Born in the year 1979 , In One of the biggest port city of the Nation – Chennai , Tamil Nadu , Prabhas was christened with the name “Venkata Satyanarayana Prabhas Raju Uppalapati” inspired by Uppalapati’s dearest God Tirumala Venkateshwara Swamy.
His Parents Uppalapati Satyanarayana Raju & Uppalapati Shiva Kumari were very Happy to see their youngest child progress in his career which started with the 2002 Box Office Block Buster Eeshwar based on the alcohol trodden Dhoolpet Area in Hyderabad. Based on its financial roar his next movie Raghavendra recorded average business resulting in losses for many distributors.
His Real Break at the box office came with the 2004 Block Buster Varsham where he played the boy next door Venkat in a romantic action thriller loosely based on the Ramayana. With back to back flops like Adavi Ramudu & Chakram , Prabhas came across the king maker S.S.Rajamouli as they both took the box office by storm with their 2005 Block Buster Chatrapathi.,
After continuous flops & average Grossers at the box office Mirchi put his career back on track and made him main stream Telugu hero & darling of all the Telugu fans.
But Who dreamt that this star would be the torch bearer of the most critically acclaimed block buster of Indian Cinema , The Epic Bahubali – Saga , Well everybody knows what happened next – Prabhas gained to International Reputation with the 3000+ crore grosser made by his god father Rajamouli.
Prabhas who became a public topic worldwide is now getting ready to enthrall us all with the cop thriller Saaho directed by his hard core fan Sujeeth who waited for almost 4 years to direct his favorite star in a Sci Fi Thriller based on many police & terrorist encounters .
Some Exciting Facts about Prabhas.
- He is an ardent fan of his role models Mega star Chiranjeevi & Robert Di Nero.
- Known to be a Down to Earth Person since childhood , Prabhas is often called as a gentle Giant by his Cine Friends.
- He went into depression after loosing his father , Who succumbed to Illness & died in Hyderabad , Prabhas often described his father’s Loss as a biggest blow in his life.
- He is a very shy person in the words of his associates & often keeps to himself with grounded attitude .
- If not being a film actor , This Biryani Bruncher & Butter chicken addict would have been a Award Winning chef said Rajamouli in an interview , Prabhas is a born foodie.
- In the words of Krishnam Raju , Prabhas gorges on sea food and would eat all the fish curry prepared by his family members,.
- Prabhas is a known athlete & will spend hours together in Gym’s & his favorite sport Volleyball.
- He has a special taste on cars , Rolls Royce , Jaguar , Mercedez are his favorite brands.
- Even though he was offered crores of rupees for merchandising & promotional activities , Prabhas turned them down to make sure Bahubali is not interrupted.
- Often linked up with his best friend Anushka Shetty , Prabhas clarified that she is just a friend.
- The first south Indian Actor to have a life size wax statue in Madame Tussaud Bangkok Museum.
We Wish a Happy & Prosperous Birthday to the Bahubali of Indian Cinema , Waiting for Saaho.
Conceived & Written By Venkatesh Veeravarapu for www.silverscreenlive.com