Prashanth Neel is a prominent Indian director and screenwriter, who primarily works in the Kannada film industry.Prashanths father is from Neelakantapura, which gives him the last name Neel.According to a media house, Prashanth knew he wanted to get into films, by the age of 17. Later, he did a professional course in filmmaking.After finishing his bachelors degree in business management, he pursued an MBA, which he eventually dropped. He neither worked nor studied anything for around six-seven years. Scroll.in.In an interview, he revealed his early association with movies and said, We watched many Hollywood films on VHS tapes and discussed cinema with friends. That was the culture I grew up in..Initially, during the start of his career, he wrote a screenplay, Aa Hudugi Neene, and he wanted to cast his brother-in-law and actor, Srimurali in it.Later, he changed his idea and wrote an action film, Ugramm, for him instead, which was released under his own production company, Inkfinite Pictures, in 2014.In an interview, Prashanth said that he had no expectations from his debut movie. He said, We never thought it would go past the morning show. Nobody even knew me then. So with my first film, the journey was very important, but the destination not so much.To his surprise, his debut film, Ugramm, succeeded in becoming one of the highest-grossing Kannada films of 2014.Before writing the story of Ugramm, he had written the script of KGF. He stated that he wrote the script as a writer and not as a director. In an interview, he said, When you think like a director, you become practical and start thinking of budget constraints. Right there, one stops dreaming big.