His anatomy-defying body and gravity defying movements are easily Prabhu Deva’s biggest pride. But he didn’t stop with that. Exploring as an actor, this choreographer is also a director today to reckon with.
Dancing wasn’t a lot more than prancing around trees when Prabhu Deva entered the scene in the 1980s.
Yet, he made heads turn at the way he danced, like in a uniquely folksy number like Laalakku Dol Dappima in ‘or the stylish cowboy song Mukala Mukabala in ‘Kadhalan‘.
Referred to often as our Michael Jackson, Prabhu Deva has choreographed award winning moves of many an actor, from Rajnikanth to Hrithik Roshan to Vijay, and is a two-time recipient of the National Award. His directorial ventures have set the box office on fire in both Telugu and Tamil, as he awaits the release of his ‘Pokkiri‘ in Hindi also now.
Prabhu Deva is the only hero to have featured alongside Apache Indian in a song in ‘Love Birds‘. He courts international fame to this day through his song in ‘Pennin Manadhai Thottu‘, Kalloori Vaanil. The song has a record set of hits in YouTube, and he is popularly referred to among foreigners as Benny Lava, with many pop stars trying to ape him.
A TV reality show today speaks eons about his popularity here, ‘Ungalil Yaar Adutha Prabhu Deva?’. Here’s SouthDreamZ.com wishing him a great birthday!