Sampath Raj is an Indian film actor who works in South Indian cinema. He is best known for appearing in each film of director Venkat Prabhu's trilogy, consisting of Chennai 600028, Saroja and Goa. He has also acted in supporting roles in various other films. He is mostly known in negative roles. He has played a brief role as Ekambram in Malgudi Days for the episode "Neighbors Help", which was directed by Kavitha Lankesh. After a sabbatical, he returned to Kannada cinema with the film Drama.