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Uppalapati Venkata Suryanarayana Prabhas Raju (born 23 October 1979), known mononymously as Prabhas ([pɾabʱaːs]), is an Indian actor who predominantly works in Telugu cinema. One of the highest-paid actors in Indian cinema, Prabhas has featured in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list since 2015 and has received seven Filmfare Awards nominations, a Nandi Award, and a SIIMA Award.Prabhas made his acting debut with the 2002 Telugu drama Eeswar, and later attained his breakthrough with the action romance Varsham (2004). His notable works include Chatrapathi (2005), Bujjigadu (2008), Billa (2009), Darling (2010), Mr. Perfect (2011), and Mirchi (2013), winning the Nandi Award for Best Actor for his performance in the lattermost.In 2015, Prabhas portrayed the title role in S. S. Rajamouli's epic action drama Baahubali: The Beginning, which is the thirteenth-highest-grossing Indian film to date. He later reprised his role in its sequel, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017), which became the first Indian film ever to gross over ₹1,000 crore (US$155 million) in all languages in just ten days and is the second-highest-grossing Indian film to date, helping Prabhas achieve international recognition. He then starred in the pan-India action thriller Saaho (2019). Prabhas is the first South Indian actor to receive a wax sculpture at Madame Tussaud's wax museum.In addition to his film career, he is widely known for promoting various humanitarian and philanthropic causes. He is the brand ambassador for the Mahindra TUV300.

Early life

Prabhas was born in to film producer Uppalapati Surya Narayana Raju and Siva Kumari. The youngest of the three children, he has a brother, Prabodh and a sister, Pragathi. He is the nephew of Telugu actor Krishnam Raju. His family hails from Mogalthur, near Bhimavaram of West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh. He completed his intermediate education from Nalanda College, Hyderabad. He is an alumnus of Satyanand Film Institute, Visakhapatnam.

Early life and education

Prabhas was born into a Telugu-speaking family to film producer Uppalapati Surya Narayana Raju and Siva Kumari in Madras, Tamil Nadu. The youngest of three children, he has a elder brother, Prabodh, and elder sister, Pragathi. He is the nephew of Telugu film actor Krishnam Raju. His family hails from Mogalthur, near Bhimavaram of West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh. Prabhas did his schooling at Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai, and at DNR High School, Bhimavaram. Prabhas did his schooling at Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai, and at DNR High School, Bhimavaram. He then completed his intermediate education from Nalanda College, Hyderabad. He is also an alumnus of Satyanand Film Institute, Visakhapatnam.

