வெள்ளி, 20 அக்டோபர், 2017

Prabhu Deva / Raju Sundaram / Nagendra Prasad

ராதே கிருஷ்ணா 20-10-2017

Prabhu Deva

Prabhu Deva
Prabhudeva at Wanted press meet.jpg
BornPrabhu Deva Sundaram
3 April 1973 (age 44)[1][2]
ChennaiTamil NaduIndia
OccupationFilm actor, director, dance choreographer, producer
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Ramlath (1995–2010)
Partner(s)Nayanthara (2009–2012)
Parent(s)Mugur Sundar
Mahadevamma Sundar
RelativesRaju Sundaram (Brother)
Nagendra Prasad (Brother)
Prabhu Deva (born 3 April 1973) is an Indian dance choreographer, film director, producer and actor,[3] who has worked in TamilTeluguHindiMalayalam and Kannada films. In a career spanning twenty five years, he has performed and designed a wide range of dancing styles and has garnered two National Film Awards for Best Choreography.[4]
Beginning with a series of acting roles in the 1990s and early 2000s, Prabhu Deva featured in several commercially successful films including "Suriyan" (1992), "Indhu" (1994),Kadhalan (1994), Minsara Kanavu (1997) and VIP (1997). After further critically acclaimed performances in the comedy Kaathala Kaathala (1998) and the family drama Vanathai Pola (2000), Deva then failed to recreate the success of his earlier films and his box office value began to decline and he subsequently made appearances in supporting roles and low budget Telugu language films. He then successfully ventured into direction with the 2005 Telugu film Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana, and the success of the project prompted further offers for Deva as a director. He then went on to make highly profitable films in Telugu, Hindi and Tamil languages such as Pokkiri (2007), Wanted (2009), Rowdy Rathore (2012) and Singh is Bling (2015).[5]

Early life and career

Prabhu Deva was born in Chennai ,Tamil Nadu on 3 April 1973 to Mugur Sundar and Mahadevamma Sundar in Lingayat Family, Inspired by his father, Mugur Sundar, a choreographer for South Indian movies, and took up dancing learning Indian classical dance formssuch as Bharatanatyam from Dharmaraj and Udupi Lakshminarayanan[6] as well as Western styles. Raju Sundaram and Nagendra Prasad are his brothers.
Prabhu Deva first appeared as a boy playing a flute in the song "Panivizhum Iravu" from the Tamil film Mouna Ragam (1986).[7][8] He later appeared as a background dancer for a song in the 1988 Tamil film Agni Natchathiram. Deva's first venture as a choreographer was the Kamal Haasan starrer Vetri Vizha (1989). He has since then choreographed in over 100 movies. From choreography, he went into acting. In 1999, Dheva, Shobhana and A. R. Rahman performed with a Tamil cinema dancing troupe at the "MJ & Friends" Michael Jackson tribute concert in MunichGermany. As of 2010, he serves as chairman and director of the Prabhudheva's Dance Academy in Singapore.[9] He planned to release his first video album called It is boring in 2013.[10]

