Chinni Prakash is an Indian choreographer, actor, art director, director, and script-writer. He always had an eye for making it into the Arena of Cinema in India. So, after finishing his studies, he came to Mumbai in search of a career in his dream profession. Luckily, he was introduced to a choreographer Sampath, who took Chinni as his assistant. His work was limited such that he used to choreograph the little portion of the songs.

He choreographed songs for various hit films like Ram Aur Shyam, Haathi Mere Saathi. Then, he suddenly disappeared from the field that he dreamt of getting in right from his childhood days. After nearly 8-10 years, he was back with a bang. He became a solo choreographer and in 1988, he did his first film, Hero Hiralal.

His works for the films like Swarg, Thanedaar was appreciated by the audiences and Chinni became one of the most sought-after choreographers of Bollywood town thereby fulfilling his dream. In the 1990s, he was at his peak taking part in many big films like Saajan, Gumrah, Khiladi, Mohra, Sabse Bada Khiladi, Coolie No. 1, Gambler, and London Dreams.

In 1991, he acted in the movie Uyiroviam and during 1997, he directed the film Ghoonghat. As time and technology advanced, his works started declining as the trend changed in the film industry. He has won the National Award for Jodhaa Akbar and Filmfare Best Choreographer Award for Hum. He married famous choreographer Rekha. The couple had choreographed several movies together. He has the credit of choreographing for more than 200 films.

He was not only bossing in Bollywood town but also did many works in other language films as well, mainly in Tamil films. He won a total of three FilmFare Awards in 1990, 1994, and 1996 for the motion pictures Hum, Mohra, and Rakshak respectively. His recent works include Singham Returns, No Problem, and Dum Laga Ke Haisha. Though he has not directed many films, he always had an eye in the director’s seat and plans to become one as soon as he finds a suitable script.

On the whole, Chinni has choreographed around 1000 songs in various languages. In the recent times, as we all know the songs are getting a lot of western touches, choreographers like Chinni criticize that the songs have lost its traditional Indian touch and creativity. There are also questions rising about the remunerations of choreographers as they are paid very less when compared to actors and directors.

Savio Barnes

Savio Barnes is a dancer, Bollywood Dance choreographer and actor. He became famous after choreographing many performances on the TV reality show named Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa for season three, four, five, six and seven. He is from a Catholic family who generally gets into the banking industry, but he changed that and became the first member of the house to enter the entertainment industry. He judges Marathi dance reality show called “Maharashtracha Dancing Superstar - Chhotte Masters.” Savio is the son of Leena and Stany Barnes. He was born in Udyavar- Udupi district, Karnataka. He has choreographed dances in South Indian films and began his career as a dancer from there. He completed his education in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India and currently resides in the same city. He has many performances on shows like Dance India Dance, Li’l Masters, and Zee Cinestars Ki Khoj. He is a terrific dancer. He choreographed the song “Pyaarki Ye Kahani Suno” from Honeymoon Travels. He paired with Bharati, an Indian Comedian, in Jhalak Dikhla Ja-5, a celebrity dance show, and it made his career take off in the Bollywood. He was a partner of Meghna Malik on the same show in season seven. He is also an instructor at “Madhuridixit.com.” he has a choreographer for singers like Sonu Nigam, Shankar Mahadevan, Hari Haran, Hard Kaur, Kailash and other successful music artists. He has done a bit of acting in serials. He is passionate about dancing and never learned with professional guidance. He learned dancing from Bollywood stars such as Govinda, Jitendra, Mithun, etc. HE used to dance in Church and other small functions. When he started travelling abroad, he came in contact with other dance forms and was very influenced with the dancing of Michael Jackson. He never got to meet him but met his brother while in America for a show. He takes workshops in Australia, Singapore America, etc. and teaches dance moves to the ones who are interested. Besides dancing he likes to cook for his wife to keep her happy as he has to travel a lot and gets very little time with her. His favourite dish is roasted chicken. He also likes acting and does it whenever he is not dancing. He takes criticism as a challenge and learns from them. He believes if you don’t take criticism in a positive way you cannot grow as an artist or a person. So, one should take criticism in their strides.

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