Tejas Dhanraj, was born in Barahalli Aurad, a small village in Karnataka, India. He did his schooling from National High School Bangalore and got his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from SJCE Mysore. He did his master’s in Geotechnical engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad.
A diehard movie buff and an ardent fan of the legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan, his passion for the art made him change his career path from his illustrious construction business to pursue a course in Direction in Film Technology.
He shifted to Hyderabad and made his foray into advertising and television by starting his own production house “CREATIVE BRAINS” and went on to Write, Produce and Direct many commercials for various brands and television .
His maiden production “TARA SOURABHALU”, in association with UTV marked the debut of now noted Telugu film star Ali on TV. Tara Sourabhalu was also the first serial that had become a success even though it wasn’t being aired in prime time, creating a record of its own.
His second project was hard hitting Telugu serial ADDUGODALU (BARRIERS), with film star Murali Mohan and a host of top television actors which won him 6 state Government Nandi Awards.
Applause Entertainments, a unit of ADITYA BIRLA GROUP, took notice of him and asked him to write & direct their first film “TAPANA” starring Prabhu Deva, in Telugu. This was the first time an amalgamation of the corporate world and films was taking place in Andhra Pradesh.
Story-screenplay-Director for “KITIKI”(WINDOW), a crime series, for ZEE Telugu with LARSCO ENTERTAINMENT a renowned production house owned by Lagadapati Sridhar in association with his newly formed company ROLL KAMERA MOTION PICTURES PVT. LTD
Currently he is writing and directing a socio fantasy VFX loaded Marathi film “ADBHOOT” starring Priyadarshan Jadhav, Makarand Deshpande, Manjari Fadnis and Vijay Patkar.