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.
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.
Major is a biographical action thriller film which is based on the real life events surrounding Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, who was martyred during the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai. When the Taj Hotel is attacked by a group of terrorists, Sandeep leads an NSG team to neutralize the threat. He manages to rescue several hostages, and despite warnings from his superior, he takes on many of the terrorists single handedly.
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.
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.
Ghilli is a romantic action comedy film which tells the story of Velu, a state-level Kabaddi player, who is constantly criticized by his father for choosing Kabaddi over his studies. Despite this, he goes to Marudai to take part in a regional match. He meets a girl named Dhanalakshmi, who is being chased by a ruthless gangster named Muthupandi, who wants to marry her.
Ajay is a kabaddi player, who is in Kurnool for a match. His life takes a turn when he saves a woman named Swapna from an unwanted marriage to an influential and powerful man, who begins to pursue both of them.
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.
Raghavan, a top officer in the Tamil Nadu Police Department, is looking for a serial killer who is responsible for the death of his friend’s daughter. When it seems that the culprit is abroad, continuing their killing spree, Raghavan is forced to go to New York.
A village is being plagued by an unknown disease, which kills several people in a month. Since they are desperately in need of a cure, the villagers, lead by a prophecy, embrace a reluctant taxi driver as their savior.
Bharat, who is an Oxford graduate, is forced to take up his father’s position as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, after the latter passes away all of a sudden. Despite his lack of political knowledge, he tries to reform the society, but he must overcome various challenges.
This comedy drama film revolves around two brothers Peddodu and Chinnodu, who don’t get along well due to their opposite nature. The film focuses on their unique bond, as well as the complex process of choosing an ideal partner for both of them.
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.
Sanjay is a young man who had an extremely rough childhood, where he lost his parents as well as his brother. When a land grabber attacks him, he beats him to death, and disappears into the forest. He soon gets involved with an extremist group. However, a police officer decides to help him by guiding him towards a better path. Things get complicated when his daughter falls for Sanjay.
Daya is a corrupt police officer who works for an influential smuggler named Vasu. His life takes a turn when he falls for a woman who begins to make him realize his corrupt ways. However, he is enraged when Vasu kidnaps her, and therefore he decides to against him.
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.
After their father passes away, three brothers begin conspiring against one another, as each of them wish to take over his criminal empire. However, they are completely unaware of the fact that someone else might try to take advantage of the situation.
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.
Major Arjun Shergill is an Indian Army officer who is left paralyzed after a terrorist attack, which also leaves his lover Ayesha dead. He is bound to a wheelchair, but things take a turn when he is offered an opportunity to take part in a supersoldier program, which is operated through Artificial intelligence. Arjun decides to take part in the experiment, hoping that it will allow him to take revenge.
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.
Durai Singam is an honest and fearless police officer, who goes against a big-time extortionist named Mayil Vaaganam.
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.
Golmaal Again is a horror comedy film which tells the story of five orphaned men who return to the orphanage where they grew up in, after twenty five years, in order to attend the funeral of their mentor. They soon learn that their childhood friend Khushi has passed away. When they meet her ghost, they decide to help her attain salvation.
Chulbul Pandey is a fearless policeman who kills the brother of a criminal politician. The latter threatens to kill Chulbul’s entire family, if he interferes with his criminal activities again.
Akhil has been a failure in his life, but things take a turn when he realizes that his father is actually a wealthy diamond merchant. However, his father passes away shortly before Akhil could meet him. Regardless, Akhil goes to his father’s place to claim his inheritance, only to discover that it has been inherited by his father’s dog. Along with his friend, he tries to come up with various ways to get rid of the dog.