|Prakash Raj Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||March 26, 1965|
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 villainous 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.
Bangalore, Mysore State, India
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
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.
Actor, Producer, Director, Politician
- Father – Manjunath Rai
- Mother – Swarnalatha Rai
- Siblings – Prasad Raj (Brother) (Actor)
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
80 kg or 176.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Prakash has dated –
- Lalitha Kumari (1994-2009) – Prakash and Lalitha tied the knot in 1994 and they have had 2 daughters Meghana and Pooja, and had a son, Sidhu (who died in 2004). The couple got divorced in 2009.
- Pony Verma (2010-Present) – Choreographer Pony Verma and Prakash got married in the year 2010 and have been together since then. They have a son together named Vedhanth, born in 2016.
Race / Ethnicity
His father is a Tuluva and his mother is Kannada.
Prakash has been a part of commercials like –
- Junglee Rummy
He is an atheist.
Prakash Raj’s Favorite Things
- Hobby – Reading
Source – BookMyShow.com
Prakash Raj Facts
- He has acted in more than 2,000 plays.
- Prakash started acting when he was in the 7th standard.
- He changed his name from Prakash Rai to Prakash Raj on the suggestion of director K. Balachander.
- He has a production house named Duet Movies.
- His son Sidhu died when he was just 5 years old.
- He is a follower of Buddha.
- His debut film was Mithileya Seetheyaru in the year 1988.
- He adopted the villages of Kondareddypalle in Mahabubnagar District, Telangana state for its development.
- In the 2019 general elections, Prakash contested as an individual contestant. But, he lost it as he received just 28,906 Votes (2.41%) in the election.
- He started his political career after the death of his friend journalist Gauri Lankesh.
- In August 2023, he made fun of ISRO’s Chandrayaan 3 mission by tweeting the 1st picture from the moon for which he was criticized. Later, he clarified that his joke was misunderstood. It was related to honoring the Kerala chaiwala. A police case was eventually filed against him.
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