Prabhu Deva

  Hindi Film     Main Lead, Supporting Actor, Director, Story Writer, Screenplay, Cinematography, Choreography    03 Apr 1973

Prabhu Deva married Ramlatha way back in 1995.
Prabhu Deva  
Born on 3rd April 1973
Screen name/ Original name Prabhu Deva Sundaram
Parents Mugur Sundar and Mahadevamma
Siblings Raju Sundaram and Nagendra Sundaram – 2 brothers
Spouse Ramlatha
Early Life Prabhu Deva was born on 3rd April 1973 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.      His father was a choreographer and he was inspired by him. He took up dancing lessons in the Indian Classical dance forms such as Bharatnatyam from Dharamraj and Udupi Lakshminarayanan as well as he learnt Western dancing  .   He has his own dance academy in Singapore.  
Personal Life Prabhu Deva married Ramlatha way back in 1995. Not much is known about the couple’s first meeting but it is said that it was a love marriage since Ramlatha was a classical dancer. Ramlatha was a Muslim and she converted to Hinduism before marrying Prabhu Deva.   The couple’s wedding was a low-key affair, compounded by the reason that Prabhu Deva was not really a big name in 1995.   Ramlatha eventually changed her name to Latha. The couple had three sons. Unfortunately, in December 2008, Prabhu Deva lost his eldest son Vishal, who was battling cancer from very young age. It was one of the most difficult times for the couple and soon would become a harrowing phase of life for Prabhu Deva’s wife Ramlatha.   During early 2009, rumours started doing the rounds that Prabhu Deva was getting closer with actress Nayanthara, whom he was directing for the Tamil filmVillu.    Neither Prabhu Deva nor Nayanthara reacted to the reports and they often laughed off when asked about it in the media. In September 2010, Deva finally admitted that he was in love with the actress. It is said that his wife Ramlatha initially refused to get a divorce and instead filed a petition in the court objecting to Prabhu Deva’s and Nayanthara’s affair and appealed the court to restrict them from getting married. She had said that she would go on a hunger strike if her petitions were not addressed. Things were really taking an ugly turn and the court sent out summons to Prabhu Deva and Nayanthara. By that time, Prabhu Deva realised that he would have to come up with a conditional divorce and for this reason the couple filed for a divorce a month later in December 2010. The court finally issued the date of 10th June 2011 for the divorce settlement. Prabhu Deva was later in a live in relationship in Mumbai with Nayanthara. Nayanthara had quit her acting so she was completely depended on Prabhu Deva for financial needs. After quitting films Nayanthara lived the lavish lifestyle for which Prabhu Deva had asked her to slow down which led to constant disputes between them. After a lot of fights, the couple called off their four year relationship in January 2012.
   
Career Prabhu Deva is a director, choreographer and actor. He has worked in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi films.  In his career of over more than 25 years, he has performed and designed various dance styles.   Prabhu Deva appeared in many successful movies in the 1990s and early 2000s including Kadhalan 1994, Minasara Kanavu 1997, VIP 1997, Kaathala Kaathala 1998 and Vanathai Pola 2000.   He first appeared as a boy playing flute in the song Panivizhum Iravu in tha tamil movie Mouna Ragam 1986.  In early 2000s Deva started doing small budget films as his box office value started to decline.   He received critical acclaim by portraying the role of a bus conductor in the movie Eazhaiyin Sirippil that released in 2000.   In 2001, he got commercial success from Ullam Kollai Poguthae and Manadhai Thirudivvitai both released in 2001.   Deva’s dance choreography on the songs Mukabla and Urvasi Urvasi got famous throughout the country from the film Kadhalan in 1994 which went on to win four National Awards  with the songs by A.R Rehman and choreography by Prabhu Deva.   Rajeev Menon’s Minsara Kanavu a romantic drama featuring Arvind Swamy and Kajol along with Prabhu Deva received  critical success wherein Prabhu Deva got critical acclaim for his role and performance.      The film won four national film Awards,three Tamil Nadu state Awards and a Filmfare Award for A R Rehman’s music.   Prabhu Deva also featured in the Guinness world record setting film SuyamVaram. He also did a successful family drama Vaanathaippola in 2000. He appeared in a trilingual movie One Two Three with his brothers in 2002.    He also worked extensively in the Telugu film industry, appearing in multi-starrer films or as the second lead actor, in projects  including Santosham 2002, Kalyana Ramudu 2003 and Andaru Dongale Dorikite 2004.   Prabhu Deva started his directorial career, he started appearing less as an actor. However, he kept featuring in a few films including Style, ABCD and ABCD 2.    He performed with Madhuri Dixit on the song Kay Sera Sera in the movie Pukar.   Prabhu Deva also performed with Sonakshi Sinha on the song Go Go Go Govinda from the movie Oh My God! Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana in  2004, Pournami  in 2006,Pokkiri in 2007, Shankardada Zindabad in 2007, followed by Villu 2009,Wanted 2009, Engeyum Kaadhal 2011, Vedi 2011, Rowdy Rathore 2012, Ramaiya Vastavaiya 2013, R... Rajkumar 2013, Action Jackson 2014. Singh is Bling 2015 and Tutak Tutak Tutiya 2016 are all his directorial movies which he has directed. Prabhu Deva established dance as an integral part of Bollywood and South Indian Movies and most of his films have gained popularity only because of his Dance sequence which have always got a lot of fame .    Currently, Prabhu Deva is amongst one of the leading directors of Bollywood.  He charges approximately 10 Crores for the films he works with in Bollywood Hindi films.
Awards Prabhu Deva is a two-time winner of the National Film Award for Best Choreography for his work on the film Minsaara Kanavu (1997) in Tamil and Lakshya (2004) in Hindi. Filmfare Best Choreography Award (Telugu) for the Telugu film Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana (2005).    In 2001, he was nominated for the Star Screen Award for choreographing the dance sequences in the Hindi film Pukar (2000).   In 2005, he won the Star Screen Award, the Filmfare Award, and the National Film Award, for Best Choreography in the Hindi film Lakshya.   In 2007, he won a Best Director award for the film Pokkiri.  He has been honoured with the life membership of International Film and Television Research Centre of Asian Academy Of Film & Television by Sandeep Marwah.
   

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