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Venkat Prabhu is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Playback Singer Indian born on 7 november 1975 at Chennai (Inde)

Venkat Prabhu

Venkat Prabhu
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Birth name Venkat Kumar Gangai Amaren
Nationality Inde
Birth 7 november 1975 (48 years) at Chennai (Inde)

Venkat Kumar Gangai Amaren (born 7 November 1975), better known by his stage name Venkat Prabhu, is an Indian filmmaker, who has worked as an actor, director and playback singer in the Tamil film industry. After completing his education, he began pursuing an acting career, with his first three ventures, featuring him in a starring role, failing to release, following which he began appearing in character roles. He hogged spotlight for the first time when he turned director with the summer hit Chennai 600028 (2007). He achieved further commercial successes with his subsequent directorials Saroja (2008),Biriyani (2013) and Mankatha (2011). His father Gangai Amaren is a renowned music director.


Venkat Prabhu is the son of director-turned-music-director Gangai Amaran and older brother to actor, singer and music director Premji Amaran. His uncle is the music director Ilayaraaja and his cousins are the music composers Yuvan Shankar Raja, Karthik Raja and singer Bhavatharini. S. P. B. Charan, producer of Prabhu's first directorial venture Chennai 600028, is his very close friend and they both have worked together on several projects.

He did his schooling at St. Bede’s school in Chennai. On 10 September 2001, Venkat Prabhu married Rajalakshmi, the foster daughter of dance teacher K. J. Sarasa, and has a daughter named Shivani. Shivani has already sung a song for the album Thaaaii when she was 5 years old.

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Filmography of Venkat Prabhu (36 films)

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Yatchan (2015)
, 2h20
Directed by Vishnuvardhan
Genres Comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Arya, Kreshna, Kishore, Deepa Sannidhi, Swathi Reddy, Adil Hussain
Roles himself (guest appearance
Rating56% 2.817832.817832.817832.817832.81783
Nalanum Nandhiniyum
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Michael Thangadurai, Venkat Prabhu, Nandita Swetha, V. Jayaprakash, Renuka, Soundararaja
Roles Guest Appearance
Rating51% 2.579572.579572.579572.579572.57957
Duraipandi and Arunachalam have a worsening feud, but Nalan, the son of Duraipandi's sister, and Nandhini, Arunachalam's daughter, have known each other from childhood, love each other, get married, and move to Chennai. They hope to heal the feud, but struggle to make it in the big city; Nalan is irresponsible, but Nandhini finds work as a teacher. Her falling pregnant and losing her job is a wake-up call; he tries and succeeds in breaking into the film industry and becomes a successful director.
Vadacurry (2014)

Genres Thriller, Comedy, Romance
Actors Jai, Swathi Reddy, RJ Balaji, Kasthuri, Sunny Leone, Misha Ghoshal
Roles Special Appearance
Rating54% 2.708222.708222.708222.708222.70822
The movie is about how much Jai who sees an iPhone in a tea shop and steals it. soon he gets an change of heart and decides to replace it but the problems and struggles he comes across in giving the phone back are tremendous.
Thillu Mullu, 2h20
Genres Comedy
Actors Shiva, Isha Talwar, Prakash Raj, Kovai Sarala, Soori, Sathyan
Roles Himself (special Appearance)
Rating42% 2.141832.141832.141832.141832.14183
Pasupathy (Shiva) is a go lucky guy who wanders without any purpose. He is living with his younger sister Kavitha (Monisha) and house maid Senthamarai (Kovai Sarala) who is a part-time liquor seller in black market. Pasupathy's sister is in love with his close friend Mano (Soori) which Pasupathy is not aware. His friend indirectly tries to convey that matter to him to which he does not understand. Pasupathy has a maternal uncle (Ilavarasu) who is a lawyer and their care taker since their parents died. Pasupathy loses his house to a bank on a surety crisis which involved his father. Hence he is compelled to settle in job. Pasupathy's uncle applies for an opening in his friend's mineral water company 'Classique' for marketing head post. He gives many instructions about the owner Sivagurunathan (Prakash Raj) who is an ardent devotee of Lord Murugan and who is against recommendations. Pasupathy manages to get job by dressing in a simple Gandhian manner, faking as a Murugan devotee and tells he follows very valuable principles written in the book of Sivagurnathan himself which attracts Sivagurunathan.
Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham, 2h29
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Jai, Niveda Thomas, Sathyan, VTV Ganesh, Manobala, Rajkumar
Roles Self
Rating48% 2.428032.428032.428032.428032.42803
The Story begins in a modern heaven, where Lord Paramasivan (Subbu Panchu) gives orders to Narada (Manobala) to pick 4 people for his Thiruvilaiyadal to make the world realise the ill effects of smoking and drinking. The candidates picked are Ramarajan (Jai), a Siddha Doctor, Ganesh (VTV Ganesh), a helpless man who is the husband of a local don, Gopi (Sathyan Sivakumar), a
Vennila Veedu
Actors Senthil Kumar G, Vijayalakshmi (Tamil actress), Black Pandi, Sivakarthikeyan, Srinda Ashab, Premgi Amaren
Rating56% 2.8415752.8415752.8415752.8415752.841575
The film tells the story of a village couple, Karthik (Senthil) and Thenmozhi (Vijayalakshmi), who migrate to the city after their marriage. Karthik works as a manager in a firm, and they live happily and help everyone around according to their capacity and have a beautiful daughter, Vennila. Meanwhile, Ilavarasi (Srinda Ashab), a new neighbor in their apartment arrives, and she lives right next door. Ilavarasi is the daughter of a rich money lender. He is a greedy loan shark who goes to any extent to get his loaned money back from the people who borrowed it. He loves his daughter and will get anything she points at and will do anything for her. Ilavarasi, as a result of this upbringing, is an arrogant, spoilt brat of a woman and she is married to a spineless man who does whatever she bids him to do. Though Thenmozhi does not have a good opinion about Ilavarasi in the beginning, they become friends after an incident where Ilavarasi thrashes a stalker who was harassing Thenmozhi repeatedly over phone. Soon, the women become good friends and enjoy each other's company over the day and spend a lot of time together.
Kazhugu (2012)

