R. Sarathkumar Biography: Age, Spouse, Net Worth, Relationship, Family, Height, Children, Nationality

January 19, 2024 0 Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

R. Sarathkumar is an Indian actor, politician, filmmaker, and singer best known for his work in the Tamil film industry.

With several decades of career, Sarathkumar has established himself as a leading actor, earning titles such as Supreme Star and Super Hero.

He has also ventured into politics, launching the All India Samathuva Makkal Katchi (AISMK) in Tamil Nadu. Sarathkumar has acted in over 145 films and has won multiple awards for his performances.


  • Full Name: Ramanathan Sarathkumar
  • Date of Birth: July 14, 1954
  • Age: 69 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: New Delhi, India
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Profession: Actor, Politician, Filmmaker, Singer
  • Height: 1.85 m
  • Parents: Ramanathan (father) and Pushpaleela (mother)
  • Siblings: 2
  • Spouse: Chaya (div. in 2000), Raadhika (m. in 2001)
  • Children: 4, including Varalaxmi
  • Relationship Status: Married to Raadhika
  • Net Worth: $12 million

Early Life & Education

R. Sarathkumar, aged 69 as of 2023, was born on July 14, 1954, in New Delhi, India, to Ramanathan and Pushpaleela.

His father worked at the All India Radio before joining the Press Information Bureau of India, while his mother was a homemaker.

He has two older siblings: a brother, Sudarshan, and a sister, Mallika.

Saranthkumar grew up in Chennai, where he attended Raja Muthiah High School before moving on to the Central School in the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He completed his education at St. Patrick’s Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School.

Coming from a family with a love for sports, Sarathkumar actively participated in football, cricket, and hockey during his school and college years.

He was also a NCC (National Cadet Corps) member and had the privilege of marching in the Republic Day Parade in 1970.

After completing his pre-university studies at Loyola College, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from The New College.

Initially, Sarathkumar pursued bodybuilding and won the “Mr. Madras University” title in 1974.

However, his career path turned when he began working as a journalist for the Tamil newspaper Dinakaran in Bangalore. Starting as a humble cycle boy distributing newspapers, he became a reporter for the same publication.

Personal Life

Sarathkumar’s personal life has seen him in two marriages. He was first married to Chaya in 1984, but the couple divorced in 2000.

In 2001, he tied the knot with actress Raadhika; they have been together ever since. Sarathkumar has four children: actress Varalaxmi, Rahul, Pooja, and others.


Sarathkumar’s career in the entertainment industry began in 1986 when he made his acting debut in the Telugu film “Samajamlo Sthree.”

Initially, he portrayed negative and supporting roles before eventually establishing himself as a lead actor in Tamil cinema.

His performances garnered critical acclaim, earning him titles such as “Supreme Star” and “Super Hero” in the industry.

With over 145 films to his credit, Sarathkumar has made his mark in Tamil cinema and Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada films.

He has received two Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and three Filmfare Awards South for his outstanding contributions to the industry.

Aside from his successful acting career, Sarathkumar has also ventured into politics. In 2007, he founded the political party All India Samathuva Makkal Katchi (AISMK) in Tamil Nadu.

He has served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly. He has held positions in various political organizations.

Sarathkumar’s dedication to public service has also made him a respected figure in the political arena.

Net Worth

R. Sarathkumar has an estimated net worth of $12 million, accumulated through his successful career in the film industry and his involvement in politics.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @realsarathkumar
  • Twitter handle: @realsarathkumar


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