Venkat PrabhuPublished: May 28, 2015
Venkat Prabhu is an Indian filmmaker, who has worked as an actor, director and playback singer in the Tamil film industry. His real name is Venkat Kumar Gangai Amaren. 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.
In 2007, Venkat Prabhu ventured into film directing with the sports comedy film Chennai 600028, produced by S. P. B. Charan that revolved around a street cricket team from a suburban area in Chennai, with its players being portrayed by 11 newcomers, including his brother Premgi. The film emerged a sleeper hit, He next directed the comedy thriller film Saroja (2008), the title being derived from a hit number from Chennai 600028, which also featured an ensemble cast including Charan and Premgi. He followed it up with Goa (2010), a full-length comedy film, which received mixed response and fairly well at the box-office. In 2011, he directed his biggest project to date, the action thriller Mankatha, featuring Ajith Kumar in the lead role went on to become one of the highest grossing Tamil movies of all time.His next project Biriyani (2013) with Karthi and Hansika Motwani in the lead roles became a above average grosser in box office. After Biriyani project Venkat Prabhu going to direct Suriya it will be a very grand mega budget film, which will be produced by K E Gnanavelraja’s Studio Green and co-produced by S R Prakashbabu and S R Prabhu.
|Real Name||Venkat Kumar|
|Place of Birth||Chennai|
|Occupation||Film Director,Actor,Play back singer,Screen Writer|
|Debut movie||April Maadhathil (Tamil)|
|Parents||Gangai Amaren – Kala|
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|Relative||Yuvan Shankar Raja (Cousin)|