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Prabhu Deva Details
Profession Director Choreographer
Celebrity Type Movie Star
Hometown Mysore Karnataka India
Birthplace Mysore Karnataka India
Age 49 years as of 2022
Date of Birth 3rd April 1973
Height 6 Feet
Notable Work Muqabala Song
Net Worth $18 Million as of 2022
Net Worth in Rupees 137 Crores INR
Nationality Indian
Instagram @prabhudevaofficial
Twitter @PDdancing
Zodiac Sign Aries

Biography

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Prabhu Deva is an Indian dancer film director producer and actor who was born on April 3 1973. Prabhu Deva has primarily worked in Tamil Hindi Telugu and Kannada language films. Prabhu Deva has created and performed a wide variety of dancing styles throughout the course of his 32-year career winning two National Film Awards for Best Choreography. He received Padma Shri in 2019 for his services to dance. 

Prabhu Deva began his acting career in the 1990s and early 2000s appearing in a number of financially lucrative movies like Kadhalan (1994) Love Birds (1996) Minsara Kanavu (1997) and VIP (1997). Following other much-praised appearances in the films Kaathala Kaathala (1998) Vanathai Pola (2000) Pennin Manathai Thottu (2000) Alli Thandha Vaanam (2001) and Engal Anna (2001). 

Prabhu Deva was then unable to duplicate the popularity of his prior movies his box office value started to drop and he started to show up in Tamil supporting roles. Later he made his directorial debut with the 2005 Telugu film Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana and the project's popularity led to other opportunities for Deva as a filmmaker.

Prabhu Deva made his directing debut in the Telugu movie Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana in 2005. The movie was well-received by critics and went on to become a hit. The movie was translated into seven other languages making it the first Indian movie to do so. Prabhudeva got the Best Choreographer award one of the nine Filmfare awards given to the film. 

Prabhu Deva began to give directing a higher priority than acting as a result of the success of his directing endeavors. In dance movies like Style (2006) ABCD (2013) and its follow-up ABCD 2 he occasionally played the lead.

Along with Amitabh Bachchan Salman Khan Kareena Kapoor Priyanka Chopra and American singer Katy Perry he gave a performance at the 2012 Indian Premier League opening ceremony on April 3 in Chennai. Prabhu Deva had a personal connection to the occasion because it coincided with his 39th birthday.

Family

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Prabhu Deva’s birthdate is 3 April 1973. Prabhu Deva’s birth year is 1973. Prabhu Deva’s age is 49 years as of 2022. Prabhu Deva’s birthplace is Mysore. Prabhu Deva’s zodiac sign is Aries. Prabhu Deva’s father’s name is Mugur Sundar. Prabhu Deva’s mother's name is Mahadevamma Sundar. Prabhu Deva’s Ex-wife is Latha(Ramlatha). Prabhu Deva’s children are the Late Vishal Deva Rishi Ragvenfra Deva and Adhith Deva. Prabhu Deva’s brothers are Raju Sundaram and Nagendra Prasad. Prabhu Deva’s ex-girlfriend is Nayanthara.

Mugur Sundar and Mahadevamma Sundar welcomed Prabhu Deva into the world on April 3 1973 in Mysore in the modern-day state of Karnataka. He started dancing after being inspired by his father Mugur Sundar a choreographer for South Indian films. Prabhu Deva studied both Western and Indian traditional dance traditions including Bharatanatyam from Dharmaraj and Udupi Lakshminarayanan. His brothers are Nagendra Prasad and Raju Sundaram. Prabhu Deva is a school dropout.

Wife

Wife Ramlatha (now ex-wife)

Ramlatha and Prabhu Deva were wed in 1995. Little is known or recorded about how they originally met but given that she was also a classical dancer it's possible that dancing served as a cupid in their relationship and it was definitely a love marriage. Ramlatha converted to Hinduism in order to marry Prabhu because she was a Muslim. After being married she changed her name to Latha. Unfortunately Vishal the couple's oldest son passed away from cancer in 2008.

According to media sources Prabhudeva and his ex-wife Latha officially got divorced and ended their 16-year marriage on July 2 2010. Latha received custody of her two children. Prior to getting separated Latha allegedly petitioned a Chennai court in October 2010 to prevent Prabhudeva from getting married to actress Nayanthara.

If her appeals are ignored she even made threats to go on a hunger strike. Numerous women's organizations took to the streets to burn Nayanthara's effigies and accuse her of defaming Tamil culture as a result of the entire incident.

