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Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
(born Prakash Rai; 26 March 1965) is an Indian film actor,[4] film director, producer, thespian and television presenter who is known for his works in the South Indian film
Indian film
industry,[5] and Hindi films.[6] He acted in back-to-back stage shows for ₹300 a month in the initial stages of his career, when he joined Kalakshetra, Bengaluru, and he has 2,000 street theatre performances to his credit.[2] After working in the Kannada television industry and the Kannada cinema for a few years, he made his debut in Tamil cinema
Tamil cinema
through Duet (1994), by K. Balachander, and has since been a commercially successful film star in Tamil. In remembrance, he named his production company Duet Movies.[7][8] Prakash has also worked in a number of Hindi films. Apart from his mother tongue Kannada, Prakash Raj's fluency in Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi and English has placed him among the most sought after actors in Indian cinema.[9] He has played a variety of roles, most notably as the antagonist and, of late, as a character actor. Prakash, as an actor has won a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1998 for Mani Ratnam's Iruvar, a National Film Award – Special Mention (feature film) for the Telugu film Antahpuram, directed by Krishna Vamsi in 1998[10] and a National Film Award for Best Actor
National Film Award for Best Actor
in 2009 for his role in Kanchivaram, a Tamil film directed by Priyadarshan,[11] As a producer, he has won a National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada for Puttakkana Highway, directed by his long-time theatre friend B. Suresh in 2011. Prakash was also the host of Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi during the show's second season.[citation needed]

