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Prakash Raj is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Indian born on 26 march 1965 at Puttur (Inde)

Prakash Raj

Prakash Raj
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Birth name Prakash Rai
Nationality Inde
Birth 26 march 1965 (55 years) at Puttur (Inde)
Awards National Film Award for Best Actor, Filmfare Awards South, Nandi Awards

Prakash Raj (born Prakash Rai on 26 March 1965) is a polyglot Indian film actor, film director, producer, thespian and television presenter who is known for his works in the South Indian film industry, and few bollywood films. He acted in back-to-back stage shows for ₹300 a month in the initial stages of his career when he joined Kalakshetra, Bengaluru, and he has 2,000 street theatre performances to his credit.

After working in the Kannada television industry and Kannada cinema for a few years, he made his debut in Tamil cinema through Duet (1994) by K. Balachander and has since been a commercially successful film star in Tamil. In remembrance, he named his production company Duet Movies. Prakash has also worked in a number of Bollywood films.

Apart from his mother tongue Kannada, Prakash's fluency in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi, Hindi and English has placed him among the most sought after actors in Indian cinema. He has played a variety of roles, most notably as the antagonist and, of late, as a character actor. Prakash, as an actor has won a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1998 for Mani Ratnam's Iruvar and a National Film Award for Best Actor in 2009 for his role in Kanchivaram, a Tamil film directed by Priyadarshan, and as a producer has won a National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada for Puttakkana Highway directed by his long-time theatre friend B. Suresh in 2011. Prakash was also the host of Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi during the shows second season.

Biography

Prakash Raj was born in Bengaluru, Karnataka on 26 March 1965 to a Tulu speaking father Manjunath Rai and a Kannadiga mother Swarnalatha in a lower-middle-class Kannada speaking family. His brother is Prasad Raj who is also an actor. He completed schooling at St. Joseph's Boys' High School, Bangalore and joined St. Joseph's College of Commerce, Bangalore. Prakash Rai changed his name to Prakash Raj based on prominent Tamil film director K. Balachander's advice; he is still called Prakash Rai in his home town Karnataka.

Prakash Raj married actress Lalitha Kumari in 1994. They have two daughters, Meghana and Pooja, and a son Sidhu. The couple divorced in 2009.

He married choreographer Pony Verma on 24 August 2010.

Usually with

Brahmanandam
Brahmanandam
(86 films)
M. S. Narayana
M. S. Narayana
(56 films)
Nassar
Nassar
(46 films)
Mani Sharma
Mani Sharma
(45 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Prakash Raj (327 films)

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Actor

Bhaiyyaji Superhitt
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action
Actors Sunny Deol, Preity Zinta, Arshad Warsi, Ameesha Patel, Tusshar Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty
Rating40% 2.0239152.0239152.0239152.0239152.023915
Deol plays a gangster who wants to become a film actor.
Ghayal Once Again
Directed by Sunny Deol, Rahul Rawail
Genres Drama, Action
Actors Sunny Deol, Om Puri, Murali Sharma, Prachi Desai, Dharmendra, Vidya Balan
Rating63% 3.19953.19953.19953.19953.1995
The film will take-off from where the first version left off.
Isai
Isai (2015)
, 3h10
Directed by S. J. Surya
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about classical music and musicians
Actors Sulagna Panigrahi, Prakash Raj, S. J. Surya, Sathyaraj, V. Jayaprakash, Thambi Ramaiah
Rating63% 3.1984853.1984853.1984853.1984853.198485
Vetriselvan (Sathyaraj) is an established and an old fashioned music director in the industry. He is loved and respected for his works and is termed as the greatest musician of our times. A. K. Shiva (S. J. Surya) who works as an assistant under Vetriselvan gets an opportunity to compose music for a small time film. When he seeks permission from Vetriselvan to go ahead with his first venture as a music director, Vetriselvan doesn't oppose the idea as he wouldn't have imagined even in his wildest dream that one day A. K. Shiva would surpass him in the musical world.
Rudhramadevi, 2h38
Genres Drama, Action, Historical
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Political films, LGBT-related films, Same-sex marriage in film, Films about royalty, LGBT-related film
Actors Anushka Shetty, Rana Daggubati, Mahesh Babu, Prakash Raj, Ravi Teja, Madhumitha
Roles Mahamantri Shiva Devayya
Rating58% 2.9496552.9496552.9496552.9496552.949655
Ganapatideva, was the emperor of the Kakatiya dynasty who ruled from Orugallu. Rudrama was formally designated as a son and given the male name of Rudradeva, through the ancient Putrika ceremony. Rudrama Devi begins to rule the kingdom jointly with her father as his co-regent from 1259–60 under the name of Rudradeva Maharaja.
Gabbar Is Back, 2h11
Directed by Radhakrishna Jagarlamudi
Genres Drama, Action
Actors Akshay Kumar, Sonu Sood, Prakash Raj, Shruti Haasan, Shraddha Kapooor, Amala Paul
Roles Suryam
Rating70% 3.549763.549763.549763.549763.54976
The police get information that 10 tehsildars across Maharashtra have been mysteriously kidnapped. But they are as mysteriously returned - except the most corrupt officer, who is hanged in public. The police get a CD from mystery man 'Gabbar' who says his mission is to target corrupt officers. Police driver Sadhuram (Sunil Grover) is convinced he can crack who Gabbar is - but his superior officers humiliate him in front of all the other officers.
Temper
Temper (2015)
, 2h27
Directed by Puri Jagannadh
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, Kajal Agarwal, Prakash Raj, Ajaz Khan, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Brahmanandam
Roles Waltair Vasu
Rating73% 3.6974253.6974253.6974253.6974253.697425
Daya is an orphan who grows up learning that a police's life is a happy one with lots of money coming in the form of bribes which inspires him to become a police officer. After years, he becomes a corrupt, cunning, manipulative and ruthless sub inspector of police. He is transferred to Vishakhapatnam where he forms an immediate friendship with the local don Waltair Vasu by releasing his four brothers Ravi, Mani, Varun and Sundeep from the jail who were arrested for smuggling. Daya's attitude does not go well with his subordinate Narayana Murthy, a sincere police constable. He tries to oppose Daya's deeds which go vain.