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Prabhas
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Prabhas promoting Baahubali in 2015
Born Venkata Satyanarayana Prabhas Raju Uppalapati
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Residence Film Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Telugu
Alma mater DNR School, Bheemavaram
Sri Chaitanya College, Hyderabad
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002–present
Religion Hinduism
Parents
Relatives Krishnam Raju Uppalapati
Website http://www.prabhas.com

Prabhas (born Venkata Satyanarayana Prabhas Raju Uppalapati) is an Indian film actor known for his works in Telugu cinema.[1] Prabhas is the nephew of veteran Telugu actor 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.[4]

In 2015 he 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.[5][6][7][8][9] The film was screened at the Open Cinema Strand of Busan International Film Festival, Indian Film Festival The Hague,[10] Sitges Film Festival in Spain,[11] Utopiales Film Festival in France,[12] Golden Horse Film Festival in Taipei, Taiwan,[13] Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia,[14] L'Etrange International Film Festival in Paris,[15] Five Flavours Film Festival in Poland[16] and Hawaii International Film Festival in Honolulu.[17]

Early life

Prabhas was born to U. Suryanarayana Raju and Siva Kumari. He is the youngest of three children, with an elder brother Pramod Uppalapati[18] and sister Pragathi. He is the nephew of Telugu actor Krishnam Raju Uppalapati.[19]

Career

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.[20] Idlebrain stated that he had a unique style and macho charm in his screen presence.[21]

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.[22]

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.[23]

In 2015 he appeared in S.S. Rajamouli's epic Baahubali: The Beginning. The film became the third highest grossing film worldwide in India and garnered critical and commercial praise all over the world. The sequel is set to release in 2017.

Filmography

No Year Title Role Language Remarks
1 2002 Eeshwar Eeshwar Telugu Debut
2 2003 Raghavendra Raghavendra Telugu
3 2004 Varsham Venkat Telugu 100 days in 79 centers
4 2004 Adavi Ramudu Ramudu Telugu
5 2005 Chakram Chakram Telugu
6 2005 Chatrapathi Siva/Chatrapathi Telugu 100 days in 54 centers
7 2006 Pournami Shiva Keshava Telugu
8 2007 Yogi Eeshwar Prasad/Yogi Telugu 75 days in 22 centers
9 2007 Munna Munna Telugu 50 days in 17 centers
10 2008 Bujjigadu Linga Raju/Bujji Telugu 50 days
11 2009 Billa Ranga/Billa Telugu First dual role. 50 days in 60 centers
12 2009 Ek Niranjan Chotu Telugu
13 2010 Darling Prabhas/Prabha Telugu CineMaa award for Best actor (jury). 100 days in 78 centers
14 2011 Mr. Perfect Vicky Telugu 100 days in 36 centers
15 2012 Rebel Rishi Telugu
16 2012 Denikaina Ready Narrator Telugu
17 2013 Mirchi Jai Telugu Highest grosser with debut director. 100 days in 78 centers
18 2014 Action Jackson Himself Hindi Guest appearance in "Punjabi Mast" Song [24]
19 2015 Baahubali: The Beginning Mahendra Baahubali/Shivudu and Amarendra Baahubali Telugu / Tamil [25][26] won National Award on 28 March 2016 for Best Film 2015.[4] 150 days in 93 centers
20 2017 Baahubali: The Conclusion Telugu / Tamil
21 2017 Bhagmati cameo appearance Telugu

References

  1. ^ "Baahubali creates history with opening day collections". India Today. 11 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Sashidhar AS (11 November 2012). "Prabhas completes 10 years". The Times of India. 
  3. ^ "India's most expensive film?". Hindustan Times. 15 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Bahubali wins national award for Best Film. The Times of India (28 March 2016). Retrieved on 2016-04-28.
  5. ^ Dundoo, Sangeetha Devi (10 July 2015). "Baahubali review: A little more, a little less". The Hindu. 
  6. ^ "Bahubali First Day Box Office". 
  7. ^ Oops... 'PK' Is Not Actually India's Top-Grossing Movie Ever. Forbes.com (14 August 2015). Retrieved on 2016-04-28.
  8. ^ "'Baahubali' Zooms Past 'Dhoom', Now India's All Time #3". Forbes. 
  9. ^ Mike McCahill (12 July 2015). "Baahubali: The Beginning review – fantastic bang for your buck in most expensive Indian movie ever made". the Guardian. 
  10. ^ "Busan: Final 'Baahubali' Aims to Be Bigger, More Emotional". Variety. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Sitges Film Festival » Baahubali – The Beginning". sitgesfilmfestival.com. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "Baahubali : the beginning | Utopiales • International Festival of science fiction of Nantes". www.utopiales.org. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  13. ^ "2015 台北金馬影展 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival | 巴霍巴利王:創始之初". www.goldenhorse.org.tw. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  14. ^ "Baahubali: The Beginning — Special Screenings — Black Nights Film Festival Nov 13 – 29 nov 2015". 2015.poff.ee. Retrieved 13 November 2015. 
  15. ^ "L'Étrange Festival — XXIe édition — Du 3 au 13 septembre 2015 – Baahubali: The Beginning". www.etrangefestival.com. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  16. ^ "Festiwal Filmowy Pięć Smaków — Bahubali: Początek". www.piecsmakow.pl. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  17. ^ "BAAHUBALI-THE BEGINNING – 2015 HIFF Fall Festival". program.hiff.org. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  18. ^ "Prabhas' Biography". Prabhas.com. 3 May 2005. Archived from the original on 5 March 2005. Retrieved 3 May 2005. 
  19. ^ "Prabhas' birthday a family affair". Deccan Chronicle. 24 October 2011. Archived from the original on 30 December 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  20. ^ Chatrapati – Telugu cinema – 100 days centers – Prabhas & Shriya. Idlebrain.com. Retrieved on 28 April 2016.
  21. ^ Chatrapati – Telugu cinema Review – Prabhas, Shriya. Idlebrain.com (29 September 2005). Retrieved on 2016-04-28.
  22. ^ Billa review. Billa Telugu movie review, story, rating. IndiaGlitz.com (3 April 2009). Retrieved on 2016-04-28.
  23. ^ Sashidhar AS (12 September 2012). "Denikaina Ready audio on Sep 23". The Times of India. 
  24. ^ "Prabhudeva – Ajay Devagn Action Jackson (Hindi) (2014)". imdb. 4 December 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  25. ^ "Prabhas-Rajamouli Movie Announced". indiaglitz. 18 February 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  26. ^ Sashidhar AS (13 January 2013). "Rajamouli-Prabhas' film is titled Bahubali". The Times of India. 

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