Prashanth Thiagarajan

Actor

Born: Madras, Tamil Nadu, India

BIOGRAPHY

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 Mahendra's Vanna Vanna Pookkal (1992), R. K. Selvamani's Tamil-Telugu bi-lingual Chembaruthi (1992) and Mani Ratnam's action-comedy Thiruda Thiruda (1993). Prashanth rose to stardom with Shankar's 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.Vikram's 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 Vikram's first cousin.

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