Remo D'Souza | Movies, Dance, Age, Biography, Net Worth, Wife
Remo D’Souza’s Biography
Remo D’Souza is a famous Indian dance choreographer and film director. Remo D’Souza’s real name is Ramesh Gopi Nair. Remo D'Souza’s birthday is 2 April 1974. Remo D'Souza’s birth place is Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Remo D'Souza’s age is 48 years, as of 2022. Remo D'Souza’s religion is Christianity. Remo D'Souza’s zodiac sign is Aries. Remo D'Souza’s height is 1.70m or 5’7.
Numerous movies have choreography by Remo D'Souza. With the dance reality programme Dance India Dance (DID), which featured Geeta Kapoor and choreographer Terence Lewis as judges and mentors, Remo made his television debut. 18 candidates were trained in ballet, acrobatics, mid-air dancing, contemporary, Bollywood, and hip-hop dance styles. With the comedic flick F.A.L.T.U, which earned favourable reviews from reviewers, he made his directorial debut.
The coming-of-age 3D dancing movie ABCD: Any Body Can Dance, directed by Remo D'Souza, starred Prabhu Deva, Dharmesh Yelande, Lauren Gottlieb, Salman Yusuff Khan, and Punit Pathak. Critics gave ABCD favourable reviews, and they also gave the movie's soundtrack favourable reviews. Disney's ABCD 2, the sequel to the ABCD franchise, was directed by Remo D'Souza in 2015.
The movie garnered favourable reviews from critics, and they also praised the soundtrack for the movie. Later, he had an appearance on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (seasons 4–7) alongside Madhuri Dixit and Karan Johar. Along with host Raghav Juyal, team captains Dharmesh Yelande, Shakti Mohan, and Punit Pathak, he served as the Super Judge on the Star Plus dancing competition Dance Plus, which aired during prime time.
Tiger Shroff, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Nathan Jones starred in Remo D’Souza's 2016 film A Flying Jatt, which was released on August 24, 2016. Later, along with host Raghav Juyal, team captains Dharmesh Yelande, Shakti Mohan, and Punit Pathak, he served as a judge on Dance Plus (seasons 2-3). Later, he co-starred with Terence Lewis as a judge in the reality series Dance Champions. Along with Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez, Daisy Shah, Saqib Saleem, and Freddy Daruwala, he also directed Race 3.
Along with Raghav Juyal, the show's host, Sugandha Mishra, and the team captains Dharmesh Yelande, Shakti Mohan, Suresh Mukund, Karishma Chawan, and Punit Pathak, Remo D'Souza served as a judge on Dance Plus (seasons 4-5). Street Dancer 3D, the third episode of the ABCD franchise, was directed by Remo in 2020. D'Souza experienced a heart attack on December 11, 2020, and was subsequently admitted to the ICU at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai. He soon made a full recovery and was released.
Remo D’Souza’s Family and Remo D’Souza’s Education
Remo D’Souza’s father’s name is Gopi Nair and his mother’s name is Madhaviyamma. Gopi Nair was a chef in the Indian Air Force, while Madhaviyamma is a homemaker. Remo D’Souza has an elder brother whose name is Ganesh. Remo D’Souza also has four sisters younger than him.
The Air Force School in Jamnagar, Gujarat, is where Remo D'Souza finished high school. He was an athlete in school and took home awards in the 100 metre event. From there, he finished his 12th grade, and during his HSC board exam, he realised he had no interest in academics. However, his father urged him to enlist in the Indian Air Force, so he promptly quit school and moved to Mumbai.
Remo D'Souza has learned everything about dance thus far on his own. By watching movies, music videos, etc., he picked up dancing. He would prefer to refer to Michael Jackson as his mentor because he used to mimic his moves while watching his dance on television and later created his own choreography by adding extras. Later, Remo changed his religion from Hinduism to Christianity.
Remo D’Souza’s Marriage
Remo D’Souza’s wife is Lizelle D’Souza. Lizelle Watkins (now D'Souza), an Anglo-Indian from Mumbai. When Lizelle joined Ahmed Khan's dancing company, Remo D'Souza claimed that their romance had begun to blossom, and he was the only one who used to make her rehearse. Remo went on to say that the two had very different personalities and had a history of fighting like cats and dogs. He went on to say that despite their disagreements, they had managed to understand one other's love.
Also emphasized by Remo D'Souza was Lizelle's concern and attachment to him. Speaking of the same, he claimed that Lizelle had offered her lap when they were on the road for a photo shoot so he could rest his head and that she had also started stroking his hair. Remo also spoke about his wife's jealousy and how she used to interrogate him when they spoke on the phone for longer periods of time. Remo D’Souza and Lizelle D’Souza got married on 5th October 1999.
