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Prabhas (born Venkata Satyanarayana Prabhas Raju Uppalapati) is an acclaimed Telugu film actor best known for his title role in two of India’s top 10 highest grossing films (Baahubali saga). Winner of the state Nandi Award for Best Actor, he is also the son of film producer U Suryanarayana Raju and nephew of popular Telugu actor Krishnam Raju Uppalapati.
Prabhas made his film debut with the moderately successful movie Eeswar (2002), best remembered for its songs Kotaloni Rani and Gundelo Valava. His first major hit Varsham (2004) swept all the major awards it was nominated for. Its soundtrack included chartbuster songs such as Nuvvasthanante, Mellaga, Kopama Napina and Nachave Nizam Pori. Prabhas delivered yet another hit film Chatrapathi (2005) with an amazing soundtrack. MM Keeravani won the Nandi Awards for Best Music Director for this movie. The album was replete with hit numbers like Gundu Sudhi, A Vachi B Pai and Nallani Vannio. The success of Chatrapathi was soon followed by Pournami (2006), another major hit for Prabhas with an outstanding soundtrack that included Bharathavedamudan, Sikki Mukki and Koyo Koyo. Through the years Prabhas delivered several mega hit films with unforgettable soundtracks. Manassa from Munna (2007), Gundello from Ek Niranjan (2009), Hosahore from Darling (2010), Chali Chaliga from Mr. Perfect (2011) and Idhedho Bagundhe from Mirchi in 2013 (for which he won Nandi Award for Best Actor) are the songs that Prabhas’ pre-Baahubali era will be remembered by. Baahubali - The Beginning (2015) catapulted Prabhas to national and international fame. The film was a massive success, peaking at No. 4 on the list of Highest-Grossing Indian Films of all time. Its soundtrack was equally well loved with Mamatala Talli, Jeva Nadhi and Dhivara being the best among a bouquet of beautiful arrangements. The cliffhanger end of the movie ensured that its sequel Baahubali 2 - The Conclusion (2017) was eagerly awaited by fans. The sequel became second highest grossing Indian movie of all time (till 2017). The Baahubali saga left a major impact on the types of movies made in India and is seen as a pathbreaker in terms of technology and scale of production. The soundtrack of the movie boasted of great hits like Jiyo Re Bahubali, Veeron Ke Veer Aa, Soja Zara, Jay-Jaykara and Shivam.