Karate Raja is a popular villain and character artist in Tamil movies. He has acted with actors like Rajinikanth, Vijay,
Kamal Haasan, Ajith, Suriya, Vikram, etc. He is known for movies like’Virumaandi’ where he played actor Kamal Haasan’s friend. This movie was produced, written and directed by Kamal Hassan himself. In the same year, he appeared in another Tamil movie ‘Ghilli’ where he played actor Prakash Raj’s henchman. The movie had Trisha and Vijay in lead roles, and the movie was a box office success. In the same year 2004, he also acted with Kamal Haasan in an another movie 'Vasool Raja MBBS' which was a remake of Hindi movie 'Munnabhai MBBS'. In this movie, he played the role of Margabandhu/Mark. Thus, Karate Raja was a lucky co-star who had acted in most popular Tamil films which had an excellent opening at the box office and even won the praise from critics. He also acted in a Telugu movie ‘Bangaram’.
In 2007, Karate Raja acted in a movie ‘
Pokkiri Raja’ directed by
Prabhu Deva. In this film, he played actor Vijay’s friend along with another actor Valyapuri. In the year 2012, he acted in a role of inspector in movie ‘Ambuli’. So far the actor has acted in 10-15 movies. But he has been the luckiest star to act in most successful movies in Kollywood. He is the luckiest star who shot to fame very easily which even actors cannot do with few film credits. Also, he has experimented various roles as a character or a villain artiste in Tamil cinema. The actor married Divya in 2008 and has three daughters. He is the busiest star in Kollywood who works day and night. The actor tried his luck in Malayalam and Telugu movies too and acted in ‘
Thiruvambadi Thamban’ (Malayalam) and ‘Banagaram’ (Telugu). It is stated that in 2015, he had converted him to Islam.