Abdul Khader (7 April 1926 – 16 January 1989), better known by his stage name Prem Nazir (Malayalam: പ്രേം നസീര്), was an Indian film actor. He is considered one of the all time super stars in Malayalam cinema. He is referred to as the Nithya Haritha Nayakan (Ever Green Hero) of Malayalam cinema.
Nazir holds four acting records in the Indian film industry; for playing the lead role in nearly 610 films, for playing opposite the same heroine in 107 films (with Sheela), for acting in lead roles in thirty nine films which were released in a single year (1979), and for acting opposite eighty heroines. He is regarded as one of the most successful actors in Indian cinema, and is also known for his powerful performances in films like Iruttinte Athmavu, Kallichellamma, Dhwani, Murappennu, Anubhavangal Paalichakal, Padayottam, Vida Parayum Munpe, Azhakulla Saleena, and Nadhi. The Government of India has honoured him with the Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, the third and fourth highest civilian honours respectively, for his contribution towards Indian cinema.
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