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Birthday Special: 15 Captivating Facts About Prabhu Deva Check Out On His Birthday

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The dancing maestro Prabhu Deva is known for his awe-inspiring dancing skills on the entire nation. He indeed showcased his everlasting qualities in his acting as well he marked the same on his direction too. The celebrity started his career at the beginning of the 90’s as an actor in order to have real experiences of acting for 25 years.

Prabhu Deva also fondly address by his fans as the Indian Michael Jackson and we are blessed to see his direction in the Bollywood movies including, “Wanted” (2009), “Rowdy Rathore”(2012) and “Singh is Bling” (2015). The multi-talented artist born on April 3rd, 1973 in Mysore, Karnataka to emerge as Prabhu Deva whose contribution towards art is inconceivable.

Here are some captivating facts about Prabhu Deva:

1). His real Name: Born as Prabhu Deva Sundaram to the South Indian choreographer Mugur Sundar, who eventually became famous as Prabhu Deva.

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2). The multi-talented persona: Prabhu Deva has acted in many Southern language successful motion pictures, including “Kadhalan” (1994), “Minsara Kanavu” (1997) and “VIP” (1997). Moreover his performances in comedy movies like, “Kaathala Kaathala” (1998) and the family drama “Vanathai Pola” (2000) received massive critical acclaimed.

Alongside doing acting on screen, he was busy with the dance choreographer proficiency he used to have; eventually, he became one of the most successful directors and producer of the industry. Surprisingly he is holding the responsibility of being the chairman and director of his own dance academy in Singapore.

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3). Grooved at the Opening Ceremony of IPL 2012: Aficionados were blessed to see his grooving dance performance at the grand Opening IPL Ceremony of 2012, interestingly it was Prabhu’s 39th birth anniversary, along with stars like Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Amitabh Bachchan, Katy Perry and Kareena Kapoor.

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4). Debut movie as a director: Prabhu Deva started his unbeatable journey as a director with the blockbuster Telugu movie “Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana”, which eventually he remade in Hindi as “Ramaiya Vastavaiya” marked the debut of Girish Kumar as an actor.

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5). Perfectly portrayed the main lead role in India’s first 3D dance film: When successful dance drama released “ABCD (Any Body Can Dance)” the movie was touted as India’s first 3D dance film and it is Prabhu Deva just rocked the screen on his youthful appearance as the dance master Vishnu sir.

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6). Graced the screen in multiple languages: Prabhu Deva display his acting skills in multiple languages movies, which includes, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and last but now the least Hindi. Though he can’t speak Hindi well but still, he steals the show completely even on his Hindi movies.

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7). Prabhu Deva’s inspiration: Prabhu Deva was highly inspired by his father Mugur Sundar (South Indian Film Choreographer) in process of his dance learning.

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8). Dancing maestro: The living dancing legend is literally aware of varieties kind of dancing; no wonder why here he is addressed as dance maestro. He is having expertise in Bharatnatyam and Western Styles of dancing.

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9). 2 times National Awards winner: Prabhu Deva is 2 time National Awards winners for Best Choreography in 1996 and 2004 which is a big deal for any damn person.

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10). Incredible work: Prabhu Deva choreographed more than 100 movies, directed 13 movies and produced 4 movies, incredible! Is not it!

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11). Acknowledged as India’s Micheal Jackson: Prabhu Deva is acknowledged as the India’s Micheal Jackson because of the power-pack dancing dexterity he is having.

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12). Unveiled the Michael Jackson’s Granite Statue: A 12-feet statue of pop king Michael Jackson was inaugurated at a Chennai university on the last April and the statue were unveiled by the multi-faceted Prabhu Deva who was also there arrived as the special guest.

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13). Sharing cool rapport with actors: Prabhu Deva is a kind of director who shares a cool rapport with his actors, whether it is Akshay Kumar, Shahid Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Salman Khan or Tamil superstar Ilayathalapathy Vijay everybody enjoy working with Deva often actors worked with him twice or thrice in movies.

Prabhu Deva is A True Inspiration to Million People Worldwide

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14). Shake legs in each movie: Prabhu Deva actually shakes legs in every movie which is directed by him in a special song with the hero, whether it is “Rowdy Rathore” or “Wanted” “Pokkiri” or “Villu”.

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15). Doesn’t speak much: Does not like speaking about anything whether if he likes something or even dislikes. Obviously, he doesn’t need to speak, his work speaks.

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Written By Entertainment Desk 

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  1. Jay

    Nice article on Prabhu Deva. In 2004 Prabhu Deva had won national award for the song “Main Aisa Kyun Hun” which was performed by Hrithik Roshan from the movie Lakshya. Here is a list of choreographers who have also won national awards.

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