Prabhu

Prabhu

Prabhu is an Indian film actor, businessman and producer who has predominantly appeares in Tamil language films. He is the son of veteran actor Sivaji Ganesan, while his son Vikram Prabhu is also a Tamil actor. After making his debut in Sangili (1982), the actor has played a series of leading and supporting roles, earning the Best Actor award recognition by the Tamil Nadu state for his portrayal in Chinna Thambi (1992).

After featuring in around thirty films, including nineteen with his father including many 100 days films and Silver Jubilee Hits like Santhippu, Mirudhanga Chakravarthy Neethibathi Vellai Roja etc., Prabhu’s career graph registered a drop due to tough competition from other young heros like Karthik, Sathyaraj, Vijayakanth as they mastered choosing subjects and it was then Prabhu began to reconsider the type of films he had signed. He was advised by his father to do it alone selecting characters with substance, than piling on playing second fiddle in any film there after. After this advise from his father, Prabhu consciously began to choose subjects rather than accept as many offers as possible

Among the first films he signed after taking the break included G. M. Kumar’s Aruvadai Naal (1986) and Manivannan’s Paalaivana Rojakkal alongside Sathyaraj, both proving very successful. Subsequently the following period saw a series of commercial successes in 1988 for the actor notably S. P. Muthuraman’s Guru Sishyan with Rajinikanth, Mani Ratnam’s Agni Nakshatram with Karthik and P. Vasu’s family drama En Thangachi Padichava.

The success of the latter film prompted more successful collaborations in the same genre between Prabhu and Vasu with Chinna Thambi (1991) and Senthamizh Pattu (1992) also receiving a similar reception, with the actor earning the Best Actor award recognition by the Tamil Nadu state. He subsequently worked in his hundredth film R. V. Udayakumar’s Rajakumaran, before portraying well received roles in K. Balachander’s romantic film Duet (1994) and Priyadarshan’s Malayalam period film Kaalapani (1996) alongside Mohanlal. Prabhu went through another barren spell in the late 1990s, when several films after the success of Panchalankurichi failed to do well, prompting another image change away from his village do-gooder roles.Moving away from action films, Prabhu selected scripts which would appeal to family audiences in the early 2000s and collaborated with film makers including Rama Narayanan and T. P. Gajendran, working in a series of minimum guarantee return films.

Apart from taking the lead role, he has acted in several types of roles, including comedian roles and antagonistic roles. Ganesan frequently appeared alongside tamil actors Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan, and his father, Sivaji Ganesan during this time period.

Personal
Name Prabhu
Real Name Prabhu Ganesan
DOB 31 December 1956
Place of Birth Chennai, India
Complexion Fair
Hair color Black
Eye color Black
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
School Bishop Cotton’s school in Bangalore
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Height 5’7”
Birth Sign Sagittarius
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Occupation Actor, Producer
Active from 1982
Debut movie Sangili in 1982
Known For Kozhi Koovuthu
Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, 2 Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Family
Home Town Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
Parents Sivaji Ganesan, Kamala Ganesan
Spouse Punitha
Date of Marriage 1984
Children Vikram Prabhu, Aishwarya Prabhu
Siblings Ramkumar Ganesan, Shanthi Ganesan, Thenmozhi Ganesan
Relative Ramkumar Ganesan
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Interesting Facts

Besides Tamil he has also acted in Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu films.


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