Charan Raj is a versatile actor who is popular for his villainy and character roles in South Indian film industry. He has acted in various Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi movies. He is popular for his role in Baasha, where he acted as Anwar Baasha, the friend of Rajinikanth. He has also acted with Rajini in the Hindi movie Phool Bane Angarey and Tamil films like
, Panakkaran and Veera. In Panakkaran and Dharma Durai, he performed as Rajini’s brother. Charan Raj is not only an actor, but a producer, music composer and director too. His film career started from the year 1986 and continues till now without any hurdles. He is popular for his villainy roles in Telugu in
with Kamal and Karthavyam with Vijay Shanthi. His character role in Tamil film Gentleman showed him as a different Charan Raj and he got good applause for his performance in that film. He made his debut as a director in 1999, through the film Annan Thangachi. In this film he acted as the hero as well as did the direction. Shruthi, who acted in the film Kalki, acted as his sister. The film did not hit the box office, though it had a good story. He has also acted as Surya’s father in the film Vel with
as his pair.