Prem Nazir

Indian actor

Prem Nazir (born Abdul Khader; 7 April 1926 - 16 January 1989) was an Indian actor. He acted mainly in movies made in the Malayalam language. He started his career in the 1950s. He was one of the biggest stars in Indian cinema and is fondly remembered as Evergreen Hero. He acted in lead roles in more than 600 movies, which is a world record. He also holds three more Guinness world records. He got the Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri and Kerala State Film Awards.


Prem Nazir
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Nazir on a 2013 stamp of India
Born
Abdul Khader

7 April 1926 
Chirayinkeezhu, Travancore
Died16 January 1989 (aged 62)
Madras, India
Resting placeChirayinkeezhu, Attingal
Thiruvananthapuram, India
NationalityIndian
Other namesNithyaharitha Nayakan
(Evergreen Hero)
Alma materSB College, Changanassery, SD College, Alappuzha
OccupationActor
Years active1951–1989
Known forMalayalam films
Spouse(s)Habeeba Beevi
Children4, including Shanavas
RelativesPrem Nawas (brother)
AwardsPadma Bhushan (1983)