Remo D'Souza and Lizelle D'Souza have been married three times. In 2019, when their 20-year marriage came to an end, they had their third marriage in a Christian fashion. Lizelle is a costume maker who has created outfits for numerous television programmes. Gabriel and Dhruv, their two kids, were born. Along with him, Lizelle collaborates on many projects with him.
Remo D’Souza’s Career
Dance India Dance (2009-2011)
Essel Vision Productions conceived and produced Dance India Dance, an Indian reality dance competition television program that airs on Zee TV. It debuted on January 30, 2009. Mithun Chakraborty was referred to as Grand Master and the judges are referred to as Masters here. The Masters were Geeta Kapoor, Terence Lewis, and Remo D'Souza from Season 1 to 3.
The structure of the show requires dancers from a range of styles to enter open auditions held in Indian metropolises to demonstrate their individual styles and talents. If selected to continue, they are then put through mega-audition rounds of auditions to gauge their versatility. At the conclusion of the mega audition, the top 18 dancers are selected as finalists and advance to the competition's main phase. There, they will compete for votes from the broadcast viewing audience, which, along with the judgement of a panel of judges, will determine which dancers will move on to the next stage from week to week, by performing solo, duet, and group dance numbers in a variety of styles.
The performance includes a wide range of Indian cultural and international dance forms, including classical, contemporary, Bollywood, hip-hop, jazz, kalaripayattu, salsa, and musical theatre styles, among others, with representation from various sub-genres of each of these styles. In an effort to survive multiple weeks of elimination and win a financial prize, frequently other prizes, as well as the title of India's Best Dancer, competitors try to master these techniques. Numerous television awards for Most Popular Dance Reality Show have been given to the programme.
Remo D'Souza and Vashu Bhagnani worked together to create the 2011 comedy picture F.A.L.T.U. under the auspices of Puja Entertainment (India) Ltd. The Hollywood comedy Accepted from 2006 is strongly cited in its narrative.
In addition to Akbar Khan and Darshan Jariwala, it also has Jackky Bhagnani, Puja Gupta, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Angad Bedi, Riteish Deshmukh, and Arshad Warsi in the key parts. The movie was released on April 1, 2011, and its box office performance was average.
Ritesh, Nanj, and Puja, three pals, all obtain exceedingly poor grades on their exams. Vishnu, one of their close friends, received top grades while being pressured by his father and has since enrolled in the best high school in India.
With the help of Ritesh's boyhood friend Google, the four pals establish a fictitious university called Fakirchand and Lakirchand Trust University (F.A.L.T.U) in order to please and impress their parents. When the parents request to see F.A.L.T.U, things start to go wrong. Ritesh and Google appoint Bajirao to serve as the principal for the day in an effort to make things right. However, a number of children register to F.A.L.T.U following the parents' visit, thinking it to be a legitimate institution.
The group, along with Vishnu, Google, and Bajirao, convert F.A.L.T.U into an official trust university because they are unable to send them back. The government soon accuses every student and member of F.A.L.T.U of fabricating a college and starts a lawsuit. Now the gang of friends must defend their rights and work to keep F.A.L.T.U open so that the youngsters can receive an education. The trio and the college smuggle themselves into a song competition at the end. It comes as a surprise that Vishnu gets up and claps when the performers from F.A.L.T.U conclude their performance because it was Vishnu's father who had originally brought the case against them.
Ritesh responds with a speech about the school system and how F.A.L.T.U improves it when the education minister inquires about F.A.L.T.U and what it was. Finally, the college receives a licence to operate as an official college for three years, and Vishnu's father agrees to join him in accepting the college.
ABCD: Anybody Can Dance (2013)
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. On February 8, 2013, the movie was released in 3D worldwide along with the dubbed versions in Tamil and Telugu, titled ABCD and Aadalam Boys Chinnatha Dance, respectively. On June 19, 2015, ABCD 2, the sequel, was made available.
Dance is more than just a hobby for Vishnu, widely considered as India's best dancer. 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 where the top dance groups from Mumbai compete against one another. Vishnu makes a decision after observing the incredible skill of these dancers. He will take this diverse bunch under his wing, help them get over their animosities, and help them face their previous demons so they may become India's best dancing team.
