Biography

Prakash Raj is a polyglot Indian film actor, film director, producer, thespian and television presenter who is known for his works in the South Indian film industry, and a few Bollywood films.[. After working in the Kannada television industry and Kannada cinema for a few years, he made his debut in Tamil cinema through Duet (1994) by K. Balachander and has since been a commercially successful film star in Tamil. In remembrance, he named his production company Duet Movies. Apart from his mother tongue Kannada, Prakash's fluency in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi, Hindi and English has placed him among the most sought after actors in Indian cinema. He has played a variety of roles, most notably as the antagonist and, of late, as a character actor. Prakash, as an actor has won a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1998 for Mani Ratnam's Iruvar and a National Film Award for Best Actor in 2009 for his role in Kanchivaram, a Tamil film directed by Priyadarshan, and as a producer has won a National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada for Puttakkana Highway directed by his long-time theatre friend B.

Prakash Raj is a polyglot Indian film actor, film director, producer, thespian and television presenter who is known for his works in the South Indian film industry, and a few Bollywood films.[. After working in the Kannada television industry and Kannada cinema for a few years, he made his debut in Tamil cinema through Duet (1994) by K. Balachander and has since been a commercially successful film star in Tamil. In remembrance, he named his production company Duet Movies. Apart from his mother tongue Kannada, Prakash's fluency in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi, Hindi and English has placed him among the most sought after actors in Indian cinema. He has played a variety of roles, most notably as the antagonist and, of late, as a character actor. Prakash, as an actor has won a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1998 for Mani Ratnam's Iruvar and a National Film Award for Best Actor in 2009 for his role in Kanchivaram, a Tamil film directed by Priyadarshan, and as a producer has won a National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada for Puttakkana Highway directed by his long-time theatre friend B.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 281

Birthday 1965-03-26

Place of Birth Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Prakash Rai
  • Prakashraj
  • प्रकाश राज

