Anu Prabhakar

Anu Prabhakar

Anu Prabhakar (1980-0) is a Kannada Actress known for the movies No. 73, Shanthi Nivasa(2007), Mussanje Mathu(2008), Kanasugara(2001)

NameAnu Prabhakar (ಅನು ಪ್ರಭಾಕರ್)
Date Of Birth9 November 1980
Age43 years 7 months 3 days
Place Of BirthBangalore, Karnataka
HusbandsKrishna Kumar(m.2002–2014) , Radhu Mukherji(m.2016-)
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MotherGayathri Prabhakar(dubbing artist)
Debut MovieHrudaya Hrudaya
FatherM V Prabhakar(dubbing artist)
Favorite ActressJuhi Chawla
Height5' 5
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Mother-In-LawSmt.Rathna Mukherjee
UncleCol Dixit(Father's elder brother)


Childhood & Early Life

Anu Prabhakar was born on Sunday, 9 November 1980 to M V Prabhakar (Father) and Gayathri Prabhakar (Mother) an Actress and Dubbing artist in Bangalore, Karnataka. She has a brother Vikram Prabhakar.

Her father was from Mangalore but brought up in Dharwad, his father had a hotel in Dharwad, her mother is from Bangalore, Anu was born & brought up in Bangalore, where her parents were based.

Her mother Gayathri Prabhakar is a popular TV Serial, Movie actress, she has lent her voice to actresses in more than 100 movies.

Anu prabhakar with mother gayathri prabhakar and brother vikram
Anu prabhakar with mother Gayathri Prabhakar and brother Vikram.

As a kid she wanted to be an Air hostess.


  • High School: She completed her High School from Nirmala Rani High School in Malleshwaram.
  • College: She dropped out of her college to take up acting as a fulltime profession.
  • Graduation: Later in life she completed graduation in Sociology course from Karnataka University, securing a good 70% of the marks.
  • M.A: She recently completed Masters in Sociology.
  • PhD: She is contemplating a PhD, for now though busy with the work at hand.

Anu thanks her Uncle, Cousin sister & her mother for pressing her to continue her education.

 Film Career

Being brought up in an artist's family made it easy for her to get into films.

As a Child Artist: She started her career as a child artist in the film Shanti Kranti (1991) alongside V. Ravichandran, Ramesh Aravind & Juhi Chawla, the film was directed by V Ravichandran himself.

As a Lead actress: She made her debut as heroine in Hrudaya Hrudaya(1999) opposite ShivaRajkumar, it was directed by M S Rajashekhar.

She has acted around 50 Kannada movies and some Tamil movies so far.

Her roles in movies like Shaapa(2001), Shreerasthu Shubhamasthu(2002), Vishalakshammana Ganda(2001), No. 73, Shanthi Nivasa(2007) made her well know throughout Karnataka.

 TV Career

She has appeared in Some of the TV reality Shows like:

  • Bale Bangara: A game show for housewives
  • Shrimati Karnataka
  • Home Minister: A show where she visited numerous homes talking to Housewives
  • Autograph Please

And has been part of TV serials like:

  • Manju Musukida Haadi
  • Nooru Dinagalu
  • TRIVENI SANGAMA: An upcoming horror serial on Star Suvarna.

Marriage & Personal Life

First Marriage: Anu Prabhakar was married to Krishna Kumar, Son of famous Kannada actress Jayanthi from 2002-2014, after her separation she stayed alone for a while.

Second MarriageRaghu Mukherjee, a fellow Kannada actor and Model & Anu were friends for a long time, Raghu & Anu were brought together by the mothers of the duo. Raghu's mother Rathna & Anu's mother Gayathri had become friends & they pushed the couple into thinking about Love & marriage. The couple were hesistant at first because of their experiences from the previous marriages.

Raghu was divorced at that time from his first marriage with Bhavana. They kept their relation private for a while, they finally tied the knot on April 24th 2016 in a private ceremony at Yelahanka attended by a few close friends & well wishers.

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Anu prabhakar marrying Raghu Mukherjee

S Narayan and Pawan Wadeyar were among the friends from film fraternity to attend the event.

Anu Prabhakar: Photos, Pictures

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Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. In 2009, she gave her voice to an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign, in an animated educational software tutorial created by the nonprofit organisation TeachAIDS
  2. She is a Brand Ambassador for Children’s Movement for Civic Awareness
  3. She was awarded with the title "Abhinaya Saraswathi" for her contribution to movies.
  4. In 2001 she won "Karnataka State Film Award" in the Best Actress category for the Movie Shaapa(2001), in which she played a doctor opposite Ramesh Aravind.

Anu Prabhakar: Filmography (49)

(All Anu Prabhakar Movies)
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2016 Shivayogi Sri Puttayyajja[Actress]
2015 Aatagara[Actress(Sandhya Ramagopal(Principal of Rainbow School))]
2014 Fair & Lovely[Actress]
2013 Garbhada Gudi[Actress(Teresa)]
2013 Sakkare[Actress(Sneha)]
2012 Ko Ko[Actress]
2012 Samsaradalli Golmal[Actress(Ragini)]
2012 Sri Kshethra Adichunchanagiri[Actress]
2010 Sri Banashankari Matha[Actress]
2010 Pareekshe[Actress]
2009 Bhagyada Balegaara[Actress]
2008 Navashakthi Vaibhava[Actress]
2008 Mussanje Mathu[Actress]
2007 Sri Danamma Devi[Actress]
2007 No. 73, Shanthi Nivasa[Actress(Neetha)]
2007 Prarambha[Actress(Mother)]
2006 Mohini 9886788888[Actress]
2006 Savira Mettilu[Actress]
2005 Udees[Actress]
2005 Varsha[Actress]
2004 Bisi Bisi[Actress]
2004 Ok Saar Ok[Actress]
2004 Preethi Nee Illade Naa Hegirali[Actress]
2004 Kanakambari[Actress]
2004 Sahukara[Actress]
2004 Thaali Kattuva Shubha Vele[Actress]
2003 Nanhendthi Maduve[Actress]
2003 Preethi Prema Pranaya[Actress]
2003 Hrudayavantha[Actress]
2003 Ardhangi[Actress]
2002 Annayya Thammayya[Actress]
2002 Jameendarru[Actress]
2002 Olu Saar Baree Olu[Actress]
2002 Thavarige Baa Thangi[Actress(Gowri)]
2001 Anjali Geethanjali[Actress(Anjali)]
2001 Aunty Preethse[Actress]
2001 Hoo Anthiya Uhoo Anthiya[Actress]
2001 Kanasugara[Actress]
2001 Mr. Harishchandra[Actress]
2001 Shaapa[Actress(Kaveri)]
2001 Shivappa Nayaka[Actress]
2001 Vishalakshammana Ganda[Actress]
2000 Shreerasthu Shubhamasthu[Actress]
2000 Soorappa[Actress]
2000 Yarige Salutthe Sambala[Actress]
1999 Hrudaya Hrudaya[Actress]
1999 Sneha Loka[Actress]
1991 Shanthi Kranthi[Actress((child actress))]
1990 Chapala Chennigaraya[Actress]