Rangaraj Subbaiah (born 3 October 1954), known by his stage name Sathyaraj, is an Indian film actor and media personality who has predominantly appeared in Tamil films. He started his career in villainous roles and later played lead roles. He has acted in over 200 films, including Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada films. He met with success from his lead performances Vedham Pudhithu (1987), Nadigan (1990), Amaidhi Padai (1994), and the Tamil Nadu government-sponsored film Periyar (2007). He also received acclaim for supporting roles in Nanban (2012), Raja Rani (2013), and his role as Karikala Kattappa Nada in the two-part epic, Baahubali. He was also the director of the film Villadhi Villain (1995), starring himself in three different roles.