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Vinaya Prasad
Born Udupi, Karnataka India
Occupation Actress

Vinaya Prasad (Kannada: ವಿನಯಾ ಪ್ರಸಾದ (also credited as Vinaya Prakash) is a popular film and television actress in South India.She hails from Udupi. Vinaya made her film debut with a small role in G V Iyer’s Madhwacharya in 1988. She worked in smaller character roles before playing the leading lady in Ganeshana Maduve opposite Ananth Nag. The film was a huge success and she went on to act in more than 60 films in not only Kannada but also Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu. Some of her notable Kannada films include Neenu Nakkare Haalu Sakkare, Ganeshana Maduve, Gowri Ganesha, Mysore Jaana and Suryodaya. She won the Karnataka State's Best Actress Award for her performances in Aathanka (1993) and Bannada Hejje (2001). After a successful career as a heroine, Vinaya has now taken up character roles in South Indian films and remains a sought after actress in Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu movies. Vinaya is also an effective compere and singer. Vinaya has compered several important events like Vasantha Habba in Nrityagram and the annual Dasara procession in Mysore.[1]

She starred in a few Malayalam films also before starring in the longest-running and most popular daily soap opera on Malayalam TV, Sthree which aired from late 1997 to mid 2000 on Asianet. The Kannada version of this serial was also made. The popularity of this soap made her a household name among Malayalis.

In Tamil, Vinaya has acted as the heroine in the hit movie Thaikulame Thaikulame with Pandiyarajan and Urvasi. She recently starred in a supporting role in the all-time blockbuster Chandramukhi, which starred Rajini Kanth. She has portrayed the role of Nayantara in the original version of Chandramukhi that is in Manichitrathazhu, which starred Mohanlal. In Telugu, Vinaya's movies include Indra, Donga Dongadi and Andhrudu for which her performance won a lot of praise.

In 2006, she returned to the Malayalam small screen to reprise her role as Indu in the sequel to the original Sthree, also named, Sthree.

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Personal life

Vinaya is from the Udupi district in Karnataka and was brought up in Udupi. She is married to Jyotiprakash who directs television serials. Vinaya was earlier married to V.R.K Prasad, an award winning director and editor of Kannada films who expired in 1995 at a young age. Vinaya has elder sister Vijaya Satyanarayana and twin sisters Kshama Bhat and Kripa Bhat and a brother Ravi Bhat who are all in the television industry. Vinaya currently resides in Bangalore with her husband Jyotiprakash and daughter Prathama Prasad.[2]

Filmography

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Malayalam

Tamil

Kannada

  • Madhwacharya
  • Ganeshana Maduve
  • Neenu Nakkare Haalu Sakkare
  • Gowri Ganesha
  • Aathanka
  • Suryodaya
  • Mysore Jaana
  • Neenu Nakkare Haalu Sakkare
  • Bhavya Bharatha
  • Mouna
  • Naandeno Nimmavane
  • Karulina Koogu
  • Shwethagni
  • Thumbida Mane
  • Yarigu Helbedi
  • Mangalya
  • Thavaru Beegaru
  • Sowbhagya Devathe
  • Muthinantha Hendathi
  • Ladies Police
  • Police File
  • Dakshayini
  • Mahashakthi Maaye
  • Aa dinagalu
  • Satya In Love
  • Ganesha Mathe Bandha
  • Shankara Punyakoti

Teleseries

Currently portraying Anupama,the inspector on Zee Kannada.

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