Most Talented Choreographers of Kollywood Industry

We all love to watch our favorite heroes and heroines shaking their legs. But the credit actually goes to the choreographers. Yes, the choreographers are the ones who give their best efforts to make a film successful among the viewers. Every year, the Tamil film industry gives us some amazing actors and actresses. Also, there are lots of Tamil choreographers who make the film superhit within a short frame.

In this guide, we will cover the top 15 dance masters in Tamil cinema who make your favorite heroes and heroines more popular.

Tamil Dance Master Name List :

  1. Raghava Lawrence
  2. Prabhu Deva
  3. Kalyan Master
  4. Dinesh Kumar
  5. Raju Sundaram
  6. Kala Master
  7. Robert
  8. Brinda
  9. Ashok Raja
  10. Cool Jayanth
  11. Shobi Paulraj
  12. Raghuram
  13. Sridhar- Choreographer
  14. Gayathri Raghuram
  15. Sathish Krishnan

So, let’s grab the detailed information of these choreographers. 

#1. Raghava Lawrence

tamil choreographer Raghava-Lawrence

 Born:29 October 1976

Place: Royapuram, Chennai

Awards: Filmfare Award for Best Dance Choreographer – South, Nandi Award for Best Choreographer

Spouse(s): Latha

Children: Raghavi Lawrence

Raghav Lawrence is a multi-talented artist. He is a director, actor, as well as a choreographer. He started his career as a dancer. Then,  he meets Prabhu Deva and starts choreography. After that, he worked as a choreographer in many Tamil movies, such as Sivaji: The Boss, Amarkalam, Muni, and many others. Besides, he made his appearances in the Tollywood industry. Moreover, Raghav Lawrence is one of the top dance master Tamil of every time.

#2. Prabhu Deva

Prabhu-Deva

Born: 3 April 1973

Place: Mysuru

Awards: National Film Award for Best Choreography, Padma Shri,

Spouse(s):Ramlath ( m. 1995-2011)

Children(s): Basavaraju Sundaram

Prabhu Deva is an excellent choreographer and also known as Indian Michael Jackson. Not only he is famous in the Kollywood industry but this dance master in Tamil cinema is also a popular face in Sandalwood, Tollywood, and Bollywood. On top of this, Prabhu Deva also tried his luck in acting and directing. But, fans will always remember his choreography. So, whether it’s a street dance or a western dance, Prabhu Deva is simply a superb choreographer. 

#3. Kalyan Master

tamil dance master Kalyan-

Born: 13 December

Place: Chennai

Awards: Yet to be Updated

Spouse(s): Yet to be Updated

Children(s): Yet to be Updated

We include Kalyan Master in the list of top Tamil choreographers. Keep in mind, Kalyan Master is popular for his different types of dance moves and works as a choreographer in over 200 films. He also started his career with the Uyirodu Uyiraga movie which is quite appreciated by the audiences. Besides, he works in Theepidikka from Arinthum and Kalyanamthan from Saami that stays him forever to the fans’ hearts.

#4. Dinesh Kumar

Born: 20 October 1975

Place: Chennai

Awards: Vijay Award for Best Choreographer

Spouse(s): Yet to be Updated

Children(s): Yet to be Updated

This talented choregrapher works in the Aadukalam movie and winds the National Award for the best choreographer. Besides, he works in many movies. Some of the popular are, Pokkiri, Ayan, Easan, and Sanda Kozhi. 

#5. Raju Sundaram

dance master Raju-Sundaram

Born: 6 September 1968

Place: Mysuru

Awards: National Film Award for Best Choreography,

Spouse(s): Yet to be Updated

Children(s): Shobha

Raju Sundaram has proved his talent in both Tollywood and Kollywood film industries.  Do you know that he is the brother of Prabhu Deva? Raju Sundaram initially started his choreography in the Kannada films. However, his first success comes in Mani Ratnam’s Thiruda Thiruda movie. Besides, he acted in supporting roles in some Tamil movies. Now, he has choreographed in many Tamil movies such as 24 and Puri. 

#6. Kala Master

Kala-Master

Born: 25 April 1971

Place: Chennai, India

Awards: National Award

Spouse(s): Govindarajan (m. 1997- 1999), Mahesh (m.2004 – present)

Children(s): Vidyuth

Kala Master is an every time much-appreciated choreographer of the Kollywood industry. The steps provided by her are simply amazing. Not only did she prove her skills in the Tamil film industry, but created a remarkable history in Tollywood, Sandalwood, Mollywood, and Bollywood industries. She has choreographed more than 4000 songs. On top of this, Kala Master is the first female choreographer who won the National award. She works in the Chandramukhi movie that shows her choreography skills. In recent days, she is busy with the Maanada Mayilada dance reality show. 

