Dr. Madhavan was born in Karur in the south of India. After acquiring a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Venkatramana Ayurvedic Medical College in Madras and a PG Diploma in Yoga Therapy from Indian Yoga Institute in Bangalore, he attended the famous International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta TTC and was awarded the title of Yoga Siromani in 1994.
In the years to follow, he pursued his passion and intensive study of Yoga at Sivananda Vedanta Centers in India and received the honorable titles of Yoga Acharya and Yoga Bhaskara. He was also appointed District Yoga Coach for the Government of Tamil Nadu, India in 2007.
More than 50 of his students have been champions and gold medallists of several International Yoga Competitions and he currently runs the Vivekananda Institute of Yoga Therapy in Karur.