Prem Chopra - Famous Actor

Prem Chopra Net Worth


Famous Indian actor Prem Chopra is known for his villainous roles across over 300 Hindi and Punjabi films he’s acted in throughout his career that has spanned over five decades. With a net worth of $50 million, Chopra won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award in 1976 for Do Anjaane, and in 2004, he won the Legend of Indian Cinema Award, among many others.

Key facts:

  • Prem Chopra is an Indian actor who has worked in both Hindi and Punjabi films.
  • Over the course of his 50-year-long acting career, Chopra has appeared in more than 300 films.
  • He is often known for playing villainous roles and possesses a soft-spoken demeanor.
  • Chopra has won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award in 1976 for Do Anjaane.
  • In 2004, he was honored with the Legend of Indian Cinema Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award from Giants.

Basic Information About Prem Chopra

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
Net worth$50,000,000
Date of birth1935-09-23 (88 years old)
Place of birthLahore
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Prem Chopra win?


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Prem Chopra roles

Movie / Series Role
Bride & PrejudiceSelf (archive footage) (uncredited)
Koi... Mil GayaHarbans Saxena
C.I.D.Rohit 2 episodes, 2001
The Kapil Sharma ShowSelf 1 episode, 2017

Interesting Facts about Prem Chopra

  1. Hindi movie star of the 70s and 80s.
  2. Father-in-law of Sharman Joshi.
  3. Father in law to Vikas Bhalla.
  4. Brother in law to Raj Kapoor. Chopra's wife is the younger sister of Raj Kapoors wife Krishna.
  5. He continued working with TOI, when already he was part of box-office hits like Nishan, Bahu Beti ,Sikandar E Azam in 1965 and Sagaai, Mera Saaya in 1966.Before joining TOI he had done the Punjabji films National Award winning Chaudhary Karnail Singh and later Sapni(1963) - both of which were successful and flops like Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh , Poonam Ki Raat, Main Shadi Karne Chala ,Dr. Vidya.
  6. Prem Chopra married Uma, who is the younger sister of Krishna Kapoor, Prem-Nath and Rajendranath., in 1969 and they have three daughters: Rakita, Punita and Prerana.
  7. Prem Chopra was born in Lahore and brought up in Shimla. His father wanted him to be a doctor or be an IAS officer, but Chopra pursued Bachelors in arts in College and graduated from Punjab University.
  8. A Bachelor's degree in arts fetched Prem Chopra a job in circulation department at "Times of India" in the early 60's at Bombay. Simultaneously, he kept visiting studios and tried to get a break in films.
  9. In 1961, he finally got his break in a Punjabi film Chaudhary Karnail Singh , which won a National Award and got Prem the recognition he wanted. He then gave a commendable performance in another Punjabi film Sapni (1963).
  10. Prem Chopra made his debut in Bollywood with the Bharat Bhushan-starer Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh in 1960, which didn't do well.
  11. In Raj Khosla's Woh Kaun Thi (1964), starring Sadhna and Manoj Kumar in lead roles, Chopra gave an enthralling performance and this was turning point in his career.
  12. After Who Kaun Thi, he also gave excellent performances in Prithviraj Kapoor starer Sikandar E Azam (1965), Manoj Kumar's Shaheed (1965) and Teesri Manzil (1966).
  13. Prem did not consider acting as a full time profession in the early 60's and he kept trying to get roles for him in films due to his passion for acting. Prem had done 6 movies before Woh Kaun Thi, a box-office hit of 1964, had released.Those 6 movies included 2 Punjabi hit films Chaudhry Karnail Singh and Sapni and rest 4 flop Hindi films.
  14. It was on sets of Woh Kaun Thi which had Manoj Kumar as lead hero where Prem met Manoj for the very first time. Manoj offered Prem a positive role in Shaheed, for which Manoj was the presenter.
  15. Prem has since 1966 been a leading villain in Hindi films and his peak period as main villain in Hindi films was from 1967-1994. In 70's he got plum roles as a villain often with Sujith Kumar and Ranjeet.
  16. Prem Chopra's daughter Punita is married to actor Vikas Bhalla while Prerana Chopra is married to actor Sharman Joshi and Rakita is married to publicity designer Rahul Nanda.
  17. Prem Chopra regards his best roles were in Chopra regards his best roles and costumes were in Shaheed (1965), Sikander-e-Azam (1965), Kunwari (1966), Upkaar (1967),Do Raaste (1969), Purab Aur Pachhim(1970), Kati Patang (1970), Keemat(1973), Ajanabee(1974),Prem Nagar(1974), Kaala Sona (1975), Mehbooba(1976), Do Anjaane (1976),Jaadu Tona (1977), Tyaag (1977), Dostana (1980), Kranti (1981), Souten(1983), Oonche Log (1985), Phool Bane Angaarey (1991), Bewaffa Se Waffa(1992).
  18. After the partition of India, his family moved to Shimla, where he was brought up. His father desired that Prem be a doctor or otherwise a Indian Administrative officer.
  19. Prem Chopra was born to a Hindu Punjabi family in Lahore on 23 September 1935 to Ranbirlal and Rooprani Chopra. He was the third of six children. His father worked at the attorney-general's office.
  20. Prem Chopra represented India as Grand Marshall in Chicago on August 15th, 1993 during the Independence Day Parade. There he was honored by the Chicago Mayor as the 'Honarary Citizen of Chicago' and felicitated by the Federation of Indian Association with an award for outstanding contribution to humanitarian causes and enriching the Indian community in India and abroad.

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