Dhanraj is a growing comedian in the Telugu film industry. He started his career through the film Jai. He was passionate in acting and hence left his parents and his hometown with some hundred rupees. He joined in a hotel as a waiter. He learnt acting from the acting school in Hyderabad, with the salary got from the hotel job. After a hard attempt, he entered the film industry through Teja. Through his comedy performances, he is a notable comedian in the Telugu film industry. Jagadam, Parugu,
, Houseful, Lucky, Payanam, Shoe Bite, Bhoo, Pilavani Perantram and Ee Varsham Satchiga are some of his hit films. He was popular for lots of controversies. One such controversy is, he has made cheap publicity by telling everyone that he is doing opposite to
in Pilavani Perantram. This made Lakshmi angry. It was said that, due to the false information spread by Dhanraj, friends and fans started to question Lakshmi that, why she is performing opposite to a budding comedian. This made Lakshmi to get irritated and she asked the director to minimize the role of Dhanraj in that movie. Dhanraj got arrested, while the police raided a massage center, where illegal activities took place. But Dhanraj denied that, he was not guilty.