Prakash Raj, born as Prakash Rai on 26 March 1965 in Puttur, Karnataka, is an Indian film actor, director, producer and television presenter, who mainly works in the South Indian film industry. After working in the Kannada cinema for a few years, he entered Tamil film industry, through K. Balachander in his movie Duet (1994). In remembrance, he named his production company Duet Movies. He has played a variety of roles, most notably as the antagonist and of late, as a character actor. He has won a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1998 for Mani Ratnam's Iruvar and a National Film Award for Best Actor in 2009 for his role in Kanchivaram, a Tamil film directed by Priyadarshan. Prakash Raj is also the host of Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi from the game show's second season onwards.
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