8 Interesting facts about super villain Prem Chopra

On the veteran actor's 84th birthday, here are some interesting insights into his life and career.

Prem Chopra in Dostana (1980)

1. Prior to his career as an actor, Prem Chopra worked in the circulation department of The Times of India.

2. He is Raj Kapoor's brother-in-law. Chopra's wife Uma and Kapoor's wife Krishna are sisters.

3. Chopra has appeared in two films titled Duniya – the first with Dev Anand in 1968 and the other with Dilip Kumar in 1984.

4. Since he was the surprise element in Narendra Bedi's suspense-thriller Benaam (1974), the actor's name was omitted from the film's opening credits on purpose.

Manoj Kumar and Prem Chopra in Woh Kaun Thi (1964)

5. Prem Chopra has had a successful collaboration with Manoj Kumar. He has featured in all films directed by Kumar except Shor (1972) and Roti Kapada Aur Makaan (1974).

Prem Chopra and Faryal in Nafrat (1973)

6. The actor is credited with singing Lo Mera Pyaar from Nafrat (1973) and Kab Se Ye Dil Hai Pyaasa from Mera Muqaddar (1988).

7. The actor is fond of watching and playing cricket.

8. The actor's memoir, Prem Naam Hai Mera, Prem Chopra is authored by his daughter Rakita Nanda and was published in 2014.