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Prabhas
Prabhas promoting Baahubali in June 2015 (cropped).jpg
Prabhas promoting Baahubali at Mumbai in June 2015
Born Prabhas Raju Uppalapati
(1979-10-23) October 23, 1979 (age 35)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Residence Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Telugu
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002–present
Relatives Krishnam Raju Uppalapati

Prabhas Raju Uppalapati (born 23 October 1979),[1] popularly known as Prabhas, is an Indian film actor working in Telugu cinema. He is notable for his roles in Varsham, Chatrapathi, Billa and Mirchi. The Hindustan Times writes that the film project Baahubali is the most expensive undertaking in the history of Indian cinema.[2] in which he is playing dual role.

Early life[edit]

Prabhas was born to U. Suryanarayana Raju and Siva Kumari. His family is from Mogalturu village in West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh. He is the youngest of three children, with an elder brother Pramod Uppalapati and sister Pragathi.[3] He is the nephew of Telugu actor Uppalapati Krishnam Raju.[4]

Early career[edit]

Prabhas started his movie career with Eshwar in 2002, opposite Sridevi Vijaykumar. In 2003, he was the lead in Raghavendra. In 2004, he appeared in Varsham opposite Trisha. The film went on to win major awards including Nandi award for Best Female Playback Singer (K.S. Chitra - Nuvvostanante), Best Choreographer (Prabhu Deva) and Best Audiographer (Madhusudan Reddy). It also bagged many awards in South Filmfare awards and Santhosham Film awards. The film had celebrated a 50-day run in 125 centres and a 100-day run in 68 centres. It grossed more than 18Cr at box office.[5] He continued his career with Adavi Raamudu and Chakram.

Stardom[edit]

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. The film had a 100-day run in 54 centers.[6] The film grossed ₹300 million (US$4.8 million) in 100 days and became the highest grossing Telugu film of 2005.[citation needed] Prabhas was praised for his ease in action sequences. Critics noted that there is a unique style and macho charm in his screen presence.[7]

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. Billa is a remake of the 2007 Tamil film of the same name. It also drew inspirations from the NTR-starring Telugu film, Yugandhar (1979) which drew inspirations from Amitabh Bachchan's Hindi film titled Don and one of Rajinikanth's 1980 Tamil film with the same title. The film was commended being stylish and visually rich.[8]

2010-present[edit]

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 opposite Anushka Shetty and Richa Gangopadhyay. Mirchi opened strong and collected a nett gross of about ₹50 crore (US$7.9 million) in 100 days.[9] Prabhas became the 5th tollywood hero to enter the 40cr club with this film. He gave a friendly appearance in the Hindi film Action Jackson directed by Prabhudeva, dancing opposite Sonakshi Sinha. He also rendered voice for a short cameo for the film Denikaina Ready.[10]

He is playing the title role in the period film Baahubali directed by SS Rajamouli, for which he has beefed up his personality, learnt horse riding to portray the character of a king. The movie trailer released on June 1 in 270 screens across AP & Telangana regions, garnered positive reviews.

He is referred to as Young Rebel star in the entertainment press.[11] His usage of "Darling", as a friendly catch-phrase in the movie Bujjigadu has become his signature and prominent among his fans.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Sources
2002 Eeshwar Eeshwar
2003 Raghavendra Raghavendra
2004 Varsham Venkat
2004 Adavi Ramudu Ramudu
2005 Chakram Chakram
2005 Chatrapati Shivaji / Chatrapati
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 Himself
2015 Baahubali Baahubali / Shivudu [12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography". Darling Prabhas. Retrieved 2012-01-27. 
  2. ^ "India's most expensive film?". Hindustan Times. 2013-07-15. 
  3. ^ "Prabash personal details". Darling Prabhas. 
  4. ^ "Prabhas' birthday a family affair". Deccan Chronicle. 2011-10-24. Archived from the original on 2011-12-30. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  5. ^ "Prabhas Tollywood Hit Movies And Box Office Collections". web2look. 
  6. ^ "Chatrapati - Telugu cinema - 100 days centers - Prabhas & Shriya". idlebrain. 
  7. ^ "Chatrapati - Telugu cinema Review - Prabhas, Shriya". idelbrain. 
  8. ^ "Billa Movie Review". indiaglitz. 
  9. ^ "mirchi 100 days record". New Telugu News (in Telugu). 
  10. ^ Sashidhar AS (2012-09-12). "Denikaina Ready audio on Sep 23". The Times of India. 
  11. ^ Sashidhar AS (2012-11-11). "Prabhas completes 10 years". The Times of India. 
  12. ^ "Prabhas-Rajamouli Movie Announced". indiaglitz. 2011-02-18. Retrieved 2014-12-05. 
  13. ^ Sashidhar AS (2013-01-13). "Rajamouli-Prabhas' film is titled Bahubali". The Times of India. 

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