Birth: , Kerala, India.
Prashant Narayanan is an Indian actor, known for his roles in films like
'Chhal', 'Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II', 'Shadows of Time', 'Bombil and Beatrice' and'
Via Darjeeling'. He had joined a theater group called Act 1, which included
talented actors like Ashish Vidyarthi, Manoj Bajpai, Gajraj Rao and Girish Mishra.
In 1991, Narayanan shifted to Mumbai with plans to start an Ad agency. He started as
an assistant art director for films like Govind Nihalani's 'Rukmavati Ki Haveli',
Subhash Ghai's 'Saudagar' and Shyam Benegal's 'Sardari Begum'. He also worked as a
costume director for the TV series 'Chanakya'. He started acting for theatres again,
and soon landed up with several television shows like 'Parivartan', 'Farz', 'Gatha',
'Kabhi Kabhie', 'Jaane Kaha Jigar Gaya Ji' and 'Shagun'.
Narayanan got his first movie role in 2002 in Hansal Mehta's 'Chhal' as a hitman
working in the Mumbai underworld. Though the film got mixed reviews from the
critics, he was highly appraised for his portrayal of a hot-tempered, fun-loving
goon. His next film was debutante director Shashanka Ghosh's 'Waisa Bhi Hota Hai
Part II'. Although Narayanan's role was similar to that in 'Chhal', the actor was
once again was appreciated by the critics widely.
In 2003, Narayanan was offered the lead role in the Academy Award winning German
director Florian Gallenberger's film 'Shadows of Time'. Narayanan played the role of
Ravi in the film. 'Shadows of Time' was challenging for him, as the film set in
Calcutta, was to be in the Bengali language. Narayanan, being a Malayalee, had to
take lessons in Bengali to convincingly portray the role.
In 2009, he played a notable role in the show Bandini (TV series) aired on NDTV
Imagine. He played the antagonist in Peter Gaya Kaam Se which also stars Rajeev
Khandelwal and Lekha Washington.