CHEERS TO PRAKASH RAJ’S BIRTHDAY! On March 26, Prakash Raj, one of the most accomplished and varied actors in Indian cinema, celebrates his birthday. With a career spanning more than three decades, the National Award-winning actor has made a name for himself in the Telugu and Tamil film industries, garnering praise from critics and a devoted fan base for his potent performances.
On the occasion of his 58th birthday, let’s take a look at five of his most enduring and significant performances that demonstrate his enormous skill as an actor, ranging from Iruvar to Vasool Raja MBBS.
Prakash Raj plays the part of Anandan, a journalist who becomes a political leader, in this Mani Ratnam-directed Tamil political drama. He received a lot of positive reviews for his convincing depiction of the role and was named the best supporting actor in Tamil Nadu for his work.
The well-received movie Kanchivaram, which Prakash Raj co-wrote with eminent filmmaker Priyadarshan, won a National Award for Best Film. The character of a silk weaver who subsequently turns into a political activist fighting for the rights and means of subsistence of his community was played by Prakash Raj in the film. Prakash Raj’s outstanding performance played a crucial role in making the movie one of the most memorable and highly regarded.
In the 2004 movie Ghilli, actor Vijay’s character was opposed by Muthupandi, played by Prakash Raj, who was a ruthless faction leader. Prakash Raj’s performance in this part is regarded as one of his most memorable ones, and his lines “Dhanalakshmi en Saami de” and “Chellam” have gained fame with viewers. Vijay and Trisha played the main characters in the suspenseful thriller Ghilli, with Prakash Raj as the bad guy.
Prakash Raj played the role of an investigative police officer named Prabhakar in the action-thriller film Anniyan, which was written and directed by Shankar. Prakash Raj’s performance in the movie was outstanding. Prakash Raj won the Tamil Nadu State Award for Best Villain in 2005 for the third time for this movie. The film was first released in Tamil, but Telugu and Hindi versions have since been produced.
MBBS Vasool Raja (2004)
Although Kamal Haasan played the lead role in the Tamil remake of the Hindi film Munna Bhai M.B.B.S., Prakash Raj played Sneha’s father and a Medical College dean in the comedy-drama Vasool Raja MBBS. The heated conversation between Kamal Haasan and Prakash Raj in the film still has the crowd in stitches.