Actor Prakash Raj Biography
Prakash Raj, originally Prakash Rai, is a National Film Award-winning Indian method actor and producer in Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil language films. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor in 2009 for his role in Kanchivaram, a Tamil film directed by Priyadarshan, and won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1998 for the Mani Ratnam film Iruvar.
Prakash Raj was born to a Tuluva Bunt family in Puttur (near Mangalore), Karnataka,on Mar 26,1965. Now he has shifted his base to Chennai and Hyderabad due to numerous offers from Telugu and Tamil films.Prakash Raj studied in St.Josephs Indian High School in Bangalore. He won the Presidents Scout award in 1982. He later joined St. Josephs College of commerce, Brigade road, Bangalore, where he participated in many plays, most of which were in Kannada.
He has acted in Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Hindi films. His original name Prakash Rai in Kannada screen was rechristened to Prakash Raj by K