Personal Info

  • Birth Name: Rengaraj
  • Date of Birth: 3 October 1954
  • Place Of Birth:  India
  • Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)


Rangaraj Subbaiah, known by his stage name Sathyaraj, is an Indian film actor and media personality who has predominantly appeared in Tamil films. He started his career in villainous roles and later played lead roles.

Early Life

Sathyaraj was born on 3 October 1954 and his parents are Subbaiyan and Nathambal. Sathyaraj present age is 61 years. Sathyaraj has two elder sisters names are Kalpana Mandradiar and Roopa Senapathy. Sathyaraj primary school education was completed in St Mary’s Covert school at Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu state, India.

Next Sathyaraj’s tenth standard was completed in Suburban High School at Ramnagar in Coimbatore.  Sathyaraj was completed his Bachelor of Science in Botany at Government Arts College in Coimbatore.

In 1979 year Sathyaraj was married to Maheswari. Maheswari is a niece of Madhampatti Sivakumar (producer). Sathyaraj and his wife Maheswari have a son and daughter and they names are Divya(Daughter) and Sibiraj(Son).

Sibiraj is an actor and atheist. Sathyaraj has friend in college days, Manivannan (he is also an actor in movies). Sathyaraj and Manivanma are collaborating frequently during in notable Tamil movies.

The Hindu has written about the friendship of Sathyaraj and Manivannan “His (Manivannan’s) friendship with actor Sathyaraj translated to several memorable moments on screen. Manivannan…along with Sathyaraj epitomised on screen what is colloquially known in Tamil as ‘nakkal’ (snideness)”.



Sathyaraj was first started his career as villain and then he acted lead characters. Sathyaraj was acted overall 200 movies including the few of them languages are Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi. Sathyaraj was acted in three different characters in Villadhi Villain movie; it is directed by Sathyaraj himself.

Sathyaraj has a dream to become a film actor but his mother was quite opposite to it. Sathyaraj has did not leave to join in Film Industry. Sathyaraj was joined in Tamil film Industry in Chennai at Kodambakkam, even though his mother was opposition to it.

Sathyaraj was met actor of Sivakumar and Producer Thiruppur Manian during the shooting of Annakili Film and then he entered into film industry. Sathyaraj first film was acted in a prominent role in Kamal Haasan starred movie Sattam En Kaiyil. In 1978 year Thengai Srinivasan has played a main villain role in a movie in that Sathyaraj has played a henchman to the villain.

Next Sathyaraj was worked as production manager for a film Thengai Srinivasan. Sathyaraj was acted in the movies as small part role. In 1985 year, Sathyaraj has acted as lead hero character in Saavi movie and it is a debut movie in Tamil to Sathyaraj.

Saavi movie was succeeded at box offices but Sathyaraj was played a negative character in this movie. Sathyaraj was acted throughout 75 movies from 1978 to 1985. In that time Sathyaraj was acted to negative roles and he is bellboy to the main villain M. N. Nambiar and other villains.

Sathyaraj role was shorted during the period of main lead starred hero movies like Kamal Hassan, Rajinikanth and other heroes. First time Sathyaraj’s friend (Manivannan) was directed movie in Tamil in which Sathyaraj has played a supporting character.

Sathyaraj was acted in Mannivannan direction around 25 movies from 1984 to 2013. In those 25 films Sathyaraj was acted as main lead around 18 movies. In 1986 Kamal Haasan starred movie Vikram in which Sathyaraj has played role is Vicky.

In 1986 Sathyaraj has played as full length romantic role in Kadalora Kavithaigal movie. Behind Words Said “Sathyaraj broke his image of an action hero and came up with a rollicking performance. He is the real star of the film.”

In 2015 Sathyaraj has played a role in Baahubali the Beginning as Kattappa. Sathyaraj has received national wide popularity with the role of Kattappa. Sathyaraj’s upcoming movies are Telugu, Brahmotsavam, Baahubali the conclusion and other movies.

In Tamil Sathyaraj was accepted the prominent roles like Uchithanai, Nanban Raja Rani and other movies. Sathyaraj was acted all roles like opponent to the hero.

In Nanban movie Sathyaraj has played role like college professor for that role he won the best supporting actor award at Filmfare and he also got for Filmfare best Supporting actor Award for Raja Rani Movie.

Alongside with Sathyaraj’s film carrier, Sathyaraj was there in the media through the various issues like water rights in Tamil Nadu and Sri Lankan Tamil Nationalism. Sathyaraj was host a television game show which is Sweet Home on Star Vijay. Sathyaraj has brand ambassador for Kumaran Jewelry Shop and Pothys.


Trailers & Videos


Trailer: Baahubali 2: The Conclusion