Mullamangalath Parameshwaran Bhattathiripad born on, 23 September 1908 commonly known as M. P. Bhatathirippad or Premji, was a social reformer, cultural leader and actor from Kerala.
Premji joined Yogakshema Sabha and worked with V. T. Bhattathiripad, E. M. S. Namboodiripad and his brother M. R. Bhattathiripad in the fight against thecasteism and conservatism that existed in the Nambudiri community. Premji was also a noted stage and film actor. He grew up at a time when Kerala was experiencing a social uprising. The effect of that was visible in Premji’s family and life as well. Premji started his professional life as a proof editor in Mangalodayam press Thrissur when he was 19. He soon launched his acting career with Adukkalayil Ninnu Arangathakku, a play by eminent dramatist V. T. Bhattathiripad.
He won the National Film Award for Best Actor as well as Kerala State Film Award and also won Filmfare Award for Best Malayalam Actor for his performance as a father in search of his missing son in Piravi(1989), directed by Shaji N. Karun.
He passed away on 10 August 1998.