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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 26 December 1926Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Date of Death 16 January 1989
Birth NameChirinyikil Abdul Kader

Mini Bio (1)

Prem Nazir is considered to be the biggest star in Malyalam film history. He graduated from St. Berchman's College in Changanassery, Kerala. He started acting for the Excel company and most of his films were for the Udaya and Merryland Studios. He portrayed the ideal male in most of his films.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Sujit R. Varma

Trivia (8)

Father of actor Shanawas.
The Prem Nazir Award was initiated in his memory, in 1992, for excellence in contributions to the Malayalam Film Industry. He was awarded the Padma Bushan Award by the Indian President in recognition of distinguished services of a high order to the nation in his field (acting). He has acted in a record 39 films which were were released in a single year - 1979. Holds the record for having acted in the most leading roles - over 600 films (with 85 heronies).
Studied at Saint Berchman's College, Changanacherry, Kerala.
Tried to enter politics in the 1980s and despite his superstardom was unsuccessful.
Holds the record for the most enduring screen team along with actress Sheela. They played opposite each other in 130 movies by 1975.
Given the title of "The Evergreen Hero of Malayalam Cinema".
Won the Kerala State Special Jury Award in 1981.
His association with playback singer Yesudas was just perfect. As of today, the Nazir-Yesudas combination of song sequences remains to be the best ever on screen.

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