Prudhviraj, also known as Ballireddy Prudhviraj, is a Telugu comedian, who made his debut in E.V.V. Satyanarayana’s, ‘Aa Okkati Adakku’, in 1992. While working in his debut film, he spent 40 days with the late Indian film actor,
Rao Gopal Rao, and learned so much about the film industry. He made an appearance in over 100 films for over two decades. Prudhviraj earned popularity because of his dialogue, “30 Years Industry Ikkada”, in the patriotic film, ‘Khadgam’, helmed by
Krishna Vamsi, in the year 2002. Prudhviraj was born in Tadepalligudem, West Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh, and studied at Andhra University, where he finished his post-graduation in Economics. During those times, he usually joined cultural programs and stage plays, which just shows how much passion he has to become an actor. His mother encouraged him with his passion, and thus, he did not look for any other job. After his debut film, he shifted to Chennai to pursue a career in the Tamil film industry. Prabhakar Reddy helped him in his journey while he had difficult times.
He worked as a receptionist in a hotel during the night and tried to find his luck in films during the day. He has also worked as a supervisor in a video shop and a guest house, and he owes it all to Prabhakar Reddy. He appeared in films like Ninne Pelladutha,
Sri Anjaneyam, Prasthanam, Kick, Vedam, Dookudu, Aha Naa Pellanta,
Yamudiki Mogudu, and Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu, among others. However, he was never recognized for his performance in these films. In Krishna Nagar, Hyderabad, he stayed with a friend in a small room. He had been struggling during those days and used to survive with only 1-kilo of rice in a week. Luckily, he got his due with the romantic comedy film, ‘
Loukyam’, that released in 2014. His character as Boiling Star Bablu, a TV star, became a turning point in his career. He received praises from the critics, because of his dialogues and brilliant performance in the film. He garnered so much attention, and his character has been one of the highlights of the film. He was later casted as future star Siddappa in the blockbuster Telugu masala film,
Bengal Tiger, which stars
Ravi Teja, Rashi Khanna and Tamannaah in the lead roles. Sriwass, who gave him a chance in Loukyam, casted him again in the 2016 action film, ‘
Dictator’. He is also going to essay the character of Mantri in SS Rajamouli’s, ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’, which is slated to release in December 2016.
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Popularly known as Prudhviraj, Prudhviraj Ballireddy is a Telugu comedian. Dr. Prabhakar Reddy and E.V.V Satyanarayan introduced him into the film industry with their first film, Aa Okkati Adakku.
While shooting for this film, Prudhviraj met Rao Gopala Rao and spent four days with him, during which he learnt all about the film industry. He has starred in more than 100 films to date and earned his popular name with the dialogue, ' 30 Years Industry', after his role in ‘Khadgam’, a Krishna Vamshi movie.
Some of his other films include Dictator, Loukyam, Kick,
Namo Venkatesha, Chandralekha, Pudhupettai, and Dhee, among others.