Pratham was born in Halagapura village of Kollegala Talluk, Chamarajanagr Districtto C Mallana (father) a Govt. employee, and Lakshmi (mother)
Education: He finished his high school in T Narasipura and later studied Engineering in Mysore, before joining the film fraternity as an assitant director.
He has worked in many TV serials as an assistant director. He is a very talkative person & known for his wits, his story telling genius is yet to be witness on the screen. From his early days he was used to writing poems and songs.
Debut Film: Pratham started working on his directorial debut named "Devravne Budu Guru" (Don't worry, there is God) in 2014, The film has been produced with the budget of 80 Lakhs, funded by 65 of his friends.
It is said he took 8 months prior to shooting to finalize the script, He has roped in Celebrities like Upendra, Sudeep, Puneeth Rajkumar, Shivarajkumar & Priyamani to sing for him in the movie. He is said to have convinced them all with his words to sing for the movie, even the reluctant Priyamani will be making her debut as singer. It is a star studded choir for sure :)
Bigg Boss: Pratham is appearing in the 4th season of the most famous Kannada real show "Bigg Boss" along with other competitors like Sheetal Shetty, Shalini Satyanarayan, Kirik Keerthi, Malavika Avinash, Kavya Shastri , Bhuvan Ponnanna, Sanjana Chidanand, Chaitra, Dodda Ganesh, Vanishree, Niranjan Deshpande , Karunya Ram, Mohan Shankar and Sparsha Rekha
He has been both an appreciated as well as criticized character in the Bigg boss house, he is appreciated for his honesty, direct talk while criticized for his temper and speaking without filter. He has been nominated many times to be eliminated and people are choosing to keep him in the house.
At first people believed he was acting, those who knew from earlier swear he is the same in real life too. His room mate Vivek confirms that Pritham's Bigg Boss appearance is as real as it gets.
Next: His next directorial venture will be on a movie titled "Yaaari Olley Huduga", it should be noted that Pritham introduces himself as "Olle Huduga Pritham", title seems to be inspired by his own take on himself.