Prakash Thuminad is an Indian actor known for his comic roles in Tulu and Kannada films. He is a winner of the SIIMA Award, which he received for his comic role in the film “Sarkaari Hiriya Praathamika Shaale, Kaasaragodu, Koduge: Raamanna Rai.”
Prakash Thuminad was born in Manjeshwar, Kerala. He did his schooling at Government High School, Kunjathoor. Later, he attended the Government College in Mangalore.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about his parents and siblings.
Wife & Children
He is married and has two children.
At the beginning of his career, Prakash Thuminad worked as a supporting actor in Kannada and Tulu cinema. He became a known face in the film industry after his performance in the Kannada language film “Ondu Motteya Kathe” in 2017 in which he played the role of Srinivas.
In 2018, he appeared in the Kannada-language film “Katheyondu Shuruvagide.” His performance in the Kannada-language film “Sarkaari Hiriya Praathamika Shaale, Kaasaragodu, Koduge: Raamanna Rai” (2018) as Bhujanga was widely appreciated by the audience. In 2020, he played the role of Nara alias Narayana in the Tulu film “2 Ekre.” His performance in the Kannada-language film “Kantara” (2022), in which he played the role of Raampa, became the breakthrough of his career.
Some of his other notable performances in the films include as Ramanath in the Kannada-language film “Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana” (2021), a Bank Manager in the Kannada-language film “Kshamisi Nimma Khaatheyalli Hanavilla” (2022), and Jagganna in the Kannada-language film “Thimayya & Thimayya” (2022).
- Prakash Thuminad won the SIIMA Award for Best Comedian for his performance in the film “Sarkari Hiriya Praathamika Shaale, Kaasaragodu, Koduge: Raamanna Rai” in 2019.
- He won the Best Comedian (Kannada) Award for the film ‘Kantara’ at the South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA), held at the Dubai World Trade Centre in the United Arab Emirates in September 2023.
- Before entering the film industry, Prakash Thuminad worked in manual labour, driving an auto, beedi making, and many other odd jobs.
- Thuminad rejected offers of 12 films to work in the film “Kantara.” While talking about his role in the film in an interview, he said,
When I saw Rishab sir perform the Daiva dance, I was overwhelmed and felt proud that I was a part of the film.”