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Prem Chopra (born September 23, 1935) is an actor in Hindi and Punjabi films. He has acted in 320 films. He is famous for his soft spoken diction despite being a villain in most films. Chopra was born to a Hindu Punjabi family in Lahore on 23 September 1935 to Ranbirlal and Rooprani Chopra. He was third of six children. After the partition of India, his family moved to Shimla, where he was brought up. His father desired that Prem be a doctor. He graduated from Punjab University. Chopra married sister of wife of late Bollywood showman Raj Kapoor, and they have three daughters: Rakita, Punita and Prerana. Punita is married to actor, Vikas Bhalla, while Prerana Chopra is married to actor, Sharman Joshi. Among his early films he played Sukhdev in Shaheed, one of his rare positive leading roles. After Teesri Manzil and Upkaar, he was flooded with films as a villain. After Upkaar in 1967, he left The Times of India. He has ever since been a leading villain in Hindi films. The dialogue " Prem naam hai mera, Prem Chopra" from the film Bobby has been very popular. Another famous Prem Chopra dialogue is from film Souten - "Main wo bala hoon jo sheshay se pathar ko todtee hai" which closely translates to "I am that trouble which crushes stones with glass". He was the regular in villanious role in the films with Rajesh Khanna in the lead role from 1969-1991 from Doli(1969) till Ghar Parivaar (1991). The duo of Prem and Rajesh Khanna acted in 19 films together and had 15 of them as box office hits and were very close friends in real life till Khanna's death. Of late, he has started taking comic and character roles too. He had a good career spanning 47 years and was popular for villain roles in Bollywood.

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