Born: Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
Prashanth Thiagarajan (born 6 April 1973) is an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Tamil cinema. He has also appeared in few Telugu films, Bollywood and Malayalam films. The son of actor-director Thiagarajan, he began his career at 17 by appearing in Vaigasi Poranthachu and went on to feature in other films including Balu Mahendras Vanna Vanna Pookkal (1992), R. K. Selvamanis Tamil-Telugu bi-lingual Chembaruthi (1992) and Mani Ratnams action-comedy Thiruda Thiruda (1993).Prashanth rose to stardom with Shankars blockbuster romantic comedy Jeans (1998) in which he played a dual role alongside Aishwarya Rai. The success of the film saw him garner opportunities to work in bigger film projects and in the late 1990s, he featured in a series of profitable films such as Kannedhirey Thondrinal (1998), Kaadhal Kavithai (1998), and Jodi (1999). Prashanth owns a multi-storeyed jewellery mart in Panagal Park. Vikram and Prashanth are cousins.Vikrams mother worked as a sub-collector and his maternal uncle Thyagarajan is a renowned actor and director in the south Indian film industry. Actor Prashanth is Famous actor Vikrams first cousin.
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