Contents

1 Personal life 2 Career

2.1 As an actor 2.2 As a director 2.3 As a producer

3 Humanitarian work 4 Awards 5 Controversies 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Personal life[edit] Prakash Rai was born in Bengaluru, Karnataka[2][3] on 26 March 1965 to a Tulu-speaking father, Manjunath Rai and a Kannadiga
Kannadiga
mother, Swarnalatha,[12] in a lower-middle-class Family.[1] His brother is Prasad Rai, who is also an actor.[3][13] He completed schooling at St Joseph's Boys' High School, Bangalore
Bangalore
and joined St. Joseph's College of Commerce, Bangalore. Prakash Rai changed his surname to Raj based on prominent Tamil film director K. Balachander's advice; he is still called Prakash Rai in his home state, Karnataka.[citation needed] Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
married actress Lalitha Kumari in 1994. They had two daughters, Meghana and Pooja, and a son Sidhu.[14][15] The couple divorced in 2009.[16] Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
is an atheist.[6] He married choreographer Pony Verma on 24 August 2010.[17] They have a son, Vedhanth.[18][19] Career[edit] Main article: Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
filmography As an actor[edit] Prakash began his acting career with Doordarshan
Doordarshan
serials such as Bisilu Kudure (Kannada) and Guddada Bhootha (Tulu and Kannada). He later took up supporting roles in Kannada films such as Ramachari, Ranadheera, Nishkarsha and Lockup Death. He was noticed for his dialogue delivery and histrionics. His breakthrough role came in Harakeya Kuri, directed by K. S. L. Swamy starring Vishnuvardhan, with whom he had acted in other films such as Mithileya Seetheyaru, Muthina Haara and Nishkarsha. His performance was noticed by Geetha, the lead heroine of the film, who introduced Prakash to her mentor K. Balachander, a Tamil director. He acted under the screen name "Prakash Rai" in Kannada films and was given the name "Prakash Raj" by K. Balachander for his debut Tamil film Duet,[6] which saw him playing his first major role. Prakash re-entered Kannada films through Nagamandala
Nagamandala
in 1997, directed by T. S. Nagabharana, which was selected for the Indian Panorama in the International Film Festival
International Film Festival
in 1997. He was also a part of Mani Ratnam's stage show Netru, Indru, Naalai. In 1997, he acted in Mani Ratnam's biopic Iruvar. The movie dealt with the relationship between politicians M. G. Ramachandran
M. G. Ramachandran
and M. Karunanidhi, for which he won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor. He starred in many Malayalam films in 1996: The Prince, Indraprastham and Oru Yathramozhi, the last of which released in 1997. He also acted in Pandippada, with Dilip in 2005, Thekkekara Superfast in 2003, Keerthichakra in 2006, Amal Neerad's Anwar and Shyamaprasad's sensational movie Elecktra in 2010. For most of his Mollywood movies, he will render his own voice. He will also be seen in his upcoming movie Achayans. He acted in many Telugu films, including Antahpuram (1998), which earned him a National Film Award – Special
Special
Jury Award / Special Mention. He played an important role in Venkat Prabhu's Saroja. In 2008, he produced a film titled Abhiyum Naanum
Abhiyum Naanum
and played an important character in it. He remade the movie in Kannada as Naanu Nanna Kanasu. Since Wanted (2009), Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
has been a regular villain in Hindi language Bollywood
Bollywood
movies, including Singham
Singham
(2011), as Jaikant Shikre, Dabangg 2, as Bachcha Singh, Mumbai Mirror (2013), as Shetty, and the movie Policegiri, opposite Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt
and Prachi Desai, as Nagori. He acted with actor Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
in the film Thoongaa Vanam
Thoongaa Vanam
(2015). As a director[edit] He took on the mantle of director with Naanu Nanna Kanasu, in Kannada in 2010, for which he was the joint producer. The film completed 125 days successfully in the theatres across Karnataka, becoming the biggest hit of the year.[20] He was nominated for the Filmfare South "Best Director" category for his very first film. He then directed the Telugu and Tamil bilingual film Dhoni. In 2014, he directed the multilingual film Oggarane (in Kannada), Ulavacharu Biryani (in Telugu) and Un Samayal Arayil
Un Samayal Arayil
(in Tamil).[21][22][23][24] The Tamil and the Telugu versions didn't do any miracles at the box office, while Oggarane, the Kannada version became the runaway blockbuster hit of the year.[25][26][27][28][29][30] As a producer[edit] Prakash became a producer beginning with the Tamil film Dhaya (2002), in which he was seen in the lead role with actress Meena. It earned him a Special
Special
Jury National Award for his performance. He later produced films in Tamil such as Naam (2003), Azhagiya Theeye (2004), Kanda Naal Mudhal (2005), Poi (2006), (starring Uday Kiran, his mentor K. Balachander
K. Balachander
and himself), Mozhi (2007), Velli Thirai
Velli Thirai
and Abhiyum Naanum, which won many Tamil Nadu State Awards in 2008, and Inidhu Inidhu in 2010. The first non-Tamil film that he produced was his directorial debut in Kannada Naanu Nanna Kanasu
Naanu Nanna Kanasu
in 2010, a remake of his own Tamil production Abhiyum Naanum, for which he was the joint producer, along with his long-time Bengaluru
Bengaluru
theatre friend, Kannada director-producer B. Suresh.[31] In 2011, he acted and jointly produced the Kannada film Puttakkana Highway, again with B. Suresh, who directed the film. It was a milestone in Prakash's production career since Puttakkana Highway won him the National Award for Best Regional Film for the year 2010–2011,[32] and an award in the fourth Bengaluru
Bengaluru
International Film Festival of 2011.[33] His first Telugu production was the Tamil-Telugu bilingual Payanam (Gaganam) in 2011, starring superstar Nagarjuna Akkineni
Nagarjuna Akkineni
and himself in the lead role. In 2012, he produced two Tamil films; Mayilu
Mayilu
and Dhoni. In 2013, he produced a Telugu-Tamil bilingual film; Gouravam. He produced a multilingual film Oggarane (Kannada), Ulavacharu Biryani (Telugu) and Un Samayal Arayil
Un Samayal Arayil
(Tamil) in 2014.[21][22][23][24] Oggarane became a huge blockbuster hit that year.[25][26][27][28][29][30] Humanitarian work[edit] Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
adopted the villages of Kondareddipalle in Mahabubnagar District, Telangana
Telangana
state[34] and Bandlarahatti in Chitradurga district, Karnataka
Karnataka
state.[35] Awards[edit] Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Prakash Raj Controversies[edit] Prakash has been involved in several controversies. He was banned by Telugu film producers six times in the past. Prakash reacted to it by saying:

