Prem Menon

Prem Menon

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Prem Menon Profile

  • Name:
  • Prem Menon
  • Born:
  • July 28, 1952
  • Father:
  • Mm Menon
  • Mother:
  • Ammu Menon
  • Spouse:
  • Usha

Prem Menon Biography

Prem Menon is a prominent media personality from Chennai Tamil Nadu. He is also known as a businessman and philanthropist. A prominent figure in south India media world, he served as the Vice President of Malayalam’s first regional television channel Asianet in 1992 and has about 30 years of experience in the media field. He served as the business head of ZEE Network – one of the leading Indian private channels. He headed Zee Entertainment Enterprises and Zee News, and has been instrumental in launching ZEE Tamil. Currently he serves as the Managing Director at Global United Media Company Pvt Ltd.

 

Most recently in 2015 he has entered film production venture as well as film distribution. He produced an experimental film in Malayalam - Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi, which received good response from critics though was an average grosser. He distributed a few movies in Kerala theatre, which include the dubbed version of Bahubali, apart from Thoongavanam and Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka. Prem has also done a few character roles in movies and has also appeared in many television ads, which make him a familiar face for Indian audience. Noted musician Arjun Menon is his son.

 

He was born in Chennai in 1952. His father MM Menon was General Manager of Hindustan Levers Pvt. Ltd. His school and college days were spent in Chennai where he was inclined towards the fields of art and cinema. After studies, he had a long professional career with corporate world in India and abroad. In 1986 he returned to India to set up one of country’s first computer hardware dealership firm. In 1992, he quit the field to join his friend in Asianet. When he left the channel to join ZEE TV in 2001, Asianet had already reached its heights, becoming the most popular Malayalam channel.

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Updated: January 04, 2016

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