Director Venkat Prabhu is turning 36 today! The actor-director was born to composer-lyricist-director Gangai Amaren at Chennai. Gangai Amaren is ‘Isaignani’ Ilayaraja’s younger brother.
After his music education in Trinity College of London Venkat Prabhu wanted to became music director in films. But, he was debuted as a playback singer and also did acting in some films. The films that he did as hero were not released and he took up character roles. But, acting also did not satisfy him and he ventured into direction and his debut film ‘Chennai 600028’ became runaway hit. He went on to deliver hits including ‘Saroja’ and the recent one Ajith’s ‘Mankatha’. Venkat Prabhu is now one of the most acclaimed young directors of Tamil cinema.
Since his Aunt, Ilayaraja’s wife Jeeva, expired recently Venkat Prabhu there will not be any celebration this year!