Film actor Prakash Raj is suddenly all over the news thanks to his recent diatribe against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. At a public event, Raj slammed PM Modi and UP CM Yogi Adityanath for their silence over journalist Gauri Lankesh's murder in Bengaluru.

He also took a jibe at the politicians and said that 'they deserve more awards for acting' than him for their silence. His strong reaction emerges from the fact that he had a close association with Lankesh and had known her for more than 30 years.

Raj, a well known actor and producer, is a winner of five National Awards. Here is all you need to know about the multilingual actor who has worked in several languages:

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