2 April 1974
|Occupation||Choreographer, film director, film actor, producer|
|Years active||1997 - present|
|Parent(s)||Gopi Nair |
Remo D'Souza is an Indian choreographer, actor, and film director.
D'Souza hails from Olavakkode, Palakkad, Kerala, and was born on April 2, 1974, in Bangalore to a chef in the Indian Air Force, and Madhvi Laxmi. He has an elder brother, Ganesh, and four 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.
Remo D'souza studied in Jamnagar, Gujarat. He did his 12th from there and during his HSC board exam, he realized that he didn't have any interest in studies. He immediately left school and went to Mumbai, but his father wanted him to join the Indian Air Force. Whatever he has learned about dance until now is on his own. He learned to dance by watching movies, music videos, etc. He would rather say Michael Jackson is his guru as he used to copy his steps watching his dance on the television and then choreograph his own steps by adding something extra.
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, Dhruv and Gabriel. Currently D'Souza lives with his family, in Andheri West, Mumbai. She also works with him and helps him in various projects.
D'Souza is a Choreographer in Bollywood films and music videos. He has choreographed a number of films. Remo made his television debut with the dance reality show Dance India Dance (DID) along with choreographer Terence Lewis and Geeta Kapoor as judges and mentors. They trained 18 contestants in dance form of Ballet, Acrobatics, Mid-Air dancing, Contemporary, Bollywood and Hip-Hop. He made his directorial debut with F.A.L.T.U , Starring Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh, Jackky Bhagnani, Puja Gupta, Chandan Roy Sanyal and Angad Bedi, It was a comedy film. They received a positive response from critics.
Remo's next directorial venture was the coming-of-age 3D dance-based film 'ABCD - AnyBody Can Dance which starring Prabhu Deva, Dharmesh Yelande, Lauren Gottlieb, Salman Yusuff Khan and Punit Pathak. ABCD received positive reviews from critics and the film's soundtrack also received positive response from critics.
In 2015, Remo directed the second installment of ABCD Franchise, titled Disney's ABCD 2, It stars Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Prabhu Deva, Raghav Juyal, Lauren Gottlieb, Dharmesh Yelande and Punit Pathak, the film explores the career journey of Suresh and Vernon of the "fictitious dance crew" Kings United India, who went on to win the World Hip Hop Dance Championship in San Diego. The film received positive reviews from critics and the film's soundtrack also received a positive response from critics, the film grossed to an average.
Later, he appeared on the (Season 4–7) of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa with the Indian actress Madhuri Dixit and director Karan Johar. He was also the "super judge" on the prime time dance show Dance Plus, on Star Plus, along with host Raghav Juyal and team captains Dharmesh Yelande, Shakti Mohan, and Punit Pathak. Currently[when?]
In 2016, Remo directed A Flying Jatt, It was released on 24 August 2016, which starring Tiger Shroff, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Nathan Jones. The film tells the story of an ordinary man (Shroff) who gains superpowers. The film received mixed reviews from critics and Anupama Chopra from the Hindustan Times gave the film 1.5 stars out of 5 and said "The first half of A Flying Jatt has moments of fun – I loved that despite being a superhero he has a fear of heights, so he flies very close to the ground. But post-interval, laughter takes a back seat.
Later, he judged the (Season 2–3) of Dance Plus along with host Raghav Juyal and team captains Dharmesh Yelande, Shakti Mohan, and Punit Pathak. He then appeared as a judge on the reality show Dance Champions opposite Terence Lewis.
He also directed Race 3 the film featured Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez, Daisy Shah, Saqib Saleem and Freddy Daruwala. Race 3 was an internationally mounted saga of a family that deals in borderline crime. It was released on 15 June 2018 coinciding with Eid Though the movie received negative reviews, it was a box office success collecting over ₹178.98 crores in India and approximately ₹303 crores worldwide.
D'Souza judged (Season 4-5) of Dance Plus along with host Raghav Juyal, Sugandha Mishra (co-host on season 4 and guest in season 5) and team captains Dharmesh Yelande, Shakti Mohan (season 4), Suresh Mukund (season 5 and to be continued), Karishma Chawan (season 5 and to be continued), and Punit Pathak.
In 2020, Remo directed the third installment of ABCD Franchise titled ''Street Dancer 3D which retained some of original casts including Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Prabhu Deva, Raghav Juyal, Dharmesh Yelande, Punit Pathak and added Nora Fatehi , Salman Yusuff Khan and Varthika Jha. The film tells the story of two rival dance groups, despise each other and participate in a dance battle. Later, they decide to join hands for a greater cause. It was released on 24 January 2020. And received positive reviews from critics, the film has a worldwide gross collection of ₹97 crores and the film's soundtrack also received a positive response from critics.
|2004||Tehzeeb||Zee Cine Awards||Best Choreography||Nominated|
|2011||Enthiran||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||63rd 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|
|64th Filmfare Awards||Best Choreography (for the song "Deewani Mastani")||Nominated|
|Best Choreography (for the song "Pinga")||Nominated|
|2020||Kalank||65th Filmfare Awards||Best Choreography (For the song "Ghar More Pardesiya")||Won|
|2013||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa||Color's Golden Petal Awards||Best Non-Fiction Judge||Nominated|
|2004||Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities||N||N|
|2007||Lal Pahare'r Katha||N||N|
|2013||ABCD: Any Body Can Dance||N||N|
|2014||DOA Death of Amar||N||N|
|2016||A Flying Jatt||N||N|
|2020||Street Dancer 3D||N|
|2021||Time to Dance||N||N||Filming|
- 1995 Bollywood Dreams
- 2000 Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar
- 2001 Tum Bin
- 2001 Ehsaas: The Feeling
- 2002 Pitaah
- 2002 Aankhen
- 2002 Chhal
- 2002 Road
- 2002 Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai?
