Prasad Oak is an Indian actor, director, writer, singer, anchor, poet, and, film producer. He is known for directing the Marathi drama film ‘Kaccha Limboo’ (2017).
Prasad Oak was born on Monday, 17 February 1975 (age 47 years; as of 2022). His zodiac sign is Aquarius. He did his schooling at Bhave High school, Pune. Later, he attended Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Prasad Oak belongs to a Marathi Hindu family.
Parents & Siblings
According to Prasad Oak, he lost his father during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wife & Children
On 7 January 1997, Prasad Oak got married to Manjiri Oak, who is an entrepreneur. The couple has two sons named Sarthak Oak and Mayank Oak.
Prasad Oak follows Hinduism.
He started his career as an assistant director for the Marathi play Premachi Goshta. He has worked as an assistant director for many Marathi plays including Adhantar, Nandee, Magna Talyakathi, Ranangan, Abhas, and Altan Paltan.
Prasad Oak’s acting journey began in 2009 with Shree Adhikari Brother’s TV serial Bandini. Following this, Prasad Oak starred in various Hindi and Marathi television shows including Diya Aur Baati Hum (2011), Damini, Char Divas Sasuche (2011), Phulpakharu (2017), and Crime Patrol.
In 2005, Prasad Oak marked his film debut with the Hindi film Zeher. Subsequently, he starred in various Marathi and Hindi films including Kalyug (2005), Lage Raho Munnabhai (2006), Toh Aani Mee Ek Runanubandh(2016), Ek Daav Dhobi Pachhad (2009), Picasso (2019), Balkadu (2015), and Dharmaveer (2022). He has acted in more than 39 films.
As a Director
In 2009, Prasad Oak directed the Marathi film Hay Kay Nay Kay. In 2017, a drama film titled Kaccha Limbu was directed by Prasad Oak for which he was awarded Filmfare Awards and National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi. Following this, Prasad Oak directed the Marathi film Hirkani (2019) and Chandramukhi (2022). In an interview, he talked about his experience as a director and said,
The future of Marathi cinema is promising. Every director is making films they are good at and is pushing their individual boundaries to experiment and try out new stuff. All of this put together, the industry is sure to soar in the coming years.”
Oak has sung in films like Doghat Tisra…Ata Sagal Visra (2008) and Joshi Ki Kamble (2008).
- 2018: Filmfare Award for best actor and best film for the Marathi film Kaccha Limbu
- 2018: National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi for the film Kaccha Limbu
- In his leisure time, Prasad loves watching films and reading books.
- In an interview, Prasad Oak said that he wanted to shift his focus from acting to film direction. He further explained,
I didn’t come to Mumbai to be an actor. I came to the city to be a director. I never wanted to be an actor, I always wanted to be a director. And that dream of direction has lagged. I came to Mumbai in 1996 and directed my first film in 2009 (with Hay Kay Nay Kay). My next (directorial) Kaccha Limbu was in 2017. Now I want to direct more films.”
- He is an avid dog lover and has a pet dog named Mascara.
- Prasad Oak is often spotted smoking cigarettes on various occasions.
- In an interview, Prasad Oak talked about his dream project Chandramukhi which took him eighteen years to make a reality. He said,
I’ll always tell my younger self – You should have started direction quite earlier. It was my dream to make my directorial debut with Chandramukhi, It took 15 years for Vishwas Patil to give me the rights to remake his novel. He knew me as an actor but he wasn’t sure of my directing abilities. He was sceptical. After Hirkani(a film Oak also directed), he gave me the rights in December 2019. Chandramukhihas have been my 18 years of passion and my biggest ‘dream come true.”