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A perfect pair

Husband and wife team of Raghav and Preetha are doing all that they enjoy from acting to singing and cooking

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Dedicated Made for each other

Raghav is one of those lucky few who do what they really want to. With a M.S. from the University of Illinois under his belt he had a lucrative career ahead in the software industry. Instead he chucked it to chase his passion — acting. His wife Preetha equally qualified and a well known face on the small screen, balances her passion and profession (she is a Wiproite) successfully.

Popular dancers

As actors, Raghav and Preetha have won rave reviews, be it on the small or the silver screen. But through ‘Jodi No.1,’ the couple proved their dancing mettle too. Though they finished runners-up, they were one of the most popular couples in the dance show.

“It was sheer fun all through. Results apart, we enjoyed every moment of the show,” they recall merrily.

Music is another area that interests Raghav. Along with Raja, his friend, he composed ‘Kadhal vandicho…’ song for the film ‘Yey! Nee Romba Azhaga Irukka.’

“The song topped the charts but the film didn’t do well at the box-office. As a result, not many offers followed and I too didn’t scout for opportunities as acting is my first priority,” says Raghav.

A music composer

However, he is back to composing for the movie ‘Nanjupuram,’ in which he also plays the lead role. The film is directed by debutant Charles with Monicka of ‘Imsai Arasan…’ fame in the female lead. The film is said to be a thriller set in a rural background.

Raghav has played an important role in the recently released ‘Satham Podathe.’ “People are appreciating my efforts in the movie, which is very encouraging,” he adds.

Raghav has also been composing advertisement jingles for quite a while now and some of them are very popular too. “It’s challenging and also amusing. It’s totally a different ball game. The work should create an instant impact with the listeners, since jingles are of a much shorter duration.”

But Preetha, who according to Raghav is a “spontaneous actor,” is off late more into emceeing than acting. The cookery show ‘Sunday Samayal,’ which she anchors for Sun TV has been well received by the audience.

“I am looking for challenging roles in acting. Anchoring is an enjoyable experience and doubly so when you like it,” she says.

Does she cook well? “You ask Raghav,” she grins. “She prepares some delicious North Indian dishes. She is an apt person to anchor the show,” replies the loving husband.

G. PRASAD

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