Vinaya Prasad

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Vinaya Prasad‌
Born Udupi, Karnataka State, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) V. R. K. Prasad (?-1995;his death)
Jyotiprakash (?-present)
Parent(s)
  • Krishna Bhat
  • Vatsala

Vinaya Prasad (also credited as Vinaya Prakash) is a popular film and television actress in South India who has primarily featured in Kannada and Malayalam films besides acting in a few Tamil and Telugu language films. She has won the State Best Actress Award for her performances in Aathanka (1993) and Bannada Hejje (2001). The senior actress in her career has shared screen space with Vishnuvardhan, Rajinikanth, Mohanlal, Ambareesh, Venkatesh, Ananth Nag, Akkineni Nagarjuna, V. Ravichandran, Shivrajkumar, Mahesh Babu, Jr. NTR and others.

Career[edit]

Vinaya Prasad hails from Udupi district of Karnataka state. Vinaya made her film debut with a small role in G V Iyer's Madhwacharya in 1988. She worked in smaller character roles before playing the leading lady in Ganeshana Maduve opposite Anant Nag. The film was a huge success and she went on to act in more than 60 films in not only Kannada but also Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu. Some of her notable Kannada films include, Neenu Nakkare Haalu Sakkare, Ganeshana Maduve, Gauri Ganesha, Mysore Jaana and Suryodaya. After a successful career as a lead actress, Vinaya switched over to character roles in South Indian films and remains a sought after actress in Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu movies. Vinaya is also an effective compere and singer. Vinaya has compered several important events like Vasantha Habba in Nrityagram and the annual Dasara procession in Mysore.[1]

She starred in a few Malayalam films also before starring in the longest-running and most popular daily soap opera on Malayalam TV, Sthree which aired from late 1998 to mid 2000 on Asianet Television channel. The Kannada version of this serial was also made. The popularity of this soap made her a household name among Malayalis.

In Tamil, Vinaya has acted as the heroine in the hit movie Thaikulame Thaikulame with Pandiarajan and Urvashi in the lead roles. She starred in a supporting role in the all-time blockbuster Manichitrathazhu, which starred Mohanlal. In Telugu, Vinaya's movies include Indra, Donga Dongadi and Andhrudu for which her performance won a lot of praise.

In 2006, she returned to the Malayalam small screen to reprise her role as Indu in the sequel to the original Sthree, also named, Sthree.

Personal life[edit]

