Raju Sundaram is an Indian choreographer, actor, and director. Raju was born on 7th March 1968. His father
Mugur Sundar is a prominent choreographer. Raju is the eldest among the three brothers; all the three brothers are choreographers. One is the famous
Prabhu Deva and other is
He is married and his wife name is Vasanthi. In his youth he was forcefully taken to film sets by his father to assist him. Raju invented interest in films and choreography after that. Raju started his career being a dancer in films like ‘
Aasai’ and playing cameo appearances in songs with his brother Prabhu Deva in the films ‘
Then he went on to do a few Kannada films as a lead choreographer. Then he got the opportunity to choreograph three songs of
Mani Ratnam’s film ‘Thiruda Thiruda’ (1993). Raju’s personal favorite works include all the films with director Shankar, Mani Ratnam and the album on
Amitabh Bachchan, Aby Baby (1996). Raju has acted in the films like ‘
Jeans’ (1998), ‘I Love You Da’ (2002), ‘Quick Gun Murugan’ (2009) and he has also directed a film named ‘Aegan’ (2008).
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Rajendra Sundaram, popularly known as Raju Sundaram is a choreographer by profession. He is also a director and an actor. His father is Mugur Sundar, who is also a well-known choreographer. Raju Sundaram has two siblings, Prabhu Deva and Nagendra Prasad. He was born on 7 March 1968. As a director, he directed the movie Aegan which had Nayantara and
Ajith Kumar in the lead. This movie had only average box office collections.
His first film as an actor in Tamil industry is in Jeans, which had Prashanth and
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead. In this movie, he plays the role of Aishwarya Rai's brother. He even played the main lead role in his next film titled "I Love You Da" with the famous actress Simran. This movie got released in the year 2002 and got an unfortunate result. In the year 2003, he again starred in a movie titled "123" along with his two siblings Prabhu Deva and Nagendra Prasad. The female lead in this film was Jyothika.
Next, he worked as an actor in few more films like
Unnale Unnale, etc., From the year 1991, he worked as a choreographer in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. His first movie as a debutant choreographer was in the Tamil movie titled "
Idhayam". From there on he choreographed for multiple movies and got fame as a dancer. His latest work in Kollywood industry as a dancer is in the movies "
Devi" and "
Remo", which got released in the year 2016.
Raju got married to Vasanthi. Initially, Raju assisted his father, Mugur Sundar. His first break came through the film Thiruda Thiruda, which was directed by Mani Ratnam in the year 1993. Popular dancers like Shobi, Jhony,
Baba Bhaskar have worked as assistants with Raju Sundaram. The movie "123", in which he starred along with his two siblings, got released in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. In flicks like Unnale Unnale and Engeyum Kadhal, he did supporting roles. He even worked for a pop album titled Aby-Baby in the Bollywood industry, which had Amitabh Bachchan. He feels that designing dance steps for Tollywood industry is somewhat different from Kollywood industry. He insists for debutant dancers that one must have their own technique to taste success as a choreographer. He even says dancers are entirely different from the choreographers.