"If people who work with me say that I play hide and seek, why do they repeat me? Why am I in Mahesh's nine films out of his ten. Why don't you judge me with my work? How I go about it is not important. I don't go by the rules. I put my foot down, I don't take mediocrity. There are certain locations where I can come only at 12 in the morning. I don't go by the rules."[36]

It was the first time that an actor was banned by the Telugu industry.[37] Telugu film industry insiders interpret the ban as a conspiracy by several big heroes and producers. Problems started during the shooting of films such as Pavan Kalyan's Jalsa, NTR Jr's Kantri and Parugu, starring Allu Arjun.[37][38][39][40][41] There was controversy for his naked appearance in a sequence in his latest Telugu release titled Ongole Githa. The film got an "A Certificate" from the Censor Board. Prakash reacted by saying: "I did not shed my clothes for creating sensation, I had no plans to star in that sequence. The script demanded it; as an actor, I have to abide by the script. Director Bhaskar told me that it would be an 'important' sequence in the context of the film and I just carried out his instructions."[42][43][44] Several Kannada organisations staged protests in front of theatres since they felt that some of the dialogue in a scene in the Hindi film Singham, starring Ajay Devgan
Ajay Devgan
and Prakash were derogatory against the Kannadigas. The Karnataka
Karnataka
Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) had demanded the deletion of all "objectionable" dialogue from the movie. The screening was stopped in major centres of Karnataka. The controversial scene starts off with Prakash threatening Ajay that he would bring 1,000 people from the Karnataka
Karnataka
border to thrash him. Ajay (who plays Bhajirao Singham, a Maratha), retorts that one lion would suffice to shoo away a thousand dogs. The controversy assumes significance in the backdrop of the decades-old border dispute between Karnataka
Karnataka
and Maharashtra. Kannada protesters also felt that Prakash, being a Kannadiga
Kannadiga
should have told the team that it is not right. Prakash reacted to it to the Kannada and the Telugu media by saying: "I am a Kannadiga
Kannadiga
myself and I love my mother tongue Kannada. I'm very proud of my community and would never deliberately do anything to hurt my people. How would I allow conversations that provide pain to people of Karnataka
Karnataka
in any movie in which I am cast? There is nothing controversial about the dialogue. I am a Maratha in the movie, the controversy has started just because I am a Kannadiga
Kannadiga
and I used the word ' Karnataka
Karnataka
border' in the film because the villain in the film stays in Goa, the Karnataka
Karnataka
border."[45][46][47] Finally the dialogue was removed, and the whole team of Singham
Singham
including the director, Rohit Shetty, the production house "Reliance Big Entertainment" and Prakash apologised to all the Kannadigas; the issue was resolved.[48][49][50][51] See also[edit]

List of Bollywood
Bollywood
villains

References[edit]

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Prakash Raj
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Prakash Raj
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Prakash Raj
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Prakash Raj
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Bollywood
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Prakash Raj
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Prakash Raj
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Prakash Raj
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Prakash Raj
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Prakash Raj
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National Film Award for Best Actor

1967–1980

Uttam Kumar
Uttam Kumar
(1967) Ashok Kumar
Ashok Kumar
(1968) Utpal Dutt
Utpal Dutt
(1969) Sanjeev Kumar
Sanjeev Kumar
(1970) M. G. Ramachandran
M. G. Ramachandran
(1971) Sanjeev Kumar
Sanjeev Kumar
(1972) P. J. Antony (1973) Sadhu Meher (1974) M. V. Vasudeva Rao (1975) Mithun Chakraborty
Mithun Chakraborty
(1976) Bharath Gopi (1977) Arun Mukherjee (1978) Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah
(1979) Balan K. Nair (1980)

1981–2000

Om Puri
Om Puri
(1981) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1982) Om Puri
Om Puri
(1983) Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah
(1984) Shashi Kapoor
Shashi Kapoor
(1985) Charuhasan (1986) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1987) Premji
Premji
(1988) Mammootty
Mammootty
(1989) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(1990) Mohanlal
Mohanlal
(1991) Mithun Chakraborty
Mithun Chakraborty
(1992) Mammootty
Mammootty
(1993) Nana Patekar
Nana Patekar
(1994) Rajit Kapur
Rajit Kapur
(1995) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1996) Balachandra Menon
Balachandra Menon
and Suresh Gopi
Suresh Gopi
(1997) Ajay Devgan
Ajay Devgan
and Mammootty
Mammootty
(1998) Mohanlal
Mohanlal
(1999) Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor
(2000)