ABCD 2 (2015)
Disney's ABCD 2, commonly known as Any Body Can Dance 2, is a 2015 Hindi-language dance movie that was produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur and Walt Disney Pictures and directed and choreographed by Remo D'Souza. Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Prabhu Deva, and Vernon Monteiro, who played the founders of the fictional dance crew The Kings and went on to win the World Hip Hop Dance Championship in San Diego, are portrayed by Dhawan, Pujari, and Prabhu Deva, respectively, in the film, which is a standalone sequel to the 2013 film ABCD: Any Body Can Dance.
The most well-known dancing group in Mumbai, the Mumbai Stunners, is where the narrative starts. The team enters a dance competition but is disqualified because they used a dance routine that belonged to another team. Only a few people, including Suresh and Vinnie, remain when the other half of the group splits off. To assist in getting the group to an international Hip Hop Competition in Las Vegas, Suresh hires a new choreographer named Vishnu Sir. They travel to Las Vegas and pick up new comrades. In this story, a group of people go through a difficult moment in their lives and overcome it, with some ups and downs along the way.
One of only two Disney original musical films in the Indian market, ABCD 2 was released by UTV Motion Pictures on June 19, 2015, in 3D. Sachin-Jigar composed the soundtrack and background score, and Mayur Puri authored the script and lyrics. The backdrop for the dancers' rehearsal area in the early part of the movie was the decommissioned cruiser INS Vikrant. The screenplay was written by Tushar Hiranandani and D'Souza. ABCD 2 received mixed to excellent reviews. While the writing and length of the film were criticised, its production design, choreography, soundtrack, and performances by Deva, Dhawan, and Kapoor received appreciation.
Dance Plus (2015-2021)
Remo D’Souza was the Super Judge on Dance Plus. Dance Plus is a Frames Production and Urban Brew Studios reality dance competition television program in the Hindi language. the Raghav Juyal-hosted seasons. Dancers from many styles of dance, including solo acts, duos, and bigger groups, compete for the series' main prize.
A Flying Jatt (2016)
Remo D'Souza co-wrote and directed the 2016 Indian superhero movie A Flying Jatt, which was made by Balaji Motion Pictures. Tiger Shroff, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Nathan Jones play the main characters in it.
The narrative of Aman Dhillon, a kid who acquires abilities from a miraculous tree, is told in A Flying Jatt. On August 25, 2016, over the Janmashtami weekend, the movie was released globally. Mixed to unfavorable reviews were given to the movie. A Flying Jatt has been made into a graphic novel by Thought Bubbles Studio Planet. The story continues where the film ends.
Jatt is a reluctant superhero who defends the public and fights criminals. He encounters his match in the villain Raka, whom he must defeat to prevent disaster.
Race 3 (2018)
Remo D'Souza and Kiran Kotrial wrote the script for Race 3, a 2018 Indian Hindi-language action-crime film that was made by Tips Industries and Salman Khan Films. Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan, Bobby Deol, Daisy Shah, Saqib Saleem, and Freddy Daruwala are among the actors who appear in the movie. It is the third movie in the Race series, which began with Race in 2008 and Race 2 in 2013, however it is seen as a reboot of the 2008 original because of its loosely connected plot to the other movies.
Shamsher Singh, a weapons dealer, moved his family to Al Shifa island 25 years ago, when the Indian government accused him of conducting an unauthorised trade in weaponry. Rana, a competitor in business, has frequently assaulted him. However, his nephew Sikander, who is also the person closest to him and who is likewise capable of taking over his business, constantly came to his aid. Shamsher's twin children Sanjana and Suraj don't get along with Sikander. Shamsher longs to return to India, and Sikander represents his only chance. Sikander will also have to deal with his love, Jessica, who is not who she claims to be, and his twin cousins' betrayal.
Race 3 was made available on June 15, 2018, which was also Eid. The majority of the reviews were unfavourable, criticising the narrative, plot, casting, music, and action scenes. Despite unfavourable reviews, it has a strong box office performance, earning $1.79 billion in India and over $3.03 billion globally. It rose to the position of 44th-highest-grossing Indian movie ever.
Street Dancer 3D (2020)
Race 3 was made available on June 15, 2018, which was also Eid. The majority of the reviews were unfavorable, criticizing the narrative, plot, casting, music, and action scenes. Despite unfavorable reviews, it has a strong box office performance, earning $1.79 billion in India and over $3.03 billion globally. It rose to the position of 44th-highest-grossing Indian movie ever.
Based in London, Street Dancer 3D examines the conflict between an Indian dance team and a rival Pakistani dance team, whose members attempt to establish their superiority until they compete in Ground Zero, one of the largest dance competitions. For reasons of different wills, they enter the competition, but under difficult circumstances and in the wake of painful memories, they come together to win.
