Prahlad Acharya (born 1973) is a popular magician, illusionist, escapologist, and stunt performer from Udupi, Karnataka, India. Renowned for his escape acts, Prahlad has been termed Indian Houdini by the Indian media. Prahlad is also an entertaining ventriloquist, and an expert shadow play artiste. His show is called Maya Jadoo, which is a 20-member magical extravaganza filled with ethnic Indian illusions. He has developed an art form that splices drama with magic. He calls it "dramagic".
Some of Prahlad's well known achievements are:
Escape from Bangalore Central Prison within 10 seconds on December 10, 2001
Unique Shadow Play Performance at Gili Gili 2001 - the International Magicians' Convention at Udupi in November 2001
Udupi Golden Chariot Vanish at Udupi Sri Krishna Temple on September 1, 2001
1000th Magical Performance of MAYA JADOO, at the PPC Auditorium, Udupi on April 7, 2001
Car Vanishing Act at the Karavali Utsav, Mangalore on February 14, 2001
Outstanding Magician Award at Vismayam 2000 - the International Magicians' Convention at Trivandrum, Kerala in December 2000
Houdini escape at the Jog Falls, the world's tallest waterfall on May 20, 2000
Gold Medal for Ventriloquism & Silver Medal for Close Up Magic at the Golden Magic Conference at Kanhangad, Kerala in November 1999
Escape from the Maximum Security Prison at Bellary within eight seconds on October 2, 1999
Magic-on-wheels to create election awareness in Udupi District in......