Prabhu Deva

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Prabhu Deva
Prabhu Deva

Prabhu Deva Sundaram (Tamil : பிரபு ேதவா சுந்தரம்) better known just as Prabhu Deva, born 3 April 1973, is a choreographer, actor and film director in India. He is popularly called "India's Michael Jackson" for his fast dance movements. His first movie as a dance director was Vetri Vizha (Tamil) (year). He has since choreographed over 100 movies. He is Recipient of National Awards for Best Choreographer for the film "Minsara Kanavu" in Tamil and "Lakshya" in Hindi.

Before starting as a full time film actor, he did some song sequences in films. His first movie as a hero was in Indhu with actress Roja. Prabhu Deva went onto win a Filmfare Best Actor Award South.

He is the son of the dance master Sundaram, and dancing is his passion. From choreography he went on to establish himself as an actor. He became a star in Kollywood with his impressive dance steps. Prabhu Deva's success can be attributed more to his dancing than anything else. He has a large following in the Tamil, Telugu and Kannada film industry.

Prabhu Deva popularized in the western world when he had some of his videos watched in YouTube, notably Kalluri Vaanil, following the path of his copatriot Daler Mehndi.

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[edit] Personal life

He married a background dancer and has two children. He has 2 brothers which were in his hit movie 123. In addition, he has been linked to actress Meena.

[edit] Filmography

Prabhu Deva was first noticed when he made a brief appearance in a song in Gentlemen. The dancing prowess he displayed in the song Chiku buku raile made young audiences go crazy. He can be seen dancing in the background group alongside his brother Rajusundaram for the song "Raja Rajathi Raja" in the Maniratnam-directed Agni Natchathiram. His father was the choreographer for that film. After Gentleman followed Kadhalan by S. Shankar with him as hero. It was a hit even in its dubbed versions. He became a sensation overnight and came to be known as a boneless wonder for his supple moves. Though he had been active as an actor for quite some time, his talents were not seen until Ezhayin Siripiley where he played a poor bus coolie. Even in Penin Manadhai Thottu, his acting ability was praised.

Prabhu Deva decided to direct a feature film in Telugu, Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana (2005) starring Siddharth Narayan and Trisha Krishnan, which has become such a huge hit that he has been offered another film by the same producer. This Telugu film won the Best Film award from the Government of Andhra Pradesh For the year 2005. Trisha Krishnan Won the best actress award and Sri Hari won the best Supporting Actor Award.He has now turned into a successful director. The only movie he was different in was kadhalan in the song mukala in which he changed his hair color to blond when his hair is black and the song became a hit with the help of the best director shankar and this was his movie debut in 1994.

[edit] Notable Films Filmography

  • Indhu (Tamil)
  • Kadhalan (Tamil)
  • Rasaiya (Tamil)
  • Mr.Romeo (Tamil)
  • Love Birds (Tamil)
  • Minsara Kanavu (Tamil)
  • V.I.P (Tamil)
  • Naam Iruvar Namukku Iruvar (Tamil)
  • O Radha edaru Krishnala Pelli (Telugu)
  • Kaadala Kaadala (Tamil)
  • James Pandu (Tamil)
  • Doubles (Tamil)
  • Suyamvaram (Tamil)
  • Time (Tamil)
  • Ezhayin Siripiley (Tamil)
  • Santosham (Telugu)
  • Thottigang (Telugu)
  • Agni Varsha (Hindi)
  • Pennin Manathai Thottu (Tamil)
  • Andharu Dongalle (Telugu)
  • Ullam kollai poguthae (Tamil)
  • Tapana (Telugu)
  • Engal Anna (Tamil)
  • Chukkallo Chandrudu (Telugu)
  • Style (Telugu)
  • Vanathai Pola (Tamil)
  • H2O (Kannada)

[edit] Director

[edit] Solo Dancer

  • Idayam (Tamil)
  • Valtar Vetrivel (Tamil)
  • Baba (Tamil)
  • Suriyan (Tamil)
  • Gentleman (Tamil)
  • Lakshya (Hindi)
  • Pukar (Hindi)
  • Shakti: The power (Hindi)
  • Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana (telugu)
  • Agni natchatram[Tamil]
  • Kaadhalan(Tamil Hit)

[edit] Trivia

  • He has danced with Apache Indian in the song "No Problem" in the film "Love Birds".

[edit] See Also


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