V. R. K. Prasad(-1995;his death) , Jyotiprakash Atre(TV director)
Vijaya Satyanarayana(elder) , Kshama Bhat(twin of Kripa) , Kripa Bhat.(twin of Kshama)
5 feet 3 inches
Jai Atre(actor, Jyotiprakash's son)
Biography Vinaya Prasad is a popular film and television actress in South India who has primarily featured in Kannada and Malayalam films besides acting in a few Tamil and Telugu language films.
The senior actress in her career has shared screen space with Vishnuvardhan, Rajinikanth, Mohanlal, Ambareesh, Venkatesh, Ananth Nag, Akkineni Nagarjuna, V. Ravichandran, Shivrajkumar, Mahesh Babu, Jr. NTR and others.
Vinaya Prasad will be directing movies from 2017, she is preparing to direct a scrpt written by her husband Jyothiprakash
Vinaya Prasad has acted opposite most leading heroes of the south India in the alsat 20-30 years like- Ananth Nag, Vishnuvardhan, Rajinikanth, Chiranjeevi, Ambareesh, Mohanlal, Nagarjuna, Venkatesh, Ravichandran.
Some of the popular movies of Vinaya Prasad where she acted as the leading actress are- Ganeshana Maduve, Gauri Ganesha, Neenu Nakkare Haalu Sakkare, Mysore Jaana. Her combination with anant Nag was a guarantee hit back then.
Her debut movie Madhwacharya(1988) was directed by the legendary director G V Iyer.
Vinaya Prasad appeared in smaller roles until Ganeshana Maduve opposite Anant Nag,the comedy riot of a movie gave her the break as a leading actress.
Vinaya Prasad is also a playback singer and Music composer in her free time. She has composed music for events like Mysuru Dasara
Vinaya Prasad had a significant role in the very successful Malayalam TV serial Sthree. She is still recognized by the Malayalees for her role in that serial. She acted in the sequel of Sthree in 2006
Vinaya Prasad won the Karnataka State Award in Best Actress category for her roles in Aathanka (1993) and Bannada Hejje (2001).
Marriage: Vinaya Prasad is married twice, her first marriage was to V.R.K Prasad, a promising director and editor who died in 1995.
Later Vinaya Prasad married Jyothi Prakash, a TV director and a widower himself. He is a native of Maharashtra
Vinaya Prasad has acted in more than 200 movies across all languages, more than 100 movies in Kannada alone.
Vinaya Prasad now acts in supporting roles, especially in mother's roles to younger lead actors across South India like Mahesh Babu, NTR junior among others.