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Prakash Raj is an Indian actor, film director, producer, television presenter, and politician. Known for his works in Tamil, English, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi-language films, he is the recipient of several accolades, including five National Film Awards, eight Nandi Awards, eight Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, five Filmfare Awards South, four SIIMA Awards, three CineMAA Awards, and three Vijay Awards. Apart from his mother tongue Kannada, Raj's fluency in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, English, Tulu and Marathi has placed him among the most sought after actors in Indian cinema.

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How old is Prakash Raj?

He is 59 years 1 Month(s) 24 day(s) old.

How tall is Prakash Raj?

He is In feet: 5 feet 9 inch, In meter: 1.753m, In centimeter: 175.26cm and In inch: 69 inches tall.

Prakash Raj Biography and Wiki:

He is a professional Indian Actor, Film Director, Politician, Producer, and Television Presenter. His nickname is Prakash. Do you know? What is the Date of birth of Prakash Raj? Where was born Prakash Raj? He was born in Bangalore, Mysore State, India (Now Karnataka) on 26 March, 1965 (Friday) . Everybody want to know that how much age of Prakash Raj? Age of Prakash Raj is 59 years 1 Month(s) 24 day(s) old. Every person searched that what is the Country, Nationality and Continent of Prakash Raj? His Country name is India, Nationality is Indian and Asia Continent. Always came question from mind that What religion does Prakash Raj belong to? He belong to Atheist Religion.

Prakash Raj Height , Weight and Physical Stats:

Do you want to know about Physical Stats of Prakash Raj? Then here is the right information for you. The Height of Prakash Raj is In feet: 5 feet 9 inch, In meter: 1.753m, In centimeter: 175.26cm and In inch: 69 inches & Weight is 74 Kg. Also His eye color is Dark. & hair color is Black.

Prakash Raj Education:

Most of the people search on google for Where studied Prakash Raj? Prakash Raj studied from school- St Joseph’s Boys’ High School, Bengaluru, Karnataka; college- St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bengaluru, Karnataka ; . What is Educational Qualification of Prakash Raj? So for your kind information, His Educational Qualification is PUC (Pre-University Course) & BCom dropout.

Prakash Raj Family & Relationship status:

As a Celebrity, many people search on google for His family information. So His father name is Manjunath Rai & mother name is Swarnalatha Raj (nurse). Also Prakash Raj brother(s) name is Prasad Raj If you need to know marital status of Prakash Raj, He got married . His wife name is Lalitha Kumari​(m. 1994; div. 2009), Pony Verma ​(m. 2010). Also Prakash Raj son(s) name is Sidhu Rai (Mother Lalitha Kumari; died in 2004) & Vedhanth Rai (Mother Pony Verma) and daughter(s) name is Meghna and Pooja (Mother Lalitha Kumari).

Prakash Raj Net worth & Luxury:

The most valuable thing, which you must need to know the Prakash Raj Net Worth & Luxury information. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider: The Net Worth of Prakash Raj is around Indian Rupee 50 crore that means 6 Million US dollars. Check the below table for more details about His Luxury information.


As an actor

He acted in back-to-back stage shows for ₹300 a month in the initial stages of his career, when he joined Kalakshetra, Bengaluru, and he has 2,000 street theatre performances to his credit.

He began his television career with Doordarshan serials such as Bisilu Kudure (Kannada) and Guddada Bhootha (Tulu and Kannada). He later took up supporting roles in Kannada films such as Ramachari, Ranadheera, Nishkarsha and Lockup Death. He was noticed for his dialogue delivery and histrionics. His breakthrough role came in Harakeya Kuri, directed by K. S. L. Swamy starring Vishnuvardhan, with whom he had acted in other films such as Mithileya Seetheyaru, Muthina Haara and Nishkarsha. His performance was noticed by Geetha, the lead heroine of the film, who introduced Prakash to her mentor K. Balachander, a Tamil director. He acted under the screen name "Prakash Rai" in Kannada films and was given the name "Prakash Raj" by K. Balachander for his debut Tamil film Duet, which saw him playing his first major role.

He re-entered Kannada films through Nagamandala in 1997, directed by T. S. Nagabharana, which was selected for the Indian Panorama in the International Film Festival in 1997. He was also a part of Mani Ratnam's stage show Netru, Indru, Naalai. In 1997, he acted in Mani Ratnam's biopic Iruvar. The movie dealt with the relationship between politicians M. G. Ramachandran and M. Karunanidhi, for which he won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor.

He starred in many Malayalam films in 1996: The Prince, Indraprastham and Oru Yathramozhi, the last of which released in 1997. He also acted in Pandippada, with Dilip in 2005, Thekkekara Superfast in 2003, Keerthichakra in 2006, Amal Neerad's Anwar and Shyamaprasad's sensational movie Elecktra in 2010. For most of his Mollywood movies, he will render his own voice. He was also seen in the movie Achayans along with Jayaram.

