Actor-politician Prakash Raj, who is known for his phenomenal work in the Tamil and Telugu film industry, is one of the biggest and the most powerful stars in the industry who has impressed fans with his breakthrough performances in the industry. As the actor turns a year older today, let us have a look at 5 of his best performances: Also Read - Prakash Raj Ensures His Staff, Film Crew, Daily Wage Workers do Not Suffer, Pays Advance Salaries Till May Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Abhiyum Naanum (2008): Helmed by Radha Mohan, the film tells the story of the father-daughter bond. Prakash Raj surely gave one of the best performances of his career in the film and also received the Filmfare award and the Tamil Nadu State Award for his outstanding performance in the movie. The film also stars Aishwarya and Trishna. Also Read - 'Trolled, Abused And Humiliated' Prakash Raj Calls Lok Sabha Election Results a 'Solid Slap' on His Face

Ghilli (2004): Helmed by popular filmmaker Dharani, the Tamil action film was one of the biggest blockbusters of 2004 where Prakash Raj played the role of Muthupandi, a cruel factionalist leader. In the film, we see Raj competing with actor Vijay and he was highly applauded for his breakthrough performance in the film. Prakash Raj played the role of the lead antagonist in the movie which also stars Trishna. Also Read - Yogi Adityanath Sacks Om Prakash Rajbhar, a Day After he Predicted Massive Victory For SP-BSP Alliance in Eastern UP

Anniyan (2005):Directed by Shankar, this action-drama stars Prakash Raj as Prabhakar who is an investigating police officer. Several scenes of Prakash Raj from the movie are iconic and this film makrjked his third Tamil Nadu State Award for Best Villain of the year. The film was later released in Hindi, Telugu and French as well.

Vasool Raja MBBS (2004): It was the first time when Prakash Raj played the role of a dean of a medical institue. The film was helmed by Saran and is one of the best comedy movies of all times. It was the Tamil remake of Hindi movie Munnabhai MBBS.

Wanted: Directed by Prabhudeva, Wanted stars Salman Khan in the lead role and Prakash playing the role of the lead antagonist.