Prakash Raj started his career with street performances and appeared in Kannada serials on the Doordarshan TV channel during his initial years. After a few supporting roles in a few Kannada films such as ‘Muthina Haara’ (1990), ‘Anukoolakkobba Ganda’ (1990), ‘Mallige Hoove’ (1992), and ‘Harakeya Kuri’ (1993). Prakash Raj made his breakthrough with a significant role in the Tamil musical film ‘Duet’ (1994) where he played the role of ‘Actor Sirpy.’
After appearing in films such as ‘Nishkarsha’ (1994), ‘Lockup Death’ (1994), and ‘Bombay’ (1995), Raj starred in the 1996 drama film ‘Kalki’ directed by K. Balachander. He won the ‘Tamil Nadu State Film Award’ for ‘Best Villain.’ The following year, he starred in the epic political drama film ‘Iruvar’ directed by Mani Ratnam. He played the role of ‘Tamizhselvan’ in the film for which he won the ‘National Film Award’ for ‘Best Supporting Actor.’ In 1998, Prakash raj appeared as ‘Narasimha’ in the action-drama film ‘Anthapuram.’ He won the ‘National Film Award’ for ‘Best Actor (Special Jury)’ for his role in the film.
Prakash Raj went on to star in films such as ‘Kavalai Padathe Sagodhara’ (1998), ‘Yaare Neenu Cheluve’ (1998), ‘Shanti Shanti Shanti’ (1998), and ‘Sneham Kosam’ (1999). In the year 2000, Prakash Raj starred in the Manoj Kumar-directed ‘Vaanavi’ where he bagged the ‘Tamil Nadu State Film Award’ for ‘Best Villain’ for his performance. In this year alone, Prakash Raj appeared in no less than 15 films including ‘Kshemamga Velli Labhamga Randi,’ ‘Manoharam,’ and ‘Azad.’
After starring in multiple Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada films, Raj made his Bollywood debut in 2002 with the Krishna Vamsi-directed action thriller film ‘Shakti – The Power.’ While the film opened to a positive reception, it couldn’t perform well at the box office. He was next seen playing the role of ‘ACP Shrikant Naidu’ in the 2004 action film ‘Khakee.’
In the year 2009, Prakash Raj starred as ‘Gani Bhai’ in the action thriller film ‘Wanted.’ The film was praised by the critics and was a massive success at the box office, becoming one of the biggest blockbusters of 2009. After Wanted, Prakash Raj starred in several Hindi films including ‘Singham’ (2011), ‘Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap’ (2011), ‘Dabangg 2’ (2012), ‘Mumbai Mirror’ (2013), ‘Heropanti’ (2014), and ‘Golmaal Again’ (2017).
Prakash Raj was last seen in the 2021 action thriller film ‘Enemy’ where he played the role of ‘Paarirajan.’ He is all set to appear in the upcoming period drama action film ‘K.G.F: Chapter 2’ directed by Prashanth Neel.
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Mahanati is a biographical drama film which revolves around Savitri, a popular actress in the South Indian film industry, who was immensely popular and successful for two decades. However, due to tragic incidents in her personal life, she faces depression, which makes her an alcoholic.
A professional hitman is hired to fake the assassination of a politician. However, he soon finds himself having to evade law enforcement, as the politician is killed, and he is framed for murder. In order to escape the law, he soon takes on the identity of a dead man.
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A Hindu man and a Muslim woman fall for each other in a small village, and they elope to get married. They eventually move to Mumbai, and they soon have two children. However, growing religious tensions and communal riots threaten to tear them apart.
Shruti is a young girl living with her widowed mother and her brother. She is constantly harassed by a police officer named Pasupathi, working for a powerful gangster named Ali Bhai, as he wants to make her his mistress. After she meets a goon named Pandu, in order to repel Pasupathi’s advances, she proposes marriage to the former. Soon, it is revealed that Pandu is actually an undercover cop who has been working to destroy Ali Bhai’s gang.
After fighting off a group of guys who attempt to molest them, three girls are charged with murder attempt. Their only hope now is an alcoholic lawyer who agrees to help them and take up their case. They initially doubt him due to his alcoholism, but soon they learn that he was a reputed and respected lawyer, but was suspended after he attacked another lawyer in court.
Khakee is an action crime drama film which tells the story of DCP Anant and his police team who is tasked with escorting an alleged terrorist to Mumbai. However a rogue ex-police officer makes their task quite difficult as he orders his men to stop them from reaching their destination.
Ajay is an undercover cop who has been assigned to catch a dangerous gangster. At the same time, he also has a personal score to settle with the guy.
Business Man is a crime action thriller film which tells the story of Surya, a highly ambitious man, who visits Mumbai with a goal to become a very powerful man. He becomes a gangster and also traps the daughter of the Police Commissioner and pretends to fall in love with her. He eventually manages to become a powerful businessman, but it seems that he has a goal which nobody is aware of.
Two brothers, with opposite personalities, become enemies of a gangster named Shiva Reddy who has an ambition to join politics. Eventually he succeeds and becomes a minister, but the two brothers unite and join forces to end his reign at all costs.
Bajirao Singham is a sincere police officer in a small village named Shivgarh who is dedicated to serve his countrymen. He resolves most of the problems in the area informally, which is why he is loved by the people. His life takes a turn after he encounters a ruthless crime boss named Jaikant Shikre, who is running various rackets such as kidnapping, extortion and smuggling.
Wanted is an action thriller film which revolves around Radhe, a ruthless sharpshooter who can kill anyone for money. He soon starts having a relationship with Jhanvi, a middle class girl who doesn’t approve of the kind of work he does, and wants him to change.
When Renu elopes with her lover, her father Chowdhary, an influential man, kidnaps Bablu, along with two of his friends, as he believes that Bablu knows about their whereabouts. Things get even more complicated when Bablu finds himself being attracted to Dimpy, Chowdhary’s younger daughter.
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