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Prakash Raj

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Actor

If we talk of success stories in the film industry, people turning celebrities right from the street level,
Mysore born Prakash Raj would perhaps be the ideal example.

Born on March 26, Prakash Raj actually has 200 street plays to his credit and at the early stages of
his career, even worked in a theatre company doing back to back shows for just 3000/ per month.
After early years in Kannada TV and cinema, Prakash Raj made it big in Tamil film Duet and ever
since then, he has been very successful with commercial ventures.

Prakash has acted in all South Indian languages as well as in Marathi, Hindi, and English. He received
the National Award for Best Supporting actor in 1998 for the film Iruvar, directed by Mani Ratnam.
,and the National Film Award for Best Actor for the film Kanchivaram (in 2007), the film was made in
Tamil. Subsequently, as a producer he also won the National Award for Puttakkana Highway, a
kannada film

In the past decade, he has positioned himself successfully as a villain in Hindi films.
Other than a successful film career, Prakash also seems to have a successful run of controversies. A
close friend of Gauri Lankesh, he has been very critical of the establishment and even contested as
an independent candidate in the 2019 Lok Sabha constituency from a Bangalore constituency.

He is the only actor to have been banned by Telegu Film Producers six times and was also rapped by
activists in Karnataka. He, on his part, has been able to stand firm on his point of view.

Age 59 years
Zodiac Sign
Aries

Date of Birth 26 March 1965
Place of Birth India, Bengaluru

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