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We will discuss Prakash Raj this time who is an Indian actor.
Prakash Raj Age Introduction
His age is 57 years old. Born on 26 March 1965.
Prakash Raj is mostly known as an Indian actor. But he is not just an actor but also a director, producer, television presenter, and politician.
He works in several languages such as Tamil, Telegu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi. He is 57 years old. His height is 1.75 m. Prakash Raj is one of the finest actors in Indian cinema. He is the recipient of many prestigious awards.
Prakash Raj was born on 26 March 1965. He was born in Bengaluru, Mysore state ( now in Karnataka ). His father is Manjunath Rai, a Tulu, and Swarnalatha, a Kannada, is his mother. He bongs to a lower-middle-class family.
He has a sibling. Prasad Raj is his brother. He is also an actor. Prakash did his schooling at St. Joseph’s Indian High School. After finishing school, he went to college. He studied at St. Joseph’s College of Commerce in Bangalore.
The original surname of his family is Rai. But he changed his surname to Raj. Eminent Tamil film director K. Balachander advised him to change that. But in his home state, Karnataka, he is still called Prakash Rai.
Prakash started his acting career in the theatre. He had to struggle a lot then. He joined Kalakshetra in Bengaluru. He performed back-to-back stage shows for 300 rs. a month. He has done 2,000 street performances. Then his television career started with Doordarshan.
Prakash first worked in Doordarshan serials. Then he began to work in Kannada films. Harakeya Kuri was his first notable film, directed by K. S. L. Swamy. His first Tamil film was Duet.
In 1997, he did a Kannada movie titled Nagamandala. The same year, he starred in the biopic of Mani Ratnam, Iruvar. He was also in the stage of Mani Ratnam; Netru, Indru, Naalai.
Prakash did many Malayalam films too. Some of them are The Prince, Indraprastham in 1996, Oru Yathramozhi in 1997, Pandippada in 2005, etc.
Prakash performed in several Telegu films. Antahpuram ( 1998 ) is one of them. Saroja ( 2008 ) is also one of his notable works.
Prakash is a well-known actor in Bollywood too. He was seen in Khakee ( 2004 ). But he got fame in Bollywood by Wanted ( 2008 ).
The portrayal of Gani Bhai made him popular in Bollywood. And it seemed Bollywood loved him as a villain.
He did negative characters in Singham ( 2011 ) and Dabangg 2 ( 2012 ). He acted in Mumbai Mirror, Golmaal Again ( 2017 ) also.
Prakash is a talented director. He sat on the chair of the director for many movies like Naanu Nanna Kanasu ( 2010 ), Dhoni ( 2014 ) etc.
Apart from being a director, he is a producer also. He produced several films such as Dhaya ( 2002 ), Naam ( 2003 ), Poi ( 2006 ), Mozhi ( 2007 ) and many more.
Prakash has a few projects in his hands. Bilingual movie Major, Thiruchitrambalam and Shaakuntalam.
He will also be seen in Sarkaru Vaari Paata, Varaal, Ponniyin Selvan and Kabzaa.
Prakash Raj Important Movie List ( as an actor )
- 1988 – Mithileya Seetheyaru.
- 1994 – Duet, Nishkarsha, Thekkekara Superfast.
- 1995 – Thalaivanin Arulullam Bombay, Sankalpam, Pullakuttikaran, Seethanam.
- 1996 – Subhas, Janani, Indraprastham, Pavithra Bandham.
- 1997 – Suswagatham, Hitler, Iruvar.
- 1998 – Anthapuram, Santhosham.
- 1999 – Sneham Kosam, En Swaasa Kaatrae, Padayappa, Veedu Samanyudu Kaadu.
- 2001 – Kshemamga Velli Labhamga Randi, Sanchalanam.
- 2002 – Dhaya, Adrustam, Nuvve Nuvve, Bobby.
- 2003 – Chokka Thangam, Okkadu, Gangotri, Dil, Kadhal Sadugudu, Nijam.
- 2004 – Varsham, Narasimha, Athade Oka Sainyam, Khakee.
- 2005 – Ayya, Dhana 51, Subhash Chandra Bose, Amudhae, Athadu.
- 2006 – Paramasivan, Aathi, Saravana, Idhaya Thirudan, Poi.
- 2007 – Pokkiri, Lee, Mozhi.
- 2008 – Bheemaa, Santosh Subramaniam, Arai En 305-il Kadavul.
- 2009 – Villu, Malai Malai, Anjaneyulu, Josh, Wanted, Mathiya Chennai, Katha.
- 2010 – Naanu Nanna Kanasu, Singam, Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai, Hoo, Kadhalagi, Golimaar.
- 2011 – Mirapakaay, Payanam, Gaganam, Singham, Dookudu.
- 2012 – Prarthane, Businessman, Bodyguard, Dhoni, Dabangg 2.
- 2013 – Ongole Githa, Gouravam, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
- 2014 – Heart Attack, Crazy Star, Entertainment, Power, Mukunda.
- 2015 – Temper, S/O Satyamurthy, Cheekati Rajyam.
- 2016 – Bangalore Naatkal, Priyanka, Speedunnodu.
- 2017 – Shatamanam Bhavati, Dwarka, Vanamagan.
- 2018 – Jai Simha, Prema Baraha, Sollividava, Mahanati, 60 Vayadu Maaniram.
- 2019 – N. T. R., Athiran, Azhiyatha Kolangal 2.
- 2020 – Sarileru Neekevvaru, Mayabazar 2016.
- 2021 – Alludu Adhurs, Yuvarathnaa, Jai Bhim.
- 2022 – Clap, Pada, Attack, K.G.F: Chapter 2.
Prakash Raj Wife, Family, and Others
Prakash married Lalitha Kumari in 1994. She was an actress. They share two daughters and a son together. Unfortunately, their son died in 2004. However, they parted ways in 2009.
In 2010, he married Pony Verma who was a choreographer. Their only son was born in 2015. They are living a peaceful life now.
Prakash is a humanitarian. He adopted the villages of Kondareddypalle in Mahabubnagar District, Telangana state and Bandlarahatti in Chitradurga district, Karnataka state.
Prakash has faced controversies. He was banned six times by Telegu film producers in past. In his Telegu film Ongole Githa, he had to make a naked appearance which created controversy.
There was another controversy related to Singham. One of Prakash’s dialogues had to be cut off because it affected the Kannada people. They took it as a humiliation.
Prakash Raj Net Worth
His net worth is $6 Million, 2.50 Crores in Indian rupee.
Despite all the controversies, it is needless to say that Prakash Raj is one of the most talented and versatile character actors in Indian Cinema.
He has over 274K followers on Instagram. We hope he will continue to amaze us with his acting.