February 03, 2023

Prakash Raj Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : August 25, 2021

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Short Biography

Prakash Raj was born on 26-03-1965 in Bengaluru in the state of Karnataka, India. He is an Indian Film Actor, Film Director, Film Producer, Television Presenter, Television Actor, Activist & Politician. He is known for his work in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi and English films.

Prakash Raj Complete Bio & Career

Prakash Raj was born and raised in Bangalore. His actual name is Prakash Rai but changed it to Raj on the advice of legendary film actor K. Balachander. He started his stint with acting while he was in college. He then finally started getting offers and made his acting debut through Kannada series such as Bisilu Kudure and Guddada Bhootha. After acting for a fair bit of time in the television series, he finally started getting offers from Kannada films as well.
He made his silver screen debut through Kannada film Mithileya Seetheyaru in the year 1988. Since the decade of the 1990s, he has become a consistent figure not just in Kannada films but also in other south Indian language films and Bollywood films as well. He started off playing supporting and cameo roles but later became one of the most sought after villain in the industry. He won Tamil Nadu State Award for his performance in the Tamil film Kalki and National Award for his film Iruvar in the year 1995. He once again won National Award in 1998 for his performance in Telugu film Anthapuram. After becoming one of the most sought after star of the south Indian film industry, he started getting offers from Bollywood as well. 
He made his debut in Bollywood films through Nana Patekar and Karisma Kapoor starrer film Shakti – The Power. The film was a disaster at the box-office and hence he had to wait until 2009 before establishing himself in Bollywood as well. In 2009, he played the lead villain role in Salman Khan starrer film Wanted. His performance in the film was highly appreciated. He then played the lead villain role in Ajay Devgan starrer film Singham. This was arguably his best performance thus far. Some of the other successful bollywood films of which he has been a part of are, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Heropanti, and Entertainment among others. He was recently seen in some Telugu and Kannada films and will be next seen in biopic of Jayalalitha which is scheduled to release in late 2020.
In addition to acting, he has also tried his hands at direction and production as well. He has released various south Indian language films and his produced Kannada film Puttakkana Highway won the National Award in the year 2012.

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Prakash Raj Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Manjunath Rai and Swarnalatha Raj. He has a brother named Prasad Raj who is also an actor. He was married to actress Lalitha Kumari on 25-12-1994 and divorced on 18-11-2009. Together the couple has two daughters named Meghna Rai and Pooja Rai. The couple also had a son named Sidhu Rai who died on 20-03-2004. He then married choreographer Pony Verma on 24-08-2010. Together the couple has a son named Vedhanth.

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Skin Colour Dark
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Bangalore
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Bangalore, Karnataka, India
School St Joseph's Indian High School, Bangalore
College St. Joseph's College of Commerce, Bangalore
Qualification Grduate
Hobbies Travelling and Reading
Marital Status Married
Debut Kannada Film - Mithileya Seetheyaru (1988)
English Film - Tropical Heat (1993)
Tamil Film - Duet (1994)
Telugu Film - SankalpamSankalpam (1995)
Malayalam - The Prince (1996)
Bollywood Film - Shakti – The Power (2002)
Best Movies Kalki (1996), Iruvar (1997), Anthapuram (1998), Wanted (2009), and Singham (2011) among many others
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color White
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actress Kajal Aggarwal
Favorite Actor Ajay Devgan
Favorite Film Director K. Balachander
Favorite Place Coorg and Dubai

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Prakash Raj

  • He acted in back-to-back stage shows for ?300 a month in the initial stages of his career.
  • He has 2,000 street theatre performances to his credit.
  • He adopted the villages of Kondareddypalle in Mahabubnagar District, Telangana state and Bandlarahatti in Chitradurga district, Karnataka state.
  • He has been banned by Telugu film producers six times in the past.
  • He has also criticized PM Narendra Modi's policies time and again.

Prakash Raj Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

57 years, 10months, 8 days old age Prakash Raj will turn 58 on 26 March, 2023. Only 1 months, 22 days, 12 hours,51 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Prakash Raj has celebrated the total number of 58 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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