Prabhu Deva celebrates his 40th birthday today

Delhi: India’s very own Michael Jackson, the King of Dancing – Prabhu Deva – turned 40 on April 3, 2013. Born in 1973, Prabhu Deva has been synonymous with dancing ever since the man recognized his passion for the art. Today, he is hailed as one of the most successful choreographers in India, a renowned actor and has now ventured into film direction too.

Born in Mysore, Karnataka, Shankupani Sundaram, later known as Prabhu Deva, is the son of Mugur Sundar and was inspired in dancing by his father. In 1989, Prabhu Deva first tried his hand – feet – at choreography for the film ‘Vetri Vizha’.