Wife: Pony Verma (2nd Wife)
Age: 56 Years
|Real Name||Prakash Rai|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 80 kg
in Pounds- 176 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 14 Inches
|Date of Birth||26 March 1965|
|Age (as of 2021)||56 Years|
|Birthplace||Bengaluru, Karnataka, India|
|Hometown||Bengaluru, Karnataka, India|
|School||St. Joseph's Boys' High School, Bengaluru|
|College||St. Joseph's College of Commerce, Bengaluru|
|Educational Qualifications||Not Known|
|Debut||Debut: Mithileya Seetheyaru (1990)
TV: Bisilu Kudure (1986-87)
|Family||Father- Manjunath Rai
Mother- Swarnalatha Raj (Nurse)
Brothers- Prasad Raj (Actor)
|Controversies||• Due to the conspiracy of many fellow actors and filmmakers, he has been banned by the Telugu film industry 6 times.
• His naked appearance for a scene in his film "Ongole Githa" caused a controversy.
• In 2017, at the inauguration of the 11th State meet of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), Prakash Raj targeted PM Narendra Modi on his stand after the gruesome murder of gutsy journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru, and said, "“Who killed my dear friend Gauri is not as important to me today as who has been celebrating her death. There may not be proof as to who killed Gauri but we can see who is celebrating it and from this, we can form an idea of who could have killed her. The underlying cruelty in all of this is apparent to many people. Many of those celebrating Gauri’s death are persons followed by the Prime Minister on social media. The PM has been absolutely silent about these people."
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Pony Verma (Choreographer )|
|Wife/Spouse||• First Wife: Lalitha Kumari (Actress, 1994–2009)
• Second Wife: Pony Verma (Choreographer, 2010)
|Children||Daughters- Pooja and Meghna (from Lalitha Kumari)
Son- Vedhant (from Pony Verma)
|Salary||1.5 Crore/film (INR)|
|Net Worth||150 Crore (INR)|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Prakash Raj
- Does Prakash Raj smoke?: Yes
- Does Prakash Raj drink alcohol?: Yes
- Prakash initially gained interest in acting after his first play in 7th Standard.
- He got his name “Prakash Raj” from director K Balachander.
- He is the owner of a production company called “Duet Movies.”
- His son Sidhu was just 5 years old when he died after falling from a table while flying a kite.
- Buddha has a big impact on his mind and lifestyle.
- Tamil actress Geetha helped him in his struggling days by introducing him to Balachander, after which he took him in “Duet.”
- He adopted the Mahabubnagar district of Telangana for its development.
- He hosted Season 2 of the Tamil version of Kaun Banega Crorepati called “Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi.”
- His Ex-wife Lalita Kumari is the sister of actress Disco Shanti.
- On 25 August 2021, he got remarried to his second wife, Pony Verma, in an intimate ceremony on their wedding anniversary. According to the actor, it was his son, Vedhant, who wanted to witness his parents’ wedding. The actor took to Twitter to share a glimpse of his wedding 2.0.
— Prakash Raj (@prakashraaj) August 24, 2021