Prakash Raj is an Indian actor and politician. He became popular through South Indian movies. His negative roles were applauded by the Pan Indian audience. Apart from acting, he is also a director. His real name is Prakash Rai. He acted in Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, and Malayalam movies. In a short time, he became a leading star across multiple platforms.

Biography and Educational Qualifications

Born in Bengaluru, he loved acting. He studied at St. Joseph’s School. Later, he graduated from St. Joseph’s College of Commerce. He was actively part of theater plays during college days. His impressive acting got him into Kannada movies. With back to back hit films, he was a star in Tamil films too. He also joined South Indian serials and impressed the audience.

Currently, he is active in Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu movies. Due to his movies being dubbed across India, he is a well-known actor. Recently, he has joined politics with left ideology. He is actively a South Indian actor and politician.

Family, Wife

He was born in a Hindu-Christian family. His father is Manjunath Rai and mother is Swarnalatha Rai. He married Lalitha Kumari and divorced her in 2009. Prakash Raj’s wife is Pony Verma. They got married on 24 August 2010. Meghna Rai, Sidhu Rai, Vedhanth and Pooja Rai are his children.

Age, Height, Weight

Actor Prakash Raj was born on 26 March 1965. Prakash Raj’s age is 56 years as of 2021. His height is 5 feet 9 inches and weight is 80 Kgs. he has brown eyes and black hair.


His career started through theatre plays. Later, he got selected for South Indian serials. With hit movie roles, he had already impressed the Kannada movie lovers. His amazing acting skills have earned him strong roles. He became active in Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu movies. Recently, he has entered politics from Bengaluru.

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