Remo D'Souza

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Remo D'Souza
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Born Ramesh Gopi Nair
(1974-04-02) 2 April 1974 (age 44)
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Choreographer, Film Director, Film Actor, Producer
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Lizelle D'Souza
Children Druv
Gabriel
Aman
Parent(s) K. Gopi
Madhvi Laxmi

Remo D'Souza (birth name Ramesh Gopi Nair,[1] born 2 April 1974) is an Indian dancer, choreographer, actor and film director. He was a judge in the show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa with the Indian actress Madhuri Dixit and the director Karan Johar. He was the "super judge" on the prime time dance show Dance Plus, on Star Plus, along with team captains Dharmesh Yelande, Shakti Mohan, and Punit Pathak. Currently[when?] he is appearing as a judge on the reality show Dance Champions opposite Terence Lewis.

His first movie as a director, F.A.L.T.U, was a moderate success at the box office.

He made India's first 3D dance movie, ABCD - AnyBody Can Dance, with contestants from season 1 and season 2 of Dance India Dance (Dharmesh Yelande, Punit Pathak, Salman Yusuff Khan, Bhavna, Prince and others), Prabhu Deva and Lauren Gottlieb. His next directorial venture, ABCD 2, was released in June 2015. It starred Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, and Prabhu Deva in lead roles, with Lauren Gottlieb, Punit Pathak, Raghav Juyal, and Dharmesh Yelande in supporting roles.[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Remo hails from Olavakkode, Palakkad, Kerala, and was born on April 2, 1974 in Bangalore to K. Gopi, a chef in the Indian Air Force, and Madhvi Laxmi. He has an elder brother, Ganesh Gopi, and 4 sisters. He did his schooling at the Air Force School, Jamnagar, Gujarat. During his school days, he was an athlete and won prizes in the 100 meter race.[4]

He is married to Lizelle, an Anglo-Indian from Mumbai. Lizelle is a costume designer who has designed costumes for many television shows. They have two sons, Druv and Gabriel. Currently he is residing, with his family, in Andheri West, Mumbai.

Awards[edit]

Film Awards
Year Film Award Category Result Ref.
2004 Tehzeeb Zee Cine Awards Best Choreography Nominated
2011 Ethiran Vijay Awards Best Find of the Year Won
2013 Student of the Year Zee Cine Awards Best Choreography (For the song "Disco Deewane") Nominated
2014 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Screen Awards Best Choreography (for the song "Badtameez Dil") Won
Zee Cine Awards Best Choreography (for the song "Badtameez Dil") Won
International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Choreography (for the song "Badtameez Dil") Won
Producer's Guild Film Awards Best Choreography (for the song "Badtameez Dil") Won
Best Choreography (for the song "Balam Pichkari") Won
2016 Anybody Can Dance 2 BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Social Film Won
Stardust Awards Best Choreography (for all songs of ABCD 2) Won
Screen Awards Best Choreography (for the song "Sunn Saathiya") Won
Bajirao Mastani National Film Awards Best Choreography (for the song "Deewani Mastani") Won
International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Choreography (for the song "Deewani Mastani") Won
Producer's Guild Film Awards Best Choreography (for the song "Pinga") Won
Best Choreography (for the song "Deewani Mastani") Nominated
Zee Cine Awards Best Choreography (for the song "Deewani Mastani") Nominated
Filmfare Awards Best Choreography (for the song "Deewani Mastani") Nominated
Best Choreography (for the song "Pinga") Nominated
Television Awards
Year Show Award Category Result Ref.
2013 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Color's Golden Petal Awards Best Non-Fiction Judge Nominated
2016 Dance Plus Star Parivaar Awards Favourite Naya Sadasya Nominated
2017 Dance Plus 3 Star Parivaar Awards Favorite Judge Won

Filmography[edit]

As director[edit]

Year Film Language Notes
2011 F.A.L.T.U Hindi
2013 ABCD: Any Body Can Dance
2015 ABCD 2
2016 A Flying Jatt
2018 Race 3
2019 ABCD 3 Pre-production
TBA Dancing Dad Salman Khan announced

As Producer[edit]

As actor[edit]

As choreographer[edit]

Television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Do you know Remo D'Souza's real name?". The Times of India. Asian News International. 23 March 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "'ABCD 2′: Varun Dhawan plays Suresh from Fictitious Dance Academy". The Indian Express. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Shraddha Kapoor injures herself while dancing for ABCD 2". The Times of India. 30 July 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2016. 
  4. ^ Asian Paints (2013-12-26), Har Ghar Kucch Kehta Hai - Ninth Episode Remo D'Souza, retrieved 2016-09-29 
  5. ^ "Judges, Hosts, Contestants : Dance Plus 2015". Dance Plus TV Show. 2015. Archived from the original on 28 July 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 

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