Pattimandram Raja is a Tamil movie actor and debate speaker, who rose to fame as a speaker on Sun TV’s debate talk show, Pattimandram. He was born as Simson Raja on May 1, 1959, in Keezhamathur, Thuvariman. He took a Bachelor of Commerce at the American College in Madurai and an M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication at the Madurai Kamaraj University. Subsequently, he got employed at the United Bank of India in Madurai. He traveled for 15 years with
Solomon Pappaiah, a renowned Indian scholar, and TV icon, who is also the moderator of the show, Pattimandram.
Raja entered the film industry as an actor in the year 2007 through S. Shankar’s Tamil masala film, Sivaji. He appeared in a fatherly role in films like
Guru En Aalu (2009), Mappillai (2011), Ko (2011), Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya (2013), Vathikuchi (2013),
Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara (2013), Nanbenda (2015),
Bangalore Naatkal (2016), and Kaashmora (2016). Other films under his credit are
Guru Sishyan, Mayilu,
Pattathu Yaanai, Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga,
Soan Papdi, Vaaliva Raja, Thodari, and he was last seen in Azhahendra Sollukku Amudha.
Since 1991, Raja also donned several Literary Talks in All India Radio. His daily show, entitled Naal Oru Nayam, was broadcast in Madurai Radio and earned praises. He was the founder of the literary forum, Madurai Kamban Kazhagam.
He also wrote articles for magazines like Kalai Magal, Kunkumam, Kalki, and Devi. He also penned a book entitled Raajaavum Raajaathi Raajaavum. He is married to Leela, and they have two sons namely Ashok and Vivek.