Prabhas (born Prabhas Raju Uppalapati) is an Indian film actor known for his works in Telugu cinema.[2] Prabhas is the nephew of veteran Telugu actor Uppalapati Venkata Krishnam Raju.[3] 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).[4] In 2014 he appeared in the Bollywood film Action Jackson directed by Prabhudeva.[5]

In 2015 he starred 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.[6][7][8][9][10] The film was screened at the Open Cinema Strand of Busan International Film Festival, Indian Film Festival The Hague,[2] Sitges Film Festival in Spain,[2] Utopiales Film Festival in France,[2] Golden Horse Film Festival in Taipei, Taiwan,[2] Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia,[2] L'Etrange International Film Festival in Paris,[2] Five Flavours Film Festival in Poland[2] and Hawaii International Film Festival in Honolulu.[2]

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[2] and sister Pragathi. He is the nephew of Telugu actor Krishnam Raju Uppalapati.[2]


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.[3] Idlebrain stated that he had a unique style and macho charm in his screen presence.[3]

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.[3]

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.[3]


32004VarshamVenkatTelugu100 days in 79 centers
42004Adavi RamuduRamuduTelugu
62005ChatrapathiSiva/ChatrapathiTelugu100 days in 54 centers
72006PournamiShiva KeshavaTelugu
82007YogiEeshwar Prasad/YogiTelugu75 days in 22 centers
92007MunnaMunnaTelugu50 days in 17 centers
102008BujjigaduLinga Raju/BujjiTelugu50 days
112009BillaRanga/BillaTeluguFirst dual role. 50 days in 60 centers
122009Ek NiranjanChotuTelugu
132010DarlingPrabhas/PrabhaTeluguCineMaa award for Best actor (jury). 100 days in 78 centers
142011Mr. PerfectVickyTelugu100 days in 36 centers
162012Denikaina ReadyNarratorTelugu
172013MirchiJaiTeluguHighest grosser with debut director. 100 days in 78 centers
182014Action JacksonHimselfHindiGuest appearance in "Punjabi Mast" Song [3]
192015Baahubali: The BeginningMahendra Baahubali/Shivudu and Amarendra BaahubaliTelugu / Tamil[3][3] won National Award on 28 March 2016 for Best Film 2015.[5] 150 days in 93 centers
202017Baahubali: The ConclusionTelugu / Tamil
212017Bhagmaticameo appearanceTelugu