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When Baahubali Prabhas Denied Career In Acting. Know What Changed Him?

Prabhas is a Tollywood superstar and is known for his excellent acting career in Telugu Cinema also known as Tollywood. He started his acting career in 2002 with his debut in Eeshwar. His acting was appreciated. In 2013 he was conferred with the prestigious Nandi Award for his lead role in Mirchi. However he got his first major break in 2015 when he was cast in the lead role for the blockbuster movie Baahubali: The Beginning. This movie has been a massive hit not just in Tollywood but also in Bollywood. This movie gave Prabhas the spot light he well deserves. In 2017 the film’s sequel Baahubali 2: The Conclusion yet again broke all records and the movie was appreciated all over the country and so was Prabhas recognized for his acting skills and hard work.

Birthday- October 23, 1979

Age- 38 years

Height- 178 cm

Weight- 95 Kg

Early Life

Prabhas’s real name is Venkata Satyanarayana Prabhas Raju Uppalapati. He was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu India on October 23, 1979. He was born as the last child of Siva Kumari and Uppalapati Surya Narayana Raju. He was brought up in Hyderabad along with his 2 older siblings; Pragathi and Pramod Uppalapati. Prabhas is the nephew to the famous Telugu actor, Krishnam Raju Uppalapati.

He received his education at the DNR School of Business Management, Bhimavaram. He received his higher education from Sri Chaitanya College of Engineering and Technology located in Hyderabad, Telangana.

Prabhas has not been married yet but has been rumored to have dated Anushka Shetty and Illeana D’ Cruz in the past.  

Film Career

Prabhas had aspirations of venturing into business and had little inclination towards films. Though he belongs to a family with a filmy background, his father Uppalapati Surya Narayana Raju was a famous filmmaker.  He made his debut with 2002 Telugu movie Eeshwar. He did not stop there, his next movie Raghavendra was released in 2003. But he received his fame in 2004 through his co-lead role in the well acclaimed Tollywood romantic action film Varsham. This movie made the film makers and audience both to recognize Prabhas’s acting skills. Ever since then he has been winning the hearts of his fans.

Prabhas has appeared in over 20 films since his 2002 and is one of the simplest yet acclaimed actors in Telugu cinema. Mirchi released in 2013 gave Prabhas the much needed fame and was a major milestone in his career. His lead role as Jai was recognized and appreciated. It was for this film that he won the Nandi Award for Best Actor.

The movie that changed his life was the 2015, Telugu blockbuster movie Baahubali: The Beginning. This movie was released all over India dubbed in Hindi as well. Prabhas was a star in Tollywood but this movie gave him recognition in the northern India as well. He gained international recognition for his lead role in The Beginning as the film made history. It was the first Indian film to be nominated for the Saturn Awards. Prabhas was seen in the sequel Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017), again in the lead role. His work was appreciated all over the world.

Net Worth

Prabhas is one of the highest-paid film stars in Telugu film industry. Prabhas has quite a fortune for himself. The talented actor has also been a part of mega advertising campaign deals owing to his ever-growing popularity. Currently he has an estimated net worth of $12 million.