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Prabhas at MAMI 18th Mumbai film festival.jpg
Prabhas at the 18th Mumbai Film Festival in 2017
Venkata Satyanarayana Prabhas Raju Uppalapati[1]

(1979-10-23) 23 October 1979 (age 39)[2]
ResidenceFilm Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
OccupationFilm actor
Years active2002 – present
RelativesKrishnam Raju Uppalapati (uncle)
AwardsIIFA, Nandi Award, Filmfare

Prabhas (born Venkata Satyanarayana Prabhas Raju Uppalapati[1] on 23 October 1979) is an Indian film actor who works in Telugu cinema.[3] Prabhas made his film debut with the 2002 drama film Eeswar. Prabhas won the state award, the Nandi Award for Best Actor, for his role in Mirchi.[4] He appeared in a Bollywood item song, in Prabhudeva's 2014 film Action Jackson.[5]

His works include Varsham (2004), Chatrapathi (2005), Chakram (2005), Billa (2009), Darling (2010), Mr. Perfect (2011), and Mirchi (2013).

Prabhas played the title role in S. S. Rajamouli's epic film Baahubali: The Beginning (2015), which is the fourth-highest-grossing Indian film to date.[6][7][8] Prabhas reprised his role in its sequel, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017), which became the first ever Indian film to gross over 1,000 crore (US$155 million) in all languages in just ten days, and it is the second highest-grossing Indian film to date.[9][10][11] Prabhas is the first south Indian actor to have wax statue in Madame Tussaud's wax museum.[12]

Early life[edit]

Prabhas was born to film producer U. Suryanarayana Raju and his wife Siva Kumari[citation needed]. He is the youngest of three children, with an elder brother Pramod Uppalapati[13] and sister Pragathi. His uncle is Telugu actor Krishnam Raju Uppalapati.[14] Prabhas attended the DNR School, Bhimavaram and graduated with a B.Tech. degree from Sri Chaitanya College, Hyderabad.[15]


Prabhas started his movie career with Eeswar 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 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.[16] Idlebrain stated that he had a unique style and macho charm in his screen presence.[17]

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.[18]

In 2010 he appeared in the romantic comedy Darling. The film opened to positive reviews. The Times of India gave a two and half star rating explaining "Director Karunakaran extracts good performances from his actors, but can't come up with a refreshing plot. It looks like the director hasn't really come out of his Tholi Prema hangover as he dishes out yet another one-sided love saga but fails to come up with a valid and logical reason to make a Gen Z lad to hold back his feelings for his lover until the last moment. However, he compensates it all, by adding loads of fun moments in the film and the screenplay does have its share of some touching moments".[19] Sify noted "Prabhas looked very handsome and his performance can be termed as the major highlight of the film".[20] Rediff felt that the film "is entertaining" and lauded the director for "showcasing clean wholesome family entertainment".[21]. In 2011, Mr. Perfect, another romantic comedy.The review site GreatAndhra rated the film with three stars and noted "The film comes across as a clean, family entertainer and the intention of the makers must be appreciated. Their attempt to reiterate the values of love, life, relationships in today's world is acknowledged. First half comprises with good humor and flow of drama. And second half also continues in similar fashion but with weak handling of emotions. Required emotion is not carried in the fag end of the film and hence it appeared weak".[22]

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.[23].Sashidhar from The Times of India stated, "The film belongs to hard-core Prabhas fans as the movie is stylish and visually rich but not much in content".[24] Purnima Ranawat from NDTV said, "Rebel serves up fare for the mass audience. The film will be definitely liked by Prabhas' fans. Watch it for the dancing talent of Tamannaah Bhatia and action skills of Prabhas."[25] Radhika Rajamani from gave the movie one and half stars out of five and said, "Working with hardly any storyline, director Raghava Lawrence had made a film that is arduous to watch... Rebel is a movie for the masses and certainly not for the discerning audience."[26].

Jalapathy Gudelli gave the film 3.25 stars out of 5, concluding his review that "Mirchi showcases Prabhas in different avatar. Neat package of masala moments and Prabhas are the strengths. Mirchi is a decent entertainer and time pass flick".[27] Jeevi gave a rating of 3.25 out of 5, commenting that "First half of Mirchi is decent. Flashback episode which occupies 100% of second half is good. Climax could have been better. The plus points of the film are Prabhas, music and all-round orientation. On a whole, Mirchi has all the ingredients of a commercial potboiler".[28] Mahesh S Koneru gave his verdict that "At the Box Office, the film will turn in a good commercial performance", giving the film a score of 3.25/5.[29] Way2movies also gave a rating of 3.25/5, giving the verdict that "Prabhas rocks the show in this decent yet formulaic commercial entertainer".[30] Super good movies gave the film 3 stars in a scale of 5, reviewing that "Go and Watch Mirchi, It entertains both Class and Mass. It is a worth watch".[31].

In 2015 he appeared as Shivudu/Mahendra Baahubali and Amarendra Baahubali in S.S. Rajamouli's epic Baahubali: The Beginning.The film was made on a budget of ₹180 crore (US$25 million), making it the most expensive Indian film at its time of release. The film opened worldwide on 10 July 2015, garnering critical acclaim and record breaking box office success. With a worldwide box office gross of ₹650 crore (US$90 million), it became the highest-grossing film in India, third highest-grossing Indian film worldwide, and highest-grossing South Indian film, at the time of its release. Its Hindi dubbed version also broke several records by becoming the highest grossing dubbed film in India. Both budget and box office records have since been surpassed by Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, the second highest grossing Indian film of all time. The film became the third highest-grossing film worldwide in India and garnered critical and commercial praise all over the world. The sequel of Baahubali: The Beginning, Baahubali: The Conclusion was released worldwide on 28 April 2017.The film became the second highest-grossing film worldwide in India and garnered critical and commercial praise all over the world. [32].

