Kiran Raj

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Actor, model, entrepreneur, philanthropist
Born (1993-07-05) 5 July 1993 (age 30)
Mysore, Karnataka, India
EducationAlva's College, Moodabidri, Dakshina Kannada
  • Actor
  • model
  • entrepreneur
  • philanthropist
Years active2009–present
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)5 ft 8 in (173 cm) ft
  • Suresh MS (father)
  • Lalitha Suresh (mother)

Kiran Raj (born July 5, 1993) is an Indian actor, model, entrepreneur, and philanthropist known for his work in Kannada and Hindi television as well as Kannada and Telugu cinema. Standing at a height of 5′ 8″ (1.73 m), he gained recognition through his roles in kannadati and won best actor 3 times in a row awards at Anubhandha awards[1] . He has also made notable appearances in popular Hindi shows such as "Heroes," "Love By Chance," and "Tu Aashiqui"[2]. Kiran Raj, a passionate individual, is actively involved in various ventures, including owning a restaurant "DOT" and establishing the "Enlight Foundation" for philanthropic endeavors.[3]

Early life

Kiran Raj was born on 05 July 1993 in Mysore, Karnataka, India to Suresh MS and Lalitha Suresh. His father is an Ex-Army officer, while his mother is a homemaker. He has a sister named Pooja. Kiran completed his schooling in Delhi before moving to his native Mysore. He pursued his studies and graduated from Alva's College, Moodabidri, Dakshina Kannada[4]. He holds a degree in film making from Zee Institute of Media Arts (ZIMA) and has completed diplomas in TV presentation, voicing, and acting. Kiran also gained experience by interning at a popular news channel.


Kiran Raj made his foray into cinema by acting alongside Kannada actor Ananth Nag in the film 'March 22'[5]. He then made his Kannada debut with the film 'Watchman'. He also appeared in the Kannada movie 'Asathoma Sadhgamaya'[6] opposite Radhika Chetan and Sukrutha Nag. Kiran Raj has recently signed a new action film called Ronny- The ruler which is in progress.[7]


Kiran Raj made his TV debut in Hindi television with popular shows like 'Heroes', 'Love by Chance', 'Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai', and 'Tu Aashiqui', garnering immense popularity. His portrayal of Monty Shetty in 'Tu Aashiqui' gained attention in a short span, He has also acted in shows like 'Crime Patrol' and 'Aashayein[8]' on DD National[9] [10]. Kiran later moved to Bengaluru and participated in the reality show 'Life Super Guru'[11][12]. He also appeared in a dance show on Suvarna TV. Kiran played the male lead role in the serial 'Devathe'[13], portraying the character Nitin. He also appeared in two more shows titled 'Gundayena Hendthi[14][15]' and 'Chandramukhi' as a lead actor. However, Kiran gained immense popularity and became a household name for his portrayal of Nakul in the show 'Kinnari'[16]. He played the role of a rich business tycoon Harsha in the popular daily soap 'Kannadati'.[17][18]

Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy

Apart from his acting career, Kiran Raj is an entrepreneur and owns a restaurant called 'DOT' (Diet on Table) in Bangalore[19]. He is also actively involved in philanthropy and has started a foundation called 'Enlight Foundation'. The foundation focuses on providing education to homeless children and building a community for senior citizens.


As an actor


Year Title Role(s) Notes ref
2017 March 22 Rahul [20]
2018 Asathoma Sadgamaya Raghava [21]
2019 Maffi Dona Shekar [22]
2019 Patham Classile Pranayam [23]
2021 3 Days
2022 Son of Alibaba Nalpathonnaman Bineesh chandran [24]

Television Shows

Year Title Role(s) Notes ref
2007 Heroes Arjun
2018 Love By Chance Pete
2016 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai cameo
2017 Tu Aashiqui Monty Shetty
Crime Patrol Kiran Raj has appeared in several

episodes of the series as a guest actor.

