Shanthanu Bhagyaraj had a career which was not blessed by lady luck. His entry into movie industry was as a child artist for the movie Vettiya Madichu Kattu directed by his father and veteran director Bhagyaraj. The movie which he first appeared as a hero was Sakkarakatti which was a flop at box office. Next movie that he did was Angel John in Malayalam language. Angel John had Mohanlal in lead role. But luck didn\'t favored him that time either. Angel John was a disaster. Next movie that he did was Siddu +2 directed by his father that was a flop too. Then he did Kanden which was an average grosser. By that time he became vigilant in choosing roles in which he can excel.
After a while he surprised everyone with the movie Aayiram Vilakku in which he did a brilliant performance. Like wise Ammavin Kaipesi also earned him good name. But one thing he couldn\'t do in his career is to act in a super duper hit movie. His future movies are very much promising and as a promising actor it is a matte of time that he can bounce back with a super hit movie.