Arvind Swami is a popular South Indian actor. He is known for playing the role of ‘Rishi Kumar’ in the Bollywood movie ‘Roja’ (1992) and ‘Shekhar’ in the Bollywood movie ‘Bombay’ (1995).
Arvind was born on Thursday, 18 June 1970, (age 49 years; as in 2019) in Trichy, Tamil Nadu. His zodiac sign is Gemini. He did his schooling from Sishya School and Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Chennai. He completed his graduation from Loyola College, Chennai. Later, he did his Masters in International Business from North Carolina, United States.
Height (approx.): 5’ 8”
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Family, Caste & Wife
Arvind Swami belongs to a South-Indian Hindu family. His biological father is Delhi Kumar, Actor. His foster father was V. D. Swami an Industrialist, and his foster mother’s name is C. V. S. Vasantha Swami, a Bharatanatyam dancer.
In 1994, he got married to Gayathri Ramamurthy, and they have two children: Rudra Swami and Adhira Swami. The couple went through a rough patch in their married life, and they decided to part ways. In 2010, Arvind and Gayathri got divorced. The custody of their children is with Arvind.
After two years of his divorce, he got married to his girlfriend ‘Aparna Mukerjee,’ who is a lawyer.
In his college days, he used to work as a model for pocket money. Mani Ratnam noticed him in one of his ads and called him for the audition of his next movie. In 1991, Mani Ratnam signed Arvind for his action-drama movie ‘Thalapathi’ in which he appeared along with Rajinikanth and Mammootty, the superstars of the South Indian movies. It was Arvind’s debut movie. Later, he acted in Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi films.
His performances in films such as Roja (1992) and Bombay (1995) were critically acclaimed. Both the films were awarded State as well as National Awards.
In 1995, he dubbed in Tamil for the character of adult Simba in the Disney’s animated film ‘The Lion King.’
In 1997, ‘Minsara Kanavu,’ a Tamil film, bagged four national awards starring Arvind Swami, Prabhu Deva and Kajol.
In 2000, he took a break from the entertainment industry and focused on his business. In 2005, he founded his own company ‘Talent Maximus’, which is engaged in payroll processing and temporary staffing in India.
In 2012, he hosted the third season of the game show, Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi.
On Mani Ratnam’s request, he appeared in the Tamil movie Kadal (2013), for which he shed 15 kilograms of his weight.
In 2015, he bagged many prestigious awards for the Tamil film ‘Thani Oruvan.’
In 2019, Arvind lent his voice for the digital Tamil remake of the film ‘The Lion King,’ where he dubbed for Scar.
In 2019, he was roped in to play the role of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister ‘MGR’ in the movie ‘Thalaivi’ starring Kangana Ranaut as the lead. This movie is a biopic of the iconic politician ‘Jayalalithaa.’
In 2018, Arvind Swami sued Manobala, the producer of his movie ‘Sathuranga Vettai 2.’ He demanded Rs.1.79 crore as remuneration with an interest rate of 18% per annum from Manobala. The News Minute
- Sports Person: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
- Director: Mani Ratnam
- Music Director: A.R. Rahman
- Cuisine: South Indian
- When he was a kid, he wanted to become a doctor.
- His hobbies include online gaming, painting, reading books, and playing chess.
- After retiring partially from the films, he gained massive weight. He had met with an accident leading to spinal injury, and he could not work or move for 3-4 years.
- For the divorce with his first wife, he paid Rs. 75 Lakhs as settlement money followed by monthly maintenance instalments of Rs. 1 Lakh.
- He is seen in most of the Tamil movies directed by Mani Ratnam. In an interview, he said that Mani is his mentor.