Genres Thriller, Comedy
Actors Kreshna, Bindu Madhavi, Karunas Sethu, Thambi Ramaiah, V. Jayaprakash, Aarthi
Rating61% 3.09653.09653.09653.09653.0965
Sera (Krishna) is a guy who earns his living by retrieving dead bodies from Kodaikanal's Green Valley View suicide point. Nandu (Karunas), Shanmugam (Thambi Ramaiah) and a mute friend are part of Sera's crew. Chera meets Kavitha (Bindu Madhavi) when he and his crew retrieve her sister's body from a gully, after the sister had committed suicide with her boyfriend. Kavitha gradually falls in love with Sera. A parallel plot is of Iyya (Jayaprakash), who trades in stolen tea, with corrupt officials turning a blind eye to his activities.
Goa (2010)
, 2h44
Directed by Venkat Prabhu
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jai, Vaibhav Reddy, Pooja Umashankar, Aravind Akash, Premgi Amaren, Sampath Raj
Rating65% 3.2964453.2964453.2964453.2964453.296445
The plot begins in a remote village in Tamil Nadu named Pannaipuram (the birthplace of director Venkat Prabhu). Samikannu/Sami (Premji), son of a karagattam artist, Vinayakam/Vinay (Jai), son of a military man, and Ramarajan/Ram (Vaibhav Reddy), son of the local bigwig and the village Casanova, are three rebellious youths who try various attempts to flee their village and see the outside world but are usually caught and punished by the conservative elders. After being punished harshly, they attempt one last escape and succeed. The trio runs away to the town of Madurai, hoping to stay with Vinayakam's friend Azhagar.
Saroja (2008)
, 2h28
Directed by Venkat Prabhu
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Shiva, Gautami, Vaibhav Reddy, S. P. B. Charan, Premgi Amaren, Vega Tamotia
Rating70% 3.544543.544543.544543.544543.54454
Ajay Raj (Shiva), Ganesh (Premji Amaren) and brothers Jagapathi Babu (SPB Charan) and Ram Babu (Vaibhav) are close friends who spend a lot of time together in Chennai. Ajay is a TV serial artist, Ganesh is a fun-loving engineering student who falls in love with every woman he sees, Jagapathi Babu is an engineer who is married and has a six-year-old daughter, and Ram Babu is Jagapathi's younger brother who lives with him.
Vaazhthugal, 2h31
Directed by Seeman
Genres Drama, Action
Actors R. Madhavan, Karthika Menon, Venkat Prabhu, Mallika Sukumaran, Ilavarasu, T. Siva
Roles Kalai
Rating47% 2.376872.376872.376872.376872.37687
Vazhthugal revolves around Kathiravan, a successful entrepreneur who manages a software company. Kathiravan is an affectionate son and socially responsible too. His company is involved in various social activities.