2001–present

Murali (2001) Ajay Devgan
Ajay Devgan
(2002) Vikram (2003) Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan
(2004) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2005) Soumitra Chatterjee
Soumitra Chatterjee
(2006) Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
(2007) Upendra Limaye
Upendra Limaye
(2008) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2009) Dhanush
Dhanush
and Salim Kumar
Salim Kumar
(2010) Girish Kulkarni
Girish Kulkarni
(2011) Irrfan Khan
Irrfan Khan
and Vikram Gokhale
Vikram Gokhale
(2012) Rajkummar Rao
Rajkummar Rao
and Suraj Venjaramoodu
Suraj Venjaramoodu
(2013) Sanchari Vijay
Sanchari Vijay
(2014) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2015) Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar
(2016)

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National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor

1984–2000

Victor Banerjee
Victor Banerjee
(1984) Deepankar De (1985) Suresh Oberoi
Suresh Oberoi
(1986) Thilakan
Thilakan
(1987) Pankaj Kapur
Pankaj Kapur
(1988) Nana Patekar
Nana Patekar
(1989) Nedumudi Venu
Nedumudi Venu
(1990) P. L. Narayana (1991) Sunny Deol
Sunny Deol
(1992) Paresh Rawal
Paresh Rawal
(1993) Ashish Vidyarthi
Ashish Vidyarthi
and Nagesh (1994) Mithun Chakraborty
Mithun Chakraborty
(1995) Nana Patekar
Nana Patekar
(1996) Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
(1997) Manoj Bajpai
Manoj Bajpai
(1998) Atul Kulkarni
Atul Kulkarni
(1999) H. G. Dattatreya (2000)

2001–present

Atul Kulkarni
Atul Kulkarni
(2001) Chandrasekhar (2002) Pankaj Kapur
Pankaj Kapur
(2003) Haradhan Bandopadhyay (2004) Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah
(2005) Dilip Prabhavalkar
Dilip Prabhavalkar
(2006) Darshan Jariwala
Darshan Jariwala
(2007) Arjun Rampal
Arjun Rampal
(2008) Farooque Shaikh (2009) Thambi Ramaiah
Thambi Ramaiah
(2010) Appukutty
Appukutty
(2011) Annu Kapoor
Annu Kapoor
(2012) Saurabh Shukla
Saurabh Shukla
(2013) Bobby Simha
Bobby Simha
(2014) Samuthirakani
Samuthirakani
(2015)

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National Film Award— Special
Special
Jury Award (feature film)

1978–1980

No Award (1978) No Award (1979) No Award (1980)

1981–2000

Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray
(1981) No Award (1982) Mankada Ravi Varma (1983) T. S. Ranga (1984) Sudha Chandran (1985) John Abraham (1986) M. B. Sreenivasan
M. B. Sreenivasan
(1987) Ashok Ahuja (1988) Amitabh Chakraborty (1989) Pankaj Kapur, Sunny Deol
Sunny Deol
and Jayabharathi
Jayabharathi
(1990) Soumitra Chatterjee
Soumitra Chatterjee
(1991) Sivaji Ganesan
Sivaji Ganesan
and Ketan Mehta
Ketan Mehta
(1992) Shashi Kapoor
Shashi Kapoor
and Pallavi Joshi (1993) Radhu Karmakar and Shaji N. Karun
Shaji N. Karun
(1994) Shyam Benegal
Shyam Benegal
(1995) Amol Palekar
Amol Palekar
and Kirron Kher
Kirron Kher
(1996) Jaimala (1997) Drishyakavya and Ashoke Viswanathan (1998) Kalabhavan Mani
Kalabhavan Mani
(1999) Soumitra Chatterjee
Soumitra Chatterjee
(2000)

