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Prabhu Deva Bio, Age, Movies, Wife, Songs, Net Worth & Wiki

Prabhu Deva is a well-known Indian dance choreographer, film director, actor, producer. He has worked predominantly in Tamil, Hindi, and Telugu language movies. In a career crossing 32 years, he has made and designed a broad range of dance styles and has earned 2 National Film Awards for Best Choreography. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2019 for his contributions to dance.

Prabhu was born into a Ungayat Hindu Family on 3 April 1973 in Mysore, Karnataka. His father’s name is Mugur Sundar, has worked as a choreographer in South-Indian movies and His mother’s name is Mahadevamma. Prabhu has 2 brothers, Raju Sundaram and Nagendra Prasad, both are choreographers. After being in a relationship with Ramlath, Parbhu married him secretly. She even changed her name from Ramlath to Latha. Later, they were blessed with three sons, Vishal, Rishi Raghavendra Deva, and Adhith Deva. On 2 July 2010, the couple got separated, after, Prabhu admitted the rumors of his affair with actress Nayanthara to be sure.

Prabhu Deva

Prabhu Deva

Prabhu Deva Wiki/Bio

Birth NameShankupani
Name EarnedIndian Michael Jackson
Age(as in 2020) 47 Years
Debut• Film (Tamil, Choreographer): Vetri Vizha (1989)
• Film (Tamil, Actor): Indhu (1994)
• Film (Telugu, Director): Nuvvostanante
• Nenoddantana (2005)
ReligionHinduism 
Sun Sign/Zodiac SignAries
Birth PlaceMysore, Karnataka
Date of Birth3 April 1973 (Tuesday)
NationalityIndian
ResidenceNot Known
Home TownMysore, Karnataka
HobbiesLong Drive, Photography

Family

Mother's NameMahadevamma
Prabhu Deva Mother

Prabhu Deva Mother

Father's NameMugur Sundar (Choreographer)
Prabhu Deva Father

Prabhu Deva Father

Brother• Raju Sundaram (Choreographer)
• Nagendra Prasad (Choreographer)
SisterNot Known

Girlfriends/Affairs

Affairs/Girlfriends• Latha (Divorced)
• Nayanthara, Actor (Ex-Girlfriend)

Marital Status, Wife and Children

Wife/SpouseRamlath or Latha (ex-wife)
Marriage DateYear: 1995
Children• Late Vishal Deva (Died in 2008, due to cancer)
• Rishi Raghavendra Deva
• Adhith Deva

Education

SchoolSchool Dropout
College/UniversityNot Known
Educational QualificationNot Known
ProfessionIndian Film Director, Dance Choreographer, and Actor
Brands EndorsedNot Known
Career ManagerNot Known

Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements

Height (Approx.)in centimeters- 171 cm
in meters- 1.71 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (Approx.)in Kilograms - 76 kg
in Pounds - 168 lbs

Figure Measurements

Chest Size40 inches
Biceps Size13 inches
Waist Size32 inches

Extra Ordinary Features

Caste / EthnicityLingayat 
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
S*xual OrientationStraight
Dress SizeNot Known
Shoe SizeNot Known

Favourite Things

Favourite ActressMadhuri Dixit
Favourite ActorsChiranjeevi
Favourite DancerHrithik Roshan, Michael Jackson
Favourite DirectorS. Shankar, K. Balachande, Dasari Narayana Rao, and K. Raghavendra Rao
Favourite SportCricket
ControversiesIn 2010, Prabhu Deva's wife, Latha, filed a petition at the family court, seeking orders to prevent her husband from entering into a live-in relationship with his alleged girlfriend Nayanthara. Moreover, Latha threatened to go on a hunger strike if her demand wasn't met. Several women organizations conducted protests against Nayanthara for bringing disrepute to the Tamil culture.

Life Journey

Prabhu Deva got training in Bharatanatyam (an Indian classical dance form) from, Dharmaraj and Udupi Lakshminarayanan. He dropped out of his school and assisted his father in dance choreography in the South-Indian films.

Prabhu Deva made his debut as a boy playing the flute in the song “Panivizhum Iravu”, from the Tamil movie Mouna Ragam in 1986. After numerous appearances as a dancer, he made his debut as a lead actor in the film Indhu. In 1994, he made his career breakthrough in his 2nd move Kadhalan directed by S. Shankar. Deva acted as a college student who loves the daughter of the state governor, who has ties with a terrorist. The movie was a commercial success and critics lauded his choreography and his dance strings in the songs “Mukkabla” and “Urvasi Urvasi”, became very famous.

Prabhu Deva Net Worth

According to Woodgram, Prabhu Deva’s estimated Net Worth, Salary, Income, Cars, Lifestyles & much more details have been updated below. Let’s check, How Rich is Prabhu Deva in 2019-2020?

