Rajesh is an Indian actor who has performed in Tamil and Malayalam films. He has completed more than 35 years in films and appeared in over 150 films. He has done roles ranging from a hero to character actor. Rajesh was born in 1949 in Mannargudi, Tiruvarur district, but his family hails from Anaikkadu, in Thanjavur district. He studied in Dindigul, Vadamadurai, Melanatham Aanaikadu and Chinnamanur Theni district. After finishing his PUC in Karaikudi Alagappa College, he joined Pachaiappas College, but unfortunately has not completed his college education. He worked as a teacher in St Paul's High School, Purasawalkam and later at Kellett Higher Secondary School, Triplicane from 1972 to 1979. In 1974, he got a chance to act in the film Aval Oru Thodar Kathai, but he only did a small role in it. His first film as hero was Kanni Paruvathile (1979), produced by Rajkannu. Rajesh acted in Achamillai Achamillai, by K. Balachander. Later, he moved into playing character roles, and acted in many movies with Kamal Haasan. Now he is into the hotel and real estate business and he is a leading builder in the city. He also wrote biographies of Hollywood actors in Tamil. He is a Christian, later he was active in Periyaar's ideologies then he involved himself in Astrology. He had written many books and articles about Astrology.