Dr. Rajasekhar who is well known as Angry Young Man, is a actor in both Telugu and Tamil Languages. He is noted for his "Angry" and “Cop roles” image where most of his characters on screen shows him as Angry Man but in real life also his character is similar to his film roles. He was born on 4th February 1962 in Lakshmipuram, Theni district of Tamil Nadu. His father is Shekar and his mother is Andalu Pillai. He was born and brought up in Chennai. He completed his entire schooling and college in Chennai only. He is MBBS holder and is a qualified medical practitioner. He married his co-star Jeevitha. The couple has two daughters, Sivani and Sivatmika. Rajasekhar and his wife entered into politics.
Rajasekhar made his Telugu film acting debut in 1985 with Vande Matharam. It was followed by some more movies like Balarama Krishunulu (1992),Aaveshem (1994), Raja Simham (1995), Maa Aayana Bangaram (1997), and Deergha Sumangali Bhava (1998). During 1990s, he has acted in successful films like “Allaripriyudu”, “Agraham”, “Ankusam”, “Stationmaster”, “Sruthilayalu”, “Shivaiah”, “Magadu” etc. Sudden switch to Romance with “Allari Priyudu” acquired Raja Sekhar a romatic hero image too. He has acted in more than 50 films in Telugu and Tamil languages. His movie “Idthu thaanda police” was a huge hit in Tamil. He was then offered more movies in Tamil, his is noted in Tamil with films like “Meesaikaran”, “Mannikka Vendugiren”, “Aambala”, “Diyaal”, “Akka” etc. He is considered a versatile Actor as he adds sensibility in characters he plays. Then he faced few flops but delivered a Power pack performance of lifetime in a movie called “Omkaram” which was directed by Upendra. After string of flops he bounced back with remake movies with attracting family audiences like “Ma Ayana Bangaram”, “Suryudu”, “Simha Raasi”, “Ma Annaya”, “Dheerga Sumagali Bhava” and “Gorintaku”. His electrifying performance in movie “Seshu” was applauded critically though movie Flopped. Recent hit of his career is “Avadithe Nakenti” again a powerful Police role. Only because of his versatility he managed to stay in Tollywood Industry for 25years. Rajasekhar's last movie is “Mahankali” which was also big disaster.
Rajasekhar and his wife joined Indian National Congress. Later he quit congress and joined the newly formed party floated by Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy son of former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh in 2010. Later he quit YSR Congress, laying the allegations of an insult made by party working president Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy. Mr and Mrs Rajashekar also joined TDP and NTR-TDP in the past and left the party as they were not respected in any of the political parties. They joined BJP in April 2012. Presently they are in BJP.
He received Filmfare Award for Best Actor for the Telugu film “Ankusam” in 1990.