Shanawas Prem Nazir is an Indian actor who appears in Malayalam film . He is the son of legendary Malayalam actor Prem Nazir (Evergreen Hero of Malayalam Cinema). He has acted in more than 50 Malayalam films.

Nationality India
OccupationFilm actor
Years active1977–present
ChildrenShameer Khan, Ajith Khan
RelativesPrem Nawas (uncle)


Shanawas was born at Thiruvananthapuram, as the son of Prem Nazir and his wife Habeeba Beevi. He has three sisters. He had his primary education from Chirayakeezhu English Medium School, Montfort School, Yercaud and pursued master's degree in English literature from The New College, Chennai[1]. He made his debut through Premageethangal, a Malayalam movie in 1981. He made his comeback through the 2011 Malayalam movie, China Town.


Shanawas is settled in Malaysia. Shanawas's wife Ayisha beevi is the daughter of the eldest sister of Prem Nazir, Late Suleikha Beevi. The couple have two sons Shameer Khan and Ajith Khan. Shameer tried his luck in Malayalam movie Uppukandam Brothers Back in Action but was unsuccessful and is now working as a Manager and Vlogger in Malaysia. Ajith Khan is working in Australia[2].

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  1. ^ "Varthaprabhatham". asianet news. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
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