Prabhu Deva is an Indian film choreographer, stage dancer, actor and director known for his works predominantly in Tamil, Telugu cinema, Bollywood, Malayalam and Kannada films. In a career spanning twenty-five years, He has performed and designed a wide range of dancing styles. He has garnered two National Film Awards for Best Choreography, and has been widely referred in the media as India's Michael Jackson.
After a sequence 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 Dheva ventured into direction with 2005 Telugu blockbuster Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana. He then went on to direct successful films in Telugu, Hindi and Tamil languages such as Shankardada Zindabad (2007), Pokkiri (2007), Wanted (2009) and Rowdy Rathore (2012).