Remo D'Souza

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Remo D'Souza
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Born
Ramesh Gopi[1]

(1974-04-02) 2 April 1974 (age 45)
NationalityIndian
OccupationChoreographer, film director, film actor, producer
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)Lizelle D'Souza
Parent(s)K. Gopi
Madhvi Laxmi

Remo D'Souza (birth name Ramesh Gopi,[2] born 2 April 1974) is an Indian dancer, choreographer, actor and film director.

Personal life[edit]

D'Souza 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 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.[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 Souza lives with his family, in Andheri West, Mumbai.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

D'Souza was a judge in the show Dance India Dance (DID) with Terence Lewis, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa with the Indian actress Madhuri Dixit and 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, Raghav Juyal, 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.[4][5]

Awards[edit]

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 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]

Year Film Language Director Producer Actor Notes
1997 Aflatoon Hindi Red XN Red XN Green tickY
2004 Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities Red XN Red XN Green tickY
2011 F.A.L.T.U Green tickY Red XN Red XN
2013 ABCD: Any Body Can Dance Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
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 Green tickY
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
2019 Time To Dance Red XN Green tickY Red XN
Street Dancer Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Filming[6]

As choreographer[edit]

Television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mishra, Rashmi (24 March 2014). "Remo D'Souza aka Ramesh Gopi: Top 9 celebrities and their real names". India.com. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Do you know Remo D'Souza's real name?". The Times of India. Asian News International. 23 March 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  3. ^ Asian Paints (26 December 2013), Har Ghar Kucch Kehta Hai - Ninth Episode Remo D'Souza, retrieved 29 September 2016
  4. ^ "'ABCD 2′: Varun Dhawan plays Suresh from Fictitious Dance Academy". The Indian Express. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Shraddha Kapoor injures herself while dancing for ABCD 2". The Times of India. 30 July 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Shraddha Kapoor And Varun Dhawan Start Shooting For Street Dancer. Remo D'Souza Shares Glimpses From Day 1". NDTV.com. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  7. ^ "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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