Velraj is a cinematographer-turned-film director famous for his works in Tamil Cinema. Velraj is a firm believer of Once a cameraman is always a cameraman and chooses cinematography is his first choice. He was introduced as director by the actor Dhanush with this 25th film Velaiyilla Pattathari that got dubbed in Telugu as Raghuvaran Btech.
Despite taking up the dual responsibilities as cinematographer and director, he has done justice to both and delivered a super hit. With the former being super hit, Velraj got a chance to direct Dhanush again for Thanga Magan which got dubbed in Telugu as Nava Manmadhudu.