Nayanthara

Rumors that Prabhu Deva was dating Tamil actress Nayanthara first appeared in tabloids and newspapers sometime in 2009. She was under his direction in the Tamil movie Villu. When questioned about it at press conferences the two either avoided the question or laughed it off. They never accepted or disputed their purported relationship. The rumors quickly died down and everyone assumed it was just made-up rumors. However Prabhu Deva himself acknowledged his love for Nayanthara in September 2010. He admitted to a media outlet that he would truly love to marry Nayanthara and that she is very significant to him. The two had been dating for two years it was discovered at that time. Naturally Latha Prabhu Deva's wife heard what he said.

After publicly declaring his love for Nayanthara Prabhu decided to ask his wife for a divorce something he had been planning to do for a while. Latha refused to budge though and stood her position. Nayanthara had totally given up acting by the time Prabhu and Latha divorced and she was largely dependent on her partner for financial support. It was claimed that even after giving up acting she continued to lead a luxury lifestyle which left her deeply in debt.

Following their divorce Prabhu and Nayanthara moved in together and began living in Mumbai. Because Nayanthara did not like that he frequently traveled to Chennai to see his two sons Prabhu occasionally deceived her by telling her he was heading to a shoot when he was actually traveling to Chennai. The two also began to have problems because according to Nayanthara Prabhu frequently made promises about getting married but then changed his mind at the last minute. 

Just a year later in 2012 they announced their breakup in a statement. Nayanthara was once reported as saying That's too personal to delve into break-up for anyone is the most terrible moment in their lives in an interview with the Times of India. Whatever the reason losing someone you love or having to move away from them severely shatters your life. But it matters how you handle it. I can't discuss how I handled it but if I want to move on and live I must.

Wife Himani

Prabhu Deva recently wed Dr. Himani a physiotherapist from Mumbai in his second marriage. When Prabhu Deva was experiencing some back and leg pain from frequent strenuous dancing sessions the two had their first encounter. The two fell in love right away and moved in together for two months prior to getting married in May 2020. The couple had gone to Chennai in March to prepare for the wedding.

Movies

First Movie Kadhalan (1994)

Chairman of the Government Arts College in Chennai and a well-liked student. When the college's annual day rolls around Prabhu (Prabhu Deva) is urged by his principal to extend an invitation to Kakarlal Sathyanaryanamoorthy the governor of Tamil Nadu. He runs into his beautiful daughter Shruthi (Nagma) while going to invite Kakarlal and falls in love with her right away. 

He even enrolls in the same art class as her to draw her attention. She later learns more about him and develops a romantic interest in him. Kakarlal forbids his daughter from leaving the house without protection due to the high level of terrorist concern in the state.

On one occasion at a dance festival she does succeed in giving them the slip and flees with Prabhu. Soon after there is a threat that a bomb will be planted there; as a result Shruthi is sent back home right once and Prabhu is taken into custody. When Prabhu is released from police custody after being badly beaten and tortured Shruthi is barred from ever seeing him again. Unaware of the new circumstances Prabhu travels to meet Shruthi.

Then this is where he will discover proof that will point him in the direction of a terrorist hideout named Mallikarjuna (Raghuvaran) a daredevil terrorist who collaborates with Kakarlal to murder innocent people around the nation. The rest of the story revolves around whether Prabhu would emerge as a victim or a winner.

S. Shankar's 1994 Tamil film Kadhalan was a commercial success. A. R. Rahman and S. Shankar collaborated on the soundtrack and score for the movie. Prabhu Deva and Nagma play key roles in the movie. When Kadhalan was released it was dubbed in other languages. Humse Hai Muqabala is the Hindi title of the movie.

Prabhu Deva's debuted as an Actor in this Movie.

In the Hindi remake of this movie Prabhu Deva played a cameo in the song Muqabala and was trending in the whole country. The song got cult status and the dance in the song was appreciated by all.

Pukar (2000)

In honor of his valor in the line of duty Anil Kapoor is going home. Unaware of Madhuri's emotions for him Anil Kapoor pursues Namrata Shirodhkar. She makes a promise out of jealousy to ruin his love life so she can get him. However in the process she makes a mistake that destroys his career and puts Anil Kapoor in danger of losing both his reputation and his life. Consequently a struggle for self-respect national pride and honor follows.

