Mini Intro: Prabhas is a famous Indian film actor who was born on 23 October 1979 in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India. He is famous for his work mainly in Telugu cinema. He was born to film producer U. Suryanarayana Raju and his wife Siva Kumari. He is the youngest of three children, with an elder brother Pramod Uppalapati and sister Pragathi. His uncle is Telugu actor Krishnam Raju Uppalapati. Scroll down to check the fascinating facts about Prabhas.
Here are 56 Interesting and Lesser Known Facts about Prabhas which I bet you don’t know. Let’s get into the stuff and read each and every line of text with interest if you are a big fan of Prabhas. The facts are arranged in any order and please leave a comment if you think differently and have something in mind which you want me to notice. Your comments are most welcome. Please do not forget to like our official Facebook page.
Interesting and Mind Blowing Facts about Prabhas
- Do you know that Prabhas real name is Venkata Satyanarayana Prabhas Raju Uppalapati?
- Does Prabhas smoke? – Yes
- Does Prabhas drink alcohol? – Yes
- Most of us don’t know the fact that he was born in Chennai and is native of Mogalturu village of West Godavari district.
- He has made a cameo appearance in Bollywood movie. We are not sure if this counts as a Bollywood debut, but Prabhas made a guest appearance in the movie Action Jackson starring Ajay Devgan, Sonakshi Sinha and Yami Gautam in a lead role.
- This is not the first time S.S Rajmouli and Prabhas have collaborated for a movie. They first work together in 2005 movie called Chhatrapati, which was also a blockbuster.
- The actor let go of brand endorsements worth Rs. 18 crore that came his way during the filming of Baahubali. Director SS Rajamouli said, “Prabhas had three consecutive hits and producers kept running after him with money but he only focused on Baahubali.”
- For Shivudu’s role, Prabhas was gifted 1.5 crore worth gym equipment by the makers as they wanted him to get into the desired shape, without putting on fat but increasing his weight.
- Prabhas had admitted in the past that he never thought of becoming an actor, and in fact wanted to be a hotelier instead.
- Prabhas apparently wanted to binge on chicken and Biryani, and hence, become a hotelier! By the way, chicken biryani is his favorite dish.
- Do you know that Prabhas is the first South Indian actor to have his own wax statue at Madame Tussauds, Bangkok? He has beaten the likes of Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan and has got a statue based on his Baahubali character Amarendra Baahubali, wearing the battle armor.
- Prabhas’ all-time favorite Telugu movie is Bhakta Kannappa, starring his uncle Krishnam Raju, which released in 1976.
- He is truly a Superstar for his immense dedication and sincerity towards his work. Also, he is very humble and down to earth person that even adds to his great character.
- He is a huge Rajkumar Hirani fan. He has reportedly watched Munnabhai MBBS and 3 Idiots for almost 20 times.
- Prabhas loves reading books. He is an avid reader and has his library in his house. His favorite book is Fountain Head.
- From amongst Hollywood stars, the Baahubali actor is said to be a fan of actor Robert De Niro.
- After hearing the script, he had so much faith in Baahubali that he never cared about his fee.
- Though he is one of the top actors in Telugu Cinema Industry and being a superstar, he doesn’t have any egos and is known for humble and down-to-earth nature as he respects his co-actors, directors or any other person in his life. A true fan of him or a person who is close to him could say how simple and humble he is.
- Prabhas played the title role in S. S. Rajamouli’s epic film Baahubali: The Beginning (2015), which is the fourth-highest-grossing Indian film to date. Prabhas reprised his role in its sequel, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017), which became the first ever Indian film to gross over ₹1000 crore in all languages in just ten days, and it is the second highest-grossing Indian film to date.
- People call him as Young Rebel Star of Tollywood while he is also called as Darling by many of his fans and people who are close to him. Few of his nicknames are Prabha, Pubsi, and Mr.Perfect.
- He was trained by Mr. World 2010, Lakshman Reddy for Baahubali.
- Even after being such a star, Prabhas is very grounded. In fact, he is very close to his family and especially to his mother. Not a day goes by without him spending some quality time with her. It is truly incredible to see someone do that in a day and age when the concept of family is fast becoming obsolete.
- His favorite vacation spot is London.
- He started his career in Tollywood in the year 2002 with mass action movie “Eeshwar” while he became famous as a star hero with “Varsham” movie which was released in 2004. Further, he made many movies which made him one among the top heroes in Tollywood.
- Prabhas has always been very fond of superheroes, his most favorite being He-Man and Super-Man.
- While most actors these days deliver 2-3 movies a year, Prabhas believes in working on one movie at a time. He shot for nearly 600 days and dedicated 5 years for Baahubali franchise.
- Education is not a qualification to enter into cinema industry. However, Prabhas studied Engineering without neglecting his education. He has done his schooling from DNR School in Bhimavaram and intermediate from Sri Chaitanya Jr. College in Hyderabad.
- We all know that Prabhas is the nephew of famous actor Krishnam Raju who is called as Rebel Star. Apart from this, we don’t know anything about his family background because he never spoke about his family anywhere. He is the youngest son of Late Suryanarayana Raju and Siva Kumari. He father was a Film Producer. He has two siblings Pragathi and Pramod.
