Robin Radhakrishnan is an Indian doctor, motivational speaker, actor, and scriptwriter. He came into the limelight with the TV reality show Bigg Boss Malayalam Season 4 (2022).
Dr Robin Radhakrishnan, popularly known as Doctor Machaan, was born in 1991 (age 31 years; as of 2022) in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
He studied MBBS at Government Medical College, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu. In an interview, he shared that he was a below-average student in school. He further said,
I failed many exams and was a backbencher. My parents, like any other, used to ask me to learn from other students. I was obese and uncomfortable, stopped participating in programmes, and was always alone. But I believed in the power of dreams. I worked hard, cleared the medical entrance and got admission in Chidambaram Government Medical College. Today, I work in the hospital where I was born.”
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Brown
He belongs to a Malayali family.
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Radhakrishnan, and his mother’s name is Beena. He has a sister.
After completing MBBS, he started practising as a doctor at GG Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. In 2019, he gained immense popularity with the online talk show ‘Chat with Doctor Machaan,’ which aired on Kaumudy TV.
He then started making motivational videos on Instagram. His videos are also available on his self-titled YouTube channel. In an interview, while talking about making motivational videos, he said,
My first ever video was about ‘demotivating people’. But I don’t call myself a motivational speaker; I talk about what I have experienced in my 29-year-old life – very simple and relatable things, as you can see. Things we fail to notice. When the number of followers increased, people started to direct message me. I get a minimum of 2,000 messages every day, from eighth graders to middle aged men. I found that they feel comfortable to disclose their problems to me. I never knew I could make such a difference. I reply to every text message, hoping that my little effort may help them. On the other hand, I am a very normal person. I can be upset and moody at times. But when it’s about bringing smile on someone’s face, I try my best to be selfless.”
He has featured in a few Malayalam cover songs like “Mizhiyariyathe” (2018) by K S Harisankar, “Pavizha Mazhaye” (2019) by K S Harisankar, and “Jiya Jale” (2019) by K S Harisankar.
In 2019, Dr Robin acted in the Malayalam short video ‘Niram.’
He participated as a contestant in the TV reality show Bigg Boss Malayalam Season 4 in 2022.
- Global Youth Achievement Award 2020
- India Star Icon Award 2020 by Star Book of Records
- He owns a Royal Enfield motorcycle.
- He has been invited as a chief guest at various events and seminars.