Rajkumar Santoshi co-wrote and directed the 2000 Indian action thriller Pukar. Ashok Mehta Santosh Sivan Baba Azmi and Chota K. Naidu handled the film's cinematography. The cast includes Danny Denzongpa Shivaji Satam Madhuri Dixit Namrata Shirodkar Anil Kapoor and Om Puri. Despite receiving positive reviews from critics the movie only did well at the box office. Anil Kapoor's portrayal of Major Jaidev Rajvansh won him the National Film Award for Best Actor as well as the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration. A. R. Rahman wrote the score and the soundtrack.

Prabhu Deva played a cameo in the movie with Madhuri Dixit in the song Kay Sera Sera. The song became very popular as it had two best dancers of india performing together. The music by A. R. Rahman added to the glory of the song.

Wanted (2009)

Beautiful middle-class Jhanvi (Ayesha Takia) in Mumbai India has two other suitors besides Radhe (Salman Khan) including the older Sonu Gates (Prabhu Deva) and Inspector Talpade (Mahesh Manjrekar) Radhe's adversary. However the inspector is enmeshed in Mumbai's gang violence and corruption and she is also already married. Even Radhe could not be who he seems to be. Love may be cruel between a kidnapping and a bloody shootout.

The 2009 Indian action thriller movie Wanted was helmed by Prabhu Deva. Salman Khan Prakash Raj and Ayesha Takia star in the remake of the Mahesh Babu-starring Telugu film Pokiri from 2006 with Vinod Khanna Mahesh Manjrekar and Inder Kumar playing supporting roles. Anil Kapoor Govinda and Prabhu Deva all had cameos in the movie.

It was one of the most financially successful films of 2009 when the picture made an estimated 118 crore rupees ($15 million). Three IIFA nominations and one Filmfare Award were given to the movie. Prabhu Deva made his debut as a director in Bollywood with wanted movie.

ABCD (Any Body Can Dance ) (2013)

Dance is more than just a hobby for Vishnu (Prabhudheva) widely considered as India's best dancer; it's the reason he lives! He feels as though the oxygen has been sucked out of the air when his unscrupulous business partner kicks him out of the posh dancing academy that he founded. Vishnu who is brokenhearted chooses to give up dancing and leave Mumbai for good. The night before he leaves though he sees an incredible sight: a group of dancers getting ready for the forthcoming Ganpati Dance Battle an annual festival that puts the best dance groups in Mumbai against one another.

Vishnu makes a choice after observing the incredible talent of these dancers: he will take this diverse bunch under his wing help them get over their personal conflicts and ghosts and make them India's best dancing team! India's first dance film in 3D produced by UTV Motion Pictures India's largest film studio and famous choreographer and director Remo D'souza is a stunning production that once again demonstrates that if you dare to dream nothing is impossible.

ABCD: Anybody Can Dance is a 2013 Hindi-language dance drama film that was produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur under the banner of UTV Spotboy Motion Pictures. It was directed and choreographed by choreographer Remo D'Souza. Prabhu Deva Ganesh Acharya and Kay Kay Menon also appear in the movie. Dance India Dance performers play supportive roles. The song Sun Saathiya was played in the movie as a scratch version but due to popular demand it was utilized again in the sequel and formally added to its musically themed soundtrack.

Prabhu Deva's debut as an actor in Bollywood was in this Movie.

Poikkal Kudhirai (2022 film)

In order to supply his home with water for his daughter Magizh Kathiravan starts the movie by taking all of his neighbors' water from the pipes. He does this because Magizh wants to learn how to swim and the councilor when asked to construct a swimming pool in the region declined and proposed that one be constructed at Kathir's home instead. 

A goon inappropriately touches a young girl on the bus and when Kathir notices it she confronts the goon even though the latter only has one leg. Kathir wants to use the money he received as compensation for losing his wife and leg to pay for Magizh's education but she objects and insists that her father acquire a prosthetic leg instead.

Magizh passes out on stage during a dancing performance and is taken to the hospital. Magizh needs to have surgery because of a heart condition according to the chief physician. Kathir agrees with the doctor's estimate of the operation's cost of 70 lakhs. When Kathir visits his father in prison he begs him to reveal the location of the stolen funds. Although he claims to be cash-strapped his father offers a way to save Magizh. He advises abducting a young girl from a wealthy family. Kathir tells his father to stop and refuses. He phones his buddies but no one steps up to offer assistance.

