Prabhu Deva (born on 3rd April 1973) is an Indian choreographer-turned-director who works predominantly in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi Cinema. Prabhu Deva’s father Sundaram was the most popular and highest-paid choreographers of his time. His older brother Raju Sundaram is also a famous Choreographer. Dance being in his lineage, Prabhu Deva started his career as a group dancer with Maniratnam’s 1988 blockbuster Agni Natchatiram (dubbed into Telugu as Gharshana).
He was often called as “Indian Michael Jackson” for his electrifying dancing skills. After working as a choreographer for nearly 100 movies, Prabhu Deva made his acting debut with Indu followed by 1994s blockbuster Shankar’s Kadhalan which got dubbed into Telugu as Premikudu. After a brief stint as a hero and character actor, Prabhu Deva turned director with MS Raju’s Nuvvosthanante Nenoddantana in Telugu. He forayed into Tamil with Pokkiri, a remake to Telugu blockbuster Pokiri and debuted into Hindi Cinema with the same remake Wanted with Salman Khan in the lead role. He is currently, the most popular directors in Bollywood with popular movies like Rowdy Rathore, R..Rajumar, Action Jackson to his credit.