Prem Nawas (born Abdul Wahab) was an Indian actor and producer in Malayalam cinema, and the younger brother of perennial Malayalam cinema hero Prem Nazir. His parents were Shahul Hameed and Asmabeevi. He lost his mother at a very young age, and his father remarried. He moved to Madras, before his brother, in search of a film career. He debuted as the hero of Koodapirappu in 1956.[1] He was the hero in the first colour film made in Malayalam, Kandam Becha Kottu.[2] He also played an important role in the blockbuster 1974 film Nellu, directed by Ramu Kariyattu. When he found he could not succeed as well as his brother as an actor, he turned to producing films. He produced the award-winning blockbuster Agniputhri (1967), starring his brother and Sheela, the evergreen pair of Malayalam cinema. His son Prem Kishore was an actor as well, and appeared in two Malayalam films, Vacation and Thaskara Puthran.

Prem Nawas
Abdul Wahab

(1932-01-01)1 January 1932
Died27 March 1992(1992-03-27) (aged 60)
Nationality India
Years active1952–1980
ChildrenPrem Kishore
Parent(s)Shahul Hamid, Asmabeevi

Prem Nawas died in a train accident in Madras on March 27, 1992, at age 60.


As an actorEdit

As a producerEdit

  • Agniputhri (1967)
  • Neethi (1971)
  • Thulaavarsham (1976)
  • Poojakkedukkaatha Pookkal (1977)
  • Keni (1982)


  1. ^ "Archive News". The Hindu. 22 November 2008. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Breaking News, Kerala news, latest news, India, Kerala politics, sports, movies, celebrities, lifestyle, E-paper, Photos & Videos". Manorama Online. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2016.

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