Prakash Raj is a popular Indian actor, producer, director & politician. who is predominantly worked in south Indian movies. He is commonly known for doing gangster roles in several popular movies.
Prakash Raj Biography
|Full name||Prakash Raj|
|Profession||Indian actor, producer, director & politician|
|Got fame from||for doing gangster roles in several popular movies|
Prakash Raj was born on March 26, 1965, in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Currently, he lived in his Chennai-situated house. His Zodiac sign is Aries (Mesh).
He went to St. Joseph’s Indian High School, Karnataka where he completed his schooling. After that, he pursued B.Com from St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Karnataka
|Date of Birth||March 26, 1965|
|Age (As in 2021)||56 years old|
|Zodiac sign||Aries (Mesh)|
|Hometown||Bangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Currently living||Chennai, India|
|School||St. Joseph’s Indian High School, Karnataka|
|College||St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Karnataka|
|Education Qualification||B.Com graduate|
Family & Relationship
Prakash Raj was born into a well-to-do family. His father Manjunath Raj is a businessman and his mother Swarnalatha Raj is a homemaker and his brother Prasad Raj is also an actor.
Earlier, he is dating South Indian actress Lalitha Kumari for a very long time & get married to her in 1994 in Chennai. They have 2 daughters named Meghana Raj & Pooja Raj and a son Sidhu who died in an accident in 2004. He took divorce in 2009.
Later, he dated dancer & Choreographer Pony Verma and got married to her in 2010. They had one son named Vedanth Raj.
|Father||Manjunath Raj, Businessman|
|Mother||Swarnalatha Raj, Homemaker|
|Brother||Prasad Raj, Actor|
|Girlfriend||Lalitha Kumari, Actress|
Pony Verma, Dancer & Choreographer
|Wife||Lalitha Kumari (1994-2009)|
Pony Verma (2010-Present)
|Children||Daughter – Meghana Raj & Pooja Raj |
Son – Sidhu Raj (dead) & Vedanth Raj
His weight is 74 kg, height is 5 feet 9 inches and his hair color is black & white His Eye color is light brown. He didn’t ink any tattoo on his body.
|Weight||In Kilogram – 74 kg |
In Pounds – 163 lbs
|Height||In Centimeter – 175 cm|
In Meter – 1.75 m
In feet Inches – 5’9′
|Hair Color||Black & White|
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
Prakash Raj Controversy
- Prakash Raj had a huge fight with a Tollywood Singer Rahul Sipligunj. As per the media report he hits him by a glass bottle. Later, the police sorted out the whole incident.
- He separated from his first wife Lalitha Kumari after being secretly married with Pony Kumari.
- In an interview Prakash Raj said that he did not like Ram-leela happened every year as the people worshipped the god and the character who plays Ramleela makes fun of the character and that is inappropriate.
- Prakash Raj supports Sanjay leela bhansali on the Padmavat movie incident. As he added that some people take law in his hand and misuse it for their own sake. if he had any problem with the film. he should talk to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) with their concerns.
- He also pointed out on the Supreme court order for running National anthem in theatre before movie. He said it is unethical and the patriotism lies in every people. It is not necessary to show on every unnecessary things.
- He Criticized Narendra Modi for not taking any strict measure against his journalist friend Gauri Lankesh dead. As he was shot dead on the road.
Prakash Raj Career
Prakash Raj started his career by doing theatre shows & skits for a very long time. He got 200 rs for a show.
Later, he was noticed by a director and gave him a supporting role in the Kannada movie Mithileya Seetheyaru (1988). He made his Tamil movie debut with the movie Duet (1994). & Telugu movie debut in 1995 with the movie Sankalpam. He had done 125+ movies in his career.
Prakash Raj popular movies
|Favorite Actor||Chiranjeevi, Rajnikanth|
|Favorite Actress||Geetha, Shriya Sharan|
|Favorite Movie||Dhaya (Tamil movie)|
|Favorite Cricketer||Rohit Sharma|
|Favorite Food||Fish fry, Biryani|
|Favorite Beverages||Coconut water|
|Hobbies||Dancing, Travelling, Reading Novels|
His Net worth/income is $13 million. He charged 4-5 crore for a movie. He earns money from movies, tv shows, web series, producing & directing movies through which he made a good amount of income.
|Net worth||$13 million|
|Movies||4-5 crore for a movie|
|Is he smoke?||Yes|
|Is he drink alcohol?||Yes|
Prakash Raj Car
He owns a black color Mercedez Benz ML250, BMW Q7 car which he used for traveling throughout Chennai.
|Car||black color Mercedez Benz ML250, BMW Q7 car|
Prakash Raj Interesting facts
- Actor Prakash Raj is a great devotee of Lord Buddha as he maditate daily and said that meditation changes the way of living my life.
- Prakash Raj and Lalitha kumari son Sidhu died at the age of 5 years by an accident. Sidhu leg is slipped when is flying kite and he falls from the terrace.
- Prakash Raj got several offers from almost all the Political Party but he refused to join any party. Instead of it , he fight individually in the 2019 Indian general election from Bangalore. but, unfortunately he lost the elections.
- Prakash Raj is a atheist as he is not believe in god.
- Prakash Raj runs his own Production house – Duet Movies, where he produced and directed several movies.
- He adopted a village named Mahabub nagar, Telengana as he takes care of all the basic animities of there.
- He is best known for playing Villain Characters in hundreds of movie.
- He did movies in different language as he is quick learner and adopt any language quite easily.
- His Bollywood movies – Singham, Wanted and Dabang is very famous. He played villian character in all the movie.
- He changed his surname from Rai to Raj after a film director K Balachander suggest him to do so.
- He owns a big chunk of land for doing organic farming.
- Prakash Raj are one of the few actors who won 5 National Awards.
- Prakash Raj endorsed several brands such as Rummy Circle, Our Wild Life, MPL(Mobile Premier league), Netmeds etc.
- Here is a funny video of Prakash Raj.