Prem Prakash

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Prem Prakash
Born 19 July 1943 (1943-07-19) (age 73)[1]
Nationality Indian
Occupation Film actor
Years active 1979present
Spouse(s) Daisy Luke
Children Bobby
Sanjay
Thankam
Parent(s) K.J.Joseph, Eliyamma Joseph
Relatives Jose Prakash ( Brother )

Prem Prakash is an Indian actor and producer in Malayalam movies.[2] He is a talented actor mainly supporting roles as well as character roles. He has produced more than 10 Malayalam movies. He is currently serving as the treasurer of Kerala Film Producers Association.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Prem Prakash is born as fifth among seven children to K.J.Joseph and Eliyamma Joseph at Kochi, Kerala. He has four brothers, Jose Prakash, Varghese, Joseph, Kunjachan and two sisters, Leelamma, Thresiamma. He is the younger brother of veteran actor Jose Prakash.[4] He is married to Daisy Luke who is a retired English professor from BCM College Kottayam. They have a daughter Thankam & two sons, Malayalam movie screenwriter duo Bobby-Sanjay. He also produced and acted in few notable TV serials. His first love had been singing and he entered the movie industry as a playback singer in a 1968 movie Kaarthika.

Career[edit]

He was educated in CMS College Kottayam.[5] He made his acting debut in the movie Ara Nazhika Neram in 1970. He produced his first film Peruvazhiyambalam in 1979. It was the film that really launched the career of writer-director P. Padmarajan and also introduced actor Ashokan for the first time. That film was received well and he went on to make 17 more films, of which films like Koodevide, Akashadoothu, Johnnie Walker, Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum and Ayalum Njanum Thammil firmly established him as a successful producer. He won the Best Character Actor Award in the 2015 Kerala State Film Awards for his role in Nirnayakam. He is also credited with introducing popular actors Rashin Rahman, Biju Menon, N F Varghese, Jyothirmayi, Achankunju, lyricist Gireesh Puthenchery, music director A J Joseph and director Jude Attipetty. He served as a juror for the 61st South Indian Film Fare Awards, announced in July 2014. His autobiography, Prakashavarshangal, is published by D C Books.

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards
Kerala State Film Awards
Film Producer's Association Award
Film Critics Award
Filmfare Awards South
Padmarajan Memorial Award
  • 2013 Chalachitra Prathiba[7]
Henko Flowers Indian Film Awards

2016 - Best Supporting Actor - Nirnnayakam

Kerala State Television Awards
  • 2001 Best Actor - Avasthantharangal
  • 2004 Best Actor - Avicharitham
  • 2004 Best Tele Serial - Avicharitham
  • 2009 Best Tele Serial - Aagneyam (Tele Serial)
  • 2015 2nd Best Actor - Iswaran Saakshiyayi
Minnale Film & TV Awards
  • 2014 Best Actor - Oru Penninte Katha & Aakaashadoothu

Filmography[edit]

As an actor[edit]

As a producer[edit]

As playback singer[edit]

  • Kaarthika Nakshathrathe ... Kaarthika (1968)

Television career[edit]

Year Title Role Actor Producer Channel Notes
2001 Avasthantharangal Yes Kairali TV
2004-2005 Avicharitham Aravind Yes Yes Asianet
2003-2004 Swapnam Vishwanathan Yes Asianet
2006 Ariyathe Yes Asianet
2006 Oru Mandarappoovu Achan Yes Asianet
2006 Manaporutham Achan Yes Asianet
2006 Amma Manassu Isa's father Yes Asianet
2008 Mandaram Yes Kairali TV
2009 Alphonsamma perappan Yes Asianet
2009 Aagneyam Yes Yes DD Malayalam
2011-2013 Aakaashadoothu Yes Surya TV
2011-2012 Indraneelam Balachandran Yes Surya TV
2012 Sandhyaraagam Saudamini's father Yes Amrita TV
2013 red roses Yes Asianet
2013 Oru penninte kadha Yes Mazhavil Manorama
2014 Avalude Kadha Yes Surya TV
2015 Iswaran Sakshiyayi Mahendran Yes Flowers TV
2015 Streetvam Yes Surya TV
2016 Mizhi Randilum Krishnamangalath Appu mash Yes Surya TV
2016 Jagratha Vishwanathan Yes Amrita TV

Books[edit]

Prakashavarshangal (Autobiography)

References[edit]

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