Estimated Net Worth in 2019 (Approx)INR 160 crores
Estimated Net Worth in 2018(Approx)Under Review
Annual SalaryUnder Review
Income SourceIndian Film Director, Dance Choreographer, and Actor

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Career

Prabhu Deva starred in numerous commercially successful movies like Minsara Kanavu in 1997 and VIP in 1997, where for the latter he went on to get the National Film Award for Best Choreography for his work in the songs Vennilave and Strawberry Kannae. In 1998, Deva was critically acclaimed for his performance in the comedy Kaathala Kaathala, co-starring Kamal Haasan. Despite the successful ventures like Eazhaiyin Sirippil in 2000 and Ullam Kollai Poguthae in 2001, He was unable to recreate the success he had in his earlier years and several of his movies didn’t perform well financially.

In 2005, Prabhu made his debut as a director in the Telugu movie Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana. The film earned critical acclaim and went on to become a blockbuster. Following the victory of his directorial ventures, he began to prioritize directing over acting. Infrequently he starred in a lead role in dance movies like Style in 2006, ABCD in 2013, and its sequel ABCD 2 in 2015.

Prabhu Deva placed the production company Prabhu Deva Studios and produced the film Devi, which was directed by A. L. Vijay in the year 2016. The film marked the return of Deva to Tamil cinema as an actor after an 11-year hiatus. The movie was acclaimed critically and was a financial success at the box office. After the success of the movie, Deva appeared in Gulaebaghavali, the silent film Mercury and Lakshmi in the year 2018. In the year 2019, Deva had a lineup of sequel films including Charlie Chaplin 2, a sequel to Deva’s Charlie Chaplin, and Devi 2. Both movies were met with negative reviews and failed commercially.

Movies List

1994Indhu
Kaadhalan
1995Raasaiyya
1996Love Birds
Mr. Romeo
1997Minsara Kanavu
VIP
1998Naam Iruvar Nammaku Iruvar
Love Story 1999
Kaathala Kaathala
1999Ninaivirukkum Varai
Suyamvaram Kanna
Time
2000Vaanathaippola
Eazhaiyin Sirippil
James Pandu James
Pennin Manathai Thottu Sunil
Doubles
2001Nila Kaalam
Ullam Kollai Poguthae
Alli Thandha Vaanam
Manadhai Thirudivittai
2002Charlie Chaplin
H2O
Santosham
One Two Three
Manasella Neene
Agni Varsha
Thotti Gang
2003Kalyana Ramudu
Alaudin
Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnula Pelli
2004Engal Anna
Tapana
Intlo Srimathi Veedhilo Kumari
Andalu Dongale Dorikithe
2006Style
Chukkallo Chandrudu
Naayudamma
2007Prarambha
2008Michael Madana Kamaraju
2011Urumi
2013ABCD
2014Happy New Year
2015ABCD 2
2016Devi Tamil
Abhinetri
Tutak Tutak Tutiya
2017Kalavaadiya Pozhuthugal
2018Gulaebaghavali
Mercury
Lakshmi
2019Charlie Chaplin 2
Devi 2
Abhinetri 2
Khamoshi
2020Street Dancer 3D
Pon Manickavel
Theal
Yung Mung Sung
Oomai Vizhigal
Bagheera

Facts About Prabhu Deva

  • Deva appeared for the first time on a stage at the age of 11.
  • Prabhu choreographed the veteran actor Kamal Hassan for the film Vetri Vizha in 1989 when he was 16 years old.
  • He was in a live-in relationship with his ex-wife, Ramlath, who was then a struggling dancer. They privately got married in 1995, and later, they were blessed with 3 children.
  • After the divorce, Deva was in a live-in relationship with Nayanthara, but they got departed in 2012. There were rumors that the reason for their break up was that Prabhu backed off on getting married to her.
  • Before, performing on the big screen, he choreographed in more than 100 Hindi and regional movies.
  • Deva has directed a few movies including Shankardada Zindabad in the year 2007, Wanted in 2009, Ramaiya Vastavaiya in 2013, Dabangg 3 in 2019, and an upcoming film Radhe in 2020.
  • Prabhu is one of the few celebrities who is praised with a wax statue at the celebrity wax statue Museum, Lonavala, Mumbai.
  • In the year 2010, Deva started a dance school in Singapore.

FAQs

Why is Prabhu Deva considered as the Michael Jackson of India?

From Prabhu Deva’s own admission, he came into the world of dancing and choreography, inspired by Michael Jackson. When MJ was at his peak, millions around the world including youngsters like Prabhu Deva tried to imitate his style.

Who is the better dancer Hrithik or Prabhu Deva?

Prabhu Deva is a much better dancer as he is an all-rounder. He knows many dancing styles and he has his own style which is unique and on top of that, he is a choreographer too. Hrithik is also one of the best dancers of India but even the choreographers and some famous dancers consider Prabhu deva a god of dance.

What makes Prabhu Deva different from other Indian celebrity dancers?

Prabhu Deva is just an amazing once in a lifetime dancer-choreographer at least in my view. He can choreograph superbly for some of the crazy songs with a very slow beat. He is not just a ‘Fast dancer’.

Can Prabhu Deva become Michael Jackson in terms of stardom and acceptance, the world over?

There many today who can invent and dance like MJ. In Indian, Prabhu deva was called MJ. But I know even Prabhu deva himself knows no one will replace MJ. Secondly, besides dance and music, MJ was very well known for his philanthropy and his mission for healing the world.. which is another reason that no other celeb can dare to cross that level as much as Michael did.