Sampath Raj is an unconventional villain famous among the Tamil and Telugu audience. With his tall, handsome and stylish looks, Sampath is the one of the busiest actors in the South Cinema. An ad-film maker by profession, Sampath Raj worked in advertisement industry for 14 years and has been involved in many ad films and jingles.
Before foraying into Tamil Cinema, Sampath worked in few Kannada films and his second Kannada film won him the National Award in which he played the role of a heroine’s father. On the advice of the director Naganna, he landed in Chennai and was offered the dual role of a father and son in Vijaykanth’s “Neranjana Manasu” directed by Samudhrakhani.
The movie turned out to be a colossal dud, but he was lucky enough to grab the offers, later debuted in a small role in Ajith’s “Tirupathi”. His association with the director Venkat Prabhu in his trilogy “Chennai600028”, “Saroja” and “Goa”, he became a popular actor in Tamil Cinema. The actor debuted in Telugu with Pawan Kalyan’s “Panjaa”, it was Prabhas’s “Mirchi” that brought him much wider acclaim and applause making him the prominent villain in Tollywood. Few of Sampath Raj’s movies in Telugu are Mirchi, Dhammu, Run Raja Run and Srimanthudu.