Prashanth Thyagarajan is an Indian actor. He works majorly in Tamil films apart from working in some Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi films. He was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He is a star kid. He is the son of actor – director Thiagarajan. He is a Computer Graphics and Multimedia student. After his 12th grade, his name was listed in two medical colleges.
He got married to Grahalakshmi, who was the daughter of a Chennai - based industrialist in the year 2005. But, the marriage didn’t work for long. Grahalakshmi filed a complaint against the actor for dowry and harassment. But, the Madras High Court declared their marriage as null because she kept her first marriage hidden before getting married to Prashanth. Prashanth’s debut film was Vaigasi Poranthachu in the year 1990 when he was just 17 years old.
In 1992, he did films like Vanna Vannna Pookal directed by
and Chembaruthi by R. K. Selvamani. He did a Malayalam film Perumthachan. His career marked films like
, Appu, Parthen Rasithen, Chocolate, Majunu, Thamizh, Winner, Jai, Shock and Aayudham London. Susi Ganeshan's Virumbugiren and Kamal’s
Piriyadha Varam Vendum
had delayed releases.
He gave back to back hits. He launched Police, which was a remake of a Hindi film –Khakee, but the film didn’t roll. The same happened with Sakkarai. Films like Petrol, Runway, Taxi Driver, Jockey, Arun Weds Harini and Vithagan were announced but not made.
He then acted in R. K.Selvamani's Pulan Visaranai II which got released in 2015 after a delay of eight years. With Shiva Shanmugam's Thagapansamy, came along appreciations for the actor. In. 2008, he also invested in jewellery that had 12 floors in Chennai. His upcoming release is Saahasam for the year 2013.
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Prashanth is an Indian actor, who served in the Tamil film industry. He also appeared in a few Telugu, Malayalam and Bollywood films.
He was born on 6th April 1973, in Chennai (Tamil Nadu) to parents Thiagarajan and Shanthi. His father was a renowned actor-director of his time. He also served as a producer and screenplay writer for the Tamil film industry.
Prashanth was married to Grahalakshmi, the daughter of Chennai industrialist on September 1, 2005. The couple divorced three years later.Prashanth began his acting career in 1990 at the age of 17 with the Tamil drama film Vaigasi Poranthachu, where he was cast as the leading romantic hero in the movie. The movie was written and directed by
and was produced by K. Prabakaran.
His next project was a Malayalam film written by M.T. Vasudevan Nair, called Perumthachan, where he played the role of the title character’s son. This film won the Best Film Award at the Kerala State Film Awards and a Filmfare Award for Best Film-Malayalam. It was also a nominee for the Golden Leopard Award.
After this success, Five of his Tamil films released in 1992.
His movie Vanna Vanna Pookkal was a hit and completed the 100-day run at the box-office. At the 39th
National Film Awards
, it won the award for the best feature film in Tamil.
His next hit Chembaruthi was remade in Hindi as Aao Pyaar Karen.
He did his first Hindi language film in 1992 which was the remake of his Tamil debut Vaigasi Poranthachu. It was named 'I love you' and was directed by Vara Prasad.
He did the Telugu feature film Latti in 1992, which is dubbed in Hindi as Sundara Kanda. It is also dubbed in Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada as Dawood Ibrahim, Vaaname Ellai, and Soorya Manasam respectively.
He also acted in the Hindi remake of his 1992 film Prema Shikharam, which released in 1994 under the title Anokha Premyudh.
He was cast opposite
in the Telugu film Tholi Muddhu(1993) which was a remake of the 1990 Hindi film Dil.
Later in 1993, he was cast in the Tamil film Thiruda Thiruda directed by
, written along with Ram Gopal Verma. A.R. Rahman composed its soundtrack and background score. This movie was a success and got a premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Prashanth rose to stardom by S.Shankar's blockbuster romantic comedy Jeans in 1998, where he played a dual role, alongside Aishwarya RaiBachchan. It was the most expensive film of the Indian cinema at that time. It was dubbed under the same title into Hindi and Telugu languages. The film was a nominee for the Best Foreign Language Film for the Academy Awards in 1998.
He touched another peak of success with Kannedhirey Thondrinal in 1998. It ran for almost 25 weeks and was the most profitable film of that time.
With the success of Kaadhal Kavithai, the year 1998 recorded a hat-trick of hit films for Prashanth.
He gave a blockbuster Jodi in 1999 with actress Simran. They were dubbed as a hit pair then.
He appeared in debut director Hari's Thamizh which gained a positive response. Later around and after 2005 his career paced down due to his marital problems.
He took a break from the cinema after that and made a comeback in 2011 with the Indian epic historical drama film Ponnar Shankar. The film brought him an average review, followed by Mambattiyan, which his father co-wrote, directed and produced.
Johnny, his upcoming Tamil action drama film directed by Vetriselvan and produced by Thiagarajan is a remake of Johnny Gaddar. It is scheduled to release in 2018. He also owns a 12-floor jewelry store in T Nagar, Chennai which opened in 2008.