Prakash RajPublished: January 30, 2015
Prakash Raj is an Indian film actor, film director, producer and television presenter who mainly works in the South Indian film industry. He acted in back-to-back stage shows for INR300 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 by K. Balachander and has since been a commercially successful film star in Tamil.
Prakash’s fluency in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi, Hindi and English has placed him among the most sought after actors in Indian cinema. e 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. His latest Tamil movie Un Samayal Arayil he lead the role with Sneha.
|Place of Birth||Bengaluru|
|School||St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School, Bangalore|
|College||St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore|
|Debut movie||Mithileya Seetheyaru (Kannada)|
|Known For||Ghilli,Anniyan,Abhiyum Naanum|
|Awards||National Film Award for Best Actor – Kanchivaram (2007)|
|Parents||Manjunath Rai – Swarnalatha|
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