Pratap K. Pothen

Other names of Pratap K. Pothen: Prathap Pothan, Pratap K. Pothen, Pratap Pothen 
Birthday: 13-08-1955
Age: 63
Star sign: Virgo
Prathap Pothan is a famous South Indian Director, Actor, Writer and Producer who has acted in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi movies. He was born on 13 August 1955 in Trivandrum. His father was a well to do Businessman named Kolathinkal Pothan. His father passed away when he was 15 years old. He also has a elder brother whose name is Hari Pothan who has produced many movies. Prathap was put in a boarding school in Ooty at the age of 5. Initially he was interested in Painting. However, once he joined college, he started acting in plays with the help of his friends and gradually he was more interested in acting than painting. After his graduation in Madras Christian College (MCC), Prathap worked in a Mumbai ad agency as a copywriter, later he also worked at Sistas Ad Agency and Hindustan Thomson.
Prathap married the then famous Actress Radhika in 1985. However, their marriage did not last long and they separated in 1986. He then remarried Amala Sathyanath who was a Senior Corporate Professional in 1990. The couple have a daughter named Keya born in 1991. Their marriage too ended after 22 years i.e, in 2012.
He has also directed a movie in Telugu in the year 1991 named ‘Chaitanya’ which had Akkineni Nagarjuna and famous actress Gautami in the lead roles.
He won a National Award (Indira Gandhi Award) as the First Best Movie of a Director for the movie ‘Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai’. His former wife, Radhika also starred in this movie. After winning the National award, he started getting a lot of offers. He acted in the movies that he wanted to and made films that he wanted to.
He has an ad agency named Green Apple and is currently busy with commercials for Nippo and MRF Tyres.
Prasanna Venkatesan Tamil Actor

Prasanna Venkatesan

Prasanna is a South Indian actor who was born on 28 August 1982. He has acted in Tamil and Telugu films. He had always dreamt of being an actor since his school days. His father worked for Bharath Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and his mother a home maker. His father wanted Prasanna to complete Engineering and look at a profession in that field. However, destiny had other plans for this talented actor and he soon got a chance to prove himself. During his second year in college, he saw an advertisement that changed his life forever. The advertisement was for an audition to play a role under Manirathnam’s Production. Prasanna applied for this audition and was shortlisted to play the lead role in the movie ‘Five Star’.Initially his parents were not happy and were against his decision to enter movies. Prasanna even wanted to complete his Engineering so that he could fulfil his father’s dream. However, he could not do so which further upset his father more. However, Prasanna does not regret his decision as he knew that he would not be interested in an Engineering profession even if he had completed his studies. Instead he would be looking for opportunities in the movie field. He also maintains taht he will only do meaningful movies which will bring out the best in him so that the producers and directors casting him would not regret their decision.Apart from the Tamil movies, he has also worked on a Telugu movie named ‘Bhai’ in which he got to share the screen space with Akkineni Nagarjuna. He was very excited about his Telugu debut and also nervous as there were a lot of expectations on this movie. Though he had received offers to act in other languages, he had never accepted any. However, the movie, ‘Bhai’ holds a special place in his heart as he got to play a cop in the movie and he is a big fan of Nagarjuna and he got to act with his favourite actor.Prasanna fell in love with Actress Sneha and the couple tied the knot in 2012.

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