The filming of saaho began in June 2017. Saaho's first look poster released on 23 October 2017, on the occasion of Prabhas' birthday.[33] A second teaser released on 23 October 2018, once again on the occasion of Prabhas' birthday. It is one of the most expensive Indian films made to date.


Prabhas, who has been signed on by Mahindra as brand ambassador for the new Mahindra TUV300 car, has made his debut in the television commercial (TVC) arena with their new ad.[34].


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Language Remarks
2002 Eeswar Eeswar Telugu
2003 Raghavendra Raghavendra Telugu
2004 Varsham Venkat Telugu
2004 Adavi Ramudu Ramudu Telugu
2005 Chakram Chakram Telugu
2005 Chatrapathi Siva / Chatrapathi Telugu
2006 Pournami Siva Keshava Telugu
2007 Yogi Eeswar Prasad / Yogi Telugu
2007 Munna Munna Telugu
2008 Bujjigadu Bujji / Linga Raju / Rajinikanth Telugu
2009 Billa Billa / Ranga Telugu
2009 Ek Niranjan Chotu Telugu
2010 Darling Prabhas / Prabha Telugu CineMaa award for Best actor (Jury)
2011 Mr. Perfect Vicky Telugu
2012 Rebel Rishi Telugu
2013 Mirchi Jai Telugu Nandi Award for Best Actor
2015 Baahubali: The Beginning Mahendra Baahubali / Shivudu
Amarendra Baahubali
Telugu / Tamil /


2017 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Telugu
2019 Saaho Films that have not yet been released N/A Telugu

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "15 Interesting Facts About Prabhas You Should Know Before Calling Yourself His Biggest Fan!". 13 May 2017. Retrieved 14 May 2017. His full name is .
  2. ^ "Happy birthday Prabhas: Six lesser known facts about the Baahubali actor". 23 October 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2017. Actor Prabhas turned 37 on Sunday.
  3. ^ "Baahubali creates history with opening day collections". India Today. 11 July 2015.
  4. ^ "India's most expensive film?". Hindustan Times. 15 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Bahubali wins national award for Best Film". The Times of India. 28 March 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  6. ^ Oops... 'PK' Is Not Actually India's Top-Grossing Movie Ever. (14 August 2015). Retrieved on 28 April 2016.
  7. ^ "'Baahubali' Zooms Past 'Dhoom', Now India's All Time #3". Forbes.
  8. ^ Mike McCahill (12 July 2015). "Baahubali: The Beginning review – fantastic bang for your buck in most expensive Indian movie ever made". the Guardian.
  9. ^ "Bahubali 2 Hits 1000 Crore Worldwide In Ten Days".
  10. ^ "Baahubali 2's Rs 1000 crore collection: How SS Rajamouli's film achieved its box office numbers- Entertainment News, Firstpost".
  11. ^ Baahubali 2 Creates History, Becomes First Indian Movie Ever To Collect Rs 1,000 Crore. (30 April 2017). Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Baahubali 2 star Prabhas becomes first South Indian actor to get a wax statue at Madame Tussauds. See pics". 2 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Prabhas' Biography". 3 May 2005. Archived from the original on 5 March 2005. Retrieved 3 May 2005.
  14. ^ "Prabhas' birthday a family affair". Deccan Chronicle. 24 October 2011. Archived from the original on 30 December 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2012.
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  16. ^ Chatrapati – Telugu cinema – 100 days centers – Prabhas & Shriya Archived 13 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on 28 April 2016.
  17. ^ Chatrapati – Telugu cinema Review – Prabhas, Shriya. (29 September 2005). Retrieved on 28 April 2016.
  18. ^ Billa review. Billa Telugu movie review, story, rating. (3 April 2009). Retrieved on 28 April 2016.
  19. ^ "Darling Review". Times of india. Retrieved 24 April 2010.
  20. ^ "Darling review". Sify. Retrieved 24 April 2010.
  21. ^ "Darling is entertaining". Rediff. Retrieved 7 August 2012.
  22. ^ "'Mr Perfect' Review: Perfect With Slight Imperfection". greatandhra. Retrieved 21 April 2011.
  23. ^ Sashidhar AS (12 September 2012). "Denikaina Ready audio on Sep 23". The Times of India.
  24. ^ "Prabhas' Rebel Telugu movie review highlights". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
  25. ^ "Rebel movie review". New Delhi: NDTV. Archived from the original on 30 September 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
  26. ^ Rajamani, Radhika. "Review: Rebel is for the masses". Rediff. Retrieved 29 September 2012.
  27. ^ "Mirchi – Movie Review". Telugu Cinema. Archived from the original on 11 February 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  28. ^ "Telugu Movie review – Mirchi". Archived from the original on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  29. ^ "Review : Mirchi – Decent but not Spicy". Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  30. ^ "Mirchi Movie Review". Way2movies. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  31. ^ "Mirchi Movie Review". Super Good Movies. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  32. ^ "It's official! Baahubali 2 to hit the screens on April 28, 2017". Hindustan Times. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  33. ^ "Saaho first look: Prabhas stares menacingly in an all-black avatar; film to release in 2018". Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  34. ^ "Mahindra TUV300: Baahubali actor Prabhas makes his TVC debut". Retrieved 7 December 2018.
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  37. ^ "Baahubali Prabhas's next film is Saaho, will have action by Transformers' stuntman". hindustantimes. 23 April 2017. Retrieved 24 April 2017.

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