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Venkat Prabhu Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : November 12, 2019

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Short Biography

Venkat Prabhu was born on 07-11-1975 in Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. He is an Indian Film Director, Film Actor, Playback Singer & Screenwriter who known for his work in Tamil film industry.

Other Name: Venkat Kumar Gangai Amaren
Other Professions: Film Actor Playback Singer Screenwriter
Appearance: Tamil

Venkat Prabhu Complete Bio & Career

Venkat Prabhu's actual name is Venkat Kumar Gangai Amaren. He is a noted filmmaker, who has worked as an actor, director and playback singer in the tamil centre Tamil film industry. He lived in the United Kingdom for seven years; during that time, he completed his high school and university studies, obtaining a degree in accounting. Following his return to India, Prabhu began singing for demos by his cousins, Yuvan Shankar Raja and Karthik Raja, and started his career as a playback singer in the film industry. In 1996, he, his brother Premgi Amaren and his childhood friend S. P. B. Charan set up a music band called Next Generation, which also featured Yugendran and Thaman as members and did several stage performances. The following year, Prabhu played the lead role opposite Sangeetha in a film titled Poonjolai directed by his father Gangai Amaren but the film was cancelled in mid-production and attempts to revive and release the film by the late-2000s were unsuccessful.
He entered the spotlight for the first time when he turned director with the summer hit Chennai 600028 in the year 2007. He next directed the comedy thriller film Saroja in the year 2008, the title being derived from a hit number from Chennai 600028. He followed it up with Goa in the year 2011, a full-length comedy film, which received mixed response and did fairly well at the box office. In 2011, he directed his biggest project to date, the action thriller Mankatha, featuring Ajith Kumar in the lead role.He has often taken an unconventional approach to film-making and has brought a number of innovations to the industry through the characters and screenplays of his films. In 2016, he directed and produced Chennai 600028 II: Second Innings which was a sequel of his debut film Chennai 600028. In addition to direction, he is also equally active in acting as well. his latest credits include Tamizh Padam 2, and Kalavu among others. He will be next seen in the upcoming Tamil film Kasada Thapara of which, he is a co-producer as well. He has also sung some of the most famous Tamil songs such as "Kattukadanga", "Yezhezhu Thalaimuraikkum", and "Soppanasundari" among others.

Venkat Prabhu Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Gangai Amaran and Manimegalai. He has a brother named Premgi Amaren. He is married to Rajalakshmi Prabhu since 2001 and has a daughter named Shivani PrabhuKarthik Raja, Bhavatharini, Yuvan Shankar Raja,  and Vasuki Bhaskar are his cousins. Ilaiyaraaja is his uncle.

Life's Important Dates Of Venkat Prabhu

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Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Chennai
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
School St. Bede's School, Chennai
College Middlesex University, Middlesex, UK
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Travelling
Marital Status Married
Debut As an Actor - April Maadhathil (2002)
As a Director - Chennai 600028 (2007)
As a Producer - Chennai 600028 II: Second Innings (2016)
As a Lyricist - Chennai 600028 II: Second Innings (2016)
As a Singer - "Anjali Anjali" (1990)
TV - Kollywood Kings (2012)
Best Movies Chennai 600028 (2007), Saroja (2008), Goa (2010), Mankatha (2011), Chennai 600028 II: Second Innings (2016), and Kasada Thapara (2020) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color White
Favorite Player Ravichandran Ashwin
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actress Kajal Aggarwal
Favorite Actor Ajith Kumar
Favorite Singer Ilaiyaraaja , Hariharan
Favorite Food South Indian Food

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Venkat Prabhu

  • He has completed his graduation in the UK.
  • His daughter Shivani has already sung a song for the album Thaaaii when she was 5 years old.
  • His first three films in which he played the lead role remained unreleased and hence he to play character roles after that.
  • His directorial debut film Chennai 600028, was based on street cricket in Chennai.

Venkat Prabhu Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

48 years, 3months, 24 days old age Venkat Prabhu will turn 49 on 07 November, 2024. Only 8 months, 4 days, 16 hours,10 minutes has left for his next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Venkat Prabhu has celebrated the total number of 49 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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