Prabhakar in TeachAIDS interview in 2013
9 November 1980
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
|Spouse(s)||Krishna Kumar (2002–2014)|
Anu Prabhakar is the daughter of M. V. Prabhakar and dubbing artist and actress Gayathri Prabhakar. She studied at Nirmala Rani High School in Malleshwaram. She dropped out of college as her career in acting took off. However later, she completed her graduation in sociology from Karnatak University,
Anu Prabhakar first appeared as a child artist in the films Chapala Chennigaraya and Shanti Kranti. Her first film in a lead role came in the 1999 Kannada film, Hrudaya Hrudaya, that had Shivarajkumar paired opposite her. She acted with Vishnuvardhan in films like Soorappa, Jamindarru, Hrudayavantha, Sahukaara, Varsha. She has also acted in a few Tamil movies.
Anu Prabhakar was honoured by Bangalore's Kolada Math, with the title 'Abhinaya Saraswathi' for her performance in various films. She has won other awards such as 'Kannada State Government best actress award 2000–01' and 'Cinema Express best actress'.
Anu Prabhakar married Krishna Kumar, the son of actress Jayanthi on March 1, 2002. Citing differences between them, they divorced in January 2014. In 2009, she gave her voice to an HIV/AIDS education animated software tutorial created by the nonprofit organisation TeachAIDS.
|1990||Chapala Chennigaraya||Kannada||Child artist|
|1991||Shanti Kranti||Kannada||Child artist|
|2000||Hoo Anthiya Uhoo Anthiya||Kannada|
|2000||Yaarige Saluthe Sambala||Kannada|
|2001||Shaapa||Kaveri||Kannada||Winner, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress|
|2002||Thavarige Baa Thangi||Gowri||Kannada|
|2002||Olu Saar Bari Olu||Kannada|
|2003||Nan Hendthi Maduve||Kannada|
|2003||Nee Illade Naa Illa Kane||Kannada|
|2003||Preethi Prema Pranaya||Kannada|
|2004||Bisi Bisi||Radha Ramesh||Kannada|
|2004||Ok Saar Ok||Kannada|
|2004||Preethi Nee Illade Naa Hyagirali||Chandramathi||Kannada|
|2007||No 73, Shanthi Nivasa||Neetha||Kannada|
|2007||Sri Dhanamma Devi||Sri Dhanamma Devi||Kannada|
|2008||Mussanje Maathu||Shwetha||Kannada||Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress (Kannada)|
|2010||Banashankari Devi Mahatme||Kananda|
|2010||Pareekshe||Bangari||Kannada||Winner, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress|
|2012||Sri Kshetra Adichunchanagiri||Kannada|
|2014||Fair & Lovely||Kannada|
|TBA||Akka||Akka Mahadevi / Jyoti||Kannada||Filming|
- Bale Bangara
- Home Minister
- Shrimati Karnataka
- Manju Musukida Haadi
- Nooru Dinagalu
- "Anu Prabhakar profile". veethi.com. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
- "Anu Prabhakar mum on her separation from her husband". The Times of India. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
- "My dream job was to be an air hostess". rediff.com. 2 July 2010. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
- "I try to keep my characters alive". Deccan Herald. 7 October 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
- "Anu Prabhakar profile". webindia123.com.
- "Actor Anu Prabhakar files for divorce". Deccan Herald. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
- "Kannada actress, Anu Prabhakar, plays role in TeachAIDS production". TeachAIDS. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
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