Raj (born as Thotakura Venkata Raju) is the son of veteran music director TV Raju who worked in South cinema. Raj assisted the famous music director Saluri Rajeswara Rao and Chakravarth during the initial years of his career and marked his mark as one of the finest music directors combo along with Koti.
The the pair Raj-Koti was a huge rage during the 1980s to mid 1990s before the duo set apart as Raj and Koti separately. Raj-Koti duo delivered some of the biggest hits like “Hello Brother”, “Khaidi No., 786”, “Yamudiki Mogudu” and “Bangaru Bullodu”. Raj scored some hits individually for movies like “Sisindri”, “Aavida Maa Aavide” and “Ramudochadu”.