Prakash Raj Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Prakash Raj

Biography / Wiki

Prakash Raj is one of the most versatile actors and one of the best talents from the South Film industry. He is the most loved villain and he proved that he doesn’t need to do a positive role in a movie to be loved by all.

He always remembered as ‘Gani Bhai’ in Wanted and ‘Jaykant Shikre’ in Singham to his fans.  He is the recipient of 5 National film awards, six Nandi Awards, eight Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, five Filmfare Awards South, and many more.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on 26 March 1965, Prakash Raj will turn 55 years old in the year 2020. He seems to be tall with a height of 175 in centimeters and 5’9” in feet and inches. He seems very fit and healthy and weighs 80 in kilograms and 176 lbs in pounds approximately.

He is a well-built man with body measurements of 40 inches chest, 32 inches waist, and 14 inches biceps. His brown eye color and his black hair make his personality even more dapper.

Net Worth

According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Prakash Raj is $ 6 Million approx.

Education / Family

Prakash was born and raised up in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, and belongs to a Hindu family. He is born to his father Manjunath Rai and his mother Swarnalatha Raj (Nurse). He also has a brother whose name is Prasad Raj (Actor).

He completed his schooling at St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School, Bengaluru, and further attended St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bengaluru to complete his graduation.


Prakash Raj

Real Name Prakash Rai
Nickname Not Known
Birth Place Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Date Of Birth 26 March 1965
Age 55 years old (as of 2020)
Height In centimeters – 175 cm

In feet inches – 5’9”

Weight In Kilograms – 80 kg

In Pounds – 176 lbs

Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Profession Actor, Filmmaker
Sexual Orientation Straight
School St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School, Bengaluru
College St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bengaluru
Religion Hinduism
Nationality Indian
Home Town Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Debut Debut: Mithileya Seetheyaru (1990)

TV: Bisilu Kudure (1986-87)

Fathers Name Manjunath Rai
Mothers Name Swarnalatha Raj (Nurse)
Brothers Prasad Raj (Actor)


Prakash Raj's brother
Prakash Raj’s brother
Sister None

Career / Fashion And Style

As per his career, he started his career with Doordarshan serials such as Bisilu Kudure and Guddada Bhootha. After that, he appeared in supporting roles in some Kannada films like Ramachari, Ranadheera, Nishkarsha, and Lockup Death.

In 1997, he acted in the film Nagamandala which was selected for the Indian Panorama in the International Film Festival. In the same year, he acted in Mani Ratnam’s biopic Iruvar. He also appeared in many Malayalam films such as The Prince, Indraprastham, Oru Yathramozhi, Pandippada, Thekkekara Superfast, Keerthichakra, and Achayans.

He produced a film titled Abhiyum Naanum in 2008. In 2004, he acted alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar & Tushar Kapoor in multi starrer hit movie Khakee.

After that, he got his major breakthrough with the role of Gani Bhai in Wanted and after that, he has been a regular villain in Hindi language Bollywood movies like Jaikant Shikre in Singham, as Bachcha Singh in Dabangg 2, as Shetty in Mumbai Mirror, and as Nagori in Policegiri.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife, and More

He tied the marriage knot with Lalitha Kumari in 1994 with whom he welcomed two daughters, Meghana and Pooja, and a son, Sidhu who died in 2004. The couple parted ways and took divorce in 2009.

Later, he got involved in a love affair with choreographer Pony Verma and both got married in 2010. The couple blessed with a baby boy Vedhanth in 2015.

Girlfriend Pony Verma (Choreographer )
Marital Status Married
Wife Lalitha Kumari (Actress, 1994–2009)

Prakash Raj with his ex-wife Lalitha
Prakash Raj with his ex-wife Lalitha

Pony Verma (Choreographer, 2010)

Prakash Raj with his wife Pony
Prakash Raj with his wife Pony
Children Daughter – Pooja and Meghna

Son – Late Sidhu, Vedhanth

Prakash Raj with his children
Prakash Raj with his children

Favorite Things

Here we are providing you a list of his favorite things.

Favorite Actors Not Known
Favorite Actress Trisha
Favorite Musical Instrument Not Known
Favorite Film(s) Aakasamantha
Favorite Food Biryani
Favorite Destinations Not Known
Favorite Color(s) Not Known

Prakash Raj

Some Interesting Facts About Prakash Raj

  • His zodiac sign is Aries.
  • He has been banned by the Telugu film industry 6 times, due to the conspiracy of many fellow actors and filmmakers.
  • He faced controversy after his naked appearance for a scene in his film “Ongole Githa”.
  • He is a humble man too and adopted the Mahabubnagar district of Telangana for its development.
  • He founded and owned a production company called “Duet Movies.”
  • He changed his name from Prakash Rai to Prakash Raj on the recommendation of K. Balachander.