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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 (54 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
(85 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 (325 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
Rating43% 2.174242.174242.174242.174242.17424
Deol plays a gangster who wants to become a film actor.
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% 3.1982053.1982053.1982053.1982053.198205
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
Rating59% 2.950892.950892.950892.950892.95089
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
Rating71% 3.599363.599363.599363.599363.59936
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% 3.698213.698213.698213.698213.69821
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.
Son of Satyamurthy
Directed by Trivikram Srinivas
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action
Actors Allu Arjun, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Arjun Sarja, Pranitha Subhash, Upendra, Kriti Sanon
Roles Satyamurthy
Rating65% 3.2990953.2990953.2990953.2990953.299095
Narrator Viraj Anand is the younger son of Satyamurthy, a billionaire businessman who dies in an accident. Although Anand has ₹3 billion worth of property and stock which is worthless, he owes an equal amount. Paida Sambasiva Rao, one of Satyamurthy's creditors, suggests that Anand file for bankruptcy to protect his wealth but Anand wants to preserve his father’s image. Anand's older brother becomes mentally unstable and, at Sambasiva Rao's advice, the father of Anand's fiancée Pallavi cancels their upcoming wedding. Anand and his family move to a simpler home in Hyderabad, and he becomes the family's sole breadwinner. He joins his friend's event-management company as a wedding planner, and his assistant Parandhamaiah goes with him.
Ranna
Ranna (2015)
, 2h32
Actors Sudeep, Rachita Ram, Prakash Raj, Hariprriya, Madhoobala Shah, Devaraj
Roles Sharat Chandra
Rating62% 3.1498753.1498753.1498753.1498753.149875
Sharath Chandra is a rich, unhappy businessman based in Zurich. He wishes to reconcile with his estranged daughter Saraswathi whom he expelled because she married Prakash against his wishes. His grandson Bhargava Chandra promises Sharath Chandra that he will bring her back to their home on his 75th birthday. Saraswathi has three daughters: Two of them are Indira and Rukmini. Bhargava enters the house as Chandu, a driver who was appointed by Prakash after saving him from a heart attack. Bhargava tries to woo Indira but gives up when he learns that Indira is in love with another man. Rukmini hates Bhargava and is suspicious of him.
OK Kanmani
OK Kanmani (2015)
, 2h18
Directed by Mani Ratnam
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Dulquer Salmaan, Nithya Menen, Prakash Raj, Kanika, Vinodhini, Ramya Subramanian
Roles Ganapathy
Rating73% 3.696533.696533.696533.696533.69653
Deux jeunes gens, Aadhi et Tara tombent amoureux, l'un de l'autre. Les jeunes amoureux doivent trouver le parfait équilibre entre la vision moderne du couple et celle de l'Inde millénaire rattrapé par la mondialisation.
OK Kanmani
OK Kanmani (2015)
, 2h18
Directed by Mani Ratnam
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Dulquer Salmaan, Nithya Menen, Prakash Raj, Ramya Subramanian, Kanika, Vinodhini
Roles Ganapathy
Rating73% 3.696533.696533.696533.696533.69653
Adithya Varadarajan (Dulquer Salmaan) is a video game developer, who moves to Mumbai and meets Tara Kalingarayar (Nithya Menen). They agree that marriage is not for them and decide to have live-in relationship instead, before they go out their separate ways for their respective careers.
Lion
Lion (2015)

Genres Action
Actors Nandamuri Balakrishna, Trisha Krishnan, Radhika Apte, Prakash Raj, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Chandra Mohan
Roles CM Bharadwaja
Rating39% 1.952791.952791.952791.952791.95279
The film opens in a hospital at Mumbai, where Bose (Nandamuri Balakrishna) coming back to life after staying in a coma for eighteen months. As soon as he recovers, Bose is identified as Godse by everyone around him and he is surprised when an elderly couple, (Chandra Mohan & Jaya Sudha), claim to be his parents. Bose keeps convincing all of them that he is not Godse and has his own story. Soon, he comes to Hyderabad in search of his true identity and he bumps into Mahalakshmi (Trisha), who he believes is his lover. When she tells him that it's a case of mistaken identity, Godse is taken aback and he meets a similar fate when he meets his parents (Chalapathi Rao & Geetha) as well. Suddenly a girl Sarayu (Radhika Apte) arrives as Godse's wife a tries him to remember their marriage life, which makes a lot of confusion. Later Godse finds out that it was all a ruse set up by the Bharadwaja (Prakash Raj) and his real name is Bose. The rest of this movie deals with why the CM wanted Bose alive and why did he set up him with a new identity? Bose, a sincere and powerful CBI Officer on a mission to crack the suspicious death of former Chief Minister of State Achyuta Ramayya (Vijay Kumar). Bose learns that influential person, sitting CM Bharadwaj is behind the death of former CM and tries to prove him of guilty. Which forms the rest are the obstacles created by Bharadwaj and how Bose overcome them.
Race Gurram, 2h43
Directed by Surender Reddy
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Allu Arjun, Shruti Haasan, Prakash Raj, Shaam, Saloni Aswani, Tanikella Bharani
Roles Bheem Prakash
Rating71% 3.5989253.5989253.5989253.5989253.598925
Ram (Shaam) and Lakshman aka Lucky (Allu Arjun) are brothers and are polar opposites in nature. While the former is an assistant commissioner of police trying to put factionist turned politician Shiva Reddy (Ravi Kishan) behind the bars, Lucky is a happy-go-lucky guy aiming for a visa to the U.S.A and is seen "connected" to a tea-shop owner(M.S.Narayana) who is addressed as "Babai" by Lucky.Lucky's mother wishes to see Ram and Lucky united. Shiva Reddy kills Sameer, a sincere ACP who happens to be Ram's friend and Sameer's father (Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao) wants to stop Shiva Reddy from contesting in the elections and eventually get him arrested.
Yaan
Yaan (2014)
, 2h52
Directed by Ravi K. Chandran
Genres Thriller, Action, Romance
Actors Jiiva, Thulasi Nair, Nassar, Thulasi Nair, Thulasi Nair, Prakash Raj
Rating36% 1.81311.81311.81311.81311.8131
The film begins in Mumbai, where the cops plan the encounter of a terrorist 'Malik' (Nawab Shah), who is a notorious criminal.The cops succeed in trapping him and the Commissioner of police, Anwer kills Malik. Then comes Chandru (Jiiva), a happy go lucky jobless youth who lives in his Grandmother's expense. Chandru meets Sreela (Thulasi Nair) on the day of encounter and helps her elope the spot, saving her life. Chandru falls for Sreela at first sight and starts to follow her. Though initially she refuses him, they both fall in love soon. As usual, Sreela's father (Nasser) Opposes their marriage, as Chandru is jobless and doesn't have an income.Hence Chandru decides to find a job with full fledge. He finally gets a job offer in 'Basilistan', a strict Islamic nation. Chandru travels to Basilistan with the help of a travel agent 'Haridas'. He also introduces Iqbal, an autistic teen boy to Chandru, who is also travelling to Basilistan for a work and asks Chandru to take care of him till they reach Basilistan, Morocco.