If you are reading this then you are probably already familiar with Prabhu Deva and his work. He is not one of the names that are going to be recognizable around the globe, but he is quite big in his country, and deservedly so.
We are talking about a popular Indian actor, director, and choreographer, one of the best that the film industry in the country of India has ever seen. His biggest accomplishment is innovation in dancing in the movies as he was able to follow the western style of dancing and implement that into the movies.
The acting was something that his family always cherished. His father, Mugur Sundar, was also known for his choreographic background and for his accomplishments in that department. There is no doubt that he was one of his first mentors and inspirations. When you see your dad doing something, it only natural for you to try it out as well. In this case – Prabhu loved what his dad was doing.
Many believed that he was a skilled dancer which ended up being true since he showed his talents back in 1988 in “Agni Natchthram”. He was only 15 years of age at the time, but you could already see that he had a lot of potential. That is something that got his foot at the door, now he only needed to keep improving and keep proving that he is good at what he does.
His break-dance ability got him a role in movies like The Gentleman. As you can already imagine that was a nice payday for him. Movies kept adding up, as well as the checks. Some of the flicks that he was involved in also include Kadhalan back in 1994, which was a huge success. That is something that cemented his name in the world of dancing. Now he was already established as one of the best in his profession. No doubt that we are talking about an individual that is multi-talented and a person that succeeded in different spheres of art.
In the latter part of his career, Devu transitioned from dancing and taking movie gigs to becoming a producer and director. This boosted his resume and only made him even more recognizable in the movie scene. Top-notch films like Villu, Wanted, Rowdy Rathore, Anybody Can Dance are just some of his best.
Just to prove that choreography is something that runs in his family, he has two brothers that also made it in the same business.
Even though he has enjoyed a lot of fame, people who are close to him have always described him as a person who is down to earth, somebody that is humble, living a simple lifestyle.
If he ever wanted to spice it up a little bit and enjoy the money that he has earned, Devu would be able to do it. There are some sources that believe that his net worth is in double-digits in millions of dollars, but it’s actually around a million American dollars.