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Actor Soundararaja.jpg
Born (1983-08-11) August 11, 1983 (age 36)
OccupationActor, Producer , Social Activist
Years active2008–present
Height1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)

Soundararaja is an Indian film actor and film producer who appears in South Indian Films. Following a stint as a system engineer had worked in Singapore and France he began considering acting as career. He was working as a background actor, playing minor supporting roles for over five years; he started his career as villain role in S. R. Prabakaran in Sundarapandian (2012), Varuthapadatha Valiber Sangam (2013) and Jigarthanda (2014), in between he did many roles in various projects again in 2016 he acted as Villain again in Dharma Durai (2016) with his best friend Vijay Sethupathi. In the same year, 2016 he got introduced as a second hero in Enakku Veru Engum Kilaigal Kidayathu (2016), with Goundamani, which was a big flop in Goundamani's career.[1]

Early life[edit]

Soundararaja was born in Usilampatti, Madurai District he finished schooling and college in his native place, then he moved to Chennai. According to Soundararaja he was a below-average student right from school and was interested in neither sports nor extra-curricular activities, but does a lot of show-off.

He did a series of odd jobs for pocket money: Salesman at a retail store, promoter and many part-time jobs in Chennai. He graduated with a B.E degree from Bharth Niketan Engineering College affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University in 2004. He joined as a project engineer in Invensys India Pvt Ltd, deputed to Singapore in 2005 after 2006 he moved Technip France US-based company from there he deputed to Qatar in 2007. He was fired due to lack of skills in technologies.

He returned to India in 2008. After he started a new film production company called Madurai Touring Talkies with his childhood friend M. Manikandan director of Kaaka Muttai and also he invested some money in share market business with friends, he joined Koothup-pattarai acting drama school in 2010. He and his friends Manikandan and Karthik Subbaraj, director of Jigarthanda produced many short films under his banners (Madurai Touring Talkies) – Thuru, Raavanm, Petticase, Wind, Aram, etc. with his friends' support.

Film career[edit]


He subsequently joined the Chennai-based theatre group Koothu-P-Pattarai as an accountant and actor where he observed actors.[2][3] He made his beginnings as a background actor, particularly playing the role of the lead character's friend in a few films, including the well-known series Penn that began in August 2008,[4] as well as several short films as part of the television show Nalaya Iyakunar for Kalaignar TV. He worked on many short films with M. Manikandan and Karthik Subbaraj, who later cast him in his first feature film.

Soundararaja accompanied who went to director Lingusamy's studio to audition for his film Vettai (2011) and was selected to play Lingusamy's friend in the film. Following Vettai,and he worked Pattarai. However, the film did not see a theatrical. After making an appearance in S. R. Prabhakaran's Sundarapandian (2012),[5] he was cast by director Ponram in minor supporting roles in his first project, Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam (2013). Soundararaja would later credit S. R. Prabhakaran with having had an "important role in helping him realise his dreams". S. R. Prabhakaran, furthermore, guided Soundararaja to many tips. Then director Karthik Subbaraj got him his second negative role in Jigarthanda (2013), in which he portrayed a shepherd.[6] After Jigarthanda's release, with actor Vishal and actor Siddarth, Soundararaja performed in Poojai.[7] After Jigarthanda he got a chance to work in director Bharathan's Athithi (2014).[8][9]


Year Film Role Notes
2012 Vettai Madura
Sundarapandiyan Paranjothi
2013 Nalanum Nandhiniyum Muthu
Varuthapadatha Valiber Sangam Pullichathanni
2014 Jigarthanda Ponram
Athithi Shiva
Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani Thiru
Poojai Soundar
2016 Theri Karthik
Dharmadurai Archunan
Enakku Veru Engum Kilaigal Kidayathu Prabha Nanthan
Kaththi Sandai Soundar
2017 Thondan Chinna Pandi
Sathriyan Niranjan
Thangaratham Paraman
Oru Kanavu Pola Joseph
Thiruttu Payale 2 Maari
2018 Kadaikutty Singam Kodimaran
Silukkuvarupatti Singam Raja Pandi
Kallan Selvam
Aruvasandai Pandi
2019 Coffee Hakeem
Sindhubaadh Politician
Bigil Guna
Sanga Thamizhan Murugan
2020 Jagame Thandhiram Paraman
Production no1 Telugu Soundar

Short film Project[edit]

  • Thuru (2010)
  • Ravanam (2010)
  • Petticase (2010)
  • Wind (2011)
  • Aram (2012)


  1. ^ "Jigarthanda movie review: A story of a conman". India TV News.
  2. ^ "Soundararaja".
  3. ^ "From an Engineer to the notable Tamil actor – Indian Express". The Indian Express. 26 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Metro Plus Madurai / Telewatch :".
  5. ^ "in this silm he got two state award for best debut Villain". The Hindu. 31 December 2012.
  6. ^ Mannath, Malini. "Actor Soundararaj at the Jigarthanda Press Show".
  7. ^ "Jigarthanda Soundararaja in Vishal's Poojai - Only Kollywood". 9 August 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  8. ^ Dinamalar (5 November 2015). "விஜய் படத்தில் சவுந்தரராஜா - Soundararaja acting in Vijay film". Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  9. ^ "தலைவர் கவுண்டமணி கலக்கும் 'எனக்கு வேறு எங்கும் கிளைகள் கிடையாது'". 24 March 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2017.