2001–present

Janaki Vishwanathan (2001) Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
(2002) Manoj Bajpai, Roopkatha and Goutam Halder (2003) J. Phillip (2004) Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher
(2005) Vishal Bhardwaj
Vishal Bhardwaj
(2006) Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor
and Feroz Abbas Khan (2007) NFDC and K. M. Madhusudhanan
K. M. Madhusudhanan
(2008) A. Sreekar Prasad (2009) Bindiya Khanolkar, Sachin Khanolkar and Anant Mahadevan
Anant Mahadevan
(2010) Anjan Dutt (2011) Rituparno Ghosh
Rituparno Ghosh
and Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
(2012) Viva In En, Mahesh Limaye, Future East Film Pvt Ltd and Ashim Ahluwalia (2013) Bhaurao Karhade (2014) Kalki Koechlin
Kalki Koechlin
(2015) Mohanlal
Mohanlal
(2016)

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Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actor

1972–1989

Sivaji Ganesan
Sivaji Ganesan
(1972) Sivaji Ganesan
Sivaji Ganesan
(1973) Gemini Ganesan
Gemini Ganesan
(1974) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1975) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1976) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1977) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1978) Sivakumar
Sivakumar
(1979) Sivakumar
Sivakumar
(1980) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1981) Mohan (1982) Bhagyaraj (1983) Rajinikanth
Rajinikanth
(1984) Sivaji Ganesan
Sivaji Ganesan
(1985) Vijayakanth
Vijayakanth
(1986) Sathyaraj
Sathyaraj
(1987) Karthik (1988) Karthik (1989)

1990–2009

Karthik (1990) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1991) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1992) Karthik (1993) R. Sarathkumar
R. Sarathkumar
(1994) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1995) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1996) R. Sarathkumar
R. Sarathkumar
(1997) R. Sarathkumar
R. Sarathkumar
(1998) Ajith Kumar
Ajith Kumar
(1999) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(2000) Vikram (2001) Ajith Kumar
Ajith Kumar
(2002) Vikram (2003) Suriya
Suriya
(2004) Vikram (2005) Ajith Kumar
Ajith Kumar
(2006) Karthi
Karthi
(2007) Suriya
Suriya
(2008) Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
(2009)

2010–2019

Vikram (2010) Dhanush
Dhanush
(2011) Dhanush
Dhanush
(2012) Atharvaa
Atharvaa
(2013) Dhanush
Dhanush
(2014) Vikram (2015) R. Madhavan
R. Madhavan
(2016)

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Nandi Award for Best Character Actor

Nandi Awards

Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
(1994) Kasinathuni Viswanath
Kasinathuni Viswanath
(1995) Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
(1996) Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao (1997) Kota Srinivasa Rao
Kota Srinivasa Rao
(1998) Mallikarjuna Rao (1999) Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
(2000) Tanikella Bharani
Tanikella Bharani
(2001) Nandamuri Harikrishna (2002) Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
(2003) Kota Srinivasa Rao
Kota Srinivasa Rao
(2004) Chandra Mohan (2005) Kota Srinivasa Rao
Kota Srinivasa Rao
(2006) Ahuti Prasad (2007) Mukku Raju (2008) L. B. Sriram (2009) AVS (2010) Sammeta Gandhi (2011) Ashish Vidyarthi
Ashish Vidyarthi
(2012) Naresh (2013) Rajendra Prasad (2014) Allu Arjun
Allu Arjun
(2015) Naresh (2016)

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SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)

SIIMA Awards

Kannada

Rangayana Raghu
Rangayana Raghu
(2012) Avinash Diwakar (2013) Achyuth Kumar (2014) Pannaga Bharana (2015) Chandan Achar (2016)

Malayalam

Nandhu (2012) Murali Gopy
Murali Gopy
(2013) Jayasurya
Jayasurya
(2014) Siddique (2015) Renji Panicker (2016)

Tamil

R. Sarathkumar
R. Sarathkumar
(2011) R. Madhavan
R. Madhavan
(2012) Arya (2013) Bobby Simha
Bobby Simha
(2014) Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
(2015) Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
(2016)

Telugu

Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
(2011) Rajendra Prasad (2012) Sunil (2013) Srinivas Avasarala (2014) Rajendra Prasad (2015) Sri

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