Prem Prakash

Cheriyan Joseph, popularly known as Prem Prakash is an Indian actor who predominantly works in Malayalam television serials and a renowned producer in Malayalam movies.[2] He is mainly known for supporting roles and character roles. He has produced 19 Malayalam films. He is known as Kariachan amongst his family, friends and cinema circles.[3]

Prem Prakash
Born (1943-07-19) 19 July 1943 (age 77)[1]
OccupationFilm actor
Years active1970 – present
Spouse(s)Daisy Luke
  • K. J. Joseph
  • Eliyamma Joseph
RelativesJose Prakash (brother)
Bobby-Sanjay (sons)
Dennis Joseph (nephew)

Personal lifeEdit

Prem Prakash was born as the youngest among eight children to K. J. Joseph and Eliyamma Joseph at Kochi, Kerala. He spend his childhood in Shikohabad Uttar Pradesh. He has four brothers and three sisters, the eldest brother being the veteran actor Jose Prakash, who was 19 years older than him. He did his schooling in Sacred Heart Mount School Kottayam & St.Epherms School Mannanam. He completed his higher education in C.M.S.College Kottayam & S.B.College Changanacherry. 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. Prem Prakash also produced and acted in few notable TV serials. His first love had been singing and he entered the film industry as a playback singer in the 1968 film Kaarthika.


He was educated in SB College Changanassery and CMS College Kottayam.[4] Premprakash 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 well-received 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.


National Film Awards
Kerala State Film Awards
Film Producer's Association Award
Film Critics Award
Filmfare Awards South
Padmarajan Memorial Award
  • 2013 Chalachitra Prathiba[6]
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


As an actorEdit

As a producerEdit

As playback singerEdit

  • Kaarthika Nakshathrathe as Kaarthika (1968)

Television careerEdit

Year Title Role Actor Producer Channel Notes
2001 Avasthantharangal Yes Kairali TV
2003–2004 Swapnam Vishwanathan Yes Asianet
2004–2005 Avicharitham Aravind Yes Yes Asianet
2005 Ariyathe Yes Asianet
2006 Oru Mandarappoovu Achan Yes Asianet
2006 Manaporutham Achan Yes Asianet
2006–2007 Amma Manassu Isa's father Yes Asianet
2008 Mandaram Hariharan Yes Kairali TV
2009 Alphonsamma perappan Yes Asianet
2009 Aagneyam Yes Yes DD Malayalam
2011–2013 Akashadoothu Joy Yes Surya TV
2010–2012 Indraneelam Balachandran Yes Surya TV
2012 Sandhyaraagam Saudamini's father Yes Amrita TV
2013 red roses Yes Asianet
2013 Bahumanapetta Bharya Yes DD Malayalam
2013 Oru penninte kadha Yes Mazhavil Manorama
2014 Avalude Kadha Yes Surya TV
2015 Iswaran Sakshiyayi Mahendran Yes Flowers (TV channel)
2015 Streetvam Yes Surya TV
2016 Mizhi Randilum Krishnamangalath Appu mash Yes Surya TV
2016 Jagratha Vishwanathan Yes Amrita TV
2017–2018 Nokketha Doorathu Achu's father Yes Mazhavil Manorama
2020-present Padatha Painkili Anandavarma Yes Asianet


Prakashavarshangal (Autobiography)


  1. ^ "Malayalam film Producer Prem Prakash – Laljose's Blog". Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Malayalam movie photos, Malayalam cinema gallery, Malayalam cinema actress, Malayalam cinema photos, New Malayalam cinema". Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Malayalam News, Kerala News, Latest Malayalam News, Latest Kerala News, Breaking News, Online News, Malayalam Online News, Kerala Politics, Business News, Movie News, Malayalam Movie News, News Headlines, Malayala Manorama Newspaper, Breaking Malayalam News". ManoramaOnline. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  4. ^ "The Hindu : Entertainment Thiruvananthapuram / Personality : Song of success". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  5. ^ 60th Filmfare Awards South
  6. ^ "Padmarajan Award". The Hindu. February 2013. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2013.

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