Vinaya is from the Udupi district in Karnataka and was brought up in Udupi. She is a Karhade Brahmin. She is married to Jyotiprakash who directs television serials. Vinaya was earlier married to V.R.K Prasad, an award winning director and editor of Kannada films who expired in 1995 at a young age. Vinaya has an elder sister Vijaya Satyanarayana and twin sisters Kshama Bhat and Kripa Bhat. Her brother Ravi Bhat is in the television industry as an actor. Vinaya currently resides in Bangalore with her husband Jyotiprakash and daughter Prathama Prasad. Jyotiprakash has a son named Jay who is also in to film direction and writing in Mumbai.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Language Roles & Notes
1988 Madhwacharya Kannada
1990 Ganeshana Maduve Kannada Adi Lakshmi
1990 Baare Nannna Muddina Rani Kannada
1990 Policena Hendthi Kannada
1990 College Hero Kannada
1991 Gauri Ganesha Kannada
1991 Perunthachan Malayalam Bhargavi Thampuratti
1991 Neenu Nakkare Haalu Sakkare Kannada
1991 Ide Police Belt Kannada
1991 Kiladi Gandu Kannada
1991 Shwethagni Kannada
1991 Mookilla Rajyathu Malayalam Leena
1991 Maangalya Kannada
1992 Mysore Jaana Kannada
1992 Midida Shruthi Kannada
1992 Police File Kannada
1992 Police Lock Up Kannada
1992 Shakthi Yukthi Kannada
1992 Goonda Rajya Kannada
1993 Manichitrathazhu Malayalam Sreedevi
1993 Dakshayini Kannada
1993 Bhavya Bharathe Kannada
1993 Gundana Maduve Kannada
1993 Aaganthuka Kannada Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
1993 Suryodaya Kannada
1994 Karulina Koogu Kannada Sharada
1994 Akka Mogudu Telugu
1994 Bhavya Bharatha Kannada
1994 Mouna Kannada
1994 Naandeno Nimmavane Kannada
1994 Pidakkozhi Koovunna Noottandu Malayalam Nancy Joseph
1994 Samrat Kannada
1994 Yarigu Helbedi Kannada
1994 Mahashakthi Maaye Kannada
1994 Anuraga Spandana Kannada
1994 Shwethagni Kannada
1995 Kalyanotsava Kannada
1995 Kona Eedathe Kannada
1995 Shiva Kananda
1995 Thumbida Mane Kannada
1995 Thaikulame Thaikulame Tamil
1995 Thavaru Beegaru Kannada
1995 Muthinantha Hendathi Kannada
1995 Lady Police Kannada
1996 Sowbhagya Devathe Kannada
1996 Central Jail Kannada
1996 Thau Pooje Kannada
1996 Laalanam Malayalam Vijayan's wife
1997 Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu Malayalam Uma
1997 Laali Kannada Guest appearance
1997 Yuv Shakthi Kannada
1997 Baalida Mane Kannada
1997 Bhoomi Geetha Kannada
1998 Andaman Kannada
1998 Preethsod Thappa Kannada
1998 Daayadi Kannada
2000 Kalisundam Raa Telugu Anasooya
2000 Independece Day Kannada
2001 Bannada Hejje Kannada Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
2001 Baava Baamaida Kannada
2001 Bhadra Malayalam
2002 Indra Telugu
2004 Donga Dongadi Telugu
2004 Love Kannada
2004 Ninna Preethiya Hrudya Kannada
2005 Rishi Kannada
2005 Chandramukhi Tamil Lakshmi Kandaswamy
2005 Andhrudu Telugu
2006 Hatavadi Kannada
2006 Dattha Kannada
2007 Thayiya Madilu Kannada
2007 Aa Dinagalu Kannada Chethan's mother
2007 Krishna Kannada Anjali's mother
2007 Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule Telugu
2007 Ugadi Kannada
2007 Ee Preethi Yeke Bhoomi Melide Kannada Guest appearance
2007 Koti Chennaya Tulu
2008 Honganasu Kannada
2008 Ganesha Mathe Bandha Kannada
2008 Satya in Love Kannada
2008 Ready Telugu
2008 Indhra Kannada
2008 Vaitheeswaran Tamil Saravanan's mother
2008 Bombaat Kannada
2008 Shankara Punyakoti Kannada
2009 Oru Black And White Kudumbam Malayalam Lakshmi
2009 Anjaneyulu Telugu
2009 Bangaru Babu Telugu
2009 Ghauttham Kannada
2010 Shankar IPS Kannada
2010 Adhurs Telugu
2010 Aptharakshaka Kannada Gowri's mother
2010 Varudu Telugu Deepti's mother
2010 Marykkundoru Kunjaadu Malayalam Mary
2010 24 Hours Malayalam Leela Varma
2010 Bava Telugu
2010 Modalasala Kannada
2011 Aan Piranna Veedu Malayalam Jithin's mother
2011 Krishnan Marriage Story Kannada
2011 Veera Babu Kannada
2012 Shakthi Kannada
2012 18th Cross Kannada
2012 Lovely Telugu Lavanya' mother
2012 Paper Dhoni Kannada
2012 Spanish Masala Malayalam Rahul's mother
2012 Shirdi Sai Telugu Baajiya Bai
2012 Perinoru Makan Malayalam Bhama's mother
2012 Dookudu Telugu Tulasi Ram's wife
2012 Adhikari Kannada
2012 Vaidooryam Malayalam
2012 Sagar Kannada
2013 Sketch for Love Telugu
2013 Madarangi Kannada
2013 Bhai Telugu
2013 Shadow Telugu Lakshmi's sister-in-law
2013 Sakkare Kannada
2014 Central Jail Kannada
2014 Om Shanti Oshana Malayalam Rachel
2014 Ulsaha Committee Malayalam Jhansi
2014 Bangalore Days Malayalam Natasha's mother
2014 Avatharam Malayalam Karimban John's wife
2014 Villaali Veeran Malayalam Narmada's mother
2014 Cousins Malayalam Threasa
2014 Power Telugu Baldev's mother
2014 Abhimanyu Kannada Nandhini's mother
2014 Jaihind 2 Tamil Nandhini's mmother
2015 Anegan Tamil Madhumitha's mother

Teleseries[edit]

  • Sthree Malayalam in Asianet
  • Sthree Kannada
  • Sthree Malayalam sequel
  • Kaanchana in 'Bangaara' on Udaya TV
  • Saradha in Malayalam (on Asianet)
  • Neermathalam on Surya TV
  • Devimahatymam on Asianet
  • Anupama on Zee Kannada
  • Nithyothsava on Zee Kannada
  • Balamani on mazhavillu manorama

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