- 2002 Kaante
- 2002 Saathiya
- 2003 Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai
- 2003 Stumped
- 2003 Qayamat: City Under Threat
- 2003 Janashen
- 2003 Mumbai Matinee
- 2003 Tehzeeb
- 2003 Wrong Number
- 2003 Chameli
- 2004 Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities
- 2004 Bardaasht
- 2004 Asambhav
- 2004 Dhoom
- 2004 Popcorn Khao! Mast Ho Jao
- 2004 Daag - Shades of Love
- 2005 Shabd
- 2005 Lucky: No Time for Love
- 2005 Naam Gum Jaayega
- 2005 Waqt: The Race Against Time
- 2005 Jo Bole So Nihaal
- 2005 Chocolate
- 2005 Koi Aap Sa
- 2005 Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena
- 2005 Apaharan
- 2006 Aksar
- 2006 Fight Club - Members Only
- 2006 36 China Town
- 2006 Ankahee
- 2006 Alag: He Is Different.... He Is Alone...
- 2006 Bas Ek Pal
- 2006 Anthony Kaun Hai?
- 2006 Jaane Hoga Kya
- 2006 Dil Diya Hai
- 2006 Pyaar Ke Side Effects
- 2006 Rocky - The Rebel
- 2006 Hota Hai Dil Pyaar Mein Paagal
- 2006 Apna Sapna Money Money
- 2006 Aryan
- 2006 Tom Dick And Harry
- 2007 Marigold
- 2007 Just Married
- 2007 Delhii Heights
- 2007 Good Boy, Bad Boy
- 2007 The Train
- 2007 MP3: Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar
- 2007 Awarapan
- 2007 Cash
- 2007 Darling
- 2007 Chhodon Naa Yaar
- 2007 Speed
- 2007 Main Rony Aur Jony
- 2008 Mithya
- 2008 Singh Is Kinng
- 2008 Bhoothnath
- 2008 De Taali
- 2008 Mission Istaanbul
- 2008 Ugly Aur Pagli
- 2008 Rock On!!
- 2008 Hijack
- 2008 Kidnap
- 2008 Sorry Bhai!
- 2008 Maharathi
- 2009 The Stoneman Murders
- 2009 Kal Kissne Dekha
- 2009 London Dreams
- 2009 Mr. Fraud
- 2010 Enthiran
- 2011 Patiala House
- 2011 F.A.L.T.U
- 2011 Pyaar Ka Punchnama
- 2011 Kucch Luv Jaisaa
- 2011 Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap
- 2011 Stand By
- 2011 Love Breakups Zindagi
- 2011 Loot
- 2012 Student of the Year
- 2013 ABCD: Any Body Can Dance
- 2013 Zila Ghaziabad
- 2013 Aurangzeb
- 2013 Besharam
- 2013 Krrish 3
- 2013 Gori Tere Pyaar Mein
- 2013 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
- 2014 Dedh Ishqiya
- 2014 2 States
- 2014 Jai Ho
- 2014 Entertainment
- 2014 O Teri
- 2014 Familywala
- 2015 Tevar
- 2015 ABCD 2
- 2015 Bajrangi Bhaijaan
- 2015 Bajirao Mastani
- 2015 Dilwale
- 2016 A Flying Jatt
- 2018 Race 3
- 2018 Zero
- 2019 Kalank
- 2019 Student of the Year 2
- 2020 Street Dancer 3D
|2009||Dance India Dance (season 1)||Zee TV||Judge|
|Dance India Dance (season 2)||Zee TV||Judge|
|2010||'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4||Sony Entertainment Television||Judge|
|Dance India Dance Doubles||Zee TV||Guest judge|
|2011||Dance Ke Superstars||Zee TV||Judge|
|Dance India Dance (season 3)||Zee TV||Judge|
|2012||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5||Colors TV||Judge|
|Comedy Circus Ke Ajoobe||Sony Entertainment Television||Guest|
|Nach Baliye 5||Star Plus||Guest & Judge|
|2013||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6||Colors TV||Judge|
|2014||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7||Colors TV||Judge|
|2015||Dance Plus||Star Plus||Judge|
|2016||Dance Plus 2||Star Plus||Judge|
|2017||Dance Plus (season 3)||Star Plus||Judge|
|Dance Champions||Star Plus||Judge|
|2018||Dance Plus (season 4)||Star Plus||Judge|
|2019||Dance Plus 5||Star Plus||Judge|
|Bigg Boss 13||Colors TV||Guest|
|2020||India's Best Dancer||Sony Entertainment Television||Guest/Judge|
|The Kapil Sharma Show||Sony Entertainment Television||Guest|
|Bigg Boss 14||Colors TV||Guest|
|2021||Dance Deewane (Season 3)||Guest|
|Super Dancer Chapter 4||Sony TV|
- "Remo D'Souza aka Ramesh Gopi: Top 9 celebrities and their real names". india.com.
- Asian Paints (26 December 2013). Har Ghar Kucch Kehta Hai – Ninth Episode Remo D'Souza. YouTube. Retrieved 17 April 2021. Birthdate and birthplace noted at 58 seconds.
- "Exclusive biography of #RemoDSouza and on his life". FilmiBeat. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
- "Remo D'Souza suffers a heart attack, wife Lizelle D'Souza confirms that he's better now".
- "Remo D'souza suffers a heart attack, admitted to hospital in Mumbai". Hindustan Times. 11 December 2020. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
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