• Birth Name Uppalapati Prabhas Raju
  • Date of birth 1979-10-23
  • birth place Chennai
  • spouse(s) -
  • children -
  • debut year 2002
  • debut movie Eeshwar

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If one would want to find an athlete of a Telugu cinema hero who could match the ace of a Greek sculpture, they would undoubtedly hear the name ‘Prabhas’. He is driving the present day masses of the state crazy with his dashing looks, well-chiselled body and outstanding performance. He is also etched as a dream boy touching the hearts of thousands of young girls.

Strengths : 
  - Physical appearance 
  - Acting 
  - Attitude

  • Personal Life

    Prabhas is the younger son of Surya Narayana Raju Uppalapati and Siva Kumari. His father is the younger brother of well-known actor and politician Krishnam Raju, a revered actor who is entitled as ‘Rebel Star’ by his fans from the 1960s. He hails from a well-off family from Mogalturu, a village in West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh.
    Prabhas is known to be the most frolicsome among his two siblings Pramodh and Pragathi, his elder brother and sister respectively.

    Though Prabhas was not keen upon acting earlier, due to his well-built personality, he used to be pumped up by his friends while pursuing graduation which eventually drove him to test the Tollywood waters. And hence he was launched into films in the year 2002.

    On a personal front, simple, serene and gaiety Prabhas a.k.a. "Darling” Prabhas [as everyone loves to call him] isn’t an extrovert but in fact the best buddy to many like Bunny, N.T.R, Puri Jagannath, Rajamouli, Gopichand and many others. He apparently dedicates a lot of time to his friends when he is off-shoot and friends are said to be his world.

    In an audio function Rajamouli openly said "Prabhas was declared as youth icon. That honour doesn’t happen just because of his movies. His attitude wins the hearts. His off-screen behavior is an asset to Prabhas. I never heard of Prabhas badmouthing any of his rival heroes”

    If all the best buddies of Prabhas (both in and off the industry) are asked to come up with a tag to describe him, they would obviously say a "grown up kid”.
    Being uneaten by gossips and stuff, Prabhas still remains the most eligible bachelor in the industry. Our secret birdies tell us that the quest for the right match is on and he is most likely to get married this year!

  • Career

    Prabhas made his debut in to the Telugu movie industry with the movie Eeshwar (2002). The young, tall, handsome and promising actor has convinced the audience and critics that he shall be raising and racing among the top reputed heroes of Telugu cinema in that era. With his hot bod (body) and ‘not so far seen’ acting style, it is not an exaggeration to say that Prabhas had made the Telugu audiences fall head over heels for his personality in his first film itself.

    Having made a promising start, his next attempt to take off with the sentimental and conventional ‘Angry Young Man’ image Raghavendra was indeed a commercial dud but he did score brownie points. Not before long the super hit movie Varsham released. This film was in fact a sensation outdoing its competitor Anji, a Chiranjeevi’s film (Both the films released on the same date 14th Jan). All of a sudden, Prabhas was into the league with his first blockbuster. Post Varsham, when Prabhas was almost losing his vein with a couple of flops Adavi Ramudu and Chakram, metaphorically a numb silence before a massive storm like Chatrapathi, directed by S.S. Rajamouli, that hit in 2005 – his second blockbuster! 

    Rajamouli expressed his affection for Prabhas in an interview saying "Prabhas’ physical appearance itself is a great asset for him. He thinks a lot about the character he is portraying.”

    Chakram has in a way showcased the actor in Prabhas and creative director Krishna Vamsi has been successful in this through his all-time classic "Jagamantha Kutumba Naadi…” song in the film, while Chatrapathi has redefined Prabhas as an actor and a commercial hero as well. Chatrapathi which brought him abundant mass following was a boon but in a way typecast him turning out to be a curse as well [Thanks to the unbeaten director S.S. Rajamouli].

    But there lies the difference, Prabhas never wavered to experiment! All he intended was to come up with something new with every film he did, be it in terms of the subjects he chose viz. a classical subject like Pournami, a sentimental drama like Yogi, the angry young man in Munna, the styling of the character and whatnot! But, due to consecutive flops, he turned apprehensive towards fledgling directors.

    Followed by the much anticipated Bujjigadu, directed by Puri Jagannath that didn’t do wonders for this Young Rebel star but an unseen Prabhas was unveiled that turned him the Darling of the industry. With the typical vernacular Godavari accent and body language he put up in the film was no wonder a stunner and undoubtedly a tailor made for this suave actor.

    Director Puri Jagannath says "I always love to work with Prabhas. He is a like a kid at heart and very nice human being”

    When he was having the see-saws of his life, yet another experiment Darling, a love story by Karunakaran [Director of Tholi Prema, Happy etc.] and a consecutive Mr. Perfect by Dasarath [Director of Santhosham, Sambaram etc.] have made this mass star a heartthrob and a perfect family man earning him successive hits and colossal ladies and family fan base respectively. The entire facet of Prabhas and his image have taken a U-turn with these two films. His next movie Rebel couldn't reach his fans expectations.

    Today not only the masses, but indeed the families and ladies await his film. And so did Mirchi step in the right moment, satisfying his fan base registering an all-time record hit in his career so far.

  • Trivia

    • On 11th Nov 2012, he has completed a successful decade in this industry [his first film Eeshwar was released on 11th Nov 2012] with significant accomplishments so far.
    • Professionally he is one among the few in the industry who visits Milan (Italy) often, the abode of ever-changing fashion, along with his friend cum personal stylist Baskin to upgrade with the extant fashion trends in the world which is quite evident in his films.
    • He is an avid foodie but shall be right on the node when it comes to films.
    • Prabhas is being rigorously trained for horse-riding and fight sequences by foreign experts for the movie ‘Baahubali’ 
    • Prabhas is usually not interested in celebrating his birthday.

  • Upcoming Movies

    Prabhas is right now busy shooting for S.S. Rajamouli’s ‘Baahubali’ that stars Anushka as the female lead (for the second time) and Rana Daggubati as the antagonist. It can be followed by a multi-starrer as well which is still under discussions.

    Another movie titled "Okka Adugu” is in discussions which might be produced by his Uncle, the original Rebel Star – Krishnam Raju. This movie begins only after the completion of ‘Baahubali’.


No.of Movies



2004: Santosham Film Awards - Santosham Best Young Performers Award for Varsham

2010: CineMAA Awards - Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Darling

Prabhas Photos

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