Director Prakash Raj

Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Dhoni ( Tamil )

Director Prakash Raj Movies List

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    Mana Oori Ramayanam
    Mana Oori Ramayanam ( Telugu )
    Artist : Prakash Raj , Priyamani , Raghu Babu , Satya Dev
    Director : Prakash Raj
    Music Director : Ilaiyaraaja
    Release Date: 07-10-2016
    Idolle Ramayana
    Idolle Ramayana ( Kannada )
    Artist : Prakash Raj , Priyamani , Raghu Babu
    Director : Prakash Raj
    Music Director : Ilaiyaraaja
    Release Date: 07-10-2016
    Un Samayal Arayil ( Tamil )
    Artist : Prakash Raj , Tabu , Sneha
    Director : Prakash Raj
    Music Director : Ilaiyaraaja
    Release Date: 06-06-2014
    ಒಗ್ಗರಣೆ ( Kannada )
    Artist : Prakash Raj , Sneha , Urvashi , Vidyullekha Raman , Thambi Ramaiah
    Director : Ilaiyaraaja , Elango Kumaravel
    Music Director : Prakash Raj
    Release Date: 01-06-2014
    Dhoni ( Tamil )
    Artist : Prakash Raj , Mugdha Godse , Nassar , Radhika Apte , Brahmanandam
    Director : Prakash Raj
    Music Director : Ilaiyaraaja
    Release Date: 10-02-2012
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      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. Balachander for Prakash Rajs debut movie Duet as during that time there was tension between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu over Cauvery river. K. Balachander had doubts about Tamil audience accepting a Kannada actor in a prominent role.

      Prakash Raj began his acting career with Kannada Doordarshan serials like Bisilu Kudure and Guddada Bhootha. He later took up small supporting roles in kannada films like Raamachari, Nishkarsha, Lockup Death and etc and was noticed for his dialogue delivery and histrionics. His breakthrough role came in form of Harakeya Kuri starring Vishnuvardhan and Geetha, directed by K S L Swamy. His performance in the movie was noticed by Geetha and she in turn introduced him to her mentor, the noted director K. Balachander. Prakash Raj re-entered Kannada films with a bang through Nagamandala in 1997, directed by T.S. Nagabharana which was selected for Indian Panorama in the International Film Festival 1997.

      Prakash Raj is a very famous actor in South India for a wide variety of roles he has performed, most notably as a villain and of late, as a character artiste, in Tamil and Telugu. He is considered to be one of the most natural actors in the film industry, and has a good reputation for his acting skills. He is also the highest paid villain in Indian cinema. He was also a part of Mani Ratnams stage show, Netru, Indru, Naalai. In 1997, he acted in Mani Ratnams Iruvar, alongside Superstar Mohanlal. The movie was about the relationship between politicians M.G. Ramachandran and M. Karunanidhi, which he won the best supporting actor award alongside Mohanlal, who won the best actor award.

      One of Prakash Rajs greatest hits was his role of Villain in telugu film Okkadu, where he plays the role of factionist, a gangster who is in love with Bhoomika Chawla. After Okkadu, Prakash Raj was flooded with offers. The film was remade in Tamil as Ghilli. The same movie got remade in Kannada as Ajay starring Puneet Rajkumar. The versatile actor then co-starred with major stars and also acted in movies with newcomers. His 2007 production Mozhi, where he played an important role, was a box office hit and praised by critics proving that he can play a comedy role just as good as playing a negative character. Prakash Raj has already had four releases this year, all in which he plays a prominent role. He is acting in more than half a dozen films at the moment including his own production, Abhiyum Naanum.

      His production venture in Tamil Mozhi, directed by Radhamohan, starring himself, Jyothika, Prithviraj and Swarnamalya was a blockbuster. He recently acted as a rich businessman in Venkat Prabhus second film Saroja, a box-office hit. His latest movie is Abiyum Naanum. He is presently shooting for a Telugu film in Hyderabad called Kotha Bandham - Meeru Naaku Ardham Kaaru, in which he plays an IAS officer.Unfortunately, he has been banned from Telugu Film industry due to the troubles he caused in filmmaking. He is concerned about his productions in Tamil and unable to manage all the fields.

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      Prakash Raj Fans Reviews (6)

      What a interview sir I never had this before Wish you the best sir

      Ilaiyabharathy, Toronto on 14-02-2016

      sir...till today...In any language how many films acted by you...? I'm a big fan of yours...please give me a reply

      Abinash Goswami, Guwahati on 28-06-2015

      Awesome sir

      Pradeep, on 22-09-2014

      hii sir nic meeting u my name is khan and iam not a terrorist

      rizwan khan, vijayawada on 25-11-2013

      he is the one of the best actor in film industry

      wilson, on 05-02-2013


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