Premnath Movies and Career Information

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Nov 21, 1926


Premnath Malhotra (21 November 1926 – 3 November 1992) was an actor in Indian films. Born in Peshawar, in a Hindko-speaking family, the members of the family moved to Rewa in Madhya Pradesh after partition, he then had moved to Bombay. He married the actress Bina Rai with whom he fathered actor Prem Krishen and Kailash Nath (Monty). They are also the grandparents of actress Akanksha Malhotra and director Siddharth Malhotra. His sister Krishna married Raj Kapoor and his brothers Rajindernath and Narendranath were also actors mostly in comic and supporting roles. He was also a family friend of the actress Asha Parekh. He died of a heart attack in 1992 at the age of sixty six Premnath made his film debut in Ajit (1948), opposite Monica Desai, and was one of the first colour films . He got major roles in Raj Kapoor's first directorial film Aag and Barsaat (1949) which was his first major success. Premnath went on to appear in many films for the next three decades, some of which were the biggest blockbusters in Indian film history. The films in which he played the leading role failed to do well but the films in which he played the central villain role or supporting role were some of the

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