Prem Nath was born on 21st November, 1926 in Peshawar. His family moved to Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh after partition, and later on to Bombay. Premnath played mostly negative and supporting roles throughout his career although he did play leading roles in a few films in the 1950s.
Prem Nath made his debut in the film Daulat Ke Liye in 1947. It didn’t do too well. He was then cast in Raj Kapoor’s first film Aag (1948) which was a great film. In 1949, Prem Nath again worked with Raj Kapoor in his film Barsaat which became a blockbuster. Its music is even popular today, which comprised of tracks like ‘Hawa mein udta jaye…’ and ‘Jiya beqaraar hai…’. Prem Nath worked in a couple of films with Dev Anand, viz. Hindustan Hamara (1950) and Aaram (1951). Both didn’t do too well. ...» read full biography