Telugu cinema superstar Prabhas is celebrating his 38th birthday on 23 October. The actor, who made his debut with the 2002 film, Jayanth C Paranjee's Eeshwar has so far starred in 19 films. Though Eeshwar failed to click at the Box Office, Prabhas made a grand comeback in 2004 with his third outing, Varsham. The Sobhan-directorial minted Rs 22 crore and emerged as a blockbuster at the Tollywood Box Office.
Prabhas has been unstoppable ever since.
In fact, out of his 10 previous films, most of the films turned out to be Box Office blockbusters including the Baahubali series.
The Rebel actor will be looking for hat-trick of all-time blockbusters with his upcoming film, Saaho. The much-awaited Telugu-Hindi bilingual also marks his Bollywood debut as well.
On his 38th birthday, here are 8 interesting facts about the Baahubali superstar:
1) The real name of Prabhas is Venkata Satyanarayana Prabhas Raju Uppalapati. He was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu as the youngest child of late film producer U Suryanarayana Raju and Siva Kumari. He is also the nephew of popular Tollywood actor, Rebel Star Krishnam Raju.
2) Prabhas did his schooling in DNR School at Bheemavaram and completed his BE Degree from Sri Chaitanya College, Hyderabad.
3) Prabhas' first blockbuster film Varsham was remade in Bollywood in 2016 as Baaghi featuring Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor. In 2014, he starred in Ajay Devgn, Prabhu Deva film Action Jackson.
4) Hollywood actor Robert De Niro is Prabhas' favourite actor while Raj Kumar Hirani is his favourite Bollywood director. Recently, Prabhas had revealed that he had watched Hirani's films, Munna Bhai MBBS and 3 Idiots, almost 20 times. His favourite films are Geethanjali and Baktha Kannappa.
5) Prabhas is the first ever South Indian actor to have a wax statue at the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. During the filming of Baahubali 2, Prabhas turned down a Rs 5.5 crore endorsement deal in order to concentrate on his role in the film.
6) Prabhas is the fourth highest paid superstar in India after Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan. The actor's upcoming film Saaho is tipped to be the second costliest Telugu film after Baahubali 2.
7) Prabhas is the only Indian actor to have a Rs. 500 crore grosser at the Bollywood Box Office and Rs. 1000 crore grosser at all-India level. He was also voted as the sexiest man alive along with Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.
8) In a career spanning 14-years, Prabhas had won 4-Best actor awards. He was also awarded a gym equipment worth Rs 1.5 crore to prepare for his role in Baahubali series.
Thanks to his Baahubali series, Prabhas has emerged as a household name across the India. Many Bollywood stars including Katrina Kaif has expressed desire to work with Prabhas.