Actor Prabhakar made his debut as a villain with Rajamouli's directorial Maryada Ramanna. That film gave a good launch pad in the Telugu film industry. But, later on, he was stuck in the stereotypic negative roles in various movies until Rajamouli came up for his rescue.
The ace filmmaker gave Prabhakar a chance to act a terrifying role of Kalakeya in the magnum opus Baahubali. Even Prabhakhar impressed with his deadly looks, villainous antics and especially with the language of Kiliki. That one film got him a pan-Indian reputation.
Now, he is acting in a Kannada film called Bicchugatti, which features Rajvardhan in the lead role. Hari Santosh is directing this two-part film. The look of Prabhakar from the film was released recently, and Rajamouli was impressed with it. Apparently, he felt that the actor got another befitting role. Hope Telugu makers also give him some unique roles in future.