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 Nagendra Prasad.

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 ‘ Roja’, ‘ Aasai’ and playing cameo appearances in songs with his brother Prabhu Deva in the films ‘ Gentleman’, ‘ Kadhalan’.

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 Engeyum Kadhal, 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.

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Robert is an Indian choreographer. He mostly works in Tamil Film industry. He is officially known as Robert, but his full name is Robert Raj. He also acts; either as a villain or does cameos in his self-choreographed dance numbers. Although turning out to be a choreographer later in life, he started out as an actor. He played the role of Mammooty's son in the movie Azhagan in 1991. He turned towards dancing in songs like “KallooriSaalai” in the filmKadhalDesamand in“EnnaAzhagu” fromLove Today. When he got older, he was cast as the main villain in the film Maaran in 2002. The film received positive reviews for the story-line. Robert played the role of a Shivadas, a son of an influential father. Robert was also in the movie Pavalakodi in 2003. But his performance was criticized saying he failed to give life to his funny dialogues. He had the role of being a deceitful friend to the character Shiva played by actor VijayaSarathy. Robert did a special appearance in the song “Pothuthaakku” from the movie Kuththu . In 2005, Robert was cast as the immoral person in the film Dancer. The character he played was of Arun, who runs a Dance Institute. His act of being the villain was so believable that he received many praises for it. He received Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Villain in the same year. Since then he did cameos in the songs “Pathinoruperuaatamathapaarkarasigarkootam”, “Nalamdhana”, “NaanNadanthalAthiradi”, “Neduvaal”. In 2012, he received Vijay Award for best choreographer for the song “Love Panlama” in the movie PodaaPodi. Also, he did cameos in “Aasaiye Alai Poley”, “PadapadakkudhuManame”, “Chennai City Gangster” and“Onnunarendu”. Robert has an elder sister Alphonsa who mostly is a B-grade heroine appearing in item numbers. Alphonsa and her then boyfriend Vinod Kumar had an argument leading to suicide on his part. Alphonsa too tried committing suicide but was then recovered. The family of the deceased filed a case against Robert’s family alleging it was a set-up.In 2014, Robert and actress Vanitha Vijayakumar, who is the daughter of veteran actor Vijayakumar announced that they were to get engaged.

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