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Sampath Raj Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Marital Status: Divorced
Profession: Master Of Arts In Political Science
Height: 6'

Sampath Raj

Bio/Wiki
Other name • Sampath Kumar [1]The Times of India
• Sampath Raj Kumar
Profession(s)• Actor
• Director
• Story writer
Famous for Playing the role of antagonist in South Indian films
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in feet & inches- 6’ 0”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Eye ColourSalt & Pepper
Hair ColourDark Brown
Career
DebutAs an actor: (Film)
Telugu- Theerpu (1994)
Poster of the Telugu film Theerpu (1994)
Kannada- Preethi Prema Pranaya (2003)
Poster of the film Preethi Prema Pranaya (2003)
Tamil- Neranja Manasu (2004)
Sampath Raj as Sivanandi in a still from the film Neranja Manasu (2004)
Malayalam- Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded (2009)
Poster of the Malayalam film Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded (2009)
As a director: (Short Film) Ini Avanea (2016)
Poster of the short film Ini Avanea (2016) directed by Sampath Raj
Awards2017: IIFA Utsavam for Performance in a Negative Role in the Malayalam film Aadupuliyattam (2016)
2014: Best Performance by an Actor in a Negative Role for the film Mirchi (2013) at the South Indian International Movie Awards - Telugu
2013: Nandi Award for Best Villian for the Telugu film Mirchi (2013) [2]YouTube - iDream Telugu Movies
2012: Best Villain Award for the Tamil film Aaranya Kaandam (2012) at the Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards

Personal Life
Date of BirthSource 1: 25 December 1968 (Wednesday)
Source 2: 15 January 1976 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2022)Source 1: 54 Years
Source 2: 47 Years
BirthplaceLucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Zodiac signCapricorn
NationalityIndian
SchoolKendriya Vidyalaya Hebbal, Bengaluru
Educational QualificationMaster of Arts in Political Science
CasteTamil Brahmin
Relationships & More
Marital StatusDivorced
Marriage DateYear, 1991
Family
Wife/SpouseName Not Known
ChildrenHe has a daughter, who lives in Australia.
Sampath Raj with his daughter
ParentsFather- Ramaswami Srinivas (deceased; doctor in Indian Army)
Mother- Name Not Known (deceased)
SiblingsHe is the youngest of seven siblings and has three elder sisters. He has a brother who lives in London, United Kingdom.

Sampath Raj

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sampath Raj

  • Sampath Raj is an Indian actor, director, and writer, who primarily works in the Tamil and Telugu entertainment industry. Additionally, he has appeared in several Malayalam and Kannada films.
  • Sampath’s father was born in Nellore in Andhra Pradesh whereas Sampath’s mother hailed from Thirupachethi in Tamil Nadu. [3]YouTube – iDream Telugu Movies
  • Sampath’s family had to relocate to various places across the country because of his father’s military service. Sampath has resided in Bangalore, Punjab, and Delhi.
  • When Sampath was young, he didn’t pay much attention to his studies.
  • Sampath applied at the National School of Drama in Delhi and even got an interview call letter; however, his mother tore up the letter because she was against the entertainment industry. She thought that the only people who entered the film industry were those who lacked culture and education. In an interview, Sampath said that during childhood, he was scared of his mother, which is why his father often told Sampath that if he were that afraid of his mother, he would never be able to make it out as an actor, adding that he should run away from home. After hearing his father’s advice, Sampath ran away from his home while he was young to follow his passion for acting.
  • Sampath is a multilingual actor whose native language is Tamil. He is fluent in five to six languages including Malayalam, Kannada, and Telugu.
  • Sampath once said in an interview that his father gave each of his seven children a name based on the days of the week, and as he was the youngest, he was given the name Sunday.
  • Sampath worked in the advertising and sales department in Bangalore before he got into the acting industry. His first job was in the marketing field where he worked with Yellow Pages selling ad space. Later, he worked at Mumbai Press and then at Navbharat Times in the same field.

