Prashanth Neel is an Indian film director and screenwriter who primarily works in Kannada and Telugu language movies. He made his debut with the 2014 Kannada film, Ugramm and later directed the two-part film series: K.G.F: Chapter 1, K.G.F: Chapter 2, which became the highest-grossing Kannada film, and Salaar – The Ceasefire.
Prashanth Neel Biography
|Directing the KGF franchise movies
|Physical Stats & More
|in centimeters– 170 cm
in meters– 1.70 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 7”
|Film: Ugramm (2014)
|Awards, Honours, Achievements
|• Won Best Debutant Director Award at 4th SIIMA for Ugramm in 2015
• Won Best Director Award at 8th SIIMA for K.G.F: Chapter 1 in 2019
• Won Best Director Award at Zee Kannada Hemmeya Kanndiga Awards for K.G.F: Chapter 1 in 2019
• Nominated for Best Director Award by 62nd Filmfare Awards South for Ugramm in 2015
• Nominated for Best Director Award by 66th Filmfare Awards South for K.G.F: Chapter 1 in 2019
|Date of Birth
|4 June 1980 (Wednesday)
|Age (as of 2022)
|Baldwin Boys School, Bangalore
|Relationships & More
|5 May 2010
|Son– Rayansh Neel
Daughter– Sarayu Neel
|Father– Subhash Neelakantapuram
Mother– Bharati Subhash
|Brother– Pradeep Neelakantapuram
Sister– Rekha Neelakantapuram
Prashanth Neel Personal life
Prashanth Neelakantapuram was born on 4 June 1980 into a Telugu-speaking family in Karnataka. Born to Subhash and Bharathi, their family hails from Neelakantapuram village, near Madakasira, Andhra Pradesh, and settled in Bangalore.
Neel married Likitha in 2010. The couple has a daughter and son.Neel’s sister is married to Kannada actor Sriimurali, who eventually starred in Neel’s directorial debut Ugramm. Neel is also a cousin of Telugu film actor, Aadarsh Balakrishna, and is also related to former Andhra Pradesh state minister, Raghu Veera Reddy.
Prashanth Neel Career
In an interview with a Kannada weekly magazine, Neel said he took to filmmaking initially for the need of money, following which he completed a course in the same, eventually developing interest in it. After having completed the course, he decided to cast his brother-in-law and actor Srimurali in Aa Hudugi Neene, a screenplay that he had written during the time. After the latter expressed his concerns due to his inexperience, Neel changed his mind and began observing Srimurali’s mannerisms over a period of time, and came up with the project Ugramm, an action film. The film turned out to be a massive commercial success and emerged as one of the highest-grossing Kannada films of 2014.
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