Prabhu Deva, the singer, choreographer, and director made many talented actors dance to his beats. The fact that he is one of the greatest dancers that this country has is not to be ignored. With his directorial debut, Wanted, starring superstar Salman Khan, he also carved his niche as a filmmaker in Bollywood. Prabhu has demonstrated various shades of love through his films, from Shruti Haasan and Girish Kumar’s sweet romance to Akshay Kumar’s rowdy chemistry with Sonakshi Sinha. Sadly, when it comes to finding love in real life, the director has not been fortunate. Everything that Prabhu Deva has always shied away from speaking about his personal life is aware of. So, all the juicy information about his marriage and the actress supposedly behind his divorce have been dug out here.
Prabhu’s early life |Prabhu Deva Age
He was born in Mysore on April 3, 1973. Like his dad, Mugur Sundar was also a South Indian film choreographer, dancing was in his genes. He began studying Indian classical and Western dance styles at an early age. In several South Indian films, he was seen as a background dancer and gradually became one of the country’s most sought after choreographers. Later, he entered the world of filmmaking and production as well. He went on to direct films such as Rowdy Rathore, Ramaiya Vastavaiya, Action Jackson, and now Dabangg 3, after making his Hindi directorial debut with Wanted.
Prabhu Deva Wife | Prabhu Deva’s marriage
Well, there are not many who are aware of his first marriage. In 1995, he tied the knot with Ramlath. The latter was a classical dancer, and both stars are thought to have bonded over dance and finally fell in love. The lady was a Muslim and so, in order to take marriage vows with Prabhu, she embraced Hinduism and changed her name to Latha. They had three children, but in 2008, the eldest son passed away because of cancer.
Prabhu Deva started dating Tamil actress, Nayanthara
Rumors of dating are not new to the film industry. Thus, when Prabhu Deva was related to Nayanthara, whom he directed in the Tamil film Villu, it didn’t come as a huge shock. Both the stars, however, never acknowledged being in love. The dancer himself admitted in September 2010 that he considered Nayanthara very special and would love to marry her. It was said they were dating for almost two years. The news inevitably reached the wife of Prabhu Deva, Latha.
Prabhu’s divorce with first wife Latha
When he publicly professed his love for Nayanthara, he was married to Latha. Speculation was rife that he asked his wife for divorce after acknowledging his feelings for the actress. This left Latha angry, who filed a court petition accusing her husband of not providing the family with financial assistance due to his extra-marital affair.
As she filed another petition at a Chennai court seeking to bar Prabhu from tying the knot with Nayanthara and even threatened hunger strikes, things became murkier. Many women’s groups came to her assistance and burned the effigies of Nayanthara. Prabhu and Latha eventually terminated their 16-year-long marriage on July 2, 2010. The custody of the sons was granted to Latha, and Prabhu got visiting rights.
Prabhu and Nayanthara started living together but didn’t have a long-lasting relationship
He entered into a live-in relationship with the actress after Prabhu’s divorce. By that time, the latter had left the movies and was relying on him for her lavish expenses. They both lived in Bombay. She was not happy with Prabhu visiting his children, however. In order to stop fights, some claim that the latter used to lie to her. Things were somewhat different, according to the actress. Rumors had it that, at the last moment, Prabhu vowed to marry Nayanthara but still backed off. This made her furious and both of the stars announced their break-up in 2012.
She once admitted to a leading daily that the most difficult stage is a break-up, but she needs to move on and live her life. India’s Times quoted her as saying,
“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.”
Marriage is just like joining a temple, they claim. Before giving life-long engagement to someone, people should have a pure heart and purpose. Unfortunately, only those can live up to their partner’s wishes, and with Prabhu, something similar happened. Prabhu is, so far, single. No less than a roller coaster trip was his love life. We hope, however, that he would soon discover the love of his life and experience the magic that he always speaks about in his films.