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Agni Siragugal
Madha Gaja Raja
2019 1st Rank Raju
2019 Maharshi as Rishi's Father
2019 Athiran as Mooledatthu Kannan 'M.K.' Nair
2019 Candyflip
2019 Dev as Ramalingam
2019 9 as Dr. Inayat Ali Khan
2019 F2: Fun and Frustration as Dora Swamy Naidu
2019 N.T.R: Kathanayakudu as Nagi Reddy
2018 Odiyan as Ravunni Menon
2018 Bhaiaji Superhitt
2018 Sei as ACP Suryanarayana
2018 Hello Guru Prema Kosame
2018 Chekka Chivantha Vaanam as Senapathi aka Sena
2018 60 Vayadhu Maaniram as Govindharaj
2018 Srinivasa Kalyanam
2018 Goodachari as Satya
2018 Saakshyam as Narrator
2018 Traffic Ramasamy as Police Officer
2018 Mahanati as Aluri Chakrapani
2018 Nadigaiyar Thilagam as Aluri Chakrapani
2018 Bharat Ane Nenu as Varadarajulu
2018 Rangasthalam as Dakshina Murthy
2018 Sollividava
2018 Jai Simha
2017 Kalavaadiya Pozhuthugal as Soundararajan
2017 Velaikkaran as Kasi
2017 Richie as Sagayam
2017 Golmaal Again as Vasu Reddy
2017 Raja the Great as SP Prakash
2017 Ungarala Rambabu
2017 Nakshatram
2017 Vanamagan as Rajasekhar
2017 Achayans as Commissioner Karthikeyan
2017 Yaakkai as Sagayam
2017 Dwaraka
2017 Azhiyatha Kolangal
2017 Shatamanam Bhavati as Raghavaraju
2016 Sila Samayangalil as Krishnamurthy
2016 Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru as Manimara
2016 Mudinja Ivana Pudi
2016 Srirastu Subhamastu as Sirish's Dad
2016 JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai
2016 Ko 2 as Yogeeswaran
2016 Manithan as Adhiseshan
2016 Attack as Guru Raj
2016 Oopiri as Prasad
2016 Shourya
2016 Speedunnodu as Veerabhrappa
2016 Bangalore Naatkal as Francis
2015 Bhooloham as Moorthi
2015 Inji Iduppazhagi as Size Zero Satyanand
2015 Thoongaavanam as Vital Rao
2015 Rudhramadevi as Mahamantri Shiva Devayya
2015 Ranna as Sharat Chandra
2015 OK Kanmani as Ganapathy
2015 Son of Satyamurthy as Satyamurthy
2015 Vinavayya Ramayya
2015 Temper as Waltair Vasu
2014 Mukunda
2014 Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitham
2014 Govindudu Andarivaadele
2014 Power as A. K. Mishra
2014 Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam as Guest Appearance
2014 Entertainment as Karan
2014 Weekend with Ramesh (2 episodes) as Himself
2014 Alludu Seenu as Narasimha / Bhai (Dual role)
2014 Un Samayal Arayil as Kalidasan
2014 Gajakessari as narrator
2014 Heropanti as Chaudhari
2014 Race Gurram as Bheem Prakash
2014 Heart Attack
2013 Singh Saab the Great as Bhoodev Singh
2013 Rajjo as Govind Hande
2013 Zanjeer as Teja
2013 Bhaag Milkha Bhaag as Army Officer
2013 Policegiri as Nagori Subramaniyam
2013 Balupu as Nanaji
2013 Thulli Vilayadu as Singam
2013 Thillu Mullu as Sivagurunathan
2013 Gouravam as Pasupathy
2013 Chennaiyil Oru Naal as Gautham Krishna, Movie Star
2013 Ongole Githa
2013 Mumbai Mirror as Shetty
2013 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu as Relangi Mavayya
2012 Dabangg 2 as Bachcha Bhaiya
2012 Damarukam as Sambhayya
2012 Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu as Rana Prathap Naidu
2012 Devudu Chesina Manushulu as Prakash Raj
2012 Saguni as Boopathi
2012 Sethu Samudhiram
2012 Dhoni as Subramaniam
2012 Bodyguard as Varadarajula Naidu
2012 Businessman as Jaidev Ghanapuleti
2011 Solo as Naidu
2011 Oosaravelli as Ajju Bhai
2011 Dookudu as Shankar Narayana
2011 Mambattiyan as IG Ranjith
2011 Rowthiram as Shiva's Grandfather
2011 Singham as Jaikant Shikre
2011 Venghai as Rajalingam
2011 Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap as Kabir
2011 Pillayar Theru Kadaisi Veedu
2011 Badrinath as Guru Beeshma Narayana
2011 Vaanam as Rahim
2011 Ko as Chief Minister Yogeswaran
2011 Mr Perfect as Maggi's Father
2011 Dongala Mutha as Munna Bhai
2011 Ponnar Shankar as Manthiappan
2011 Payanam as Vishwanath
2011 Vastadu Naa Raju as Narasimha
2011 Gaganam as Vishwanath
2011 Wanted
2011 Mirapakay as Kittu Bhai
2010 Orange as Abhishek Verma
2010 Elektra as Abraham / Issac
2010 Magizhchi
2010 Anwar as Stalin Manimaran
2010 Brindaavanam as Bhanu Prasad
2010 Khaleja as G.K.
2010 Singam as Mayil Vaaganam
2010 Golimaar
2010 Naanu Nanna Kanasu as Uthappa
2010 Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai as Anbalazhagan
2009 Mathiya Chennai
2009 Wanted as Shamshuddin Asgar Gani / Gani Bhai
2009 Josh as Principal
2009 Anjaneyulu
2009 Malai Malai
2009 Thoranai as Tamizharasan
2009 Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam as Prakash Verma
2009 Villu as J.D.
2008 Panchamirtham as Ravanan
2008 Akasamantha as Raghuraman
2008 Abhiyum Naanum as Raghuraman
2008 Alibhabha as Subramanium
