Prabhu Deva is one of the best dancers globally and has been called by some a dancing phenomenon.
Here we will look at the career of Prabhu Deva and how he has reached his current position.
Choreographer Prabhu Deva is one of India’s most prominent and reputed names in the world of dance.
Prabhu Deva is an Indian-born dance director and actor. In his 32-year career, he has performed and directed many dancing styles in over 100 films.
He is one of the few Indian choreographers who have created a sensation not only within the country but also globally.
It is not just the dance moves he has added to the Bollywood industry, but he has also brought in the respect that traditional dances of India deserve.
Most recently, his choreography for the film ABCD: Any Body Can Dance was nominated for a National Film Award for Best Choreography with Hariharan and Amit Phagwara. He is also known for winning one award at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
The Rise to Fame of Prabhu Deva
Prabhu Deva is one of the most popular choreographers in the Indian film industry. He has choreographed around 1000 songs in his career so far and has won many prestigious awards.
He has worked with many leading actors and actresses in the industry in his career.
Prabhu began with acting roles in the 1990s. He was featured in some successful films like:
- Kadhalan (1994)
- Love Birds (1996)
- Minsara Kanavu (1997)
- VIP (1997)
- Kaathala Kaathala (1998)
- Vanathai Pola (2000)
- Pennin Manathai Thottu (2000)
- Alli Thandha Vaanam (2001)
Deva then found success with his directorial venture in 2005 with Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana. His successful debut as a director verified that he could make it as an actor and director, although this did not stop him from accepting more roles in Tamil.
He directed highly profitable films in different languages: Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi. He made films such as:
- Pokkiri (2007)
- Shankar Dada Zindabad (2007)
- Wanted (2009)
- Rowdy Rathore (2012)
- R… Rajkumar (2013)
- Singh is Bliing (2015)
Prabhu Deva and Dr. Himani
Prabhu Deva married Ramlath, who eventually changed her name to Latha. The couple had three children. Their eldest son dies of cancer when he is 13.
Ramlath filed a petition in 2010 seeking directions against Prabhu because of his live-in relationship with the actress Nayanthara. Ramlath is requesting a reunion with Prabha as well.
Moreover, Ramlath stated she’ll have a hunger strike if Prabhu marries Nayanthara.
In 2011, Prabha and Ramlath divorced, and in 2012, Nayanthara confirmed that her relationship with Prabha had ended.
During the Covid-19 lockdown in India, in May 2020, Prabha married a physiotherapist, Himani.
Prabhu and Dr. Himani met when Prabhu had some back and leg pain. The two fell in love at first sight and eventually started dating.
Prabhu and Himani lived-in together for two months before their wedding.
There are no photos of Prabhu and Dr. Himani on social media for Himani is keeping her private life away from media.
Prabha had other appearances in films and ceremonies. He had a brief appearance in solo items, and he also performed the song “Om Sh” in the film Aabra Ka Daabra.
In 2012, he also performed in the opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League.
Here’s a latest photo of Prabhu Deva from his Twitter post: