Tiger Prabhakar

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Prabhakar
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Born
Prabhakar

(1948-03-30)30 March 1948
Died25 March 2001(2001-03-25) (aged 52)
Occupations
  • Actor
  • Director
  • Composer

Tiger Prabhakar (30 March 1948 – 25 March 2001) was an Indian actor who predominantly worked in Kannada and Telugu cinema. He has also acted in a few Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi films (Bollywood). He was also known as Kannada Prabhakar,

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Career

Prabhakar started his career by appearing in small negative roles [1] in Kannada movies and went on to become one of the most sought after villains in Kannada and Telugu movies during the late 70s and 80s. [2] [3] He graduated to playing full-fledged action hero roles in Kannada movies 1983-84 onward and remained one of the most sought after heroes until 1993-94. He made a successful pair with all the top Kannada heroines of the time like Jayamala, Aarathi, Bharathi, Lakshmi and Jayanthi. Prabhakar has also directed 9-10 films in Kannada in which he starred as the hero.

Acting Style

Prabhakar's unique acting style, his physique helped him become extremely popular amongst the masses. He excelled in action sequences. He even excelled in his comedic timing and excelled in many movies in comedy scenes as is seen in many movies where he played Anant Nag's friend in movies like Nanna Devaru , Dhairya Lakshmi, Gayathri Maduve . He would wear a cross to the sets, being a Christian but would be asked to hide or remove it sometimes. [4]

Kanglish quotes

Prabhakar introduced Kanglish, a mix of Kannada and English dialogues, to Kannada movies. [1]

Death

Prabhakar died in Mallya Hospital in Bangalore at 9:45 p.m. on 25 March 2001 due to kidney failure. [1] [5]

Filmography

As actor

Kannada

Telugu

YearFilmRoleNotes
1971 Chalaki Rani Kiladi Raja [9] JosephDebut Film in Telugu
1972 Nijam Nirupistha [10] Member of bandits gang
1978 Adavi Manushulu [11]
1978 Lawyer Viswanath Soda Jaggu
1978 Dongala Veta [12] Dancer in SongDanced with Jayamalini
1978 Annadammula Savaal [13] Bhayankar
1979 Yugandhar
1979 Iddaru Asadhyule [14]
1980 Chuttalunnaru Jagratha Katthula Rathi
1980 Bangaru Bava [15] Sanyasi Babu
1981 Gharana Gangulu [16] Syam
1981 Chattaniki Kallu Levu Javed
1982Billa Ranga [17] Raviraj
1982Pratigna [18] Nagaraju's hitman
1983 Roshagadu Bhayankar
1983 Puli Bebbuli Rudraiah
1983 Moogavani Paga [19] Murder MaridayyaRemake of Moogana Sedu
1983 Palleturi Pidugu [20] Drunken miscreant at the vegetable marketCredited as K. Prabhakar
1983 Dharma Poratam Ranga
1985 Jwala Sarvottama Rao
1985 Pattabhishekam Mastan Rao
1986 Brahmastram Nagaraju
1986 Vikram Sardar
1986 Ide Naa Samadhanam [21] Jaganmohan Rao
1986Police Officer [22] S.P. Bhavani Prasad and PrabhakarDual Role
1986 Ravana Brahma [23] Tiger Dasu
1986 Kirathakudu Snake
1986 Rakshasudu Vankachakra Ram Murthy
1987 Rakshasa Samharam [24] Dada Chanakya Chowdary
1987 Thandri Kodukula Challenge Narahari
1987 Prema Samrat [25] Jagga Rao
1987 Muddayi Ranjit Kumar
1987 Pasivadi Pranam Inspector Reddy
1987 Jebu Donga Jimoomba
1989 Vicky Daada Prabhakar
1989 Palnati Rudraiah [26] Saindhava Rao
1990 Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari KP
1990 Neti Siddhartha Jogender
1990 Kodama Simham Gajapati
1993 Nippu Ravva Prabhakar

Tamil

YearFilmRoleNotes
1977 Gaayathri
1978 Idhu Eppadi Irukku [27] Sastry
1978 Thai Meethu Sathiyam
1980 Kaalam Bathil Sollum [28] Thandavan
1980 Anbukku Naan Adimai
1981 Amara Kaaviyam Chinnadurai
1982 Thyagi [29] Prathap
1985 Annai Bhoomi 3D
1992 Annamalai Don
1992 Pandian Parameshwaran
1993 Rojavai Killathe Peter
1995 Muthu S. P. Pratap Rayudu

Malayalam

YearFilmRoleNotes
1993 Dhruvam Hyder Marakkar
1993 Mafia Devaraja Gowda
1997RangerTiger

Hindi

YearFilmRoleNotes
1984 Inquilaab Anil Raj
1987 Jawab Hum Denge D.J.

As director

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