Prakash Raj is an Indian multilingual film actor, director, producer, television producer, television presenter and politician, known for his work in the film industry of South India and Hindi films. He is one of the finest actors in the film industry who has juggled between movies across several South Indian languages and has managed to create an impact among varied audiences.
He received several National awards including a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1998 (Iruvar), a National Film Award - Special Mention for a Telugu film in 1998 (Anthapuram) and a National Film Award for Best Actor in 2009 (Kanchivaram).
Not only does he have exceptional acting skills, but he has proved his ability to be a praiseworthy director, producer, and television presenter. Known for playing majorly antagonist and character roles, Prakash Raj's notable performances were seen in the movies Kannathil Muthamittal, Mozhi, Abhiyum Naanum, Paava Kadhaigal and Jai Bhim.