Prashanth (actor)

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Born Prashanth Thiagarajan
(1973-04-06) 6 April 1973 (age 41)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Film actor
Years active 1990 - 2006, 2011 - present

Prashanth (born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India) is an Indian film actor who appeared in several Tamil films, as well as a few Telugu films, Hindi and Malayalam films.

The son of actor-director Thiagarajan, Prashanth began his career at 17 by appearing in Vaigasi Poranthachu and went on to feature in other films including R. K. Selvamani's Chembaruthi and Mani Ratnam's action-comedy Thiruda Thiruda. In the late 1990s, he featured in a series of successful films such as Jeans, Kaadhal Kavithai, Jodi and Parthen Rasithen. His 2011 release Ponnar Shankar was based on the historical epic.[1] Prashanth also owns jewellery mart in Panagal Park.[2]

Acting career[edit]


Prashanth started off as a leading romantic hero in the 1990 film Vaigasi Poranthachu. He followed it with the Malayalam film Perumthachan written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair. Prashanth then appeared in Balu Mahendra' s Vanna Vanna Pookkal and R. K. Selvamani' s Tamil-Telugu Bi-lingual Chembaruthi and Unakkaga Piranthen and his Bollywood debut I Love You the remake of his debut film Vaigasi Poranthachu. He continued doing the romantic roles in Enga Thambi with Subhashri, Kizhakke Varum Paattu and Rasa Magan. He again teamed with R. K. Selvamani in Kanmani, and Sendhamizh Selvan. Later he appeared in Tholi Muddhu, the Telugu remake of Hindi film Dil. The Bi-lingual film Anokha Premyudh and Mani Ratnam' s Thiruda Thiruda followed. Prashanth appeared in Drag in Aanazhagan directed by his father Thiagarajan. Later appeared in Kalloori Vaasal, Krishna and Mannava. Director Shankar's Jeans followed. He then appeared in Kannedhirey Thondrinal and Agathiyan' s Kaadhal Kavithai and Aasaiyil Oru Kadidham and Poomagal Oorvalam.


IN the 2000s, he released Good Luck, Appu (the remake of Bollywood Sadak), Parthen Rasithen, Piriyadha Varam Vendum, Chocolate and Majunu. He was in director Hari 's debut film Thamizh and debutant director Susi Ganeshan' s Virumbugiren. Later Sundar C' s Winner was followed by Jai, Shock and Aayudham.


Prashanth signed for several projects which become shelved after being launched[3] which included a remake of the Hindi film Khakee[4] Susi Ganesan's Sakkarai ,[5] and A. Venkatesh's Petrol[6][7] R. K. Selvamani's Pulan Visaranai II,[8] Ramesh Selvan's action film Runway[9] Morgan's Taxi Driver[10] and is father's production Kattan with director Suresh.[11]

Prashanth did complete Jambhavan, which released in September 2006.[12] Debutant director's Bhuvanaraja's Adaikalam, a family drama which had been completed the previous year, in which "as a brother and a bitter son, Prashanth has churned out what is arguably one of his better performances till date."[13][14] His final release of the year was Shiva Shanmugam's Thagapansamy which featured Prashanth in the role of a village do-gooder, with stating "watch the film for the one-man-show of Prashanth, as he is the only silver lining in a film with a confused and confounded plot."[15]

Prashanth invested in business opportunities, opening a 12 floor jewellery store in T Nagar, Chennai in 2008.[16]


Year Film Role Language
1990 Vaigasi Poranthachu Kumaresan
1991 Perumthachan Kannan Viswakarman Malayalam film
1992 Vanna Vanna Pookkal Shiva
Chembaruthi Raja
Unakkaga Piranthen Krishna
I Love You Kishen Hindi film
Laati Guna Telugu film
1993 Enga Thambi Pichumani
Tholi Muddhu Prashanth Telugu film
Thiruda Thiruda Azhagu
Kizhakke Varum Paattu Shakthi
1994 Rasa Magan Prabhakaran
Anokha Premyudh Hindi film
Kanmani Raja
Sendhamizh Selvan Selvan
1995 Aanazhagan Raja
1996 Kalloori Vaasal Sathya
Krishna Krishna
1997 Mannava Eashwar
1998 Jeans Vishwanathan,
Kannedhirey Thondrinal Vasanth
Kaadhal Kavithai Vishwa
1999 Poomagal Oorvalam Saravanan
Jodi Kannan
Hello Chandru
Aasaiyil Oru Kadidham Karthik
2000 Good Luck Surya
Appu Appu
Parthen Rasithen Shankar
2001 Piriyadha Varam Vendum Sanjay
Star Moorthy
Chocolate Aravind
Majunu Vasanth
2002 Thamizh Thamizh
Virumbugiren Sivan
2003 Winner Sakthi
2004 Jai Jai
Shock Vasanth
2005 Aayudham Siva
London Sivaraman
2006 Jambhavan Velan
Thagapansamy Kadhirvel
Adaikalam Anbu
2011 Ponnar Shankar Ponnar,
Mambattiyan Mambattiyan
2015 Saahasam


  1. ^ Arts / Cinema : An alluring canvas. The Hindu (2011-04-09). Retrieved on 2011-09-06.
  2. ^ Tamil Movie News prashanth thiagarajan usman road tower of gold t nagar tamil cinema picture gallery. Retrieved on 2011-09-06.
  3. ^ Prashanth on a signing spree!!. (2005-12-16). Retrieved on 2014-06-25.
  4. ^ Tamil movies : Will Amitabh star in Prashanth’s film?. (2005-10-24). Retrieved on 2014-06-25.
  5. ^ Sweet news for Prashanth – Malayalam Movie News. (2004-10-22). Retrieved on 2014-06-25.
  6. ^ Tamil movies : Things are smoky in Prashanth’s Petrol. (2005-11-24). Retrieved on 2014-06-25.
  7. ^ Prashanth back on the right lane – Tamil Movie News. (2007-09-29). Retrieved on 2014-06-25.
  8. ^ Double whammy – Telugu Movie News. (2006-01-02). Retrieved on 2014-06-25.
  9. ^ Events – 'Runway' Press Meet. (2006-04-07). Retrieved on 2014-06-25.
  10. ^ Prashanth in driver's seat – Tamil Movie News. (2005-04-27). Retrieved on 2014-06-25.
  11. ^ Hope for Prashanth – Tamil Movie News. (2005-06-24). Retrieved on 2014-06-25.
  12. ^ Movie Review : Jambavan. Retrieved on 2014-06-25.
  13. ^ Adaikalam Tamil Movie Review – cinema preview stills gallery trailer video clips showtimes. (2007-01-05). Retrieved on 2014-06-25.
  14. ^ Adaikalam Review – Tamil Movie Review by PVS. (2007-01-08). Retrieved on 2014-06-25.
  15. ^ Movie Review : Thagapansamy. Retrieved on 2014-06-25.
  16. ^ Property Plus Chennai : Shopping in a goldmine. The Hindu (2006-01-21). Retrieved on 2014-06-25.

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