‘I have five scripts and increased the script bank by five more when I was in the hospital for 12 days for protruding disc – hugely different to slip disc’ – This is the intelligent and sensible actress Vinaya Prakash talking. She is as vivacious as ever and her 20 year’s young beautiful and Kathak exponent daughter Prathama Prasad is all set to take film of high substance in it.
So another woman director is in the offing in Kannada filmdom. Vinaya Prakash will be one of the 20 plus characters of her debut film and she feels Golden star Ganesh can match her subject. In case everything goes well for the international woman’s day March 8 Vinaya Prakash may head the megaphone. My debut film will be a full entertainer for the family.
In Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala this beautiful and brainy actress Vinaya Prakash receives huge welcome. The recent film in Telugu ‘Namo Venkatesha’ with super star Venkatesh the pride of Karnataka Vinaya Prakash appeared in a prominent character role.
Grooming her daughter Prathama in the Kathak form of dance Vinaya Prasad is looking forward for two institutes one in Bangalore and another one in Kerala. Prathama is going to head these institutes to teach Kathak. In a place like Kerala there is only one institute she says.
Prathama born in Udupi the cultural center of Karnataka she grew up in the family of actors and singers. Finishing schooling Carmel High School and graduation in St Ann’s College obtained initial training in Bharatanatyam under Smt.Sandhya Keshav Rao and Kathak under Smt Shuba Dhananjay.
The new phase in Prathama Prasad opened up with she came to Natya Institute of Kathak and Choreography of Dr Maya Rao. Prathama has also obtained degree in Kathak form of dance. She is also a singer.
With the grown up daughter Prathama the renowned mother Vinaya Prasad is looking for a career in films too. On the new area of business expansion with her husband Prakash and brother the actress said the ‘Video Invitation’ has become a super hit in Mumbai. The idea has clicked in three big filmy families she pointed.