Prakash Raj

Prakash Raj

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Prakash Raj Profile

  • Name:
  • Prakash Raj
  • Other Name:
  • Prakash Rai
  • Born:
  • March 26, 1965
  • Father:
  • Manjunath Rai
  • Mother:
  • Swarnalatha
  • Spouse:
  • Lalitha Kumari (1994-2009 Divorced) Pony Verma (from 2010)
  • Education:
  • Graduation in Commerce

  • Awards:
  • Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Villain for Kalki in 1996

    National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for Iruvar in 1997

    National Film Award for Best Actor (Special Jury) for Anthapuram in 1998

    Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Villain for Vaanavil in 2000

    ITFA Best Supporting Actor Award for Kannathil Muthamittaal in 2002

    National Film Award for Best Actor (Special Jury) for Dhaya in 2002

    Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Supporting Actor for Nuvve Nuvve in 2002

    Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor for Khadgami in 2002

    Santosham Best Villain Award for Okkadu in 2003

    Nandi Award for Best Villain for Gangotri in 2003

    Nandi Award for Best Character Actor for Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi in 2003

    Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Supporting Actor for Tagore in 2003

    Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Villain for Ghilli in 2004

    Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Villain for Anniyan in 2005

    Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Villain for Sivakasi in 2005

    Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor for Bommarillu in 2006

    Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actor for Mozhi in 2007

    National Film Award for Best Actor for Kanchivaram in 2008

    Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award for Kanchivaram in 2008

    Vijay Award for Best Actor for Kanchivaram in 2008

    Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Character Artiste for Abhiyum Naanum in 2008

Prakash Raj Biography

Prakash Raj is an Indian film actor who has won many awards for his excellence in acting. He has worked in films of many languages like Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi. He usually appears in antagonist roles and character roles.

 

Prakash Raj was born on 26th March 1965 in Puttur in Karnataka in a Bunt family. His original name is Prakash Rai. His father’s name is Manjunath Rai and his mother’s name is Swarnalatha. He has one sister and one brother named Prasad who is also acting in films. His mother tongue is Tulu. He completed his schooling from St. Joseph’s Indian High School in Bangalore and completed his degree in commerce from St. Joseph College of Commerce. He was interested in acting since his college days and so he has participated in many plays.

 

He fell in love with Lalitha Kumari and married her in 1994. She is the sister of the actress Disco Shanthi. The couple has two daughters named Meghana and Pooja and one son named Sidhu. His son Sidhu died in 2004. The strained relationship between Prakash Raj and Lalitha Kumari led to their divorce in 2009. On 24th August 2010, he married the choreographer Pony Verma.

 

He started his career in acting through the Doordarshan series in Kannada language such as Bisilu Kudure and Guddada Bhootha. He then started acting in supporting roles in films and the film Duet by K. Balachander turned to be his debut movie in Tamil and this was his first major role. The Telugu film Okkadu was a megahit and he started getting many offers after its success.

 

He also has produced many movies and majority of them were hit films. He usually produces family entertainers and some of his successful ventures are Dhaya, Naanu Nanna Kanasu, Puttakkana Highway, Akasmaath, Abhiyum Naanum, etc. He has also directed some films including the film Dhoni.

 

He has acted in more than 300 films including Kannathil Muthamittaal, Dhaya, Idiot, Kalki, Priyam, Vaanavil, Iruvar, Anthapuram, Nuvve Nuvve, Khadgam, Chokka Thangam, Okkadu, Gangotri, Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi, Tagore, Ghilli, Anniyan, Sivakasi, Bommarillu, Mozhi, Pokkiri, Kotha Bangaru Lokam, Kanchivaam, Abhiyum Naanum, etc.

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Updated: June 13, 2018

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