    I was into advertising and sales. I was selling advertisement space for that 12-13 years. But deep inside, I had always wanted to be an actor.”

  • When Sampath’s daughter was four years old, Sampath and his wife parted ways after staying in a 7-year long partnership. He talked about his ex-wife and daughter in an interview, and said,

    I got married at a very young age of 23. Getting married at that age could be one of the main reasons for the divorce. I took full responsibility for my daughter and she is now in Australia. She is away from the industry and that is how she likes.

  • Sampath worked in theatre in his early days. It was Sampath’s friend who pushed him to audition for the role of Sivanandi in the film Neranja Manasu (2004) as he believed Sampath would be the perfect fit for this role.
  • In 2013, he worked in the drama film Mirchi in which he played the role of Uma, a role that earned him immense appreciation and awards.

    Sampath Raj as Uma in a still from the film Mirchi (2013)

    Sampath Raj as Uma in a still from the film Mirchi (2013)

  • Other Telugu films in which Sampath worked include Dammu (2012), Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha (2016), Krishna and His Leela (2020), and Agent (2023).
  • The role of Bhoomi’s father in the Kannada film ‘Brindavana’ (2013) earned Sampath a nomination for the SIIMA Award for Best supporting actor.

    Sampath Raj as Bhoomi's father in a still from the film Brindavana (2013)

    Sampath Raj as Bhoomi’s father in a still from the film Brindavana (2013)

  • Sampath played various roles in several Kannada films including Arvind in Bimba (2004), Sreekar Prasad in Jaguar (2016), and Challa (Ekadantha) in Londonalli Lambodhara (2019).
  • Sampath has appeared in a variety of roles in Tamil films such as A. Sampath Kumar in Saroja (2008), Daniel in Goa (2008), and Sevatha Perumal in Magizhchi (2010).
  • He appeared in several Malayalam films including Anwar (2010), Kili Poyi (2013), Kasaba (2016), and Aarattu (2022).
  • Sampath appeared in Doordarshan’s Hindi television series Malgudi Days (2016) in which he played the role of Ekambharam.

    Sampath Raj as Ekambharam in a still from the series Malgudi Days (2016)

    Sampath Raj as Ekambharam in a still from the series Malgudi Days (2016)

  • Apart from being an actor, Sampath has also worked as a director and writer. He directed and wrote the films Deyyama Mazaka (2017) and Pachondi (2018).

    Poster of the film Pachondi (2018)

    Poster of the film Pachondi (2018)

  • Sampath said in an interview that he did not have any friends in the film industry.
  • After hearing the stories of those who were laid off during the pandemic, Sampath Raj and his friend collaborated on a project in 2021 in which the duo provided women chefs with the opportunity to make use of their cooking skills. In an interview, while talking about this, Sampath said,

    The pandemic has hit everyone and no one was spared. As people in the limelight, we can be their voice. I could have taken to social media with videos on safety, but I felt I needed to do more than that to help those who have been adversely affected. We heard stories of people being laid off and households in trouble. It was at this time that we set up a space, where women cooks can dole out their homemade specialities.”

  • Sampath appeared as Ananth in ZEE5’s two different Indian web series titled Anantham (2022), which is in the Tamil language, and Vyavastha (2023), which is in Telugu.
  • In an interview, Manchu Bhakthavatsalam (also known as Mohan Babu) revealed that likes Sampath Raj’s voice.
  • Sampath Raj is a fan of Amitabh Bachchan. He once skipped class in the 12th standard to attend the shooting of the film Mard (1985) at the film set during its production. Sampath learned that it was actually Amitabh Bachchan’s dupe and not him after spending the entire day watching Amitabh Bachchan fight and act. He was later expelled from the school for skipping class.
  • He appeared in a Telugu political action thriller film titled Custody (2023), the directorial debut of Venkat Prabhu, in which Sampath played the role of George, a CBI officer.

    Poster of the film Custody (2023)

    Poster of the film Custody (2023)