Charan Raj is an Indian film actor, director, music director, film producer, and writer who primarily works in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Odia and Hindi movies. Charan Raj has became an instant hit for his performance as villain in the 1985 movie Pratighatana. He is also known for his performances in films like Indrudu Chandrudu, Kartavyam and Gentleman. He was also a part of Rajanikanth hits Phool Bane Angaray, Veera, Dharma Dorai and Baasha. He debuted in Kannada films as a hero. Siddalingaiah is considered to be his godfather.