Prakash Raj – Biography, Career, Awards and Net worth
Multifaceted talent Prakash Raj is an Indian actor, director, producer and TV presenter. He is probably the most versatile actors in Indian Cinema. He made an appearance in various film industries such as Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi.
Prakash Raj’s Early Life and Relationship
Prakash Raj was born on March 26, 1965, in Bengaluru, Karnataka. His father Manjunath Rai, being Tulu and mother Swarnalatha, being Kannadiga, he is of mixed descent. He is 5 feet 9 inches tall with a weight of 176lbs. His star sign is Aries. Regarding nationality, he is Indian whereas Hindu by religion.
Prakash attended Prestigious St. Joseph’s High School in Bengaluru and graduated from St. Joseph’s College of Commerce. He used to participate in plays in his early days.
Concerning his personal life, Prakash married choreographer Pony Verma on 24 August 2010. He was previously married to actress Lalitha Kumari and had two daughters and a son with her. They divorced after fifteen years of their marriage.
Prakash Raj’s Career
Prakash started his career with Doordarshan’s serials like “Bisilu Kudure” and “Guddada Bhootha”. He made his film debut in a supporting role in “Mithileya Seetheyaru” in 1990. Further, he appeared here and there in films such as “Lockup Death”, “Nishkarsha”, and “Raamachari”.
Raj then worked in an array of hits like “Duet”, “Nagamandala”, “Iruvar”, “Okkadu”, “Mozhi”, “Dhaya” and so on. He introduced himself to the Bollywood audiences in the role of Ghani Bhai in “Wanted” in 2009. He gave many masterful performances in Hindi films such as “Singham”, “Dabangg 2” and “Heropanti”.
As a producer, his works include “Naanu Nanna Kanasu”, “Akasmaath”, and “Puttakkana Highway”. “Nannu Nanna Kanasu” was not only produced but also directed by him.
Prakash Raj’s Award
Best in any character, Raj has won several awards for his mesmerizing performance. He got Filmfare South Awards for many times, International Tamil Film Award, Tamil Nadu State Film Award, the prestigious Vijay Award and many others. Even in the villain role his work is received much appreciation and developed cult status among moviegoers.
Prakash Raj’s Net worth
Prakash is a wealthy man as an actor and earns a good sum of money from his career. He holds the staggering net worth of 150 crore (INR) and charges 1.5 crore per film. He has endorsed several brands such as Ford India, First Klass and Rummy Tvs.
Prakash lives in a lavish house in Maharashtra along with his family and owns a farm house in Chennai. He is fond of riding cars like Verna, Innova, and Scorpio. Besides movies, his primary hobby is photography and often seen clicking pictures in his free time. In food, his favorite item is Biryani. He is a big fan of actress Trisha, with whom he worked on numerous occasions.