A well-known name in Malayalam
movie and television industry, Prem Prakash is an actor and a successful producer. He is also known to Malayalam industry through his sons Sanjay and Bobby, the successful scriptwriters of Malayalam movies. He is also known as the younger brother of the beautiful, cruel villain of Malayalam in the 70’s to 90’s,
Prem Prakash had a great attachment towards the entertainment industry since a very young age. His debut to the industry was as a play back singer for the movie Karthika in 1968. But more than a singer he established himself as an actor. His first screen presence in a small role was in Ara Nazhika Neram in 1970, a film by director K. S. Sethumadhavan based on a novel of the same name written by the notable writer Parappurath. The Film was a multi starrer with
, Sathyan and actress Sheela.
He debuted as a producer in 1979 through the film Peruvazhiyambalam, marking the launch of director Padmarajan, one of the legends of Malayalam Cinema. He has produced more than 10 films till date, and these films have been the all-time hits of Malayalam. Koodevide, Akashadoothu, Johnnie Walker,
Ayalum Njanum Thammil
, Ente Veedu Appuntayum are some of his notable films. He has also acted in many movies in character roles.
He established himself as an actor through his roles in his serials. He has acted in about 15 serials till date and his serial Avicharitham in Asianet, which he also produced, marked him as a great actor. Avicharitham is a 40 episode serial penned by Sanjay and Bobby with Prem Prakash as Aravindan an enterprising Journalist. The story revolves on the life of Aravindan, married but with an ailing wife and a college going daughter ends up in an extra marital affair with Devika, a competent Journalist.
His character role in his previous serial Swapnam in Asianet paved way for strong and deep roles. Many of the serials directed by K.K Rajeev had prominent roles played by Prem Prakash. Some of his other serials are Roses in December in 1995, Mandaram directed by
, Amma Manasu, Akashadoothu the sequel of his movie of the same name in 1993, depicting the sorrowful separation of a mother and her children. His last serial was Avalude Katha by K. K. Rajeev where he portrayed the father of the central character. He has also produced television serials like Avasthantharangal penned by his sons, and his brother Jose Prakash appeared in an important role; Agneyam directed by K.K Rajeev had received many awards.
He is a recipient of many awards, best film, best actor, best popular film, best tele serial from the state government. His first award was the Rajat Kamal Award for Best Malayalam Feature Film for Peruvazhiyambalam in 1979.
He lives in Kottayam with his wife and children. He is married to Daisy Luke who is a retired English professor from BCM College Kottayam. Apart from his two sons he also has a daughter named Thankam. He is currently serving as the treasurer of Kerala Film Producers Association.