Prem Chopra Movies and Career Information

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Nov 30, -0001
Lahore
Actor

Prem Chopra (Devanagari: प्रेम चोपड़ा) is an actor in Hindi and Punjabi films. He has acted in over 400 films. Chopra was born in Lahore 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 Uma, 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 Mumbai 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 and Upkaar 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 "My name is Prem, Prem Chopra" from the film Bobby has been very popular. Another famous Prem

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