Prabhas, also known as Venkata Satyanarayana Prabhas Raju Uppalapati, is a popular Indian actor known for his roles in Telugu and Hindi films. He is widely recognized for his portrayal of the lead character Baahubali/Shivudu in the blockbuster movie franchise ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’ and ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion.’
Biography and Early Life
Prabhas was born on October 23, 1979, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He belongs to a Kshatriya family and his father, Late Uppalapati Surya Narayana Raju, was a film producer. His mother’s name is Siva Kumari, and he has two siblings, an elder brother named Pramod Uppalapati and an elder sister named Pragathi.
Prabhas completed his schooling from DNR School, Bhimavaram, and later attended Sri Chaitanya College, Hyderabad. He pursued a degree in B.Tech before starting his career in acting.
Prabhas made his acting debut in 2002 with the Telugu movie ‘Eeshwar.’ However, it was his 2004 movie ‘Varsham’ that brought him his first commercial success. He then went on to deliver several successful Telugu movies such as ‘Chatrapathi,’ ‘Billa,’ ‘Darling,’ and ‘Mirchi.’
|2005||Chatrapathi||Siva / Chatrapathi||Telugu|
|2007||Yogi||Eeswar Prasad / Yogi||Telugu|
|2008||Bujjigadu||Bujji / Linga Raju / Rajinikanth||Telugu|
|2009||Billa||Billa / Ranga||Telugu|
|2012||Rebel||Rishi / Rebel||Telugu|
|2015||Baahubali: The Beginning||Mahendra Baahubali / Amarendra Baahubali||Telugu/Tamil|
|2017||Baahubali 2: The Conclusion||Mahendra Baahubali / Amarendra Baahubali||Telugu/Tamil|
|2019||Saaho||Sidharth Nandhan Saaho / Ashok||Hindi/Telugu|
Prabhas achieved worldwide fame with his portrayal of the character Baahubali/Shivudu in the ‘Baahubali’ franchise. The two-part film series, directed by S. S. Rajamouli, went on to become one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time. The role of Baahubali catapulted Prabhas into superstardom and made him a household name in India.
Prabhas is known to keep his personal life private, and not much is known about his relationships. However, he has been linked with actresses Anushka Shetty and Ileana D’Cruz, though he has never confirmed any of these rumors. Prabhas is also a sports enthusiast and loves to play volleyball in his free time.
During the filming of ‘Baahubali: The Beginning,’ there were rumors that Prabhas had fallen from a horse while shooting a scene and had gone into a coma. However, the team denied such rumors. Additionally, there were rumors about his relationship with Y. S. Sharmila, the sister of YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy. However, Prabhas strongly denied these rumors. Following this, the Central Crime Station police arrested two persons for posting objectionable pictures and derogatory messages about the YSRCP leader and the actor on the internet.
Prabhas is a foodie and loves to eat biryani and butter chicken. His favorite actors include Robert De Niro, Shah Rukh Khan, and Salman Khan, while his favorite actresses are Raveena Tandon, Deepika Padukone, Jayasudha, Trisha Krishnan, and Shriya Saran. He is also an avid reader and has named ‘The Fountainhead’ by Ayn Rand as his favorite book. His favorite song is ‘Mellaga Karagani’ from the movie ‘Varsham.’ He loves the color black and considers London his favorite destination.
Prabhas is one of the highest-paid actors in the Indian film industry. He reportedly earned Rs. 24 crore per film for his work in the ‘Baahubali’ film series. As of 2023, his net worth is estimated to be $12 million.
Prabhas’s income sources include his acting career, brand endorsements, and investments. He has endorsed several brands, including Mahindra TUV 300, Colgate, and Gionee. He is also associated with the Telugu channel Maa TV, and he owns a production house named UV Creations.
In 2021, Prabhas made it to Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list, which ranks India’s highest-earning celebrities. He was ranked at 26th position on the list, with an estimated earning of Rs. 60 crore between October 2019 to September 2020.
Prabhas is known to lead a simple lifestyle despite his massive wealth. He has a modest home in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, and he prefers to drive his cars himself rather than hiring a driver.
Prabhas is highly regarded in the Indian film industry for his talent and dedication to his craft. With his impressive acting skills and charismatic presence, he has won over millions of fans around the world.