Telugu cinema superstar Prabhas celebrated his 37th birthday on 23 October.
The actor, who has 18 films to his name, made his debut with the 2002 film, Jayanth C Paranjee's Eeshwar. The film failed to impress the Box Office. However, Prabhas made a grand comeback in 2004 with his third release, Varsham, which was a blockbuster. The Sobhan-directorial minted Rs 22 crore at the Tollywood Box Office.
Prabhas has been unstoppable ever since. His nine last releases, Baahubali: The Beginning, were Box Office hits.
The Mirchi actor will be looking for his 10th hit in a row with Baahubali: The Conclusion. The much-awaited SS Rajamouli directorial is slated to be released on 28 April 2017.
On his 37th birthday, here are 15 interesting facts Prabhas:
1) Prabhas was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. His real name is Venkata Satyanarayana Prabhas Raju Uppalapati.
2) He is the youngest child of late film producer U Suryanarayana Raju and Siva Kumari. Pragathi and Pramod are his siblings. He is also the nephew of popular Tollywood actor, Rebel Star Krishnam Raju.
3) Prabhas did his schooling in DNR School at Bheemavaram. He completed his BE Degree from Sri Chaitanya College, Hyderabad.
4) Rajkumar Hirani is Prabhas' favourite Bollywood director. In a recent interview, the actor revealed that he had watched Hirani's films, Munna Bhai MBBS and 3 Idiots, almost 20 times. Hollywood actor Robert De Niro is Prabhas' favorite actor. His favorite films are Geethanjali and Baktha Kannappa.
5) Prabhas also starred in Ajay Devgn - Sonakshi Sinha's 2014 film, Action Jackson. Interestingly, his first blockbuster, Varsham (2004) was also remade in Bollywood that year as Baaghi - starring Tiger Shroff and Shradha Kapoor.