2008 Kotha Bangaru Lokam as Balu's Father
2008 Rainbow
2008 Pandhayam as Masanam
2008 Saroja as Viswanathan
2008 Kantri
2008 Parugu as Neelakanta
2008 Arai Enn 305-Il Kadavul as Arnold/ Kadavul
2008 Santosh Subramaniam as Subramaniam
2008 Jalsa as Rammohan Reddy (Indu & Bhagyamati's father)
2008 Kanchivaram as Vengadam
2008 Velli Thirai as Kannaiah / Dileep
2008 Bheema as Chinna
2007 Chirutha
2007 Aarya as Kasi
2007 Veerappu
2007 Munna as Kakha
2007 Jagadam
2007 Viyabari as Kasi Viswanathan
2007 Mozhi as Vijay Kumar
2007 Lee as Buthiran
2007 Pokkiri as Ali Bhai
2006 Rakhi
2006 Poi
2006 Thiruvilaiyadal Aarambam as Guru
2006 Khatarnak as Commissioner of Police
2006 Stalin as Muddu Krishnayya
2006 Sainikudu as Mondi Nani
2006 Vathiyar as Easwara Pandian
2006 Perarasu as Ilakiyan
2006 Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu as Arokiya Raj
2006 Bommarillu as Dad (Aravind)
2006 Ashok as Father of Ashok
2006 Vikramarkudu as DGP (Guest Appearance)
2006 Parijatham
2006 Thalai Nagaram
2006 Veerabhadra
2006 Pokiri as Ali Bhai
2006 Idhaya Thirudan as Mayilravanan
2006 Saravana as Soundarapandi
2006 Aadhi as Aathi's father
2006 Paramasivan as PC 'Nethiadi' Nandakumar
2005 Sivakasi as Udhayapaa
2005 Bhageeratha as Venkata Ratnam
2005 Political Rowdy
2005 Ponniyin Selvan as Guru
2005 Athadu as CBI investigator Anjaneya Prasad
2005 Pandippada as Pandi Durai
2005 Anniyan as DCP Prabhakar
2005 Andarivadu as Actor
2005 Arinthum Ariyamalum as Adhi Narayanan
2005 Bhadra
2005 Subash Chandra Bose
2005 Bunny as Somaraju
2005 Chakram
2005 Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana
2005 Ayya as Karuppusamy
2005 Athanokkade as Ram's father
2005 Aadum Koothu as Zamindar
2004 Mass as Durga prasad
2004 M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi as Eshwar
2004 Arjun
2004 Azhagiya Theeye
2004 Vasool Raja MBBS as Dr. Vishwanathan
2004 Shart: The Challenge as Nandu
2004 Naa Autograph as Prakash
2004 Yagnam
2004 Ghilli as Muthupandi
2004 Khakee as Additional Commissioner of Police Shrikant Naidu
2004 Varsham as Ranga Rao
2004 Laxmi Narasimha
2004 Giri as Suryaprakash
2004 Intlo Srimathi Veedhilo Kumari as Sundara Murthy
2003 Sivamani as Dattu
2003 Tagore as Suryam (as Prakashraj)
2003 Naam as Irfan Khan
2003 Kadhal Sadugudu as Chithambaram
2003 Gangotri as Neelakantham Naidu
2003 Juniors
2003 Chokka Thangam
2003 Okkadu as Obul Reddy
2003 Amma Nanna O Tamil Ammai as Raghuveer
2002 Khadgam as Amjad Bhai
2002 Kadhal Azhivathillai as Simbu's Father
2002 Bobby
2002 Shakti: The Power as Sharpshooter
2002 Idiot as Vipra Narayana
2002 Album
2002 Kannathil Muthamittal as Herold Vikramsinghe
2001 Nuvvu Naaku Nachchav
2001 Alli Thandha Vaanam
2001 Dosth as Neelakanda Brahmachari
2001 Bale Vadivi Basu
2001 Ammayi Kosam as Anjali's father, train driver
2001 Little John as Kala Bhairav
2001 Rishi as Policeman
2001 Vaanchinathan
2001 Mrugaraju
2000 Chiru Navvutho
2000 Vaanavil as Prakash
2000 Azaad as Inspector Salim
2000 Badri as Nanda
2000 Appu
2000 Kshemanga Velli Labhamga Randi
1999 Seenu as Doctor
1999 Premaku Velayera as Venkata Narayana
1999 Anthapuram as Narasimha
1999 Rajakumarudu
1999 Padayappa as Police Officer Subramaniam (Special Appearance)
1999 En Swasa Kaatre as Guru
1999 Sneham Kosam as Peddabbayi
1998 Choodalani Vundi
1998 Manasichi Choodu
1998 Yaare Neenu Cheluve
1998 Sandhippoma as Vishwa's Father
1998 Anthahpuram as Narasimha
1998 Swarnamukhi as Akash
1997 Vidukathai as Neelakandan
1997 Pelli Chesukundaam
1997 Nerrukku Ner as Kandaswamy
1997 Nandhini
1997 V.I.P
1997 Raasi
1997 Dhinamum Ennai Gavani as Rolex
1997 Oru Yaatra Mozhi as Satya
1997 Aravindan
1997 Iruvar as Tamil Selvam
1997 Minsara Kanavu as Jaipal
1997 Hitler
1997 Nagamandala
1996 Poomani
1996 Kalki as Prakash
1996 Alexander
1996 Indraprastham as Mohan George
1996 The Prince as Surya
1996 Priyam as Dharma
1996 Vinodham
1995 Aasai as Major Madhavan
1995 Bombay as Kumar
1994 Nila
1994 Duet as Sirpy
1993 Tropical Heat as Inspector

Production

2014 Un Samayal Arayil Producer
2013 Gouravam Producer
2012 Mayilu Producer
2011 Gaganam Producer
2011 Payanam Producer
2008 Akasamantha Producer
2008 Abhiyum Naanum Producer
2008 Velli Thirai Producer
2007 Mozhi Producer
2006 Poi Producer
2005 Kanda Naal Mudhal Producer
2004 Azhagiya Theeye Producer
2003 Naam Producer

Directing

2017 Tadka Director
2014 Un Samayal Arayil Director
2012 Dhoni Director
2010 Naanu Nanna Kanasu Director

Writing

2014 Un Samayal Arayil Screenplay
2012 Dhoni Screenplay

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