Prakash Raj born in 26 March 1965 in Bengaluru, Karnataka in a Lower Middle Class family. He is an Indian film actor, director, producer, polyglot, thespian, television presenter, activist and politician He is best known for his works in the South Indian film industry, and Hindi films. He acted in back-to-back stage shows for ₹300 a month in the initial stages of his career.
After working in the Kannada cinema for a few years, he made his debut in Tamil cinema through Duet (1994), by K. Balachander, and has since been a commercially successful film star in Tamil. Prakash has also worked in so many of bollywood movie.
his mother tongue is Kannada, but he is fluency in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi, Hindi and English has placed him among the most sought after actors in Indian cinema.
He has played a variety of roles, most notably as the antagonist and, of late, as a character actor. Prakash, as an actor has won a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1998 for Mani Ratnam's Iruvar, a National Film Award Special Mention (feature film) for the Telugu film Antahpuram, directed by Krishna Vamsi in 1998 and a National Film Award for Best Actor in 2007 for his role in Kanchivaram, a Tamil film directed by Priyadarshan
His brother is Prasad Rai, who is also an actor. He completed schooling at St Joseph's Indian High School, Bangalore and joined St. Joseph's College of Commerce, Bangalore. Prakash Rai changed his surname to Raj based on prominent Tamil film director K. Balachander's advice; he is still called Prakash Rai in his home state, Karnataka.
Prakash Raj married actress Lalitha Kumari in 1994. they have two daughters, Meghana and Pooja, and a son, Sidhu. The couple divorced in 2009. Prakash Raj claims that he is an atheist. after that He married choreographer Pony Verma on 24 August 2010. They have a son, Vedhanth.