Acting career


After a series of cameo appearances in songs from Tamil films, Prabhu Deva was given his first lead role by director Pavithran in the romantic drama film, Indhu (1994). Appearing alongside actress Roja and Sarathkumar, Deva's ability to dance was fully utilised in the song sequences, with gaana and disco music thereafter being regularly featured in his films. He made his breakthrough as an actor with Shankar's sophomore film, the romantic drama Kadhalan (1994), where he portrayed a young student who first stands up against his lover's father and then an international terrorist. The film was highly lauded for its technical prowess and went on to win four National Film Awards, while A. R. Rahman's songs and Deva's choreography, especially in the songs "Mukkabla" and "Urvasi Urvasi", became very popular across India.[11] Despite starring relative newcomers, the film went on to become the highest grossing Tamil film of 1994 and the commercial success made Deva a bankable actor.[12] The film also saw success through its dubbed Telugu and Hindi versions, creating a market for Deva in other Indian regional industries. While his next project Raasaiyya (1995) garnered poor reviews and collections, he continued to attract big-budget films and worked in two further films with music by Rahman in 1996, Love Birdsand Mr. Romeo. Shot extensively in LondonLove Birds received a wide theatrical release in overseas destinations and won Deva positive reviews for his portrayal.[13] Meanwhile, for Mr. Romeo, Deva charged a comparatively high ₹60 lakhs for his remuneration and appeared in a double role alongside Shilpa Shetty and Madhoo. The music and dance portions of both films were praised by critics, though both endured middling performances at the box office.[14][15]
Deva won critical acclaim for his role in Rajiv Menon's romantic drama Minsara Kanavu (1997), where he portrayed a streetwise hairstylist who inadvertently attracts the attention of a young woman, who he tries to help set up with another man. Featuring Deva alongside Arvind Swamy and Kajol, the film went on to win four National Film Awards, three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and a Filmfare Award mostly for the film's soundtrack by Rahman. Meanwhile, Deva also won the National Film Award for Best Choreography for his work in the song, "Vennilave".[16] A critic from Indolink.com wrote "it is easy to become a fan of Prabhu Deva after this movie if you are not one yet", while Rediff.com referred to his performance as "graceful".[17][18] Minsara Kanavu performed well at the box office and also had a wide release in Hindi, under the title Sapnay. His following release, the romantic comedy, V. I. P. (1997) featuring an ensemble cast of AbbasSimran and Rambha also did well commercially.[19][20] Indolink.com described the film as "probably the feel good movie of the 1997", adding that "this movie is important as its probably the coming of age for Prabhu Deva" and that "he has definitely matured since his Kadhalan days and shows a lot more restraint and a little flair for comedy".[21] Deva continued to win critical acclaim and commercial success with his roles in the comedy film, Kaathala Kaathala (1998), co-starring Kamal Haasan and the drama film, Ninaivirukkum Varai (1999). Regarding his performance in the latter film, a reviewer from Indolink.com cited that "Prabhu Deva gets a wonderful script and character that he's comfortable in".[22][23] He subsequently went onto feature in the Guinness World Record-setting film Suyamvaram (1999) and Vikraman's successful family drama film, Vaanathaippola (2000), where critics praised his "histrionic abilities".[24]


In the early 2000s, Deva actively began to work on more smaller-budget comedy films as his appeal at the box office began to decline. Despite winning critical acclaim for his performance as a bus conductor in Eazhaiyin Sirippil (2000) and commercial success with his work in Sundar C's Ullam Kollai Poguthae (2001) and Manadhai Thirudivittai (2001), many of his other Tamil films during the period did not perform well financially.[25] In the period, he also notably worked on the trilingual One Two Three (2002) alongside his brothers and Siddique's Engal Anna (2004) with Vijayakanth. Subsequently, Deva moved on to prioritise acting roles in different industries, notably starring in off-beat roles in the Kannada film H2O (2002) alongside Upendra and the Hindi film Agni Varsha (2002) with Amitabh Bachchan. He also worked extensively in the Telugu film industry, appearing in multi-starrer films or as the second lead actor, in projects including Santosham (2002), Kalyana Ramudu (2003) and Andaru Dongale Dorikite (2004).[26]
Following the success of his directorial ventures, Deva actively began to appear in less acting roles. However, he continued to make occasional appearances and portrayed leading roles in the dance films, Style (2006), ABCD (2013) and its sequel ABCD 2 (2015). The films all performed well commercially, with a critic writing "regarded as the dance legend by many, Prabhu is, expectedly, incomparable in dances, but the good news is that he handles the dramatic scenes well too" for his performance in ABCD.[27] Deva also portrayed a supporting role in Santosh Sivan's Malayalam historical drama filmUrumi (2011) featuring in an ensemble cast including PrithvirajArya and Genelia D'Souza. The film opened to critical acclaim, while Deva was highly appreciated for his performance with a critic from The Hindu noting Deva "excels with his standout comic repartee".[28][29]

Personal life

Deva at a promotion for the film Wanted
Prabhu Deva married Ramlath who changed her name to Latha. They had three children, but their eldest son died of cancer in 2008.[30][31] In 2010 his wife filed a petition at the family court, seeking directions against Deva from live-in relationship with the actress Nayantara and requesting a reunion with him.[32][33] Furthermore, Ramalath threatened to go on hunger strike if Prabhu Dheva married Nayantara, while several women's organizations conducted protests against Nayantara for bringing disrepute to Tamil culture, burning an effigy of her.[34] In 2012, Nayantara confirmed that she had ended her relationship with Prabhu Deva.[35][36][37][38]
Deva has moved to Mumbai and is residing at Boney Kapoor's old place called Green Acres.[39] Prabhu Deva's mother Mahadevamma is from the village of Doora, about 17 kilometres (11 mi) from Mysore. He owns property in Doora, and has developed a farm there.[40]

Other appearances

Deva with Sonakshi Sinha and Akshay Kumarduring the promotions of film Rowdy Rathore
Deva made brief appearances in solo items such as "April Mayile" in Idhayam (1991), "Lallaku Doldapi Ma" in Suriyan (1992), "Chinna Rasave" in Walter Vetrivel (1993), and "Chikku Bukku Rayile" in Gentleman (1993) after appearing as junior artist in songs like "Rajathi Raja" in Agni Natchathiram (1988). He performed with Madhuri Dixit in the song "Ke Sera Sera" for the movie Pukar. He acted along with Lawrence Raghavendra in the 2006 Telugu film Style. He performed with Apache Indian in the song "No Problem" for his film Love Birds.