Santhosh P. Jayakumar is the writer and director of the 2022 Indian Tamil action thriller Poikkal Kuthirai which translates to Horse with phony legs. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar Raiza Wilson Prakash Raj Baby Aazhiya and John Kokken all appear in the film in addition to Prabhu Deva who plays the title role. 

After Pon Manickavel and My Dear Bootham D. Imman collaborates with Prabhu Deva on the film's soundtrack for the third time. Madhan Karky is the only writer of the song lyrics. On August 3 2022 the full soundtrack album was made available.

Prabhu Deva’s Best Songs

Urvasi Urvasi

My favorite song from the legendary album which includes songs like Pettawrap and Urvasi Urvasi where the dance and special effects set the bar is Muqala Muqabala. Even now listening to this song makes it impossible to resist trying to imitate Prabhu Deva's movements.
These songs are from the film Kadhalan.

Vennilave Vennilave - Minsara Kanavu (1997)

The National Award for choreography for this movie went to Prabhu Deva. In this movie he also plays the lead role alongside Arvind Swami and Kajol. This song which Rajiv Menon directed is poetry in action.

Go Go Govinda – Oh My God (2012)

Prabhu Deva is known for his intricate footwork and floor moves which are prominent in this song. Sonakshi Sinha joins him onstage for a special song in Akshay Kumar's Oh My God.

Rowdy Baby - Maari 2

Such outrageously difficult steps could only have been choreographed by Prabhudeva who would be that crazy. The hardest hip-hop dances the most passionate dance moves and youthful vibrant dance moves are all combined to create fresh trendy dance moves for 2019. Prabhudeva is able to plan dances that are timeless and stay up with the trends.

Rowdy Baby gained popularity. Raja is the illustrious music director Ilayaraja's son therefore it is obvious that music is in his blood. The music in this song is a fusion of regional and international sounds. The native dappaang kuthu song is combined with electric guitar to attract listeners from all over the world. You want to jump up and DANCE when you hear the music.

Rowdy Baby the popular song from Dhanush's 2018 blockbuster movie Maari 2 has now surpassed 1 BILLION views on YouTube.

New Movies

Dabangg 4

Bollywood action film Dabangg 4 is helmed by Prabhu Deva. Salman Khan and Arbaaz Khan are part of the Dabangg 4 cast. Prabhu Deva is the director of the movie.

Flash Back

Don Sandy directed the Tamil drama film Flash Back. The actors in Flash Back include Regina Cassandra and Prabhu Deva. 

Wanted 2

Prabhu Deva's sequel to Salman Khan's popular film wanted is titled Wanted 2. Prabhu Deva is the director of the movie.

Krishna Manohar IPS

The action comedy film Krishna Manohar IPS was helmed by A. C. Mugil Chellappan. produced under the Nemichand Jhabak label by V. Hitesh Jhabak. Prabhu Deva and Nivetha Pethuraj play the primary lead parts in the film and D. Imman composed the music.