2007 Aashayein Sameer
2016 Life Super Guru Kiran Raj Kiran Raj was one of the contestants on the show.
2015 Dance Show on Suvarna TV Kiran Raj was one of the contestants on the show.
2017 Devathe Nitin one of the main characters.
2019 Gundayena Hendthi Akash It was a crime thriller series that followed the story of a young woman who sets out to avenge the death of her father. Kiran Raj played the role of the main antagonist,
2020 Chandramukhi Rakesh It was a supernatural drama series that followed the story of a young woman who is possessed by a spirit. Kiran Raj played the role of the main antagonist
Kinnari Nakul
Kannadati Harsha


  1. "Kiran Raj on winning 'Best Actor' award for the third time: This award solidifies my beliefs and inspires me to work even harder". The Times of India. 2022-10-12. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 2023-06-15.
  2. "Tuesday Trivia: Did you know eminent actor Kiran Raj started his career as a junior artist?". The Times of India. 2022-05-31. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 2023-06-15.
  3. "KiranRaj Foundation - Official Website". Retrieved 2023-06-15.
  4. "Kiran Raj - Photos, Videos, Birthday, Latest News, Height In Feet - FilmiBeat". Retrieved 2023-06-15.
  5. "March 22U". The Times of India. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 2023-06-15.
  6. "Asathoma Sadgamaya Movie Review". The Times of India. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 2023-06-15.
  7. admin (2023-03-22). "Ronny The Ruler Kannada Movie: First Look Poster Revealed". Indian Talents. Retrieved 2023-06-15.
  8. Aashayein - Ep # 36, retrieved 2023-06-15
  9. "Crime Patrol 48 Hours: New Season Of Edgy Crime Anthology Series On Roll". Zee News. Retrieved 2023-06-15.
  10. "Crime Patrol's success has overshadowed my other roles, says Anup Soni". The Times of India. 2023-06-15. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 2023-06-15.
  11. "Life Super Guru - A head on clash between the young and the old generation on Zee Kannada!!! - ZEE Entertainment Corporate Website". Retrieved 2023-06-15.
  12. "Exclusive: Details about Life Super Guru". The Times of India. 2014-11-14. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 2023-06-16.
  13. "'ಇಷ್ಟ ದೇವತೆ' ಮೂಲಕ ಕಿರುತೆರೆಗೆ ಮರಳಿದ ರಂಜನಿ ರಾಘವನ್". Vijay Karnataka (in ಕನ್ನಡ). Retrieved 2023-06-16.
  14. "Kannada Tv Serial Gundyana Hendthi Synopsis Aired On SUVARNA TV Channel". nettv4u. Retrieved 2023-06-16.
  15. Gundyana Hendthi (Drama), Anjum Rizvi Film Company, retrieved 2023-06-16
  16. "Pavan Kumar aka Nakul of Kinnari fame gets candid about his journey in the show". The Times of India. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 2023-06-16.
  17. "Exclusive: Here's why actor Kiran Raj chose to play Harsha in Kannadati". The Times of India. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 2023-06-16.
  18. "Kannadathi: ವಿಡಿಯೋ ಸೀಕ್ರೆಟ್ ಹರ್ಷನಿಗೆ ಗೊತ್ತಾಗುತ್ತಾ? ಅಮ್ಮಮ್ಮನಿಗೆ ಸಾನಿಯಾ ಧಮ್ಕಿ ಹಾಕಿದ್ದ ರಹಸ್ಯ ಬಯಲಾಗುತ್ತಾ?". Vijay Karnataka (in ಕನ್ನಡ). Retrieved 2023-06-16.
  19. "Dot- Diet On Table, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bangalore". magicpin. Retrieved 2023-06-16.
  20. "March 22 (film)", Wikipedia, 2022-12-12, retrieved 2023-06-16
  21. Venoor, Rajesh (2018-07-06), Asathoma Sadhgamaya (Drama), Lasya Nagaraj, Radhika Narayan, Kiran Raj, Acme Movies International, retrieved 2023-06-16
  22. Vadakkan, Pauly (2019-07-26), Maffi Dona (Action, Crime, Thriller), Maqbool Salmaan, Sreevidya Nair, Jubil Rajan P. Dev, Heaven Cinemas, retrieved 2023-06-16
  23. Nair, Nitheesh K. (2019-12-06), Patham Classile Pranayam (Drama, Romance), Charmila, Jayan Cherthala, Arya Devi, Palmstone Multimedia, retrieved 2023-06-16
  24. Najeebali (2022-05-27), Son of Alibaba Nalpathonnaman (Action, Crime, Thriller), Aliyar, Aniyappan, Bineesh Bastin, Film Fort Medialab, retrieved 2023-06-16

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