He acted in many Telugu films, including Antahpuram (1998), which earned him a National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention.

He played an important role in Venkat Prabhu's Saroja. In 2008, he produced a film titled Abhiyum Naanum and played an important character in it. He remade the movie in Kannada as Naanu Nanna Kanasu.

He also acted in a 2004-released multi starrer hit film Khakee along with Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar & Tushar Kapoor, playing Assistant Commissioner of Police Shrikant Naidu, Angre's main mole in the police force. Since Wanted (2009), Prakash Raj has been a regular villain in Hindi language Bollywood movies, including Singham, Dabangg 2, Mumbai Mirror (2013), and Policegiri.

He acted with actor Kamal Haasan in Vasool Raja MBBS, which was a critical and commercial success. Then, he paired again with Kamal Haasan in Thoongaa Vanam (2015). He acted in the Telugu movie Bharat Ane Nenu (2018). He will be seen in Major, which is directed by Sashi Kiran Tikka.

As a director

He took on the mantle of director with Naanu Nanna Kanasu, in Kannada in 2010, for which he was the joint producer. The film completed 125 days successfully in the theatres across Karnataka, becoming the biggest hit of the year. He was nominated for the Filmfare South "Best Director" category for his first film.

He then directed the Telugu and Tamil bilingual film Dhoni. In 2014, he directed the multilingual film Oggarane (in Kannada), Ulavacharu Biryani (in Telugu) and Un Samayal Arayil (in Tamil). Although the Tamil and Telugu versions did not do any miracles at the box office, the Kannada version became the runaway blockbuster hit of the year.

As a film producer

He became a film producer beginning with the Tamil film Dhaya (2002), in which he starred with actress Meena. It earned him a Special Jury National Award for his performance. He later produced films in Tamil such as Naam (2003), Azhagiya Theeye (2004), Kanda Naal Mudhal (2005), Poi (2006), Mozhi (2007), Velli Thirai and Abhiyum Naanum, which won many Tamil Nadu State Awards in 2008, and Inidhu Inidhu in 2010.

The first non-Tamil film that he produced was his directorial debut in Kannada, Naanu Nanna Kanasu, a remake of his own Tamil production Abhiyum Naanum, for which he was the joint producer, along with his long-time Bengaluru theatre friend, Kannada director-producer B. Suresha. In 2011, he acted and jointly produced the Kannada film Puttakkana Highway, again with Suresh, who directed the film. It was a milestone in Prakash's production career since Puttakkana Highway won him the National Award for Best Regional Film for the year 2010–2011, and an award in the fourth Bengaluru International Film Festival of 2011.

In 2011, he produced the Tamil version of the Tamil-Telugu bilingual Payanam in 2011, starring Nagarjuna Akkineni and himself. In 2012, he produced two Tamil films; Mayilu and Dhoni. In 2013, he produced a Telugu-Tamil bilingual film; Gouravam. He produced a multilingual film Oggarane (Kannada), Ulavacharu Biryani (Telugu) and Un Samayal Arayil (Tamil) in 2014. Oggarane became a huge blockbuster hit that year.

Political career

He started his active political movement with the hashtag #justasking on social media after his friend Gauri Lankesh's assassination incident in September 2017.

He contested in the 2019 Indian general election as an independent candidate for the Bengaluru Central Lok Sabha constituency. Raj lost the election, securing around 28,906 Votes (2.41%) in the election.


He acted in lots of movies. In this link have all list of Prokash Raj movies: wikipedia


List of awards and nominations received by Prakash Raj - all awards

Prakash Raj Favorite Things:

Some of people want to know about Prakash Raj's' hobbies and favorite things. Prakash Raj's' hobbies is Photography, Travelling and Reading & also favourite foods is Biryani. Finally Prakash Raj favourite colors is Blue & White.

Prakash Raj Social Media:

Many people finding that what is the real link of Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram ) of Prakash Raj. Following table given His all real social media links.


What is the profession of Prakash Raj?

His profession is Actor, Film Director, Politician, Producer, and Television Presenter.

Where was Prakash Raj Born?

He was born in Bangalore, Mysore State, India (Now Karnataka).

What is the Date of Birth of Prakash Raj?

The date of birth is 26 March, 1965 (Friday) of Prakash Raj.

Who are parents of Prakash Raj?

His parents are Manjunath Rai & Swarnalatha Raj (nurse)

Who are siblings of Prakash Raj?

His siblings are Prasad Raj

Who is wife of Prakash Raj?

His wife name is Lalitha Kumari​(m. 1994; div. 2009), Pony Verma ​(m. 2010).

Who are childrens of Prakash Raj?

His childrens are Sidhu Rai (Mother Lalitha Kumari; died in 2004) & Vedhanth Rai (Mother Pony Verma) & Meghna and Pooja (Mother Lalitha Kumari)