Career

''Idlebrain.com'' stated that he had a unique style and macho charm in his screen presence. ''Chatrapathi'' earned him his second nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu.Later, he starred in the dance drama ''Pournami'' (2006), the action film ''Yogi'' (2007) and the action drama ''Munna'' (2007). This was 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". ''Chatrapathi'' earned him his second nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu.Later, he starred in the dance drama ''Pournami'' (2006), the action film ''Yogi'' (2007) and the action drama ''Munna'' (2007). This was 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". ''Ek Niranjan'' earned him his third nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu.In 2010, he appeared in the romantic comedy ''Darling'' which received positive reviews upon release. ''The Times of India'' gave a 2.5 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 GenZ 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." ''Ek Niranjan'' earned him his third nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu.In 2010, he appeared in the romantic comedy ''Darling'' which received positive reviews upon release. ''The Times of India'' gave a 2.5 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 GenZ 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." In 2011, he appeared in another romantic comedy ''Mr. Perfect''. 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. In 2011, he appeared in another romantic comedy ''Mr. Perfect''. 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. His performance in the film earned him his fourth nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu.In 2012, Prabhas starred in ''Rebel'', an action film directed by Raghava Lawrence. 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". 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 and action skills of Prabhas." Radhika Rajamani from ''Rediff.com'' gave the movie 1.5 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." He also rendered voice for a short cameo for the film ''Denikaina Ready'' (2012).In 2013, Prabhas starred in ''Mirchi''. Jeevi of ''Idlebrain.com'' gave a rating of 3.25 out of 5, commenting that "First half of ''Mirchi'' is decent. Flashback episodes which occupies the lion's share of the 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". 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. ''Way2movies'' also gave a rating of 3.25/5, giving the verdict that "Prabhas rocks the show in this decent yet formulaic commercial entertainer". ''SuperGoodMovies'' 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." His performance in the film earned him his fifth nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu. He then made his Hindi cinema debut in 2014 in the item number "Punjabi Mast" from the film ''Action Jackson''. The film started a new film movement named pan-India films. Prabhas reprised his role in its sequel, ''Baahubali 2: The Conclusion'' (2017), which became the first Indian film ever to gross over 1,000 crore (US$155 million) in all languages in just ten days, and is the second-highest-grossing Indian film to date. He won the SIIMA Award for Best Actor – Telugu for his performance in ''The Conclusion.'' He increased his weight to 105 kg for Baahubali's character. His performance in both film earned him his sixth and seventh nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu. The success of ''Baahubali'' has propelled Prabhas to become a pan-Indian actor, receiving significant following in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi languages. His performance in both film earned him his sixth and seventh nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu. The success of ''Baahubali'' has propelled Prabhas to become a pan-Indian actor, receiving significant following in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi languages. In 2019, Prabhas starred alongside Shraddha Kapoor in the Sujeeth-directed action thriller ''Saaho''. Despite receiving unfavourable reviews, the film went on to gross over In 2019, Prabhas starred alongside Shraddha Kapoor in the Sujeeth-directed action thriller ''Saaho''. Despite receiving unfavourable reviews, the film went on to gross over 433 crore. In 2022, Prabhas starred in the period romance film ''Radhe Shyam'' directed by Radha Krishna Kumar which received mixed-to-negative reviews. In 2023, Prabhas starred as Lord Ram in the mythological action film ''Adipurush''. It received negative reviews from the critics and turned out to be a box-office failure. , Prabhas has four films under various stages of production. The first of which is the Prashanth Neel-directed action film ''Salaar.'' The next is Nag Ashwin's epic mythological sci-fi film, ''Kalki 2898 AD'', starring alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Deepika Padukone, and Disha Patani. Prabhas also started filming ''Raja Deluxe'', a horror comedy film directed by Maruthi, in December 2022. Prabhas also started filming ''Raja Deluxe'', a horror comedy film directed by Maruthi, in December 2022. His 25th film, ''Spirit'', is set to be directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga and jointly produced by UV Creations, T-Series, and Bhadrakali Pictures. Prabhas is also committed to star in an untitled Mythri Movie Makers production, directed by Siddharth Anand.

2002–2011: Debut and breakthrough

''Idlebrain.com'' stated that he had a unique style and macho charm in his screen presence. ''Chatrapathi'' earned him his second nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu.Later, he starred in the dance drama ''Pournami'' (2006), the action film ''Yogi'' (2007) and the action drama ''Munna'' (2007). This was 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". ''Chatrapathi'' earned him his second nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu.Later, he starred in the dance drama ''Pournami'' (2006), the action film ''Yogi'' (2007) and the action drama ''Munna'' (2007). This was 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". ''Ek Niranjan'' earned him his third nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu.In 2010, he appeared in the romantic comedy ''Darling'' which received positive reviews upon release. ''The Times of India'' gave a 2.5 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 GenZ 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." ''Ek Niranjan'' earned him his third nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu.In 2010, he appeared in the romantic comedy ''Darling'' which received positive reviews upon release. ''The Times of India'' gave a 2.5 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 GenZ 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." In 2011, he appeared in another romantic comedy ''Mr. Perfect''. 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. In 2011, he appeared in another romantic comedy ''Mr. Perfect''. 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. His performance in the film earned him his fourth nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu.

2012–2014: Continued career

In 2012, Prabhas starred in ''Rebel'', an action film directed by Raghava Lawrence. 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". 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 and action skills of Prabhas." Radhika Rajamani from ''Rediff.com'' gave the movie 1.5 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." He also rendered voice for a short cameo for the film ''Denikaina Ready'' (2012).In 2013, Prabhas starred in ''Mirchi''. Jeevi of ''Idlebrain.com'' gave a rating of 3.25 out of 5, commenting that "First half of ''Mirchi'' is decent. Flashback episodes which occupies the lion's share of the 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". 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. ''Way2movies'' also gave a rating of 3.25/5, giving the verdict that "Prabhas rocks the show in this decent yet formulaic commercial entertainer". ''SuperGoodMovies'' 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." His performance in the film earned him his fifth nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu. He then made his Hindi cinema debut in 2014 in the item number "Punjabi Mast" from the film ''Action Jackson''.

