Prabhas is an Indian-born movie star well-known for his brilliant acting career in Telugu Cinema a.k.a. Tollywood. The talented actor’s journey in India’s Telugu cinema dates back to 2002 when he starred in his first film Eeshwar. Having clinched the prestigious Nandi Award for his lead role in 2013’s Mirchi, Prabhas got his big break in 2015 when he was cast in the blockbuster movie Baahubali: The Beginning which was a massive commercial and critical success. The film’s 2017 sequel Baahubali 2: The Conclusion totally trumped the success of the first film and also helped cement Prabhas’ status as a serial box-office star.
Prabhas’ Bio, Age
The Tollywood movie star was born Venkata Satyanarayana Prabhas Raju Uppalapati in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India on October 23, 1979. He is of Indian nationality and Asian ethnicity and belongs to the Hindu religion. The Indian-born movie actor schooled at the DNR School of Business Management, Bhimavaram. He also studied at the Sri Chaitanya College of Engineering and Technology located in Hyderabad, Telangana.
Growing up, Prabhas originally had aspirations of venturing into business. Though his father was a famous filmmaker, he was not particularly drawn to the world of showbiz. All these changed in the early 2000s as Prabhas made his professional acting debut in the 2002 Telugu movie Eeshwar which was quickly followed by his first lead role in 2003’s Raghavendra. Prabhas’ co-lead role in the highly acclaimed Tollywood romantic action film Varsham (2004) established him as a capable leading man and his acting profile has remained on a steady rise ever since.
Prabhas has appeared in well over 20 films since his 2002 acting debut and is one of the most-sought actors in Telugu cinema. In 2013, the talented actor reached a major career milestone when he starred in the action-drama film Mirchi. His lead role as Jai in the highly-acclaimed film earned him a Nandi Award for Best Actor.
In 2015, Prabhas struck box-office gold in the Telugu blockbuster movie Baahubali: The Beginning. The talented actor gained a well-deserved international recognition for his lead role in The Beginning as the film made history as the first Indian film to be nominated for the Saturn Awards. Prabha further broadened his horizon as he reprised his lead role in the film’s sequel Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017) which was a box-office hit and has also received wide international acclaim.
Thanks to his busy acting career and his status as one of the highest-earning film stars in Telugu cinema Prabhas has amassed quite a fortune for himself. The talented actor has also enjoyed numerous juicy endorsement deals owing to his ever-growing popularity. He currently has an estimated net worth of $12 million.
Prabhas was born as the last child of Siva Kumari and Uppalapati Surya Narayana Raju. He was raised in Hyderabad alongside 2 older siblings; a sister named Pragathi and a brother named Pramod Uppalapati. Until his death, Prabhas’ father, U. Suryanarayana Raju was a successful producer in Telugu cinema. Prabhas is also a nephew to the iconic Telugu actor, Krishnam Raju Uppalapati.
Is Prabhas Married?
From the information in the domain of the media, Prabhas is currently unmarried. The Tollywood heartthrob could get married at some point in the near future, until then, he remains one of the most eligible bachelors in Telugu cinema. The talented actor has been rumored to be in a relationship with actress Anushka Shetty and had also dated Ileana D’Cruz in the past. However, these speculations were never confirmed by either of the parties involved.
When asked about his marital status in a recent interview, Prabhas responded that his family is currently on the lookout for a suitable wife for him and he would get married sooner than expected. It is also common knowledge that the Telugu movie star has received over 6000 marriage proposals marriageable women all over his home country following the resounding success of his movie Baahubali 1 and 2.
Height and Other Body Measurements
Prabhas has excelled in Tollywood as a result of sheer talent and dedication to his craft. However, this film star has also endeared himself to audiences owing to his charming looks. The Tollywood hunk has been rated by fans as one of the most handsome actors in the Indian entertainment industry.
The iconic actor stands at an impressive height of 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm) and maintains a body weight of 95kg (209 lbs). His general body statistics can be summarized as chest-45 inches, waist-35 inches, and biceps- 18 inches.
His enviable physique has been replicated in a wax statue at the Madame Tussauds Museum in Bangkok making Prabhas the first South Indian actor to be so honored.