Prabhas Raju Uppalapati (born 23 October 1979),popularly known as Prabhas, is an Indian film actor, who is referred to as Young Rebel star in Telugu cinema. He made his debut with Eeshwar.
After playing the role of a lover boy in the 2004 blockbuster film Varsham, Prabhas continued in this vein, gaining mass appeal and appeared in a Blockbuster Hit in his carrier Chatrapathi.He continued Enthralling masses by appearing in commercial entertainers like Munna,Ek Niranjan, Bujjigadu, Billa and Rebel and proved his box office stamina. After gaining success, he started experimenting with youthful family entertainers like Darling and Mr Perfect which were successful at the box office.
Personal life :
Prabhas was born to U. Suryanarayana Raju and Siva Kumari. His family is from Mogalturu village in West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh. He is the third of three children, he has elder brother called Pramod and sister Pragathi. He is the nephew of Telugu actor Krishnam Raju. He was nominated as "Brand Ambassdor of Indian sub-continent"for the international clothing brand Dolce & Gabbana.citation needed. He is also a brand ambassador of coca-cola.According to a reputed website surveys, Prabhas is the present youth icon of tollywood followed by Mahesh babu and Pawan kalyan.
Film Career :
Prabhas started his movie career with Eeshwar in 2001. In 2003, he was the lead in Raghavendra. He gained popularity in 2004 with M. S. Raju's Varsham opposite Trisha Krishnan. He followed this with Adavi Raamudu and Chakram. In September 2005 he acted in the film Chatrapathi opposite Shriya Saran. Chatrapathi was a big success in Prabhas's career. Chatrapathi was followed by Pournami and Yogi which were both box office flops. Munna, an action-drama film which starred Ileana D'Cruz, came out in 2007 was his third success after Varsham and Chatrapathi, followed by the action-comedy Bujjigadu in 2008, which was his third film opposite Trisha Krishnan. Bujjigadu was a hit at box office. In 2009 his two films Billa and Ek Niranjan were successful at the box office. In Billa Prabhas was paired with Anushka Shetty for the first time, the film was box office success.
In 2010 he had only one release, the romantic comedy Darling. The film was a critical and commercial success. Prabhas was paired up with Kajal Aggarwal, and their crackling chemistry was liked by the audience. Prabhas's performance was praised by critics in the film and also won CineMaa Awards Best Actor (Jury) for his role in the film. He had one release in 2011 Mr. Perfect, another romantic comedy. This was his second film with Kajal Aggarwal, and also starred Taapsee Pannu. The film was praised by critics and became a box-office blockbuster. In 2012, Prabhas starred in Rebel, an action film starring Tamannaah Bhatia and Deeksha Seth and was directed by Raghava Lawrence. Rebel received mixed reviews from critics, but is running successfully at the box office. His next film will be Mirchi with debutante director Koratala Shiva with Anushka Shetty and Richa Gangopadhyay. Previously this film is named as Vaaradhi and later changed to Mirchi. Along with this, he will be seen in an Untitled film directed by S. S. Rajamouli along with Anushka Shetty and Rana Daggubati, and in the Multistarrer Suryudu Chandrudu along with Daggubati Venkatesh, Trisha Krishnan and Kajal Agarwal, making his first Multistarrer and Third film opposite Kajal Agarwal.
By November 11, 2012 Prabhas completed successfully a Decade in Telugu Film Industry. He started his career with Eeshwar which was released on November 11, 2002.