Raghava Lawrence

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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.[1]
  • Raghava gave his personal fund of 1 crores to provide food for the protestants of the Jallikattu Protests.[2][3]
  • He also helped people during the Cyclone Vardah in Chennai.[2]

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.[4]

Filmography[change | change source]

Director[change | change source]

Film Year Language Notes
Mass 2004 Telugu
Style 2006 Telugu
Muni 2007 Tamil
Don 2007 Telugu Also music compose
Muni 2: Kanchana 2011 Tamil
Rebel 2012 Telugu Also music composer
Kanchana 2 2015 Tamil
Muni 4: Kanchana 3 2018 Tamil

Actor[change | change source]

Film Year Language Role
Unnai Kodu Ennai Tharuven 2000 Tamil Ganapathi
Parthen Rasithen 2000 Tamil Doss
Parthale Paravasam 2001 Tamil Azhagu
Arpudham 2002 Tamil Ashok Kumar
Style 2002 Telugu Rishaanth
Thendral 2004 Tamil Kumar
Style 2006 Telugu Raghava
Muni 2007 Tamil Ganesh
Don 2007 Telugu Raghava
Pandi 2008 Tamil Pandi
Rajadhi Raja 2009 Tamil Raja
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"
Shivalinga 2017 Tamil Shivalingeswaran

Dancer[change | change source]

Film Song Year Language Notes
Gentleman "Chikku Bukku Rayile" 1993 Tamil
Uzhaippali "Uzhaippali Illatha" 1993 Tamil
Mutha Mestri "Ee Pettakku" 1993 Telugu
Chinna Madam 1994 Tamil
Thai Thangai Paasam "Roopu Tera Masthana" 1995 Tamil
Amarkalam "Maha Ganapathi" 1999 Tamil
Unnai Kodu Ennai Tharuven "Sollu Thalaiva" 2000 Tamil
Kshemamga Velli Labhamga Randi "Lovvuki Age" 2000 Telugu
Chala Bagundi "Yentabagundi Basu" 2000 Telugu
Thirunelveli "Yele Azhagamma" 2000 Tamil
Asura "Maha Ganapathi" 2001 Kannada
Varushamellam Vasantham "Naan Ready Neenga Readya" 2002 Tamil
Roja Kootam "Subbamma" 2002 Tamil
Baba "Maya Maya" 2002 Tamil
Ninne Istapaddanu "Krishna Zilla" 2003 Telugu
Satyam "Kuch Kuch" 2003 Telugu
Naaga "Nayudori pilla..!" 2003 Telugu
Andhrawala "Naire Naire" 2003 Telugu
Pudhiya Geethai "Annamalai" 2003 Tamil
Thirumalai "Thaamthakka Dheemthakka" 2003 Tamil
Mass "Mass" 2004 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]

  1. KhadeerBasha (7 September 2016). "Raghava Lawrence's Help for Another Child's Heart Surgery". Chitramala.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Upadhyaya, Prakash (18 January 2017). "Jallikattu protests: Raghava Lawrence provides financial aid to supporters of bull-taming sport". International Business Times, India Edition.
  3. HaribabuBolineni (21 January 2017). "Lawrence turns a real megastar during Jallikattu protest". Chitramala.
  4. Subramanian, Anupama (14 May 2017). "Lawrence's temple for his mom!". Deccan Chronicle.