Baahubali fame Kalakeya ‘Prabhakar’ reveals why he named his son as Rajamouli

Telugu film actor Prabhakar recently revealed the details of how his journey in telugu cinema began. He feels like he owes all his fame to his debut director Rajamouli, who also cast him as Kalakeya in Baahubali.

By Mohana Sravya Rayaprolu , May 18, 2020 12:14 IST

Filmmaker SS Rajamouli is infamous for giving roles to only a set of actors, in most of his films. Telugu actors such as Subbaraju, or even comedian turned hero Sunil are few examples for this trend. A new name joining this trend would be actor Prabhakar. He is popularly known as ‘Kalakeya’ from Baahubali: The Beginning. The actor played the role with utmost perfection and he is no doubt irreplaceable. Director Rajamouli had the same thought, but even before all of us.
Prabhakar recently revealed how Rajamouli picked him up and gave him all the fame of being in the movies. He mentioned that he was a shy and introverted person, from a small village, Kodangal in Mahabubnagar district. He was apparently not even interested in films but instead was a cricket fanatic. When the actor initially reached Hyderabad, in search of a living, a friend of his took him along for ‘Magadheera’ auditions. He recalls that as the first instance when Rajamouli noticed him, but didn’t mingle in conversation with him.
However, within a few days, an assistant of Rajamouli called up Prabhakar and asked him if he’d be willing to act in the film 'Maryada Ramanna'.This is the same film that gave comedian Sunil the opportunity to feature as a film hero. Prabhakar recalls his journey as, 'When I told Rajamouli that I did not know acting, he sent me to Devdas Kanakala to learn acting. Rajamouli garu gave me a new life and today, I am here because of him. And it was again Rajamouli sir who gave me the opportunity to prove myself as an actor with the role of Kalakeya in Baahubali: The Beginning.' Reading all this, it probably makes sense to you now, why Prabhakar decided to name his son after the director. He has two kids, and the first son is Sriram Rajamouli.

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