Prem (actor)

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Prem Kumar
Born
OccupationFilm actor
Years active1996–present.

Prem Kumar is an Indian film actor who appears in Tamil films. He rose to fame starring in television serials, and was also the winner of season 1 of the reality dance show Jodi Number One. In the Nadigar Sangam elections held on 18 October 2015, he was elected as an Executive Committee member. He is the grandson of Shanmugha Rajeswara Sethupathi, the Raja of Ramnad.

Career[edit]

Prem made his acting debut starring in a television serial produced by K. Balachander and directed by Samuthirakani called Anni. He was recommended by Dr. M. Karunanidhi, who had seen him perform in the TV serial Annamalai, to feature in the film version of Karunanidhi's novel Kannamma.[1] The film released in 2005 to average reviews.[2]

He participated in season one of Jodi Number One with Pooja, his co-star in Annamalai. He went on to win season 1 and announced a move away from television serials and into films.[3] He has since appeared in films including Nepali (2008), Unnaipol Oruvan (2009) and Vallakottai (2010). His brother-in-law is the singer Harish Raghavendra.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1996 Nattupura Pattu Velpandi
2005 Kannamma Anandan
Kalaiyatha Ninaivugal
2007 Veerappu
Machakaaran
2008 Nepali Gautham
Dhanam Ananth
Kathi Kappal Pari Vallal
Seval Parijatham's Brother-in-Law
2009 Eenadu Telugu film
Unnaipol Oruvan Zakria
Munnar Shankar
2010 Vaadaa Prem
Vallakottai Bala
Huli Kannada film
2011 Guruswamy
2012 Naan Sivanagiren
Saattai
2013 Jatta Bheem Kumar Kannada film
Biriyani Vikram
2014 Pulivaal Gautham
2015 Killadi
36 Vayadhinile Jayachandran
2016 Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum Shiva
Thodari Arvind
2017 Si3 Ananda Rao
Vikram Vedha Simon
Kodiveeran Kathir
2018 Ezhumin Rajasekhar
Sarkar Sundar Ramasamy' brother
2019 Kaappaan Prem
Sivappu Manjal Pachai Rajasekar's brother
Petromax Saravanan
Hero Police officer
2020 Master Films that have not yet been released Filming

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prem's passion for police". the times of india. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  2. ^ "kannamma movie review". bizhat.com. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  3. ^ "From telly screen to silver screen". thehindu.com. Retrieved 12 July 2015.

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