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Prakash Raj Biography | Age, Height, Movies, More


Prakash Raj is a great Indian film actor, director, producer and thespian, who works mainly in south Indian films and lesser Bollywood films. He initially debuted in Kannada films and later worked in several film industries like he made his debut in Tamil cinema through Duet (1994), by K. Balachander later his fluency in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Hindi and English has placed him among the most sought after actors in Indian cinema. He has played a variety of role where the antagonist and the character acting was very much like to appreciate.  The actor has won a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1998 for Mani Ratnam’s Iruvar, a National Film Award – Special Mention (feature film) for the Telugu film Antahpuram, directed by Krishna Vamsi in 1998 and a National Film Award for Best Actor in 2009 for his role in Kanchivaram, a Tamil film directed by Priyadarshan.He also is the recipient of National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada as a producer for the film Puttakkana Highway. This talented actor was born in Bengaluru, Karnataka on 26th March 1965 to a Tulu-speaking father, Manjunath Rai and a Kannadiga mother, Swarnalatha, in a lower-middle-class Family.

Early and personal life:

Prakash Raj was born in Bengaluru, Karnataka on 26 March 1965 in a lower middle class family. He attended at the St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School, Bangalore and later enrolled at St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore. He got married to the actress Lalitha Kumari in 1994 and got separated in 2009. He later married Pony Verma in 2010, who is a choreographer.

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Real Name : Prakash Raj

Nickname : Prakash

Profession : Actor and Filmmaker

Age : 52 Years

Date of Birth : 26 March 1965

Birthplace : Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Nationality :Indian

Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign : Aries

Caste : Not Known

Hometown : Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Film Debut : Mithileya Seetheyaru (1990)

TV Debut : Bisilu Kudure (1986-87)

Height, Weight & Body Measurements      

Height in Centimeters            : 175 cm

Height in meters : 1.75 m

Height in Inches : 5’ 9”

Weight in Kilograms : 80 kg

Weight in Pounds : 176 lbs

Body Measurements : 40-32-14 Inches

Chest Size : 40 Inches

Waist Size : 32 Inches

Biceps Size : 14 Inches

Shoe Size : 10 Inches

Eye Color : Dark Brown

Hair Color : Black

Family and Relatives

Father : Manjunath Rai

Mother            : Swarnalatha Raj (Nurse)

Brother : Prasad Raj (Actor)

Sister : N/A

Religion : Hinduism

Affairs, Girlfriends and Marital Status       

Marital Status : Married

Girlfriends : Pony Verma (Choreographer)

Wife/ Spouse : Lalitha Kumari (Actress, 1994–2009), Pony Verma (Choreographer, 2010)

Son : Late Sidhu

Daughters : Pooja and Meghna

Education and School, College        

Educational Qualification : Not Available

School : St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School, Bengaluru

College/ University : St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bengaluru

Favorites Things and Like & Dislike          

Favorite Actor : Not Available

Favorite Actress : Trisha

Favorite Color : Not Available

Favorite Food : Biryani

Favorite Movie : Aakasamantha

Hobbies : Photography

Money Factor

Net Worth : 150 Crore (INR)

Salary : 1.5 Crore/film (INR)

Contact Address       

House Address : Hyderabad

Phone Number : Not Available

Email Id : Not Available

Website : Not Available

Social Media 

Instagram :

Facebook :

Twitter            :

Wikipedia :


 Apsara Film and Television Producers Guild Awards

 Filmfare Awards South

 International Indian Film Academy Awards

International Tamil Film Awards

 National Film Awards

 Santosham Film Awards

 Zee Cine Awards

 CineMAA Awards

 South Indian International Movie Awards


Prakash Raj started his acting career by working in kannada Tv serials like Bisilu Kudure (Kannada) and Guddada Bhootha (Tulu and Kannada) before debuting in the film industry. He later started to perform in kannada film in supporting roles like  Ranadheera, Nishkarsha and Lockup Death. Soon he became popular for his dialogue delivery and histrionics and his breakthrough role came in in Harakeya Kuri, directed by K. S. L. Swamy starring Vishnuvardhan. With this actor he performed in many films later such as Mithileya Seetheyaru, Muthina Haara and Nishkarsha. His first major role came in his Tamil debut film Duet. In 1997 he appeared in the Tamil film Iruvar which earned him his first national film award for Best Supporting Actor. He won the national film award special jury award for the telegu film Anthapuram in 1999.

Prakash Raj started to produce films in 2002 and his first film was the Tamil Dhaya. In 2008 he appeared in the Tamil film Kanchivaram which emerged as a major critical and commercial success. He won several awards for his performance in the film including National Film Award for Best Actor and Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award. He made his Bollywood debut with Shakti – The Power in 2002. His major success in Bollywood was the portrayel of Gani bhai in the film Wanted (2009), along with Salman khan. His other prominent villainous roles were in the films Singham (2011) as Jaikant Shikre, Dabangg 2 as Bachcha Singh, Mumbai Mirror (2013) as Shetty and some others. Prakash raj made his directorial debut with the Kannada film Naanu Nanna Kanasu. He directed the Tamil film Un Samayal Arayil in 2014, which was re-directed by him in two more languages.

Selected Filmography:

  • Bombay 1995
  • Aasai 1995
  • Paththini 1997
  • Shanti ShantiShanti 1998
  • Anthapuram 1999
  • Azad 2000
  • Usire 2001
  • KannathilMuthamittal 2002
  • Dhaya 2002
  • Tagore 2003
  • Ghilli 2004
  • Anniyan 2005
  • Bommarillu 2006
  • Mozhi 2007
  • KothaBangaruLokam 2008
  • Golimaar 2010
  • Perfect 2011
  • Dabangg 2 2012
  • BhaagMilkhaBhaag 2013
  • Entertainment 2014
  • S/O Satyamurthy 2015
  • Yaakkai 2017


Prakash Raj

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Prakash Raj

Here we can see a lovely pic of Prakash Raj where he was posing with no expressions. In the pic he was smoking and he was wearing lovely outfits. He was looking lovely in this pic. He was in clean shave and he was in perfectly cut and combed hair. Overall he was looking lovely and handsome .


Prakash Raj

Here we can see a lovely pic of Prakash Raj where he was looking lovely and adorable . His traditional South Indian mustaches was looking looking beautiful with his lovely expression. His hair was perfectly cut and combed. He was in lovely white outfit. Overall he was looking lovely and adorable .


Prakash Raj

Here we can see a lovely pose of Prakash Raj where he was in lovely white outfits. His expressions were outstanding. His eyes were lovely and his mustaches was in a great shape. His hair was perfectly cut and combed . Overall he was looking lovely .


Prakash Raj

Here we can see Prakash Raj  sitting in a chair in white outfits. He was saying something with his pose. he was signalling something with his hand. He was in clean shave and his hair was perfectly cut and awesomely combed.

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