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Prabhas (born on October 23, 1979) is an Indian film actor best known for his work in Telugu cinema.

Early Life[]

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

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

Later he acted in PournamiYogi 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.

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.

In 2015, he appeared as Shivudu/Mahendra Baahubali and Amarendra Baahubali 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 of Baahubali: The BeginningBaahubali: The Conclusion was released worldwide on 28 April 2017.

Filmography[]

Year Film Role Language Notes
2002 Eeshwar Eeshwar 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 Shiva Keshava Telugu
2007 Yogi Eeshwar Prasad/ Yogi Telugu
2007 Munna Munna Telugu
2008 Bujjigadu Bujji/ Linga Raju/ Rajinikanth Telugu
2009 Billa Billa/ Ranga Telugu
2009 Ek Niranjjan Chotu Telugu
2010 Darling Prabhas/ Prabha Telugu
2011 Mr.Perfect Vicky Telugu
2012 Rebel Rishi Telugu
2012 Denikaina Ready Narrator Telugu Cameo
2013 Mirchi Jai Telugu
2014 Action Jackson Himself Hindi Special appearence in "Punjabi Mast" song
2015 Baahubali: The Beginning Mahendra Baahubali (Shivdu) and Amarendra Baahubali Telugu

Tamil

2017 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Mahendra Baahubali (Shivdu) and Amarendra Baahubali Telugu

Tamil

2018 Saaho TBA Tamil

Telugu

Hindi

Malayalam

Awards[]

Year Award Category Movie Result
2010 CineMAA Award CineMaa award for Best actor (Jury) Darling Won
2013 Nandi Award Nandi Award for Best Actor Mirchi Won
2016 Filmfare Awards South Best Actor - Telugu Baahubali: The Beginning Nominated
2016 IIFA Utsavam Best Performance in a Lead Role (Male) – Tamil Baahubali: The Beginning Nominated
2016 IIFA Utsavam Best Performance in a Lead Role (Male) – Telugu Baahubali: The Beginning Nominated
2016 SIIMA Best Actor Baahubali: The Beginning Nominated
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