Sathyaraj (actor) life and biography

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Sathyaraj (actor) biography

Date of birth : 1954-10-03
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality : Indian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-10-04
Credited as : film actor, ,

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Sathyaraj is an actor in the Tamil film industry.

A Tamil activist and political influence, he has acted in over 150 films, ranging from action and drama to comedy. In 2007, he played the role of Periyar E. V. Ramasamy in the Tamil Nadu government-sponsored film Periyar. As of 2007, he has produced one film, which was Lee, starring his son Sibiraj. He has also directed a movie Villadhi Villain starring himself in three different roles which also starred actress Nagma. After earning good fortunes through films, he became an atheist. He is one of the most versatile actors in the tamil film industry.

He was born as Rangaraj in 3 March 1954 to Subbiah and Nathambal. Kalpana, Roopa are his sisters. He is a great fan of M. G. R. Sathyaraj completed his primary school education in Tamil at St Mary's Convent, Coimbatore. He completed the equivalent of the tenth standard in Suburban High School, Ramnagar, Coimbatore. He joined the Government Arts College, Coimbatore and completed a Bachelor of Science degree in botany. Tamil actor/director Manivannan was a co-student in PUC (Class 12 Junior college), and the two began a friendship while there. He is married to Maheswari and has a son and a daughter. His son Sibiraj is an actor. His cousin Sathyan is a comedian.

Entry into films

Sathyaraj went to see the shooting of the film Annakkili, where he met actor Sivakumar and producer Thiruppur Manian. He joined the drama troupe of Komal Swamynathan.

Early career

Sathyaraj's first film was Kodugal Illaatha Kolangal. Then he worked as production manager for the film Kannan Oru Kaikkuzhanthai. In addition to his managerial role, he also had a small acting part in the film. On the title credits of this film, his name was shown on screen with the description: "Aluvalaga Nirvaagam (Official Management): S.N. Rangaraj, B.Sc." and later still in the credits as "Sathyaraj" for his minor acting role.

Director Santhana Bharathi says that he was the person who introduced Sathyaraj as a hero in the film Kadamai Kanniyam Kattuppadu. It was a film produced by the veteran actor Kamal Hassan. Kamal Haasan had faith in Sathyaraj which made him to introduce him as a hero for his home production."

Filmography:

2011 :
Sattapadi Kutram
Vengayam
Aayiram Vilakku
Muriyadi Devan
Kalavadiya Pozhudugal
Kalavaram
Sinam
Kulasekaranum Koolipadaiyum
Pettai Mudhal Kottai Varai
Nanban

As producer:
Lee (2007)

As director:
Villathi Villain (1995)

Awards and Nominations:

Won:
Kalaimamani Award
1991 - M.G.R Award from the Government of Tamil Nadu
1987 - Filmfare Best Actor Award for Vedham Pudhithu
2007 - Periyar Award for his role in the film Periyar
2007 - Honorary Doctorate from Sathyabama University

Nominations:
1988 - National Film Award for Best Actor for Vedham Pudhithu

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