Prakash Raj, the actor ties knots with his second wife Pony Verma once again.
Who is Prakash Raj?
Prakash Raj was born on March 26, 1965. Raj was born as Prakash Rai in Bengaluru to a Tulu father and a Kannada mother. He is a well-known Indian actor, film director, television presenter, producer, activist, and politician. He is known mostly for his works in the South Indian film industry as well as Hindi language films. This great actor received several accolades which include 5 National Film Awards, 8 Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, 5 Filmfare Awards South, 6 Nandi Awards, 4 SIIMA Awards, 3 Vijay Awards, and 3 CineMAA Awards.
How did he come into the film industry?
After working in television and stage shows in Kannada for a few years, Prakash tried to act in films. He made his debut in Tamil cinema through Duet in 1994 by K. Balachander. Since then he has been a commercially successful film star in Tamil. Because he debuted in Duet, he named his production company Duet Movies. This actor is the most sought-after in Indian cinema because he is fluent in many languages which include his mother tongue Kannada, Telegu, Tamil, Marathi, Hindi, Malayalam, and English.
What awards did Prakash Raj receive and for what?
As Prakash Raj is a multilingual person, he played a variety of roles, mostly an antagonist and of late, a character actor. He won a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for Mani Ratnam’s Iruvar in 1998. In the same year, he received a National Film Award- Special Mention for the Telegu film Antahpuram by Krishna Vasmi. Again in 2007, he won the National Film Award for Best Actor for his role in Kanchivaram, a Tamil film directed by Priyadarshan.
Even when he became a producer, he received a National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada. This was for the film Puttakkana Highway which his long-time friend from the theatres B. Suresh directed in 2011.
Personal life of actor Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj changed his surname to ‘Raj’ upon the advice of Tamil film director K. Balachander. However, people still call him Prakash Rai in his home state Karnataka. Prakash Raj first married actress Lalitha Kumari in 1994. They had two daughters and a son. The daughters were Meghana and Pooja. Their son Sidhu die in 2004. This couple divorced in 2009. Even after that, Raj found love at the age of 45. He married choreographer Pony Verma on 24th August 2010. Their son Vedhanth was born in 2015.
Prakash marries again
This versatile actor celebrated his 11th Anniversary in the form of another wedding. The 56-year-old actor married his wife Pony Verma again on their wedding anniversary. He shared some of the moments from the event on Twitter and the pictures went viral in a jiffy. In the photos, they are seen exchanging rings. Actually, his son Vedhanth wanted to see his parents’ marriage. This was the reason for the wedding 2.0. His former wife and daughters were also part of the event.
The tweets of Prakash Raj
Prakash wrote in his tweet, “We married again tonight because our son Vedhanth wanted to witness it. Family moments.” In a separate tweet, he posted a picture of his 11-year-old marriage. Along with it, he said, “It turned out so right.. for strangers in the night. Thank you. my darling wife, for being a wonderful friend, a lover, and a great co-traveler in our life together.