Prabhu Deva is India’s one of the best Choreographers of all time. He is responsible for great dance routines like ‘‘Main Aisa Kyun Hoon,’’ ‘‘Que sera sera’’ and many more. He made his Bollywood director’s debut with Wanted, which turned out to be a massive hit at the box office.
The Padma Shri holder Prabhu Deva has also seen his fair amount of struggle. He is a true inspiration, from being a backstage dancer to becoming director and choreographer of some big-budget films. Though, one aspect of him that never seems to settle in his non-professional life. So, here we take a look at the ups and downs of Prabhu Deva’s love life.
Born on 3 April 1973, in Mysore, he started his dance career at an early age. He is well versed in Indian classical as well as western dance styles. And his unique dance routine made him the most prominent choreographer in the country. Later he stepped into a film-making career and now owns a production studio, Prabhudeva Studios.
In 1995, Prabhu Deva tied knots with Ramlath, a classical dancer. Their love for dance brought them together, and eventually, they fell in love. Ramlath changed her name to Latha, as she was a Muslim and later became a Hindu. They had three children, but unfortunately, their eldest son passed away in 2008 due to cancer. Soon they couldn’t hold their marriage together, and finally, in 2011, they both went for a divorce.
Where it started to fall
The media didn’t shy away when dating rumors between Tamil actress Nayanthara and Prabhu Deva began. Prabhu Deva had cast Nayanthara in his 2009 directed film, Villu. Initially, they declined the dating rumors, but in 2010, Prabhu Deva confessed his love for her and said he would love to marry her. It turned out they were dating for almost two years by then. It is no surprise that the news reached Latha, and things turned ugly.
The divorce with his first wife
It was hard for Latha to digest the situation. In 2010, she sought family court help to resolve the dispute. She demanded to get back with her husband and threatened them with a hunger strike. Many female associations stood with Latha and even conducted protests against Nayanthara. They burned down effigies of her, saying that she is a disgrace to Tamil culture. Finally, in July 2011, Prabhu Deva and Latha’s relationship ended in divorce. She won the children’s custody, and Prabhu Deva settled for visiting rights.
Not so long-lasting relationship
He and Nayanthara started a live-in relationship after his divorce, but things didn’t turn out as they might have planned. They were living in Mumbai, and for that period, Nayanthara had quit her film career and was dependent on Prabhu. However, soon they became distant where she wasn’t happy about Prabhu Deva visiting his kids. According to her, things changed between them. They started to lie to each other to avoid fights. Prabhu Deva also didn’t marry her. According to rumors, he always used to back out of marriage at the last moment. This didn’t carry on for long, and in 2012 both of them made their break-up official.
Nayanthara once confessed to a leading daily that break-up was the most challenging phase, and she wants to move on. She said,
“That’s too personal to get into a break-up for anyone is the most difficult phase in their life. When you have to go away from someone you love or vice-versa, whatever the reason, it really shatters your life. But how you deal with it is important. I can’t get into how I dealt with it but I have to if I want to move on and live my life.”
Prabhu Deva is also single at the moment and is also progressing in his career. We hope they both find the love of their life and succeed in their career.