Prem Navas is an Indian Art Director working in Tamil and Telugu industry. He has even worked in a French film, Dheepan. Prem Navas was born in Manamadurai, a municipality in Tamil Nadu, and is currently living in Chennai. He did middle schooling in R. C. St. Cecilia's Middle School and high school in O. V. C. Higher Secondary School in Manamadurai and for a college education joined Raja Durai Singam Government Arts College in Sivagangai in the year 2000.
In 2014, Prem Navas was blessed with a son. He is the Art Director of few films like Ghatara (Telugu) and Idhu Namma Aalu (Tamil) in 2016, and Cheektati Rajyam (Telugu) and Thoongaa Vanam (Tamil) in 2015. He started his career as an Associate Art Director in the year 2011 for the Tamil movies Billa 2 and Nootrenbadhu. Prem Navas worked as an associate art director under the noteworthy art directors Sabu Cyril and his later student Selvakumar. His latest project is for a Hindi movie, The Body in the year 2018.
He has also designed the posters and directed the trailers for movies Ghatara and Thoongaa Vanam. Prem Navas won an award for the category "Best Art Direction" for the movie Thoongaa Vanam in the Star views Film Awards in the year 2015. This Kamal Haasan starrer is said to take place entirely in the backdrops designed by Prem Navas. For his work in this movie, he got highly appreciated for the eye to detail and the mesmerizing artwork which mesmerized audience and critics alike.
The audience also admired his designing for the film Idhu Namma Aalu for the trendy look. Palme d'Or is the most prestigious and high ranking award announced in the Cannes Film Festival, the International Film Festival. The versatile art director Prem Navas received this award for excellence in the French crime drama movie Dheepan directed by
He had to depict the post-war scenario in Sri Lanka, and the intensity of this experience haunted him. Being a perfectionist, he tried different materials and finally found a special rubber imported for Germany most suitable to model human bodies. This material helped in giving a more natural feel and did well with the special effects.
The French Director Jacques Audiard was very impressed with the result of his work. Although the French crew could have taken this project themselves, they felt it would add some life to the set of people who sympathize with the Tamils created it. George Pius of "Wide Angle Creations" supported and motivated Prem Navas.