Actor-director Prabh Deva turns 40

Mumbai, Apr 3 : Indian dancer, choreographer, film actor and director Prabhu Deva turned 40 years on Wednesday.

The multi-talented artist said he has planned to keep himself busy on his special day.

Prabhu Deva, known for his wide range of dancing styles, is a two-time National Best Choreographer Award winner.

He is known for his presence in all the major film industries in India - Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.

He is often described by the media as India's Michael Jackson for his exceptional dancing skills.

Prabhu Deva's first film was 'Agni Natchathiram' (1988), directed by Mani Ratnam, in which he appeared as a background dancer.

His acting career in the 1990s and early 2000s includes films 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).

His upcoming films include 'Ramaiya Vastavaiya' (Hindi), 'Agni Varsham' (Telugu) and Rambo Rajkumar (Hindi).

--IBNS (Posted on 03-04-2013)

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