Charan Raj is an Indian film actor, director, music director, film producer, and writer who primarily works in Tamil and other southern languages. Charan Raj is known for his performances in films like Gentleman, Pratighatana, Indrudu Chandrudu and Kartavyam. He was also a part of Rajanikanth hits Phool Bane Angaray, Veera, Dharma Dorai and Baasha. He had also been a regular in Kannada and Malayalam films. He debuted in Kannada films as a hero. Siddalingaiah is considered to be his godfather.