Indian actor and producer Rangaraj Subbiah who is professionally known as Sathyaraj, is also a director, media personality and a former politician who has predominantly appeared in Tamil cinema. He started his career in antagonistic roles and later played lead roles.
|Real Name||Rangaraj Subbaiah|
|Famous Role||Kattappa in Baahubali: The Beginning, and Baahubali: The Conclusion|
|Sathyaraj as Katappa|
|Profession||Actor, Filmmaker, Comedian|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 183 cm|
|in meters- 1.83 m|
|in Feet Inches- 6’ 0”|
|Weight||in Kilograms- 85 kg|
|in Pounds- 187 lbs|
|Body Measurements||- Chest: 42 Inches|
|- Waist: 35 Inches|
|- Biceps: 14 Inches|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Hair Colour||Salt & Pepper (Semi-bald)|
|Date of Birth||1954-10-03|
|Age (as in 2016)||62 Years|
|Birth Place||Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Libra|
|Hometown||Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India|
|School||St Mary's Convent school, Coimbatore|
|Suburban High School, Ramnagar, Coimbatore|
|College||Government Arts College, Coimbatore|
|Educational Qualifications||Bachelor Degree in Botany|
|Debut||Film Debut: Sattam En Kaiyil (1978, Tamil film)|
|Directorial Debut: Villadhi Villain (1995, Tamil film)|
|Singing Debut: "Subbaiyaa Subbaiyaa" song from the film Guru Sishyan (2010, Tamil film)|
|Sister- Kalpana Mandradiar (Younger), Roopa Senapathy (Younger)|
|Controversy||On 23 May 2017, a non-bailable arrest warrant was issued against 8 Tamil film actors, including Suriya, Sathyaraj, R Sarathkumar and Sripriya, for not appearing before the court in connection with a defamation case filed by a freelance journalist.|
|Favourite Actor||M. G. Ramachandran, Amitabh Bachchan|
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Sathyaraj with his wife and son|
|Daughter- Divya Sathyaraj (Nutritionist and Psychotherapist)|
|Salary||40-50 lakh/film (INR)|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Sathyaraj
- Does Sathyaraj smoke?: No
- Does Sathyaraj drink alcohol?: Not Known
- Sathyaraj belongs to a family of landlords.
- He was the topper in History and Geography in his school.
- He always wanted to be an actor, but his mother was against it and disallowed him to join the film industry. As a result, he left his hometown, Coimbatore, to enter the Tamil film industry.
- He considers late Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and actor, M.G. Ramachandran as his inspiration.
- He rejected popular roles like Napolean’s role in Dasavatharam (2008), and villain’s role in Sivaji (2007).
- He sung a song “Subbaiyaa Subbaiyaa” from the film Guru Sishyan (2010).
- In 2016, he and his son adopted a stray dog that survived the Porur building collapse in Chennai.He is a close friend of Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan.
- He has worked in 200+ films.