: प्रेम चोपड़ा) is an actor in Hindi
films. He has acted in over 400 films. He is famous for his soft spoken diction despite being a villain in most films.
Personal life and education
Chopra was born in a Hindu Punjabi Khatri
on 23 September 1935 to Ranbirlal and Rooprani Chopra. He was third of six children they had. After partition of India
, his family moved to Shimla
, India where he was brought up. His father desired that Prem be a doctor.He graduated from Punjab University
He is 6'2" in height.
Chopra married sister of wife of late Bollywood
showman Raj Kapoor
, and they have three daughters: Rakita, Punita and Prerana. Punita is married to actor, Vikas Bhalla
, while Prerana Chopra is married to actor, Sharman Joshi
Chopra joined the newspaper The Times of India
in the late 1950s. He kept trying to get a break in films, and in 1962 got a Punjabi film Chaudhary Karnail Singh
. The film won a National Award and got Prem noticed.
Among his early films he played Sukhdev in Shaheed
, one of his rare positive leading roles. After Teesri Manzil
, he was flooded with films as a villain. After Upkaar
in 1967, he left The Times of India.
He has ever since been a leading villain in Hindi films. The dialogue " Prem naam hai mera, Prem Chopra" (My name is... Read More