Yog Japee is a Tamil writer, trainer, and actor. He founded the Theatre Y, a theatre company based in Chennai that focuses on training the children. His passion is to mainstream theatre into education and uses it as a tool to bring social awareness and development. Yog is also passionate about folk traditions, myths, and history and he is working so hard to bring his stories alive on theatres and other mediums, most especially for the children. Because of this, he earned the prestigious International Fellowship on the Chevening-Clore Leadership Programme for Cultural Leaders, making him one of the four scholars who was selected internationally. Yog entered the Tamil film industry in Gautham Menon’s action drama film Kaakha Kaakha in 2003.
The following year, he made his first Telugu film appearance in Gharshana. His character as Ranjith in the gangster-thriller film Billa in 2007 becomes his major breakthrough. In 2012, he reprised his role in the prequel of the film entitled Billa II: The Beginning. Yog earned more popularity after bagging the role of a police officer in the box-office black comedy-crime film
. He was nominated at the Vijay Award for Best Villain for his outstanding performance in the film. In 2014, he was debuted in the Malayalam crime thriller film, 7th Day. He also made his first Hindi film appearance in the 2015 collaborative feature film, X: Past is Present. This 2018, Yog played the role of Narayana Sethupathi in the Malayalam action-crime-thriller film Abraham into Santhathikal, directed by debutant Shaji Padoor.