Prema Narayan

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Born (1955-04-04) April 4, 1955 (age 62)
West bengal
Occupation Model, Actress, Dancer, Teacher
Title(s) Femina Miss India World 1971
Femina Miss India Queen of the Pacific 1971
Major
competition(s)
Femina Miss India 1971
(Femina Miss India World)
(Femina Miss India Queen of the Pacific)
Queen of the Pacific 1972
(1st runner-up)

Prema Narayan (born 3 January 1955) is a Model and Bollywood actress-dancer. She has acted in Hindi and Bengali cinema. She was the Femina Miss India World 1971.[1] and represented India at Miss World 1971.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Prema Narayan was born in West Bengal. She is the niece of actor Anita Guha.

Career[edit]

Prema Narayan was an English teacher in a convent school. Later she opted for modelling. In 1971, she participated in Femina Miss India contest and was crowned Femina Miss India World 1971. She represented India at Miss World 1971 but did not place. The same year she was appointed to represent India at Queen of the Pacific pageant held in Australia where she was crowned 1st runner-up.

Acting career[edit]

She chose Bollywood after offers started coming her way after winning the Femina Miss India contest. Her performance in films such as Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain (1973) and Maa Bahen Aur Biwi (1973) were noticed. She did not restrict herself as a leading lady as she was mostly considered for dancer/vamp or supporting roles.

She got more recognition after being nominated in Filmfare Best Supporting Actress category for her performance as a sensuous village belle Dhanno in the Uttam Kumar-Sharmila Tagore film Amanush (1975). This role was a total deviation from her modern sex-symbol well-educated western image. Besides being noticed for her acting prowess she was also appreciated for her western-style dance numbers. She was also a regular feature in lower-grade horror films including Hotel, Mangalsutra, Saat Saal Baad and Ghabrahat.

Her last appearance was in Yeh Basti Badmashon Ki (1999 film) (1999).

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
1999 Yeh Basti Badmashon Ki Parvati (Kiran Kumar's wife)
1995 Mera Damad Shalu
1990 Thanedaar Lawrence's Girlfriend
1989 Desh Ke Dushman Dancer in Kundan's Bar
1989 Khoj Dancer (song "Aaj Ki Biwi")
1989 Anjaane Rishte Prema (Ajay's wife)
1989 Joshilaay
1989 Suryaa: An Awakening Dancer
1988 Pyaar Ka Mandir Anita G. Khaitan
1988 Sagar Sangam
1987 Param Dharam (Special Appearance)
1987 Majaal Sandhya's Mother
1987 Itihaas Khursheed
1987 7 Saal Baad Lisa
1987 Muqaddar Ka Faisla Hired Dancer
1986 Khel Mohabbat Ka Ranjeet's Secretary
1986 Jumbish: A Movement - The Movie Secretary
1986 Angaarey Ms. Meena Srivastav - Police Sub-Inspector
1986 Baat Ban Jaye Cameo, in song "Raja Tori"
1985 Jhoothi Alpana
1985 Baadal Champa
1985 Bhago Bhut Aaya Munni
1985 Pataal Bhairavi Nalini (Indumati's attendant)
1985 Salma Courtesan
1984 Jhutha Sach Mrs. Prema Bhajanlal
1984 Ram Ki Ganga Courtesan
1984 Baazi (1984 film) Casino Singer
1984 Dhokebaaz
1984 Shapath Sheetal
1983 Qayamat Dancer/Singer
1983 Sweekar Kiya Maine Lajjo
1983 Justice Chaudhury Alexander's girlfriend
1983 Woh Jo Hasina
1983 Karate (film) Zora
1983 Kissi Se Na Kehna Urvashi Mitra (Vyjayanti Aiyar)
1983 Marad No Mandvo Gujrati Film
1983 Romance (1983 film) Journalist/Editor's wife
1982 Teri Maang Sitaron Se Bhar Doon Mrs. Lobo
1982 Ustadi Ustad Se Prema
1982 Satte Pe Satta Mangal's girlfriend
1982 Hamari Bahu Alka Sudha
1982 Lubna
1981 Armaan (1981 film) Special Appearance
1981 Sahhas Champabai
1981 Hotel Chhagan's Secretary 'Shabho'
1981 Biwi O Biwi Reeta
1981 Mangalsutra Kamini
1981 Barsaat Ki Ek Raat Phulwa
1981 Umrao Jaan Bismillah
1980 Choron Ki Baaraat Sona
1980 Jaaye To Jaaye Kahan
1979 Lahu Ke Do Rang (1979 film) Anita/Meena
1979 Prem Bandhan
1979 Do Ladke Dono Kadke Champa
1979 Aangan Ki Kali Doctor
1979 Guru Ho Ja Shuru Sheela
1979 Ratnadeep Champa
1979 Surakshaa Maggie
1978 Bandie Krishna
1978 Ghar (film) Aarti's friend
1978 Madhu Malti
1978 Swarg Narak Leena
1977 Mukti Mary (Guest Appearance)
1977 Aafat Champa
1977 Anand Ashram Kamli / Dancer (Guest appearance)
1977 Haiwan
1977 Karm Savitri Kumar
1977 Saal Solvan Chadya
1977 Sandhya Raag
1977 Bhojpuri Film - Dangal Badamia
1977 Bengali Film - Kabita Mala Sinha's sister
1976 Udhar Ka Sindur Munni/Sita
1976 Nagin (1976 film) Woman in forest
1976 Balika Badhu Radhiya
1975 Amanush Dhanno
1975 Ponga Pandit Lalita
1974 Jab Andhera Hota Hai Roma
1974 Ang Se Ang Lagaley
1974 Maa Bahen Aur Biwi
1974 Mere Saath Chal Neena
1974 Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain Prostitute

Awards & nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ sulekha. com/blog/post/2007/09/here-is-a-list-of-women-who-have-won-the-miss-india.htm First runner up
  2. ^ Filmography Bollywood Hungama
  3. ^ "About Prema Narayan". mtv.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 

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