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Prabhu Deva Turns 51: Can You Dance Like Him? Celebrate with His Top Hits, and Upcoming Work! – News18


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Prabhu Deva (left) is set to reunite with AR Rahman (right) after a 25-year gap for an upcoming project. (Image: prabhudevaofficial/Instagram)

Prabhu Deva has left an indelible mark in the entertainment industry with his dancing, acting and directing skills.

Prabhu Deva who is referred to as ‘Indian Michael Jackson’ for his exceptional dance skills turned 51 today, April 3. Not only has he made a significant impact in the world of dance, but Prabhudeva has also left an indelible mark in the entertainment industry with his acting and directing skills. The song Jaragandi choreographed by Prabhu Deva from the upcoming film Game Changer featuring Ram Charan and Kiara Advani is already creating buzz among the audiences.

He first appeared as a boy playing a flute in the song Panivizhum Iravu, from the Tamil film Mouna Ragam in 1986. He was later seen as a background dancer for a song in the 1988 Tamil movie Agni Natchathiram. Deva’s first venture as a choreographer was the Kamal Haasan starrer Vetri Vizha in 1989. On his birthday, let’s explore his exceptional songs, movies and exciting upcoming projects.

Prabhu Deva’s Top Songs

  1. Mukkala Mukkabala (Kadhalan)This dance number is from the Tamil movie ‘Kadhalan’ in 1994, featuring Prabhu Deva and Nagma. With music by renowned music director AR Rahman, and Prabhu Deva’s groovy dance moves, it surely becomes a must-add in every party playlist. The song was recreated in the Remo D’Souza directed dance-centered film ‘Street Dancer 3D’, where Prabhu Deva once again enchanted audiences with his exceptional dancing skills.
  2. Urvashi Urvashi (Kadhalan)Composed by AR Rahman and penned by Vairamuthu, Urvashi Urvashi is another gem from the movie Kadhalan, where Prabhu Deva showcased his electrifying dance moves. This song was also dubbed into Hindi and Telugu versions as it became widely popular.
  3. Guleba (Gulebaghavali)Guleba is from the Tamil-language movie Gulebaghvali, released in 2018. This song features Prabhu Deva’s agile floorwork moves, defying all age barriers. Widely popular among audiences, it is crooned by Anirudh Ravichander and Mervin Solomon.
  4. Key Sara Sara (Pukar)The evergreen dancing queen, Madhuri Dixit and Prabhu Deva created magic with their dance moves in this song from the movie Pukar. Madhuri perfectly matched Prabhu Deva’s energy and style, making it a huge hit among audiences.
  5. Go Go Govinda (Oh My God)Sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Mika Singh, this song from the movie Oh My God features a power-packed performance by Prabhu Deva and Sonakshi Sinha. The song gained popularity, especially during Krishna Janmashtami, as it is set against the backdrop of Dahi Handi, an event associated with the occasion.

Prabhu Deva’s Top Movies

  1. Kaadhalan (1994)Directed by S Shankar, the movie stars Prabhu Deva and Nagma in lead roles. The story revolves around a college student who falls in love with the governor’s daughter. With music by AR Rahman, the songs feature Prabhu Deva’s extraordinary dance moves.
  2. Charlie Chaplin (2002)Directed by Sakthi Chidambaram, this Tamil movie was a superhit among audiences. The cast includes Prabhu, Prabhu Deva, Abhirami, Livingston, and many others.
  3. 123 (2002)It is a romantic-comedy Tamil movie directed by K Subhash, which became a hit at the box office. Apart from Prabhu Deva, the movie features Raju Sundaram, Nagendra Prasad, and Jyotika.
  4. Devi (2016)Directed by AL Vijay, this Tamil version of the trilingual horror-comedy gained immense popularity. The movie stars Tamannaah Bhatia, Prabhu Deva, Sonu Sood and Amy Jackson in the lead roles. Simultaneously, the film was made in Hindi as Tutak Tutak Tutiya and in Telugu as Abhinetri.
  5. ABCD: Any Body Can Dance (2013)Directed and choreographed by Remo D’Souza, ABCD: Any Body Can Dance is a dance-drama film starring Prabhu Deva in the lead role, alongside Ganesh Acharya and Kay Kay Menon.

Prabhu Deva’s Upcoming Projects

According to his recent Instagram post, Prabhu Deva is set to reunite with AR Rahman after a 25-year gap for an upcoming project tentatively titled ARRPD6 which combines the initials of the duo. The post also reveals the inclusion of other cast members such as Yogi Babu, along with Malayalam actors Aju Varghese and Arjun Ashokan. Manoj NS will be writing and directing this exciting project. Additionally, the post mentions the producers Manoj NS, Divya Manoj, and Dr Praveen Elak. The film is slated for release in multiple languages, including Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi.



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