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Prem Nazir (original name Abdul Khader) reigned at the centre-stage of the Malayalam screen as its evergreen hero for nearly four decades. He carved a niche for himself in the Guinness Book by acting as hero in more than 700 films, more than 100 films with the same heroine.
With hits like Vishappinte Vili, Irruttinte Atmavu, Adimakal, Agniputri, Asuravithu, Nagarame Nandi, Azhakullaselina, Prashnam Gurutharam, Padayottam, Aaromalunni, Kadathanattu makam, Murappenu, Kanhanaseetha and Othenante makam this shining star became the celluloid realization of many dreams. At 54 this romantic hero was conferred with the title of the 'Evergreen hero' and 'Prince charming' of the Malayalam screen.
Recipient of the Padma Bhushan and a special award from the Kerala government for his contributions to Malayalam cinema, Prem Nazir joined the growing line of celluloid heroes who entered politics.