|Occupation||Actor, Singer, Dialogue, Story, Screenplay, Cinematography, Director, Producer|
|Language Worked in||Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam|
|Birth Place||Mysore, Karnataka, India|
|Brothers||Raju Sundaram, Nagendra Prasad|
|Favourite Cuisine||Chinese Cuisine|
Prabhudeva (born 3 April 1973) is an Indian dancer, choreographer, film actor and director. He has performed in a wide range of dancing styles, is a two time National Best Choreographer Award winner and is the most appreciated among his contemporaries.
After a string of successful attempts in acting in the 1990s and early 2000s such as Kadhalan (1994), Raasaiyya (1995), Minsara Kanavu (1997), Naam Iruvar Namakku Iruvar (1998), Kaathala Kaathala (1998) and Vanathai Pola (2000), Prabhu Deva also pursued a career in direction through the 2005 Telugu blockbuster Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana. He then went on to direct successful films in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu languages including Pokkiri (2007), Shankardada Zindabad (2007), Wanted (2009) and Rowdy Rathore (2012). Prabhu Deva has thus established himself as one of the most successful Indian film directors.
After establishing himself as one of the promising actors and a leading choreographer, Prabhu Deva went on to direct films. His first directorial venture was a Telugu film named “Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana”, released in 2005. The film scored well at the box office. In the following year, he directed another Telugu film - “Pournami”. “Shankardada Zindabad” (Telugu) and “Pokkiri” (Tamil) were amongst the blockbusters of 2007, directed by Prabhu Deva.
Some of the best works of Prabhu Deva include choreography in Tamil film Minsara Kanavu (1997) and Hindi film “Lakshya” (2004). He bagged the National Film Award for Best Choreography in both the films. Apart from this, his dance steps in the song “Style” from the movie “Sivaji – The Boss” (2007) was also critically acclaimed. He received the Best Director award for “Pokkiri” (2007).