Interesting and Unknown Facts About Sathyaraj That You Must Know

Interesting and Unknown Facts About Sathyaraj That You Must Know

21 Mar 18 @ 2:05 PM

The whole country wants to know why Kattappa killed Baahubali. But only two persons know the answer and they are director SS Rajamouli and Kattappa himself. Actor Sathyaraj who played the role of Kattappa, will turn a year old today and at the age of 60 plus, he is one of the most sought-after veteran actors in South India. Having made his entry into films as an antagonist, Sathyaraj climbed rung by rung and now he is most searched person on Google post ‘ Baahubali – The Beginning’ release. Here is the inspiring journey of Sathyaraj from Rangaraj to Kattappa.

  1. Childhood Of Sathyaraj

    Sathyaraj was born as Rangaraj on October 3, 1954 to Subbaiah and Nathambal in Coimbatore. He finished his Bachelor of Sciences in Botany in the same city. However, Sathyaraj always wanted to become an actor but his mother was against this. Despite his mother’s objection, Sathyaraj left Coimbatore to chase his dream.

    Childhood Of Sathyaraj
    Childhood Of Sathyaraj
    Sathyaraj
  2. Sathyaraj Debut Movie

    Sathyaraj marked his debut in the year 1978 with ‘Sattam En Kaiyil’ as supporting actor to the main villain in the movie. Later, he worked as production manager for few films and did cameos. After seven years of struggle, Sathyaraj got a chance to feature in a full-length negative role in ‘Saavi.’ The film was a smash hit and Sathyaraj became famous for negative roles.

    Sathyaraj Debut Movie
    Sathyaraj Debut Movie
    Sathyaraj
  3. Soulmate of Sathyraj, Manivannan

    Actor and director Manivannan and Sathyaraj were college friends and their bond continued in films too. If we see Sathyaraj’s filmography, he acted in over 200 plus films but he has collaborated with Manivannan in around 25 movies starting from ‘January 1’ in the year 1984 and went on till 2013. Majority of Sathyaraj movies with Mannivannan have scored super hits at box office.

    Soulmate of Sathyraj
    Soulmate of Sathyraj
  4. Sathyaraj is a Huge Fan of MGR

    Sathyaraj is a huge fan of Tamil legendary actor MG Ramachandran. Like MGR, Sathyaraj wanted to do mythological films. But as he entered the film industry, the mythological genre was sinking and slowly they faded away and Sathyaraj’s dream remained unfulfilled. After three decades of wait, his dream came true with SS Rajamouli’s ‘Baahubali.’

    Sathyaraj is a Huge Fan of MGR
    Sathyaraj is a Huge Fan of MGR
  5. Sathyaraj is not Bothered About Image

    At the age of 31, Sathyaraj played the role of father to none other than superstar Rajinikanth in ‘Mr. Bharath.’ Surprisingly, Rajini was 35 then and this shows, Sathyaraj was least bothered about his image and stardom. When asked Sathyaraj about this, he replied “I never cared for age.. it never mattered to me.”

    Sathyaraj is not Bothered About Image
    Sathyaraj is not Bothered About Image
  6. Return of Sathyraj to Telugu Cinema

    In the year 1985, Sathyaraj did two Telugu movies. However, his performance went unnoticed. He returned to Tollywood in the year 2008 with Uday Kiran’s ‘Lakhmi Putrudu’ and followed by Gopichand’s ‘Sankam.’ 2013 was the break-through for Sathyaraj with ‘Mirchi.’ With the success of the film, offers starting pouring down from Telugu production houses.

    Return of Sathyraj to Telugu Cinema
    Return of Sathyraj to Telugu Cinema
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  8. Sathyaraj as Kattappa - The Warrior Slave

    In SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus ‘Baahubali – The Beginning,’ Sathyaraj played the role of Kattappa. His role became popular by killing Baahubali in the end of the movie and the question “Why Kattappa Killed Baahubali?” went viral in the social media. In fact, audience have started calling Sathyaraj as Kattappa and wherever he went the above question haunted him.

    Sathyaraj as Kattappa
    Sathyaraj as Kattappa
  9. Trivia

    Sathyaraj is an atheist and is an outspoken person too. On the water sharing dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Sathyaraj had raised his voice on couple of occasions. However, this statements never drew criticism as he is least interested in politics and stuff. Sathyaraj ventured the small screen with ‘Home Sweet Home’ game show which was aired in STAR Vijay channel. He is married to Maheshwari in 1979. His son Sibiraj is also a hero in Tamil industry.
    Sibiraj
Sathyaraj
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