Raju Daniel (27 June 1950 – 17 September 2018), better known by his stage name Captain Raju, was an Indian army officer and actor. He acted in more than 600 films in various languages, including Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and English. He was best known for his performances in character roles, and as a villain. He also appeared in television serials and advertisements.
He is also known as Raju Daniel.
During his last days, Raju suffered from various ailments like diabetes and hypertension. He suffered a massive stroke during a plane journey to New York and was admitted to a hospital in Muscat. He was brought back to Kochi for further treatment, and later left to his home. He died aged 68 on 17 September 2018 at his residence in Palarivattom, Kochi. He was given full state honours.