2015–present: Baahubali and roles in Pan-India films

In 2015, Prabhas appeared as Shivudu/Mahendra Baahubali and Amarendra Baahubali in S.S. Rajamouli's epic Baahubali: The Beginning which is the fourth-highest-grossing Indian film to date. The film started a new film movement named Pan-India films. Prabhas reprised his role in its sequel, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017), which became the first Indian film ever to gross over ₹1,000 crore (US$155 million) in all languages in just ten days, and is the second highest-grossing Indian film to date. He won the SIIMA Award for Best Actor (Telugu) for his performance in The Conclusion. He increased his weight to 105 kg for Baahubali's character.In 2019, Prabhas starred in Sujeeth-directed action thriller Saaho. Despite receiving unfavourable reviews, the film went on to gross over ₹433 crore.As of January 2021[update], Prabhas has two films under production, namely the romantic drama Radhe Shyam, and the Prashanth Neel-directed action film Salaar. Further, he has signed two other films. He would play the titular role in Aadipurush, an adaptation of the Hindu epic Ramayana. The film helmed by director Om Raut also stars Saif Ali Khan. He is committed to feature alongside Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan for Nag Ashwin's untitled sci fi film currently under the name Project-K. His 25th film Spirit was announced on 7 October 2021. It will be directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga and will be produced jointly by UV Creations, T-Series and Bhadrakali Pictures.

2015–present: Baahubali and pan-India films

The film started a new film movement named pan-India films. Prabhas reprised his role in its sequel, ''Baahubali 2: The Conclusion'' (2017), which became the first Indian film ever to gross over 1,000 crore (US$155 million) in all languages in just ten days, and is the second-highest-grossing Indian film to date. He won the SIIMA Award for Best Actor – Telugu for his performance in ''The Conclusion.'' He increased his weight to 105 kg for Baahubali's character. His performance in both film earned him his sixth and seventh nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu. The success of ''Baahubali'' has propelled Prabhas to become a pan-Indian actor, receiving significant following in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi languages. His performance in both film earned him his sixth and seventh nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu. The success of ''Baahubali'' has propelled Prabhas to become a pan-Indian actor, receiving significant following in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi languages. In 2019, Prabhas starred alongside Shraddha Kapoor in the Sujeeth-directed action thriller ''Saaho''. Despite receiving unfavourable reviews, the film went on to gross over In 2019, Prabhas starred alongside Shraddha Kapoor in the Sujeeth-directed action thriller ''Saaho''. Despite receiving unfavourable reviews, the film went on to gross over 433 crore. In 2022, Prabhas starred in the period romance film ''Radhe Shyam'' directed by Radha Krishna Kumar which received mixed-to-negative reviews. In 2023, Prabhas starred as Lord Ram in the mythological action film ''Adipurush''. It received negative reviews from the critics and turned out to be a box-office failure. , Prabhas has four films under various stages of production. The first of which is the Prashanth Neel-directed action film ''Salaar.'' The next is Nag Ashwin's epic mythological sci-fi film, ''Kalki 2898 AD'', starring alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Deepika Padukone, and Disha Patani. Prabhas also started filming ''Raja Deluxe'', a horror comedy film directed by Maruthi, in December 2022. Prabhas also started filming ''Raja Deluxe'', a horror comedy film directed by Maruthi, in December 2022. His 25th film, ''Spirit'', is set to be directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga and jointly produced by UV Creations, T-Series, and Bhadrakali Pictures. Prabhas is also committed to star in an untitled Mythri Movie Makers production, directed by Siddharth Anand.

Brand endorsements

He generally does not endorse brands frequently. ''News 18'' reported that he rejected brand endorsements worth in 2020.
Source: Wikipedia

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Adipurush
Salaar
Radhe Shyam
Saaho
Baahubali
Mahaabali
Okka Adugu
Mirchi
Billa 2
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