marks the birthday of a dancing icon and one of the trendsetters in the
dancing, acting, and directing field of Indian cinema. Yes! It's none
other than Prabhu Deva! BollyCurry, along with fans, celebrates the
birthday of this multi-talented personality.
on 3rd April 1973 to Kannada parents as Prabhudheva Sundaram, he is now
better known as just Prabhu Deva. Deva gained inspiration from his
father Mugur Sundar, who was a well known choreographer for South Indian
movies. He took up dancing at a young age, learning Indian classical
dance forms, such as Bharatanatyam, and Western styles. He has two
brothers, Raju Sundaram and Nagendra Prasad, who are also
choreographers. Deva married Ramlath a.k.a Latha and has three sons. His
elder son died due to cancer. He divorced Latha and began to date
Nayantara, though this relationship did not last long.
Deva started his career as a background dancer in Tamil movie Agni Natchatiram (1988
) and his career as a choreographer with Tamil movie Vetri Vizha
then on, he has choreographed for over 100 movies. He began his acting
career soon after his choreographing career took off, first appearing in
Tamil movie Indhu
after several special appearances in songs. His acting career has been a
huge success as well. Many of his movies were dubbed into Hindi
including National Award winning Tamil movie Minsara Kanavu
(1997) dubbed as Sapnay
(1997). In 2000, Deva had his first foray into the Hindi film industry when he performed with Madhuri Dixit for Pukar(2000)
on the song "Kay Sera Sera".
a few more special appearances in Bollywood, Deva began directing Hindi
movies. All his Hindi movies up to now have been moderate to huge
successes, such as Wanted
(2009), Rowdy Rathore
(2012), Ramaiya Vastavaiya (2013)
and R... Rajkumar
More importantly, he always makes an appearance in one of the songs of
his movies to shake a leg with the leads, such as in "Jalwa" from Wanted
(2009) with Salman Khan or "Chinta Ta Chita Chita" from Rowdy Rathore
(2012). His next venture Action Jackson,
starring Ajay Devgn and Sonakshi Sinha, is all set to release late this year. Deva has also played the lead role in ABCD - Any Body Can Dance
(2013), which was one of 2013's greatest hits.
On his birthday, we bring to you a playlist of some of his memorable songs:
- "Urvashi Urvashi" - Hum Se Hai Muqabala
- "Mastana Mastana Yeh Dil" - Chhaila
- "Paas Aaja Balam" - Mr. Romeo
- "Ek Bagiya Mein "- Sapnay
- "Kay Sera Sera" - Pukar
- "Psycho Re" - ABCD - Any Body Can Dance
- "Jalwa" - Wanted
- "Govinda" - OMG! Oh My God
- "Hum Na Tode" - Boss
- "Chinta Ta Chita Chita" - Rowdy Rathore
- "Jaadu Ki Jhappi" - Ramaiya Vastavaiya
- "Gandi Baat "- R... Rajkumar
along with fans wish him a very Happy Birthday and a successful future
ahead. May he continue to entertain us for a long time to come!
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