Career Timeline

Year Prabhu Deva's Movies Prabhu Deva's Character Names and Roles
2022 Theal Durai
2022 My Dear Bootham Karkimuki the Genie
2022 Poikkal Kuthirai Kathiravan
2022 Lucky Man Dancer
2021 Radhe Director
2021 Pon Manickavel Pon Manickavel
2020 Street Dancer 3D Anna / Ram Prasad
2019 Dabangg 3 Director
2019 Charlie Chaplin 2 Thiru
2019 Devi 2 Krishna Kumar / Alex Britto / Ranga Reddy
2019 Abhinetri 2 Krishna Kumar / Alex Britto / Ranga Reddy
2019 Khamoshi Dev
2019 Dabangg 3 Dancer
2018 Sometimes Producer
2018 Gulaebaghavali Badri
2018 Mercury Blind man
2018 Lakshmi Krishna / VK
2017 Bogan Producer
2017 Kalavaadiya Pozhuthugal Porchezhiyan
2016 Devi Producer
2016 Devi Krishna Kumar
2016 Abhinetri Krishna Kumar
2016 Tutak Tutak Tutiya Krishna Kumar
2015 Singh is Bling Director
2015 ABCD 2 Vishnu
2014 Action Jackson Director
2014 Happy New Year Dance instructor
2014 Action Jackson Dancer
2013 Ramaiya Vastavaiya Director
2013 R... Rajkumar Director
2013 ABCD Vishnu
2013 Ramaiya Vastavaiya Dancer
2013 Boss Dancer
2013 R... Rajkumar Dancer
2012 Rowdy Rathore Director
2012 Dhoni Dancer
2012 Dhoni Dancer
2012 Rowdy Rathore Dancer
2012 Oh My God Dancer
2011 Engeyum Kaadhal Director
2011 Vedi Director
2011 Urumi Vavvali
2011 Engeyum Kaadhal Dancer
2010 Pa. Ra. Palanisamy Dancer
2009 Villu Director
2009 Wanted Director
2009 Villu Dancer
2009 Wanted Dancer
2008 Michael Madana Kamaraju Michael Ravi
2008 Vaana Dancer
2007 Pokkiri Director
2007 Shankar Dada Zindabad Director
2007 Prarambha Puttaswamy Gowda
2007 Pokkiri Dancer
2007 Shankardada Zindabad Dancer
2006 Pournami Director
2006 Style Ganesh
2006 Chukkallo Chandrudu Sharat
2006 Naayudamma Prabhu
2006 Pournami Dancer
2005 Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana Director
2005 Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana Dancer
2004 Engal Anna Kannan
2004 Tapana Venu
2004 Intlo Srimathi Veedhilo Kumari Gopal
2004 Andalu Dongale Dorikithe Bujji
2004 Aabra Ka Daabra[62] Dancer
2003 Kalyana Ramudu Rajesh
2003 Alaudin Alaudin
2003 Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnula Pelli Murugan
2002 Charlie Chaplin Thiru
2002 H2O Vairamuthu
2002 Santosham Pawan
2002 One Two Three Tirupathi
2002 One Two Three Sathya
2002 Manasella Neene Judge
2002 Agni Varsha Rakshasha
2002 Thotti Gang Suri Babu
2002 Baba Dancer
2002 Shakti Dancer
2001 Nila Kaalam Ashok
2001 Ullam Kollai Poguthae Anbu
2001 Alli Thandha Vaanam Sathyam
2001 Manadhai Thirudivittai Deva
2001 Ullam Kollai Poguthae Singer
2000 Vaanathaippola Selvakumar
2000 Eazhaiyin Sirippil Ganesan
2000 James Pandu James
2000 Pennin Manathai Thottu Sunil
2000 Doubles Prabhu
2000 Pukar Dancer
1999 Ninaivirukkum Varai Janakiraman (Johnny)
1999 Suyamvaram Kanna
1999 Time Srininvasa Murthy
1999 Suyamvaram Singer
1998 Naam Iruvar Nammaku Iruvar Prabhu / Deva
1998 Love Story 1999 Vamsi
1998 Kaathala Kaathala Sundaralingam
1997 Minsara Kanavu Deva
1997 VIP Guru
1996 Love Birds Arun / David
1996 Mr. Romeo Romeo Madras
1995 Raasaiyya Raasaiyya
1994 Indhu Pattasu
1994 Kaadhalan Prabhu
1993 Prathap Dancer
1993 Rakshana Dancer
1993 Ezhai Jaathi Dancer
1993 Gentleman Dancer
1993 Walter Vetrivel Dancer
1992 Unnai Vaazhthi Paadugiren Dancer
1992 Suriyan Dancer
1992 Johnnie Walker Dancer
1991 Adhikari Dancer
1991 Idhayam Dancer
1988 Agni Natchathiram Dancer
1986 Mouna Ragam Dancer

Net Worth

prabhu deva net worth

The net worth of Prabhu Deva is $18 million (Rs 137 Crore). Mr. Prabhu Deva is without a doubt the first name that comes to mind when discussing dancing in India. He is regarded as one of the most popular dancers in the nation and around the world. 

Prabhu Deva is well-known for his work in Hindi Malayalam Tamil and Telugu language movies. He is a director singer actor dancer choreographer producer and filmmaker. He is often referred to as Michael Jackson the Indian.

Regarding his net worth it is now estimated to be over 18 million US dollars which is equivalent to 137 crores 32 lakhs and 56 thousand Indian rupees (INR) (137 Crore INR)

Prabhu Deva has real estate at Deora which is 17 kilometers from Mysore. On the land he has built a farm. He currently resides in Green Acres a residence in Mumbai. Prabhu Deva’s Car Collection has Benz GLE Class BMW M4 Audi Q7 Bentley Continental.

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