Prabhas aka Venkata Satyanarayana Prabhas Raju Uppalapati is a famous Telugu movie actor, best known for his acting in the movie Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. Let’s check out more about the personal and professional life of the reel-life Baahubali and other unknown facts.
Prabhas was born on 23 October 1979 (44 years old; age as of 2023) in Madras, Tamil Nadu. His family moved to Hyderabad as his father was working in the Telugu film industry. Although he was the son of a film producer, he had no intention to become an actor. He had always wanted to be a businessman. But he could not resist himself from the glamour world for long and soon he entered the film industry as an actor.
Prabhas is 6′ 2″ tall and weighs approximately 95 kg. His body measurements are proportioned at; 45 inches chest, 16 inches biceps, and 35 inches.
His eye colour is brown and hair are black.
Family, Caste & Girlfriend
Prabhas belongs to a filmy-background. His father late U. Suryanarayana Raju was a famous film producer in the Telugu film industry and his mother’s name is Siva Kumari. He has one elder brother, Pramod Uppalapati, and an elder sister, Pragathi.
His uncle Krishnam Raju Uppalapati is also a Telugu-actor.
Prabhas was in an alleged relationship with the actress Ileana DCruz while they were working together in a movie.
Although both denied the rumours, it is said that Prabhas is the reason that Ileana decided to quit the Telugu Film Industry.
As soon as the sequel of Baahubali released in 2017, the chemistry between Prabhas and Anushka Shetty became an instant hit among the fans. Because of this chemistry, rumours started doing rounds about the two being in a relationship. However, they refused those talks, but their fans are still looking forward to seeing them together as a couple.
Prabhas is unmarried as of now.
Prabhas did his schooling at DNR School, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, and got enrolled in Sri Chaitanya College, Hyderabad from where he got a degree in engineering. He started his acting career with Eeswar (2002, Telugu), and following this, he continued working in 1 or 2 movies in a year. Moreover, it was his uncle, Uppalapati Krishnam Raju, who encouraged him to try his luck in the acting world.
Prabhas shot to fame with his role as ‘Venkat’ in the film ‘Varsham’ (2004).
He was critically acclaimed for his performances in the films Chatrapathi (2005), which was directed by S.S. Rajamoulli. For his movie Billa (2009), he was appreciated for his Macho image.
In 2014, he was offered a movie Baahubali: The Beginning by director S. S. Rajamouli for which he devoted two years. It was a risk for him as he had signed no other films during that period, but when the film released, his hard work paid off and the film became India’s third highest grossing film worldwide.
Later he appeared in its sequel Baahubali: The Conclusion (2017) and the film broke its previous record becoming India’s second highest-grossing film worldwide. With this film, he gained more fans not only in South India but also in North India. His performance was critically acclaimed in the movie. The film also won a National Award for the Best Film (2017).
He made his debut in Bollywood with the movie ‘Action Jackson’ (2014).
- Prabhas likes to eat Biryani and butter chicken.
- His list of favourite actors include Robert De Niro, Shah Rukh Khan, and Salman Khan and his favourite actresses are Raveena Tandon, Deepika Padukone, Jayasudha, Trisha Krishnan, and Shriya Saran.
- He likes to watch Munna Bhai MBBS, 3 Idiots, PK, Bhakta Kannappa, and Geethanjali.
- Prabhas admires the director, Rajkumar Hirani.
- His favourite book is The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.
- He is very fond of the song Mellaga Karagani from the movie Varsham.
- Prabhas is known to have preference for black colour.
- He likes holidaying in London.
- In his leisure time, he loves to play volleyball.
Prabhas owns a Rolls Royce Phantom, BMW X3, and Jaguar XJ.
Salary & Net Worth
Reportedly, Prabhas got a sum of ₹24 crore for each of the Baahubali movie. His net worth is estimated to be $12 million.
- Prabhas is the highest-paid actor in the Telugu Film Industry.
- He smokes and also drinks alcohol.
- He had a huge crush on Raveena Tandon while growing up.
- He is the only South Indian actor have his wax statue at Madame Tussauds museum.
- His film Baahubali: The Conclusion (2017) became the highest-grossing Indian film with more than INR 1500 Cr. worldwide.
- For Baahubali, Prabhas was supposed to tone up his body, and to achieve this, he underwent a strict workout regime in a gym having all the necessary equipment worth around INR 1.5 crore. He was trained by Mr. World 2010, Lakshman Reddy.
- His elder brother Pramod Uppalapati got jailed in a cheque (worth INR 43 Lacs) bounce case.
- The most eligible bachelor Prabhas was showered with over 6000 marriage proposals across the country after the success of his films Baahubali 1 and 2.
- Prabhas is very fond of reading books and has a personal library at his home.
- He is an admirer of nature and has housed many different types of birds and that, too, in open cages.
- In an interview, he revealed that he was a food lover and before venturing into acting, he wanted to become a hotelier.
- He is a huge fan of Rajkumar Hirani and has watched Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. and 3 Idiots more than 20 times.
- In an interview, he revealed that while shooting for Bahubali, he included playing volleyball in his workout regime. He has also built a volleyball court in his house.
- He devoted almost five years to Baahubali and did not work on any other project all those years.