Profile & Biography of Prem Nazir
Date of birth : 7 April 1926
Original name : Abdul Khader
Place of birth : Chirayinkeezhu
Father's name : Shahul Hamid
Mother's name : Asmabeevi
Other popular names : Nithyaharitha Nayakan
Occupation : Actor
Died : 16 January 1989
Awards won : Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan & Kerala State Special Jury Award
Schools studied : Kadinamkulam Lower Primary School & Sri Chithiravilasam School
Colleges studied : S.D.College, Allappuzha & S.B.College, Changanassery
Earlier life of Prem Nazir
Prem Nazir, the famous Malayalam actor was born in the year 7 April 1926 to Shahul Hamid & Asmabeevi. It should be noted that Prem Nazir is considered as the evergreen hero of Malayalam cinema. His first Malayalam film was Marumakal which was released in the year 9 May 1952. The film Marumakal was produced by Paul Kallungal & directed by M.K.Chari. Remember that Prem Nazir was credited as Abdul Khader(original name itself) in this film. But this famous actor was renamed as Prem Nazir in his second film Visappinte Vili. He was renamed by Padmashri Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair. Visappinte Vili is a film produced by K. V. Koshi & Kunchacko but directed by Mohan Rao. This film was released in the year 22 August 1952.
Guinness records of Prem Nazir
For the great contribution to Malayalam film industry, Prem Nazir had won 4 Guinness records in his career. It should be noted that Prem Nazir had won this award for acting opposite eighty heroines, for playing lead role in 720 films, for playing opposite the same heroine (sheela) in about 107 films & for acting the lead roles in 39 films( all were released in the year 1979).
Some of the important films of Prem Nazir
The following are considered as some of the important films of Prem Nazir. They are Avakashi, Marumakal, Visappinte Vili, Palaazhi Madhanam, Kottaram Vilakkanundu, Rasaleela, Unniyarcha, Abhimanam, Themmadi Vellappan, Mailanum Mathevanum, Kayamkulam Kochunniyude Maghan, Bhargavi Nilayam , Chilamboli, Vida Parayum Munpe, Padayottam, Iruttinte Athmavu, Anubhavangal Paalichakal, Dhwani, Murappennu, Nadhi etc.
G.K.Pillai chosen for the famous Prem Nazir award
The Prem Nazir award was initiated in the year 1992 in memory of the famous Malayalam actor Prem Nazir, who passed away in the year 1989. This year the famous Malayalam actor G. K. Pillai has been chosen for this award. The award is given by the Chirayinkizhu based Prem Nazir trust. The Prem Nazir award consists of Rs 15000, citation, statuette which is designed by the famous artist B. D. Dathan. This popular award will be given to G. K. Pillai at Sharkara Maidan in Chirayinkizhu on 25 May 2011. Remember that G. K. Pillai was selected for this award due to his great contribution in Malayalam film industry.
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