Prabhas (born Venkata Satyanarayana Prabhas Raju Uppalapati) is an Indian film actor known for his works in Telugu cinema. Prabhas is the nephew of veteran Telugu actor Krishnam Raju. Prabhas made his film debut with the 2002 drama film, Eshwar. His works include Varsham (2004), Chatrapathi (2005), Chakram (2005), Billa (2009), Mr. Perfect (2011), and Mirchi (2013). In 2014 he appeared in the Bollywood film Action Jackson directed by Prabhudeva.

In 2015, he played a titular role in the epic Baahubali: The Beginning (2015), which is the third Global highest grossing Indian film of all time, and the highest grossing Indian film of all time within India. The film was screened at the Open Cinema Strand of Busan International Film Festival, Indian Film Festival The Hague, Sitges Film Festival in Spain, Utopiales Film Festival in France, Golden Horse Film Festival in Taipei, Taiwan, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia, L'Etrange International Film Festival in Paris, Five Flavours Film Festival in Poland and Hawaii International Film Festival in Honolulu.

Early life

Prabhas was born to U. Suryanarayana Raju and Siva Kumari. He is the youngest of three children, with an elder brother Pramod Uppalapati and sister Pragathi. He is the nephew of Telugu actor Krishnam Raju Uppalapati.

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

Later he acted in Pournami, Yogi 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 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 is set to release in 2017.

Filmography

NoYearTitleRoleLanguageRemarks
12002EeshwarEeshwarTeluguDebut
22003RaghavendraRaghavendraTelugu
32004VarshamVenkatTelugu
42004Adavi RamuduRamuduTelugu
52005ChakramChakramTelugu
62005ChatrapathiSiva/ChatrapathiTelugu
72006PournamiShiva KeshavaTelugu
82007YogiEeshwar Prasad/YogiTelugu
92007MunnaMunnaTelugu
102008BujjigaduLinga Raju/BujjiTelugu
112009BillaRanga/BillaTelugu
122009Ek NiranjanChotuTelugu
132010DarlingPrabhas/PrabhaTeluguCineMaa award for Best actor (jury).
142011Mr. PerfectVickyTelugu
152012RebelRishiTelugu
162012Denikaina ReadyNarratorTelugu
172013MirchiJaiTelugu
182014Action JacksonHimselfHindiGuest appearance in "Punjabi Mast" Song
192015Baahubali: The BeginningMahendra Baahubali/Shivudu and Amarendra BaahubaliTelugu / Tamil won National Award on 28 March 2016 for Best Film 2015.
202017Baahubali: The ConclusionTelugu / Tamil
212017Bhagmaticameo appearanceTelugu