Originally intended to be a sequel to Disney's ABCD 2 (2015), the movie was given its current name after Bhushan Kumar took over as producer following Disney's withdrawal from Indian film production. Punjab, where filming first started in February 2019, was the final location before it was finished in London in July 2019. On January 24, 2020, the movie had its Indian theatrical debut to mediocre reviews.
Hip Hop India
Remo D'Souza stepped onto the sets of the Indian reality show Hip Hop India as one of the members of the judging panel. With his infectious passion for dance and an eye for precision, he became an invaluable asset to the show, providing ambitious dancers with meaningful criticism and unwavering support.
Remo's dynamic presence on the judging panel was further enhanced by with the addition of the talented Nora Fatehi. Their mutual respect for each other's expertise created an atmosphere of learning and growth. From the very first episode that streamed on Amazon Mini TV from July 21, 2023, Remo brought his years of experience and expertise to the forefront.
Remo D’Souza’s Career Timeline
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Remo D’Souza’s Controversies
Satyendra Tyagi, a businessman, filed a complaint against D'souza in 2016 at the Sihani Gate police station in Ghaziabad, alleging the choreographer defrauded him of Rs. 5 crore. In order to invest in the movie Amar...Must Die, Tyagi alleged D'souza received Rs 5 crore from him and promised to return twice the amount following the movie's premiere. D'souza allegedly refused to return the money after the film's premiere and hired a gangster to threaten Tyagi. The matter was now being tried before a magistrate court in Ghaziabad.
Remo D'souza was given a non-bailable warrant by a magistrate court in Ghaziabad for failing to appear in court despite prior summonses. This Monday, D'souza went to the high court to ask for temporary release from arrest so that he could go to the UP court and ask for the warrant to be cancelled. On Wednesday, Justice K K Tated's vacation bench heard his petition. The warrant had not yet been delivered to the suburban Amboli police station in Mumbai, according to additional public prosecutor Jayesh Yagnik, who also testified before the court. Therefore, he continued, there is no discussion of taking action against D'souza at this time. The petition was rejected after Justice Tated accepted the statement.
Remo D’Souza’s Net Worth
Remo D'Souza’s net worth in 2022 is $7 million US or 57 Crore Indian Rupees. Remo D'Souza's professional career in the entertainment sector has allowed him to accumulate a sizable fortune. His profession as a choreographer and film director provides him with most of his income. Remo D'Souza has also amassed wealth via participating in numerous films, TV series, and other endeavors. He earns 2-3 crores annually.
Remo D’Souza lives in a stunning house in Mumbai. The home features gorgeous furnishings and dance-friendly floors. The residence also includes a pool table, a balcony with a view, and a makeshift home theatre. Another highlight of the house is the gym.
Remo D’Souza’s Awards and Achievements
- 2011: Vijay Awards- Best Find of the Year for Enthiran
- 2014: Screen Awards- Best Choreography for the song Badtameez Dil
- 2014: Zee Cine Awards- Best Choreography for the song Badtameez Dil
- 2014: International Indian Film Academy Awards- Best Choreography for the song Badtameez Dil
- 2014: Producers Guild Awards- Best Choreography for the song Badtameez Dil
- 2014: Producers Guild Awards- Best Choreography for the song Balam Pichkari
- 2016: BIG Star Entertainment Awards- Most Entertaining Social Film for Anybody Can Dance 2
- 2016: Stardust Awards- Best Choreography for Anybody Can Dance 2
- 2016: Screen Awards- Best Choreography for the song Sunn Saathiya
- 2016: National Film Awards- Best Choreography for the song Deewani Mastani
- 2016: International Film Academy Awards- Best Choreography for the song Deewani Mastani
- 2016: Producers Guild Film Awards- Best Choreography for the song Pinga
- 2020: Filmfare Awards- Best Choreography for the song Ghar More Pardesiya
Remo D’Souza’ Interesting Facts
- Remo D’Souza’s real name is Ramesh Gopi Nair.
- Remo D’Souza was born as a Hindu but he later converted his religion to Christiany.
- Remo was his nickname.
- Remo D’Souza did not have professional dance training. He taught himself to dance by looking at various videos.
- Remo D’Souza’s favourite actors are Shahrukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit.
- Remo D’Souza inspiration and idol is Michael Jackson.
- Remo D’Souza started his career as a background dancer.
- Remos D’Souza has also worked as an assistant with choreographer Ahmed Khan.