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Remo D'Souza

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Remo D'Souza
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D'Souza in 2017
Born
Ramesh Gopi[1]

(1974-04-02) 2 April 1974 (age 47)[2]
NationalityIndian
OccupationChoreographer, film director, film actor, producer
Years active1997 - present
Spouse(s)Lizelle D'Souza
Parent(s)Gopi Nair
Madhaviyamma Nair

Remo D'Souza is an Indian choreographer, actor, and film director.

Personal life

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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[citation needed] She also works with him and helps him in various projects.

On 11 December 2020, D'Souza suffered a heart attack and was admitted[4] to the ICU of Kokilaben Hospital, Mumbai.[5]

Career

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.

Awards

Film awards
Year Film Award Category Result Ref.
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
Television awards
Year Show Award Category Result Ref.
2013 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Color's Golden Petal Awards Best Non-Fiction Judge Nominated

Filmography

Year Film Language Director Producer Actor Notes
1997 Pardes Hindi Red XN Red XN Green tickY
1997 Aflatoon Red XN Red XN Green tickY
2004 Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities Red XN Red XN Green tickY
2007 Lal Pahare'r Katha Green tickY Red XN Red XN
2011 F.A.L.T.U Green tickY Red XN Red XN
2013 ABCD: Any Body Can Dance Green tickY Red XN Red XN
2014 DOA Death of Amar Red XN Green tickY Red XN
Entertainment Red XN Red XN Green tickY
2015 ABCD 2 Green tickY Red XN Red XN
2016 A Flying Jatt Green tickY Red XN Red XN
2018 Race 3 Green tickY Red XN Red XN
Nawabzaade Red XN Green tickY Red XN
Zero Red XN Red XN Green tickY
2020 Street Dancer 3D Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
2021 Time to Dance Red XN Green tickY Red XN Filming

Choreography

Television

Year Show Channel Note(s)
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

References

  1. ^ "Remo D'Souza aka Ramesh Gopi: Top 9 celebrities and their real names". india.com.
  2. ^ a b 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.
  3. ^ "Exclusive biography of #RemoDSouza and on his life". FilmiBeat. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Remo D'Souza suffers a heart attack, wife Lizelle D'Souza confirms that he's better now".
  5. ^ "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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