Venkat Prabhu

Date of Birth: July 11, 1975
Occupation:
Actor, Director, Screenplay, Story Writer
Venkat Prabhu
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Personal life
His family is synonymous with Tamil Cinema, since he is the son of director-cum-music-director Gangai Amaran, elder brother actor, singer and music director Premji Amaran. His uncle is the music director Maestro Ilayaraaja and his cousins are the famous South Indian music composers Yuvan Shankar Raja, Karthik Raja and singer Bhavatharini.1 S. P. B. Charan, producer of Prabhu's first directorial venture Chennai 600028, is his very close friend and they both have worked together on innumerable projects.
On 10 September 2001, Venkat Prabhu married Rajalakshmi, the foster daughter of dance teacher K. J. Sarasa, and has a daughter named Shivani. He did his schooling from the St. Bede's school in Chennai.

Career
Though he had the ambition to became a successful music director after completing his music degree from Trinity College of Music London he couldn't fulfill his dreams and instead started his career as a singer in the film industry and later became an actor where he rather acted in character roles than as a hero. He hogged spotlight for the first time when he turned director with the summer hit Chennai 600028, after which he directed the comedy thriller film Saroja, which proved to be a successful box-office hit. He followed it up with Goa which was appreciated for its humour and fresh story-line and was a box office hit.