Prabhu Dheva's performance at IPL Season 5 opening ceremony
He performed in the film Abrakadabra for the song "Om Sh". He performed in the Nana PatekarKarisma Kapoor starrer film Shakti: The Power (2002) for a song. He performed with Upendra in Kannada film H20. He made a special appearance in Pokkiri (which was directed by himself) with Vijay in the song "Aadungada". He performed again with Vijay in his own direction Villu for the song "Hey Rama" as a guest appearance. He performed with Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Govinda for a song in his 2009 directorial Wanted.
He performed at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Indian Premier League on 3 April in Chennai along with Amitabh BachchanSalman KhanKareena KapoorPriyanka Chopraand American artist Katy Perry. The event was special to Prabhu Deva as he shared his 39th birthday on the same day.[41][42]

Soramimi spoof

Reactions to the "Kalluri Vaanil" soramimi were mixed. Some felt that the video was done in "good fun" while others worried that their culture was being mocked.
[43] The music video was featured on The Colbert Report on 4 December 2008[44] and appeared on the heavy metal documentary Global Metal.On 18 August 2007, a music video for the song "Kalluri Vaanil" from the Indian Tamil movie Pennin Manathai Thottu was uploaded to YouTube by Mike Sutton (YouTube user Buffalax).[43] The video was retitled Benny Lava and created as a soramimi, edited to include incorrect English subtitles that phonetically approximate the original Tamil lyrics.



Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana2005TeluguInspired by Maine Pyar Kiya and Son in Law
Pournami2006TeluguBased on Behind the Sun
Pokkiri2007TamilRemake of Pokiri
Shankardada Zindabad2007TeluguRemake of Lage Raho Munna Bhai
Villu2009TamilRemake of Soldier
Wanted2009HindiRemake of Pokiri
Engeyum Kaadhal2011TamilBased on Love in the Afternoon
Vedi2011TamilRemake of Souryam
Rowdy Rathore2012HindiRemake of Vikramarkudu
Ramaiya Vastavaiya2013HindiRemake of Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana
R... Rajkumar2013Hindi
Action Jackson2014Hindi
Singh is Bling2015HindiRemake of My Wife Is a Gangster 3
Karuppu Raja Vellai Raja2017Tamil


He established production company Prabhu Deva Studios.
Devi2016A. L. VijayTamil
Sila Samayangalil2017PriyadarshanTamilFilming
Vinodhan2017Victor JayarajTamilFilming

Performance roles


Love Birds1996TamilArun
Mr. Romeo1996TamilRomeo, Madras
Minsara Kanavu1997TamilDeva
Naam Iruvar Nammaku Iruvar1998TamilPrabhu, Deva
Love Story 19991998TeluguVamsi
Kaathala Kaathala1998TamilSundaralingam
Ninaivirukkum Varai1999TamilJanakiraman (Jonny)
Time1999TamilSrininvasa Murthy
Eazhaiyin Sirippil2000TamilGanesan
James Pandu2000TamilJames
Pennin Manathai Thottu2000TamilSunil
Ullam Kollai Poguthae2001TamilAnbu
Alli Thandha Vaanam2001TamilSathyam
Manadhai Thirudivittai2001TamilDeva
Charlie Chaplin2002TamilThiru
H2O2002KannadaVairamuthuPartially reshot in Tamil
One Two Three2002TamilTirupatiPartially re-shot and released in Telugu and Kannada
Agni Varsha2002HindiRakshasha
Thotti Gang2002TeluguSuri Babu
Kalyana Ramudu2003TeluguRajesh
Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnula Pelli2003TeluguMurugan
Engal Anna2004TamilKannan
Intlo Srimathi Veedhilo Kumari2004TeluguGopal
Andalu Dongale Dorikithe2004TeluguBujji
Chukkallo Chandrudu2006TeluguSharatGuest appearance
Michael Madana Kamaraju2008TeluguMichael, Ravi
ABCD 22015HindiVishnu
Devi2016TamilKrishna Kumar
Tutak Tutak TutiyaHindi
Yung Mung Sung2017TamilFilming


