Prakash Raj

Prakash Raj

Prakash Raj (born 26 March 1965), better known by his stage name Prakash Raj, is a National Award winning Indian film actor, director and producer who has worked in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi films

Real NamePrakash Rai
ProfessionActor, Filmmaker
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
Weightin Kilograms- 80 kg
in Pounds- 176 lbs
Body Measurements- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 14 Inches
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth1965-03-26
Age (as in 2017)52 Years
Birth PlaceBengaluru, Karnataka, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signAries
HometownBengaluru, Karnataka, India
SchoolSt. Joseph's Boys' High School, Bengaluru
CollegeSt. Joseph's College of Commerce, Bengaluru
Educational QualificationsNot Known
DebutDebut: Mithileya Seetheyaru (1990)
TV: Bisilu Kudure (1986-87)
FamilyFather- Manjunath Rai
Mother- Swarnalatha Raj (Nurse)
Brothers- Prasad Raj (Actor)
Sisters- N/A
Controversies• Due to the conspiracy of many fellow actors and filmmakers, he has been banned by the Telugu film industry 6 times.
• His naked appearance for a scene in his film "Ongole Githa" caused a controversy.
• In 2017, at the inauguration of the 11th State meet of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), Prakash Raj targeted PM Narendra Modi on his stand after the gruesome murder of gutsy journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru, and said, "“Who killed my dear friend Gauri is not as important to me today as who has been celebrating her death. There may not be proof as to who killed Gauri but we can see who is celebrating it and from this, we can form an idea of who could have killed her. The underlying cruelty in all of this is apparent to many people. Many of those celebrating Gauri’s death are persons followed by the Prime Minister on social media. The PM has been absolutely silent about these people."
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodBiryani
Favourite ActressTrisha
Favourite FilmAakasamantha
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsPony Verma (Choreographer )
Wife/SpouseLalitha Kumari (Actress, 1994–2009), Pony Verma (Choreographer, 2010)
ChildrenDaughter- Pooja and Meghna
Son- Late Sidhu
Money Factor
Salary1.5 Crore/film (INR)
Net Worth150 Crore (INR)

Some lesser known facts about Prakash Raj

  • Does Prakash Raj smoke?: Yes
  • Does Prakash Raj drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Prakash initially gained interest in acting after his first play in 7th Standard.
  • He got his name “Prakash Raj” from director K Balachander.
  • He is the owner of a production company called “Duet Movies.”
  • His son Sidhu was just 5 years old when he died after falling from a table while flying a kite.
  • Buddha has a big impact in his mind and lifestyle.
  • Tamil actress Geetha helped him in his struggling days by introducing him with Balachander, after which he took him in “Duet.”
  • He adopted the Mahabubnagar district of Telangana for its development.
  • He hosted the Season 2 of the Tamil version of Kaun Banega Crorepati called “Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi.”
  • His Ex-wife Lalita Kumari is the sister of actress Disco Shanti.

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