Prem Naam Hai Mera, Prem Chopra

by Rakita Nanda

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-3118-8
  2. Pages: 248 pages
  3. Date: April 2014


Think Bollywood villain and one of the first names that comes to mind is that of Prem Chopra. One of the few actors to have been working in the industry for more than five decades, from the black-and-white era to the new millennium, and still going strong, he is a legend in his own right.
This fascinating memoir, penned by his daughter Rakita Nanda and told in Prem Chopra’s words, reveals the story behind the man people loved to hate. Read about his memorable journey from his time as a young boy who used to wait outside the Clarks Hotel in Shimla to catch a glimpse of the film stars who stayed there, to being mobbed by fans at the same hotel many years later. Find out about the man who was once reviled by the public for his lecherous onscreen avatar, but who was known within the film industry for his couplets which Dharmendra christened ‘Prem Awargi’. Above all, meet Prem Chopra the family man: a devoted husband and doting father to three daughters.
Replete with humorous anecdotes and previously untold stories, and including interviews about Chopra with stars such as Manoj Kumar, Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Sharman Joshi, Ranbir and Rishi Kapoor, Prem Naam Hai Mera, Prem Chopra is an intimate look at the life of one of the most enduring stars of the Indian film industry.


Rakita Nanda is a graduate in mass communication and worked as a website designer for almost ten years. She was also the marketing manager of Baba Digital, a printing unit handling clients such as Reliance, Coca Cola, The Times of India and ICICI. This is her first book.

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