Filmmaker-choreographer Prabhu Deva married a Mumbai-based doctor earlier this year, confirmed his brother Raju Sundaram in an interview with ETimes. Amid speculations of his wedding to a Mumbai-based physiotherapist, Prabhu Deva’s elder brother talked to Times of India and mentioned that the family is happy with the director’s decision and the news is indeed true.
The ceremony happened in May in Chennai. The two flew to Chennai in March just around the time when the lockdown began. Thereafter, Prabhudheva and Dr Himani were in a live-in relationship for 2 months.
This is Prabhudeva’s second marriage. The 47-year-old was earlier married to Ramlatha, with whom he has two children. He was also in a relationship with actress Nayanthara.
Prabhudeva met Himani while undergoing physiotherapy sessions and that’s how they fell in love with each other. The report also suggested that the couple moved in together for about two months before getting married. The wedding took place at Dabangg 3 helmer’s Chennai home in the presence of their near and dear ones due to strict coronavirus lockdown rules.
Prabhu Deva featured in several commercially successful films like Minsara Kanavu (1997) and VIP (1997), where for the latter he went on to win the National Film Award for Best Choreography for his work in the songs “Strawberry Kannae” and “Vennilave. He was critically acclaimed for his performance in the comedy Kaathala Kaathala (1998), co-starring Kamal Haasan. Despite the successful ventures like Eazhaiyin Sirippil (2000) and Sundar C’s Ullam Kollai Poguthae (2001), Deva was unable to recreate the success he had in his earlier years and many of his films didn’t perform well financially
In the year 2005, Prabhu Deva made his debut as a director in the telugu film Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana. The film received critical acclaim and went on to become a blockbuster. The film was remade in seven languages and it is considered as the first Indian movie to do so. The movie won 9 Filmfare awards including a Best Choreographer award for Prabhudeva. Following the success of his directorial ventures, Deva started to prioritize directing to acting. Occasionally he starred as a lead in dance films like Style (2006), ABCD (2013) and its sequel ABCD 2 (2015)