Mouna Ragam"Panivizhum"1986Tamil
Agni Natchathiram"Raja Rajadhi"1988Tamil
Adhikari"Naiyaandi Melam"1991Tamil
Idhayam"April Mayile"1991Tamil
Unnai Vaazhthi Paadugiren"Outa Langdi"1992Tamil
Suriyan"Laalaku Dol Dappima"1992Tamil
Prathap"Maanga Maanga"1993Tamil
Rakshana"Gallu Mandhi Basu"1993Telugu
Ezhai Jaathi"Koduthalum Koduthanda"1993Tamil
Gentleman"Chikku Bukku Rayile"1993Tamil
Walter Vetrivel"Chinna Raasave"1993Tamil
Pukar"Kay Sera Sera"2000Hindi
Manasella NeeneGuest judge2002KannadaGuest appearance
Baba"Kichchu Tha"2002Tamil
Shakti"Dumroo Baje Re"2002Hindi
Aabra Ka Daabra"Shiv Om"2004Hindi
Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana"Paripoke Pitta"2005Telugu
Pournami"Koyo Koyo"2006Telugu
Shankardada Zindabad"Jagadeka Veeruniki"2007Telugu
Vaana"Unnattaa Lenattaa"2008Telugu
Villu"Rama Rama"2009Tamil
Pa Ra Palanisamy"Singari Mava"2010Tamil
Engeyum Kaadhal"Engeyum Kaadhal"2011Tamil
Dhoni"Vaangum Panathukkum"2012Tamil
Dhoni"Mattiloni Chettu"2012Telugu
Rowdy Rathore"Chinta Ta Chita"2012Hindi
Oh My God"Govinda"2012Hindi
Ramaiya Vastavaiya"Jadoo Ki Jhappi"2013Hindi
Boss"Hum Na Tode"2013Hindi
R... Rajkumar"Gandi Baat"2013Hindi
Happy New YearDance instructor2014HindiGuest appearance
Action Jackson"AJ"2014Hindi


Suyamvaram"Siva Siva Sankara"1999Tamil[46]
Ullam Kollai Poguthe"Kingda"2001TamilSang the chorus portions


Yung Mung Sung2017Tamil[47][48]

Awards and nominations

1996National Film AwardMinsara KanavuBest ChoreographyWon
2005Filmfare Award
2006Filmfare Awards SouthNuvvostanante Nenoddantana
Best DirectorNominated
2008Vijay AwardsFavourite Director (Won)

Raju Sundaram

Raju Sundaram
BornRajendra Sundaram
7 March 1968 (age 49)
Years active1992–present
RelativesPrabhu Deva (brother)
Nagendra Prasad (brother)
Raju Sundaram (born Rajendra Sundaram) is a National Award-winning Indian choreographer who has primarily worked on Tamil and Telugu language films. He has also featured as an actor in the films Jeans (1998), I Love You Da (2002) and Quick Gun Murugan (2009); and directed one feature film, Aegan (2008) starring Ajith Kumar and Nayantara. He is the eldest son of dancer Mugur Sundar, and the elder brother of fellow choreographers Prabhu Deva and Nagendra Prasad.[1]
Choreographers and actors like DineshSridhar, Jhony, Nobel Paul, Shobi, Baba Bhaskar, Viji Sathish and Japan Kumar have worked as dancers and assistants to him.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]
He won the 64th National Film Award for Best Choreography for his work in the song "Pranaamam" from the Telugu film Janatha Garage (2016)[9]


Sundaram began his career assisting as a choreographer for his father Mugur Sundar's projects, before going on to lead troupes. He was a dancer in "Rukkumani Rukkumani" from Mani Ratnam's Roja (1992) and in Aasai (1995). He also regularly featured in cameo appearances in songs featuring his brother Prabhu Deva, with the pair making appearances in Shankar's early films Gentleman (1993) and Kadhalan (1994).[10] After being the lead choreographer for a few Kannada films, his first break came through Mani Ratnam's Thiruda Thiruda (1993), where he was given the chance to design dances for three songs.[11] He then went on to become a choreographer of Tamil directors Mani Ratnam and Shankar, and worked on Amitabh Bachchan's album, Aby Baby (1996).
Shankar then offered Sundaram an acting opportunity in his romantic comedy Jeans (1998), where Sundaram played a full-length role. His played the lead in the sports drama I Love You Da (2002) of which The Hindu stated the film proves "serious acting is simply not his cup of tea".[12] He then went on to feature in the trilingual One Two Three (2003) alongside his brothers, with scenes shot in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. The film opened to mixed reviews and did not perform well at the box office.[13] He has since primarily operated as a choreographer, making a few exceptions by starring in comic roles in Jeeva's Unnale Unnale (2007), Prabhu Deva's Engeyum Kadhal (2011) and in the Telugu film, Action 3D (2013).






