|Alias||Prabhu Ganesan, Ilaya Thilagam|
|Language Worked in||Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam|
|Birth Place||Chennai, India|
|Parents||Sivaji Ganesan, Kamala Ganesan|
|Favourite Cuisine||South Indian|
Prabhu Ganesan (born December 31, 1956) is a Tamil film actor and producer. He is the son of veteran actor Sivaji Ganesan. His son Vikram Prabhu is also a budding actor.
After making his debut in the film Sangili in 1982, he has acted in over 150 films. Prabhu Ganesan has appeared alongside other actors like Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan, and his father Sivaji Ganesan in many hit films. He received the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor in 1991 for his performance in Chinna Thambi. In 1996, he made his debut in Malayalam Cinema, and starred alongside superstar Mohanlal by portraying an extremist, Mukund, in Priyadarshan's magnum opus film, Kalapani.
In 2000 Prabhu appeared in Suyamvaram, which was shot within 24 hours with an extensive cast. He appeared alongside Rajinikanth in Guru Sishyan and Dharmathin Thalaivan (both 1988) and Chandramukhi in 2005 which was produced by him as well, and in Vetri Vizha (1989) and Vasool Raja MBBS (2004) with Kamal Haasan. He starred as a cop operating in Malaysia in Billa in 2007. In 2008 Prabhu acted in Kuselan, Silambattam and Ayan playing supporting roles in all films, and in Mani Ratnam's Raavanan, and Maanja Velu. When his colleagues refused to take up the role of Trisha's brother in Unakkum Enakkum, Prabhu took up the role. He appeared with Vishal in Thaamirabharani and Thambikku Indha Ooru with Bharath.
Prabhu made his Telugu language debut in Orange where he acted alongside Ram Charan Tej. He acted in two Malayalam films—Pramaani and Best of Luck, followed by the Telugu film Darling. In 2011 Prabhu made his Kannada language debut through Boss with Darshan as the hero. Prabhu plays a cop in the film. Prabhu has acted over 150 films in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and English (Ele My Friend).