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Birthday Prabhu Deva and Hariharan
! And marking this special occasion,
we bring to you a small bio and a playlist of their greatest hits as
Multi-faceted film personality,
Prabhu Deva, blows another candle, turning 40 today. Born in Mysore,
Bangalore, his real name is Shankupani. His father, Mugur Sundar, a
choreographer for South Indian movies, was his source of
inspiration, leading him to perform and excel in a wide range of
dancing styles. Prabhu Deva is a two time National Best Choreographer
Award winner and has also been hugely appreciated among his
contemporaries. Along with all that, dancing even got him the title of
"India's Michael Jackson" after his unmatched skills in the field of
Prabhu Deva's first venture as a choreographer was Vetri Vizha (1989).
He has since then, choreographed in over 100 movies. He pursued his
career in acting and later on in direction too. Thus far, he has never
failed to succeed and his hard work has been paying off fairly well
lately. His debut as a director in Hindi cinema was with the the Salman
Khan starer and blockbuster hit flick, Wanted (2009).
Prabhu Deva's playlist:
1) Chanda Re - Sapnay (1997)
2) Kay Sera Sera - Pukar (2000)
3) Main Aisa Kyun Hoon - Lakshya
4) Jalwa - Wanted (2008)
with Prabhu Deva, popular singer Hariharan
also celebrates his 57th
birthday today! Hariharan
was born in 1955 in Kerala.
he graduated with a degree in Science and Law and learnt Carnatic music
from his mother. Later on, he continued to learn Hindustani music, which
soon became his passion. He loved listening to ghazals and was highly
inspired by late Jagjit Singh.
started his career in Tamil cinema with the movie Roja
by Mani Rathnam and composed by A.R. Rahman
. He has since lent his voice
to various songs in Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Bhojpuri, Telugu, Kannada,
Marathi and the Bengali languages. Further ahead in
formed the band 'Colonial Cousins' with Mumbai-based
composer, Leslie Lewis and in 2004, he was awarded the prestigious Padma
Shri, Yesudas and the National Award for his outstanding performance in
music. He is currently appearing in a music show on Jaya TV.
1) Roja Janeman - Roja (1992)
2) Hai Rama - Rangeela (1995)
4) Bahon Ke Darmiyan - Khamoshi: The Musical
wishes Prabhu Deva and Hariharan a very happy birthday, in addition to
lots of good wishes for the success of their upcoming ventures in the
years to come as well!
Writer: Medha G.
Editors: Sonia R. & Jenifer Y.
Graphicer: Preet K.