She is a famous film actress. She is known for her roles in Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu movies. She is the recipient of the State Best Actress Award. She has worked with Shivrajkumar, Rajinikanth, Vishnuvardhan, Akkineni Nagarjuna,Mohanlal, Mahesh Babu, Venkatesh, Ambareesh, Ananth Nag, V. Ravichandran, Jr. NTR and others. She is from Udupi district. She hails from a Karhade Brahmin family. She is married to Jyotiprakash who is a television actor. She has a son named Jay, who is also working making his career in film direction. Check out this page for more updates on Vinaya Prasad.