Prakash Raj Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Prakash Raj Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 80 kg
Date of Birth March 26, 1965
Zodiac Sign Aries
Spouse Pony Verma

Prakash Raj is an Indian actor known for his work in the Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada film industry. He has also worked in Bollywood films like Wanted, Singh Sahab, Singham, Dabbang 2, and many others. Prakash is also a director and a producer who has directed films like Naanu Nanna Kanasu (2010), Oggarane (2014), and various other films. He is widely followed for playing villain characters and for his ease in saying dialogues. Prakash is also involved in politics and began his political career with the hashtag #justasking. He is involved in humanitarian works and has been a part of various controversies as well.

Born Name

Prakash Rai

Nick Name

Prakash

Prakash Raj at Kerala Literature Festival 2018
Prakash Raj at Kerala Literature Festival 2018 (Sreejith Koiloth / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

Bangalore, Mysore State, India

Residence

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Nationality

Indian

 

Education

He completed his schooling from St. Joseph’s Indian High School, Bangalore and then completed his graduation from  St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore.

Occupation

Actor, Producer, Director, Politician

Family

  • Father – Manjunath Rai
  • Mother – Swarnalatha Rai
  • Siblings – Prasad Raj (Brother) (Actor)
Prakash Raj at an election rally in 2019
Prakash Raj at an election rally in 2019 (Prakash Raj / Instagram)

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight

80 kg or 176.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Prakash has dated –

  1. Lalitha Kumari (1994-2009) – Prakash and Lalitha tied the knot in 1994 and they have 2 daughters Meghana and, Pooja, and had a son, Sidhu.
  2.  Pony Verma (2010-Present) – Pony and Prakash got married in the year 2010 and have been together since then. They have a son together named Vedhanth.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

His father is a Tuluva.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Prakash Raj in Bangalore during his rally in 2019.
Prakash Raj in Bangalore during his rally in 2019. (Prakash Raj / Instagram)

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Brand Endorsements

Prakash has been a part of commercials like –

  • Junglee Rummy
  • Netmeds.com
  • Ford
  • KFJ

Prakash Raj Favorite Things

  • Hobby – Reading

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Prakash Raj at the Shree Sankalp Pratishthan Dahi Handi celebrations in 2012
Prakash Raj at the Shree Sankalp Pratishthan Dahi Handi celebrations in 2012 (Bollywood Hungama / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0)

Prakash Raj Facts

  1. He has acted in more than 2000 plays.
  2. Prakash started acting when he was in the 7th standard.
  3. He changed his name from Prakash Rai to Prakash Raj on the suggestion of director K. Balachander.
  4. He has a production house named Duet Movies.
  5. His son Sidhu died when he was just 5 years old.
  6. He is a follower of Buddha.
  7. His debut film was Mithileya Seetheyaru in the year 1988.
  8. He adopted the villages of Kondareddypalle in Mahabubnagar District, Telangana state for its development.
  9. In 2019, general elections, Prakash contested as an individual contestant.
  10. He started his political career after the death of his friend journalist Gauri Lankesh.

Featured Image By Sreejith Koiloth / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0

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