En Swasa Katre1999TamilRaju
I Love You Da2002TamilRaju
Pellaina Kothalo2006TeluguPrakash
Unnale Unnale2007TamilRaju
Quick Gun Murugun2009EnglishRowdy MBA
Engeyum Kaadhal2011TamilRaju
Action 3D2013TeluguPurush
Isai2015TamilHimselfSpecial appearance
Inji Iduppazhagi2015TamilHimselfSpecial appearance
Yaanum Theeyavan2017TamilPasupathy


Idhayam"Ohh Party Nalla"1991Tamil
Roja"Rukumani Rukumani"1992Tamil
Suriyan"Thoongu Moonchi"1992Tamil
Enga Thambi"Ithu Maanodum"1993Tamil
Gentleman"Chikku Bukku"1993Tamil
Lockup Death"Current Banthu"1994Kannada
Police War"Teenage Papa"1994Telugu
Jai Hind"Bodhai Yeri Pochu"1994Tamil
Kadhalan"Kadhalikkum Pennin"1994Tamil
Aasai"Shockkadikuthu Sona"1995Tamil
Kadhal Kavithai"Aalana Naal Mudhala"1999Tamil
Circle Inspector"Urmila Urmila"1999Kannada
En Swasa Kaatre"Jumbalaka"1999Tamil
Ethirum Pudhirum"Thottu Thottu"1999Tamil
Anantha Poongatre"Meenatchi Meenatchi"1999Tamil
Poovellam Kettuppar"CBI Enge" / "O Senorita"1999Tamil
Sandhitha Velai"Muniyamma"2000Tamil
Pennin Manathai Thottu"Saltkotta"2000Tamil
Maayi"Thennagam Aalum"2000Tamil
Rhythm"Ayyayyo Pathikichu"2000Tamil
Chamundi"Usarvalli Kshnakondu"2000Kannada
Ullam Ketkumae"Mazhai Mazhai"2005Tamil
Modati Cinema"Ninnyna Nadyna"2005Tamil
Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam2009Telugu
Pa Ra Pazhanisami"Singari Mava"2010Tamil
Vettai"Dhum Dhum"2012Tamil
Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara"En Veettula"2013Tamil
Endrendrum Punnagai"Ennatha Solla"2013Tamil
Ennamo Nadakkudhu"Money Money"2014Tamil
Natpadhigaram 79"Sollu Sollu Chellamma"2016Tamil
Devi"Chal Maar"2016Tamil
Kaashmora"Dhikku Dhikku Sir"2016Tamil
Bogan"Damaalu Dumeelu"2017Tamil

Nagendra Prasad

Nagendra Prasad
BornNagendra Prasad Sundaram
19 December 1975 (age 41)
RelativesRaju Sundaram (brother)
Prabhu Deva (brother)
Nagendra Prasad is a Kollywood cine artiste who acts and choreographs for films. He is the youngest son of dance master Mugur Sundar, and younger brother to popular cine artistes Prabhu Deva and Raju Sundaram. He was most noted for his appearance in the song "Humma Humma" from the film Bombay.[1] He has also acted in the 2001 super hit Kannada movie Chithra opposite Rekha Vedavyas a.k.a. Akshara. He also acted in the Kannada movie Manasalla Neene which was directed by his father ace choreographer Mugur Sundaram and was the remake of the super hit Telugu movie Manasantha Nuvve starring Uday Kiran and Reema Sen.[2][3] He has also acted in a tele serial called "Maya Machindra" in STAR Vijay.[4] He took part in jodi number 1 season 6. He was eliminated in semi finals but his performance in all the rounds were outstanding. He has a dance school, MSM dance school named after his fatherFilmography
1995Thotta ChinungiTamil
1999Ninaivirukkum VaraiTamil
2013Udhayam NH4Tamil


1995BombayTamilSpecial appearance
CoolieTamilSpecial appearance
Thotta ChinungiPrasadTamil
RhythmTamilSpecial appearance
2001MinnaleTamilSpecial appearance
ChithraRamuKannadaDebut as a hero
MajunuTamilSpecial appearance
2003Manasella NeeneKannada
RamachandraTamilSpecial appearance
TBAKadhal 2 KalyanamTamilUnreleased
Paambhu SattaiHimselfTamilSpecial appearance

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