Prabhu Deva is an Indian dance choreographer, film director, producer and actor who has worked predominantly in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu language films. In a career spanning 25 years, he has performed and designed a wide range of dancing styles and has garnered two National Film Awards for Best Choreography. He was also awarded the Padma Shri award in 2019 for his contributions to the art.

Birth Name

Prabhu Deva

Nickname

Prabhu

Profession

Dancer, Choreographer, Film Director, Producer, Actor

Nationality

Indian

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Prabhu Deva was born on the 3rd of April 1973, in Mysore, Karnataka, India.

Age

He’s currently 46 years old.

Residence

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Sun Sign

Aries

Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Religion

Hinduism

Education

Prabhu studied at the Asan Memorial Senior Secondary School in Chennai. He got training in Bharatanatyam (an Indian classical dance form) from, Dharmaraj and Udupi Lakshminarayanan. He dropped out of his school and assisted his father in dance choreography in the South-Indian films.

Family Details

  • Father – Mugur Sundar (Dance Choreographer)

  • Mother – Mahadevamma Sundar
  • Siblings – Raju Sundaram (Older Brother) (Dance Choreographer, Actor, Director), Nagendra Prasad (Younger Brother) (Dance Choreographer, Actor)

Marital Status

Divorced

Girlfriend / Spouse

Prabhu Deva has dated –

  • Ramlath (1995-2011) – Prabhu was in a relationship with his co-dancer Ramlath. They both were in a live-in relationship and secretly got married in 1995. Ramlath was a Muslim girl and converted to a Hindu for their marriage. She even changed her name from Ramlath to Latha. Later, they were blessed with three sons, Vishal, Rishi Raghavendra Deva and Adhith Deva. In 2008, their eldest son, Vishal died after struggling with cancer for a long time. On 2 July 2010, the couple got divorced.
  • Nayanthara (2009-2012) – Nayanthara and professional dancer and choreographer Prabhu Deva dating one another started to surface in 2009. However, they kept their relationship a secret until 2010, when Prabhu himself stated that he was in love with Nayanthara. Later, Prabhu’s statement about wanting to marry Nayanthara was heard by his first wife Latha who then, filed a case against him to restrict him from marrying her. Nayanthara went into a huge amount of debt and finally in 2012, the duo announced that they were no more together.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 6 feet 0 inches
  • In centimeters –182 cm
  • In meters – 1.82 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 75 kg
  • In Pounds – 165 lbs

Body Build

Athletic

Eye Color

Black

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

His shoe size is 11.5 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Prabhu father is a well known choreographer of South Indian films. He got inspiration to work as a choreographer from his father, so he started assisting his father and accompanied him on the sets of films. Some of his popular choreographed songs are Muqabala Muqabala (Hum Se Hai Muqabla, 1994), Urvashi Urvashi (Hum Se Hai Muqabla, 1994) Kay Sera Sera (Pukar, 2000).

Film Debut

Prabhu started his career as a choreographer in Tamil films with Vetri Vizha (1989). He has worked as a dance choreographer in more than 100 Hindi and regional films before making an appearance on the big screen.

In 1994, he made his acting debut with the film Indhu alongside actress Roja who played the titular character. He has acted in many Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada films. Some of his films as an actor are ABCD (2013), Lakshmi (2018), Pon Manickavel (2019) and Street Dancer (2020).

Controversy

Prabhu wife, Latha, filed a petition at the family court, seeking orders to prevent her husband from entering into a live-in relationship with his alleged girlfriend Nayanthara. Moreover, Latha threatened to go on a hunger strike if her demand wasn’t met. Several women organizations conducted protests against Nayanthara for bringing disrepute to the Tamil culture.

Brand Endorsements

Prabhu has appeared in commercials for various brands such as- Minister White & TVS (Alongside MS Dhoni).

Awards & Nominations

YearAwardsFilmsLanguageCategoryResult
1996National Film AwardMinsara KanavuTamilBest ChoreographyWon
2004National Film AwardLakshyaHindiBest ChoreographyWon
2005Filmfare AwardLakshyaHindiBest ChoreographyWon
2004Nandi AwardVarshamTeluguBest ChoreographyWon
2005Filmfare Awards SouthNuvvostanante NenoddantanaTeluguBest ChoreographyWon
2007Vijay AwardsPokkiriTamilFavorite DirectorWon

Prabhu Deva Favorites

  • Favorite Actor – Chiranjeevi
  • Favorite Actress Madhuri Dixit
  • Favorite Dancer Hrithik Roshan, Michael Jackson
  • Favorite Director S. Shankar, K. Balachande, Dasari Narayana Rao, K. Raghavendra Rao
  • Favorite Sport – Cricket

Prabhu Deva Net worth

Prabhu Deva has an estimated net worth of $18 million dollars as of 2020.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Prabhu Deva

  • Prabhu is a famous choreographer, director, producer and actor in India.
  • Prabhu’s father won the National Award for choreography in 1994. Inspired by his father, he developed an interest in dancing at a very young age.
  • At the age of 11, he appeared for the first time on a stage.
  • As a choreographer, Prabhu made his debut in Vetri Vizha (1989). It featured brilliant actors like Kamal Hassan, Prabhu and Amala Mukherjee.
  • It is said that Kamal has choreographed dances in more than a hundred films.
  • In 1996, he was awarded the National Film Award in Best Choreography. Later, in 2004, Prabhu received the award for the 2nd time.
  • In the past, he started a dance studio in Singapore under the name Prabhudeva Dance Academy.
  • Prabhu is often referred to as an Indian rendition of legendary pop sensation Michael Jackson.
  • He is one of the few celebrities who is honoured with a wax statue at the celebrity wax statue Museum, Lonavala, Mumbai.
  • He has been featured on the cover of various magazines including Ritz.
  • In 2010, he started a dance school in Singapore.
  • India Forbes had ranked him at #90 on its 2013 Celebrity 100 list with an estimated earning of INR 8.5 crore.
  • In 2013, he had planned on releasing a video album titled It Is Boring.
  • He directed Britannia‘s 2012 commercial for Tiger biscuits.
  • The YouTube channel, Prabhudeva Studios was started in June 2016.
  • In 2019, Prabhu was given the prestigious Padma Shri award for his incredible talent and contribution.
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