- Telugu Cinema or Tollywood
- About Prabhas
- Prabhas Filmography
- Prabhas Net worth
- Prabhas Link ups
- Prabhas Social Media Presence
South Indian Cinema is loved for its action, direction, and actors. The actors are full of charisma, which they bring to the screen. The dancing, the acting, the costumes, everything in a South Indian Movie is colorful. South Indian movies teach us how to be extra and own it in the right way. It displays complex stories with an element of fun. South Indian cinema does not have fans; it has Stans. The type of stardom experienced by South Indian actors is of another kind. Let us dig into the life of one of the biggest Telugu Star aka the Baahubali of India, Prabhas.
Telugu Cinema or Tollywood
Telugu cinema is a category of film making which deals in the making of movies in the Telugu language which is widely spoken in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Telugu cinema is also known as Tollywood. Telugu cinema was born in 1909 when Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu started making short films in the Telugu language. He is known as the father of Telugu cinema. 15 September is celebrated as Telugu cinema day because on this day in 1931; the first audible Tollywood movie was completed. Tollywood has its government-funded awards known as Nandi Awards. Nandi means ‘bull’ which is an auspicious figure in Telugu culture.
Uppalapati Venkata Satyanarayana Prabhas Raju – Prabhas
Uppalapati Venkata Satyanarayana Prabhas Raju, widely known as Prabhas is an Indian actor who works in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil films. He is also known as Darling by fans. Prabhas’ birthday is on 23 October; he was born in 1979, in Madras. Prabhas’ age is 40 years. Prabhas is 183 cm, and Prabhas’ height in feet is 6’2 feet. Prabhas weighs around 95 kgs and has an athletic build. He has dark brown eyes and black hair. His education took place in India. He completed his schooling in DNR school and his B.Tech from Shree Chaitanya College. Prabhas’ family has five members, including him. He was born to film producer U. Suryanarayana Raju, and he is the nephew of Telugu actor Uppalapati Krishnam Raju. He has two siblings, one elder sister Pragathi and an elder brother Prabodh. Prabhas rose to international fame with his movie Bahubali, co-starring Anushka Shetty. After signing the film, Prabhas did not sign any other film; he dedicated himself to Baahubali. The movie made him an international star. Also, making him the first South Indian actor to have his wax model in Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum.
Prabhas has worked in around 21 movies in his career since 2002. Prabhas movies are full of charisma and swagger. Below is Prabhas’ movie list, briefing about his notable works.
Eeswar was a 2002 action drama film directed by Jayanth C Paranjee, starring Prabhas and Sridevi Vijaykumar. The film was Prabhas debut movie. The movie revolves around the life of a motherless child, his relations with his family, and his love interest. The film was not a blockbuster and performed average on the box office. The film was later dubbed as Humla: The War and Bhalobashar Jeet in Hindi and Bengali language, respectively. It was not until his movie Varsham that Prabhas became a superstar.
Varsham is a 2004 romantic drama starring Prabhas, Trisha, and Gopichand in the lead roles. M.S. Raju produced the film, and Sobhan directed it. The movie was remade in Tamil as Mazhai, as Barsa My Darling in Odia and Baaghi starring Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor is loosely based on Varsham. Machai starred Jayam Ravi and Shriya Saran. The story is considered to be based on Ramayana and has many references to Ramayana in its dialogues. The movie gave Prabhas his first nomination for the best actor Telugu.
It is a 2005 action film directed by S.S. Rajamouli. The film stars Prabhasand Shriya Saran in lead roles. The film had been dubbed in Tamil as Chatrapathi, Hindi as Hukumat ki Jung and as Chandramouli in Malayalam. The Bengali language remake of the movie is named Refugee. The film was a commercial success and got Prabhas nominated for his second Filmfare for the best actor Telugu.
4. Ek Niranjan
Ek Niranjan is a 2009 action film starring Prabhas and Kangana Ranaut. The film has been dubbed in Hindi, Tamil, and Malayalam. It is a story of a Bounty Hunter who catches criminals and hands them to police in an exchange of money. The movie was a commercial success, but it dropped in the second week of its release. Prabhas was nominated for Filmfare best actor Telugu for this movie.
Darling is a 2010 romantic comedy starring Prabhas and Kajal Agarwal. A. Karunakaran directed it. The film was dubbed in Hindi as ‘Sabse Badhkar Hum’. Darling was a commercial success and received positive reviews from the critics.
6. Mr. Perfect
Mr. Perfect is a 2011 romantic comedy starring Prabhas, Kajal Agarwal and Taapsee Pannu in the lead roles. It was dubbed in Hindi, Tamil, and Malayalam. The movie received positive reviews from critics.
Rebel is a 2012 action film directed by Raghava Lawrence, starring Prabhas, Tamannaah and Deeksha Seth. The movie was dubbed in Tamil, Hindi, and Malayalam. Anushka Shetty was cast for the lead role but later opted out for various reasons. The film was a commercial success.