- The actor was on a strict diet for Baahubali as he needed to gain 22 kgs for his role. He used to eat 40 boiled eggs every day along with following a rigorous training session. Now post the release of the movie, Prabhas has decided not to diet for a month.
- He got many friends but only a few are his best buddies. His best friends in the industry are Gopichand and Allu Arjun. Rana also became his best friend after working closely with him in Baahubali movie.
- The all-muscle transformation was not easy though. He had to set up a gym at his home at a cost of Rs 1.5 Crore.
- Everyone wants to know this. Our young rebel star’s favorite heroines are Jayasudha, Trisha & Shriya Saran.
- His favorite co-star is Anushka Shetty, the talented actress played his love interest Devasena in Baahubali: The Conclusion. “Anushka Shetty is very close to me. we have done films together. I even know her family well,” said Prabhas in an interview.
- Prabhas is a nature lover and loves to spend his free time traveling. He even has a garden in his house with many birds of various types, that too in open cages.
- Acting is apparently in Prabhas’ blood. Yes, his uncle is a well-known star in Telugu film industry Krishnam Raju, who could be described as Tollywood’s very own Shatrughan Sinha.
- In order to work on his physique for the movie Baahubali, Prabhas played volleyball as part of his exercise management. He started loving the sport so much that he had built a court in his home so that he could play the game whenever he wants.
- We have never seen about his charity works anywhere on media. Unlike few other actors, Prabhas is not a guy who shows off to get publicity and popularity. However, there are sources that have already confirmed that he donates lakhs of rupees every year towards charity. One of such works is that he visited a blind school in Nalgonda and donated Rs.10 lakh and spent his time with the students proving that he is a hero in real life too.
- There were rumors spread around that the young rebel star is gonna marry a 22-year-old girl. According to the sources, she is studying Engineering in Hyderabad. Let’s wait and see if this rumor is true or not.
- One of the interesting facts about Prabhas is that in spite of being a national celebrity now, Prabhas is actually a very private man in real life. His close circle of friends mostly includes people whom he has known since childhood. In fact, one of his closest childhood friends manages most of his work. Even in the professional field, the actor mostly works with people whom he has known well for many years.
- He delayed his marriage for Baahubali. If rumors are to be believed, his fiancé is a 22-year-old engineering student, who was selected by his parents for him.
- In those four years, Prabhas was offered fitness brand endorsement for Rs 5.5 crore but he apparently rejected it. Why, you ask? Because he wanted to concentrate on Baahubali!
- Prabhas won the state award, the Nandi Award for Best Actor, for his role in Mirchi.
- He had a huge crush on Raveena Tandon while growing up.
- After the huge success of Baahubali series, he has received more than 5000 marriage proposals.
Facts About Prabhas : Favorite Stuff:
Favorite Food: Biryani
Favorite Destination: London
Favorite Actress: Jayasudha, Trisha Krishnan, Shriya Saran, Raveena Tandon, Deepika Padukone
Favorite Movies: Tollywood: Bhakta Kannappa, Geethanjali || Bollywood: Munna Bhai MBBS, PK, 3 Idiots
Favorite Book: The Fountain Head by Ayn Rand
Favorite Director: Raj Kumar Hirani
Favorite Song: Mellaga Karagani (Varsham)
Favorite Color: Black
Prabhas Lifestyle, Income, Cars, Biography, Family and Net Worth:
Real Name: Venkata Satyanarayana Prabhas Raju Uppalapati
Nick Name: Darling, Young Rebel Star, Prabha, Mr. Perfect, Pubsi
Date of Birth: 23 October 1979
Age: 38 Years (As of 2017)
Birth Place: Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
School: DNR School, Bhimavaram
College: Sri Chaitanya College, Hyderabad
Qualification: B.Tech Degree
Height: in centimeters- 189 cm || in meters- 1.89 m || in feet inches- 6’2″
Weight: in kilograms- 95 kg || in pounds- 209 lbs
Body Measurements: Chest: 45 Inches || Waist: 35 Inches || Biceps: 18 Inches
House: Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Zodiac Sign/ Sun Sign: Libra
Hobbies: Playing Volleyball, Reading books
Career: Short Note:
Prabhas started his movie career with Eeswar in 2002. In 2003, he was the lead in Raghavendra. He got his breakthrough with his role as “Venkat” in the movie “Varsham” (2004). He made his Bollywood appearance in the movie “Action Jackson” (2014) starring Ajay Devgan and Sonakshi Sinha. He is the highest paid actor of Tollywood.
Father: Late Uppalapati Surya Narayana Raju
Mother: Siva Kumari
Brother: Pramod Uppalapati (Elder)
Sister: Pragathi (Elder)
Uncle: Krishnam Raju Uppalapati
Cars Owned By Prabhas:
- Jaguar XJL
- BMW X3
- Royal Royce Phantom
Net Worth & Salary of Prabhas:
He is presently charging Rs. 24 crore each movie.
His Net Worth is: $12 Million (Approx: 77 Crore in Indian Rupee)
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