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Prabhas promoting Baahubali at Mumbai in June 2015
Born Prabhas Raju Uppalapati
(1979-10-23) 23 October 1979 (age 36)
Residence Film Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana state, India
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Telugu
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002–present
Relatives Krishnam Raju Uppalapati

Prabhas (born Prabhas Raju Uppalapati) is an Indian film actor known for his works exclusively in Telugu cinema.[1] Prabhas is the nephew of veteran Telugu actor Uppalapati Krishnam Raju.[2] Prabhas made his film debut with the 2002 drama film, Eshwar. His works include Varsham (2004), Chatrapathi (2005), Chakram (2005), Billa (2009), Mr. Perfect (2011), and Mirchi (2013).[3] In 2014 he appeared in the Bollywood film Action Jackson directed by Prabhudeva.

In 2015 He was starred in the epic Baahubali: The Beginning (2015), which is the third Global highest grossing Indian film of all time, and the highest grossing Indian film of all time within India.[4][5][6][7][8] The film was screened at the Open Cinema Strand of Busan International Film Festival, Indian Film Festival The Hague,[9] Sitges Film Festival in Spain,[10] Utopiales Film Festival in France,[11] Golden Horse Film Festival in Taipei, Taiwan,[12] Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia,[13] L'Etrange International Film Festival in Paris,[14] Five Flavours Film Festival in Poland[15] and Hawaii International Film Festival in Honolulu.[16]

Early life

Prabhas was born to U. Suryanarayana Raju and Siva Kumari. He is the youngest of three children, with an elder brother Prabodh Uppalapati[17] and sister Pragathi. He is the nephew of Telugu actor Uppalapati Krishnam Raju.[18]


Prabhas started his movie career with Eshwar in 2002. In 2003, he was the lead in Raghavendra. In 2004, he appeared in Varsham. He continued his career with Adavi Raamudu and Chakram.

In September 2005 he acted in the film Chatrapathi directed by S. S. Rajamouli, in which he portrays the role of a refugee, exploited by goons. It had a 100-day run in 54 centers.[19] Idlebrain stated that he had a unique style and macho charm in his screen presence.[20]

Later he acted in Pournami, Yogi and Munna, an action-drama film came out in 2007, followed by the action-comedy Bujjigadu in 2008. In 2009 his two films were Billa and Ek Niranjan. Indiaglitz called Billa stylish and visually rich.[21]

In 2010 he appeared in the romantic comedy Darling and in 2011, Mr. Perfect, another romantic comedy. In 2012, Prabhas starred in Rebel, an action film directed by Raghava Lawrence. His next film was Mirchi. He rendered voice for a short cameo for the film Denikaina Ready.[22]


Year Title Role Sources
2002 Eeshwar Eeshwar
2003 Raghavendra Raghavendra
2004 Varsham Venkat
2004 Adavi Ramudu Ramudu
2005 Chakram Chakram
2005 Chatrapathi Chatrapathi
2006 Pournami Shiva Keshava
2007 Yogi Eeshwara Prasad / Yogi
2007 Munna Munna
2008 Bujjigadu Lingaraju / Bujji
2009 Billa Billa / Ranga
2009 Ek Niranjan Chotu
2010 Darling Prabhas / Prabha
2011 Mr. Perfect Vicky
2012 Rebel Rishi
2012 Denikaina Ready Voice
2013 Mirchi Jai
2014 Action Jackson Special appearance as himself [23]
2015 Baahubali: The Beginning Baahubali / Shivudu [24][25]
2016 Baahubali: The Conclusion Baahubali / Shivudu


  1. ^ "Baahubali creates history with opening day collections". India Today. 11 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Sashidhar AS (2012-11-11). "Prabhas completes 10 years". The Times of India. 
  3. ^ "India's most expensive film?". Hindustan Times. 2013-07-15. 
  4. ^ Sangeetha Devi Dundoo. "Baahubali review: A little more, a little less". The Hindu. 
  5. ^ "Bahubali First Day Box Office". 
  6. ^
  7. ^ "'Baahubali' Zooms Past 'Dhoom', Now India's All Time #3". 
  8. ^ Mike McCahill. "Baahubali: The Beginning review – fantastic bang for your buck in most expensive Indian movie ever made". the Guardian. 
  9. ^ "Busan: Final 'Baahubali' Aims to Be Bigger, More Emotional". Variety. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Sitges Film Festival » Baahubali – The Beginning". Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "BAAHUBALI : THE BEGINNING | Utopiales • International Festival of science fiction of Nantes". Retrieved 2015-11-10. 
  12. ^ "2015 台北金馬影展 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival | 巴霍巴利王:創始之初". Retrieved 2015-11-10. 
  13. ^ "Baahubali: The Beginning — Special Screenings — Black Nights Film Festival Nov 13 - 29 nov 2015". Retrieved 2015-11-13. 
  14. ^ "L'Étrange Festival — XXIe édition — Du 3 au 13 septembre 2015 - Baahubali: The Beginning". Retrieved 2015-12-06. 
  15. ^ "Festiwal Filmowy Pięć Smaków — Bahubali: Początek". Retrieved 2015-12-06. 
  16. ^ "BAAHUBALI-THE BEGINNING - 2015 HIFF Fall Festival". Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  17. ^ "Prabhas' Biography". 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2005-05-03. 
  18. ^ "Prabhas' birthday a family affair". Deccan Chronicle. 2011-10-24. Archived from the original on 2011-12-30. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  19. ^ "Chatrapati – Telugu cinema – 100 days centers – Prabhas & Shriya". idlebrain. 
  20. ^ "Chatrapati – Telugu cinema Review – Prabhas, Shriya". idelbrain. 
  21. ^ "Billa Movie Review". indiaglitz. 
  22. ^ Sashidhar AS (2012-09-12). "Denikaina Ready audio on Sep 23". The Times of India. 
  23. ^ "Prabhudeva – Ajay Devagn Action Jackson (Hindi) (2014)". imdb. 2014-12-04. Retrieved 2015-07-11. 
  24. ^ "Prabhas-Rajamouli Movie Announced". indiaglitz. 2011-02-18. Retrieved 2014-12-05. 
  25. ^ Sashidhar AS (2013-01-13). "Rajamouli-Prabhas' film is titled Bahubali". The Times of India. 

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