull-taming sport". International Business Times, India Edition.
- HaribabuBolineni (21 January 2017). "Lawrence turns a real megastar during Jallikattu protest". Chitramala.
- Subramanian, Anupama (14 May 2017). "Lawrence's temple for his mom!". Deccan Chronicle.