Shanthanu Bhagyaraj is a Tamil film actor. He is the son of actor and director K. Bhagyaraj. He debuted as a lead actor in the film Sakkarakatti in 2008. His sister is notable actress Saranya Bhagyaraj. He has acted as a child artist in his father's film Vettiya Madichu Kattu. He was also an assistant director in his sister, Saranya Bhagyaraj's debut, Parijatham. He then made his acting debut in Sakkarakatti, produced by S. Thanu and directed by Kala Prabhu which flopped at the box office, the song Taxi Taxi composed by A. R. Rahman was a chartbuster. His next venture is Angel John, his debut film in Malayalam in which shared screen space with Mohanlal, in this film he played a youth who fedup of life tries to commit suicide but god saves and helps him. The film flopped. His next film was Siddu +2 which was directed by his father. The film didn't do well at the box-office, his performance is somewhat well received. In 2011, his next release was Kanden which managed to do well, he had another release in 2011, Aayiram Vilakku in which he played an ordinary boy by shedding his chocolate boy image. Next he did Ammavin Kaipesi which got positive response. Currently, he is doing Amali Thumali with Nakul and Telugu film Love in Hyderabad which is a remake of his own Tamil film Siddu +2 and Vaaimai. He has stated that he is yet to achieve stardom.
Shanthanu married TV achor Keerthi on Friday, 21 August 2015. Keerthi is the daughter of famous choreographer Jayanthi Vijayakumar and is popular as an anchor on television show 'Maanadu Mayilaadu' and 'Naalaiya Iyakkunar' which is aired in Kalaignar TV.
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