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who is Prabhu Dev ?

Prabhu Deva was born in Mysore, Karnataka and grew up in Alwarpet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He was inspired by his father Mugur Sundar, who was a dance master of South Indian films. He made dance his career and mastered the forms and western dances of Indian classical dance such as Bharatanatyam. She is considered the best dancer of India and brought modern dance forms to Indian films.

His brothers Raju Sundaram and Nagendra Prasad are also considered dance directors. Prabhu Deva’s first film as a dance director was Vetri Vijha (1949). Earlier, he appeared in the Tamil film Agni Natchathiram as a playback dancer. Since then, she has performed dance in over 100 films. He started his career as an actor with the actress Roja in the film Indhu (1949). In 19, Dev, Shobhana and AR Rahman presented their talents at the “Michael Jackson and Friends” ceremony in Munich, Germany.

Prabhudeva Sundaram was born on 3 April 1973 in Mysore. His childhood was spent in Alwarpet, Chennai. Prabhudeva was very impressed with his father’s best dance since childhood, his father Sundaram was employed as a dance master in South Indian Films. Whose father gave him advanced education in Bharatanatyam and Western Dance.

Both his brothers Raju Sundaram and Nagendra Prasad are working as dance choreographers for South Movies. Prabhu deva was a good dancer, but he wanted to be a good actor, in which his dance helped him a lot. Her first film was Vetri Vizh as dance director. He has choreographed over 100 films in his career so far.

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He performed at the 2012 Indian Premier League opening ceremony in Chennai on April 3 with Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and American artist Katy Perry. The event was special for Prabhu Deva as he shared his 39th birthday on the same day.


He had taken his name to Lata after marriage. They had three children. One of which died in 2008 from cancer. In 2010, Prabhudeva’s wife filed a complaint in court against her husband that she had an affair with actress Nayantara. After which Nayantara gave her statement in the media that there is nothing between her and Prabhudheva.

Acting career

Prabhu Deva was given the first lead role of director Pavavitaharan in the romantic drama film, Indhu (1994), following a series that featured in songs from Tamil films. Appearing alongside actresses Roja and Sarathkumar, Dev’s dancing ability was fully utilized in the song sequences, with songs and disco music regularly featured in his films. He made his breakthrough as an actor with Shankar’s centenary film, the romantic drama Kadhalan (1994), where he portrayed a young student, who stood first against his lover’s father and then an international terrorist.

The film was highly praised for its technical prowess and went on to win four National Film Awards, while A. R. Rahman’s lyrics and Dev’s choreography, especially in the songs “Mukkabala” and “Urvasi Urvasi”, became very popular all over India. Despite starring relative newcomers, the film went on to become the biggest-grossing Tamil film of 1994 and commercial success made Deva a successful actor.

The film also saw success through its dubbed Telugu and Hindi versions, creating a market for Prabhu Dev in other Indian regional industries. His next film Rasaiya (1995) grew to poor reviews and collections, but he continued to attract big-budget films and starred in two more films with music by Rahman in 1996, Love Bird and Mr. Shot extensively in Romeo London, the love birds received a wide theatrical release in foreign landmarks and won Dev positive reviews for their portrayal.

Famous movies

Vetri Vizh, Tamil, Truck Driver, Ban, Coolie No.1, Gharana Mogudu, Allari Alludu, Mechanic Alludu, Raja Babu, Hello Brother, Bombay, ABCD-Wanted, Rowdy Rathore, R-Rajkumar, Action- Jackson.


  • She has twice been awarded the Indian National Award for Dance References (Films Minsara Kanavu (1979) and Lakshya (2007)).
  • In 2007, he was awarded the Vijay Award for Favorite Director.
  • He has been awarded membership of the International Film and Television Modification Center of the Asian Film and Television Academy.