When we talk about famous villains of the film industry, one name that comes to our mind is “Prakash Raj”. Yes, he keeps going on with his multi-talented skills i.e., director, producer, and television presenter.
Prakash has done many roles in his movies whether it be a negative role or a family person role. He nailed and performed more than the expectation, that’s one of his reasons for success. He just dives into the role like it was made for him.
Anyway, if you are also one of his fans then you’ll surely love to know some facts about him.
8 Things You Didn’t Know About Prakash Raj
1. A Polyglot
Prakash Raj has performed in many Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi films. It’s because he knows all these languages including English and Marathi. He knows 7 different languages which makes him a polyglot.
2. Theatre Fan
He has always been so passionate about his theatre performances and has performed in over 2000 street theatres. He gave his first performance in a theatre when he was in 7th grade.
3. Real Surname
The actor’s real surname is “Rai” instead of “Raj”. He was advised to change his surname by prominent Tamil film director K Balachander.
4. Start of an Acting Debut
Although Prakash Raj had performed in many theatres his actual acting debut was started with a Kannada Doordarshan serials. After that, he also acted in a Kannada film “Harakeya Kuri” and his journey to fame took off.
5. National Film Award Winner
The film industry has got tough competitors, besides this fact, that Prakash has won National Film Award five times. One for best supporting actor, second and third for Special jury, fourth for best actor, and fifth for best film. 
6. First Big Appearance in Bollywood
The actor has been seen performing in many Bollywood movies as well, his first appearance was as “Additional Commissioner of Police Shrikant Naidu” in a multi-starter film “Khakee”.
7. Banned by Film Producers
Telugu Film Industry had imposed a ban on actor Prakash Raj as he was failed to complete his commitments for the shooting of the film Sidhu. However, it was not valid as the movie was already under production.
8. A Reader
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies” ~ George R.R. Martin
It seems like Prakash is inspired by this famous quote. He has always seen with a book in his hand that clearly tells us that he is an ardent reader also.