Mirchi is a 2013 action drama starring Prabhas and Anushka Shetty in the lead role. It is directed by Koratala Siva and was his debut movie as a director. The film was first named Varaadhi but later changed to Mirchi. The film performed tremendously on box office and became of the highest-grossing South Indian film of 2013. The movie has been remade in Bengali, Odia, and Kannada.
9. Baahubali: The Beginning
Prabhas in Baahubali received international fame as a South Indian actor. Baahubali: The Beginning is a 2015 epic action directed by S.S. Rajamouli. Prabhas played the role of Amrendra Baahubali and Mahendra Baahubali. The movie had Prabhas, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah in the lead roles. The movie had a budget of $180 million and became the third highest-grossing Indian film by making $94 million worldwide. The movie broke several records other records too. It is the first part of the epic saga Baahubali and shows the life of Sivudu, a young man and a prince.
10. Baahubali: The conclusion
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is an epic action film directed by S.S. Rajamouli, starring Anushka Shetty and Prabhas in the lead role. Released in 2017, it is the second part of the Baahubali franchise. It is both the sequel and prequel to Baahubali: The beginning. The story revolves around why Kattapa killed Amrendra Baahubali. The movie surpassed PK as the highest-grossing Indian film in just six days of its release. It is the first Indian film to gross over 10 billion worldwide. The film is considered a marvel of Indian cinema.
Saaho is a 2019 action thriller directed by Sujeeth. Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor are the leads of the movie. The budget for the film was INR 350 crores. The film is released on Netflix and can be watched online. The movie was a commercial success but did not receive positive reviews from critics. The movie has Niel Nitin Mukesh, Mandira Bedi, Jackie Shroff in supporting roles.
Prabhas gave a cameo in Bollywood film Action Jackson as himself.
Prabhas Net worth
Prabhas has a net worth of $32 million. Prabhas owns a BMW X3, Rolls Royce Ghost, a Jaguar XJR, and a Range Rover in his car collection. He charges around 20 crores for every film and has increased his charges for endorsements after the success of Baahubali Saga. He is one of the richest South Indian Actors. He lives in Film Nagar, Telangana. The house has a value of INR 60 crores. His home has INR 1.5 crore worth of gym equipment. His house also has a vast library with book collections as Prabhas is known to be an avid reader.
Kajal Agarwal: The latest news about Prabhas is always revolving around his love life. Prabhas marital status is Single. It is said that Prabhas has rejected over six thousand marriage proposals. The fans are waiting for Prabhas Marriage. Prabhas came into the news with several leading ladies of his films. First, he was linked with Kajal Agarwal, the Singham actress. The on-screen and off-screen chemistry of the pair was observed by several fans. The actors starred together in two movies Mr. Perfect and Darling. Rumors of them dating surfaced during this period, but none of them confirmed or commented on their relationship status.
Sharmila: Prabhas was also linked to YSR Congress leader Sharmila. An article about them was uploaded on a website that sparked the rumor of them dating. Either of them confirmed nothing, and after some time, Prabhas was linked with Anushka Shetty, his leading lady in Mirchi and Baahubali franchise.
Anushka Shetty: Prabhas was then linked with actress and his co-star in the epic saga Baahubali Anushka Shetty. Anushka Shetty plays the role of Prabhas wife in Baahubali. Prabhas and Anushka have known each other before Baahubali. Anushka Shetty before Baahubali worked with Prabhas in Mirchi. Their on-screen chemistry with off-screen friendship became the talk of gossip news. Everyone observed Their closeness with each other in promotional events of Baahubali. The fans expected a Prabhas and Anushka Shetty wedding off screen because of the pair’s on-screen chemistry with each other. None of the party has ever confirmed any rumors about their marriage or relationship status. The actor and the actress prefer to keep their personal life out of the spotlight. An Anushka Shetty marriage with Prabhas is yet to be confirmed but is a possibility in the future if the rumors are correct. Prabhas has always said Anushka Shetty is his “very good friend’.
Prabhas Social Media Presence
Prabhas has official Twitter and Instagram accounts. Prabhas Twitter (@PrabhasRaju) is the official twitter account of the South Indian actor. Prabhas Instagram (@actorprabhas) is the official Instagram account of Prabhas. The first Instagram post on his official account was a photo of Baahubali shooting. The account has 50 posts, and none of them are any personal photos. Prabhas is a very private person; thus, he is not active on Instagram. All the posts are promotional videos of upcoming projects. To stay updated about Prabhas movies, you should follow the account. There are many fan accounts of Prabhas on Instagram where you can find Prabhas Photos. Same goes for his twitter account Prabhas only uses his social media accounts for professional work; none of his personal life is posted on social media. Prabhas likes to keep his own life private, like a lot of celebrities due to always being covered in cameras.