#7. Robert

Born: 26 January 1981

Place: Chennai, India

Awards: Vijay Award for Best Choreographer

Spouse(s): Vanitha Vijayakumar

Children(s): Yet to be Updated

This dance master Tamil started his career as a child artist. Later he becomes popular and worked in many Kollywood movies. He will be always remembered for his dancing step in the Love panlamma song. 

#8. Brinda

Born: 1972

Place: Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Awards: National Film Award for Best Choreography, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Choreographer, Kerala State Film Award for Best Choreography, Vijay Award for Best Choreographer

Spouse(s): Gopal

Children(s): Yet to be Updated

Do you know Brinda is the sister of the talented choreographer Kala Master? Yes, it’s true. Brinda works with many versatile actors like Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth. Also, she works with Prabhu Deva. Apart from this, she received National Award for her excellent dancing steps. She is known as one of the top choreographers in the world of choreography and her dancing steps only increase over time. Some of her best work are, Theri, Maan Karate, Kaaka Kaaka, Kadal, and Vaaranam Aayiram. 

#9. Ashok Raja

tamil choreographer Ashok-Raja

Born: Yet to be Updated

Place: Yet to be Updated

Awards: Yet to be Updated

Spouse(s): Yet to be Updated

Children(s): Yet to be Updated

He choreographed the opening song in many films and that’s why Ashok Raja is known as the ‘opening song wonder’ in. After choreography the ‘O Podu’ song, he holds a strong position in the top Tamil choreographers list. During his career, he choreographed more than 160 songs.

#10. Cool Jayanth

Cool-Jayanth

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Place:  Yet to be Updated

Awards:  Yet to be Updated

Spouse(s):  Yet to be Updated

Children(s):  Yet to be Updated

Cool Jayanath mainly works with the superb actor Vijay. Together Vijay and Jayanth work in more than 15 movies. When it comes to the top choreographers in Kollywood, surely the name cool Jayanth will be there. On top of this, he worked with more than 200 films including Bollywood, and Tollywood. 

#11. Shobi Paulraj

Shobi-Paulraj dance master

Born: Yet to be Updated

Place: Chennai

Awards: Yet to be Updated

Spouse(s): Yet to be Updated

Children(s): Yet to be Updated

Shobi Paulraj has choreographed many popular stars, such as Vijay and Kamal Haasan. Besides, he works in many popular movies, like Kaththi, Uttama Villain, and Vishwaroopam. Apart from this, he is known as one of the top dance masters in Kollywood as well as Bollywood. 

#12. Raghuram

tamil dance master

Born: 1 May 1949

Place: Tamil Nadu

Awards: Best Choreographer

Spouse(s): Girija

Children(s): Suja Raghuram, Gayathri Raghuram

Raghuram gives many excellent dancing steps including the Kamal Haasan starrer Saagara Sangamam. Raghuram mainly works with Kamal Haasan and is one of the best choreographers of all time. Unfortunately, this versatile choreographer is no more. 

#13. Sridhar- Choreographer

Born: 22 November 1960

Place: Chennai

Awards: Yet to be Updated

Spouse(s): Anuradha

Children(s): Yet to be Updated

This popular choreographer is associated with the Kollywood industry since 2000 and choreographed many songs. Apart from choreography, he tried his luck in acting. Some of his best works are Machan Peru from Madhurey and Azhagiya Theeye from Minnale. 

#14. Gayathri Raghuram

Born: 23 April 1984

Place: Chennai

Awards: Yet to be Updated

Spouse(s): Deepak Chandrasekhar ( m. 2006-2010)

Children(s): Yet to be Updated

We include Gayatri Raghuram-daughter of Raghuram, in the list of top 15 Tamil choreographers. Gayathri Raghuram has choreographed more than 100 movie songs. Besides, choreography, she also tried her luck in acting. However, she got the frame for Excuse Me Mr. Kanthaswamy.

#15. Sathish Krishnan

Sathish-Krishnan

Born: 24 January 1985

Place: Yet to be Updated

Awards: Yet to be Updated

Spouse(s): Swathi Sathish

Children(s): Yet to be Updated

First, Sathish Krishnan started his career as a supporting actor. However, later he gets an opportunity from Goutham Menon and chorography the Neethane En Ponvasantham movie. But he becomes popular for the Adhaaru Adhaaru song. In recent days, he chorography all the songs in the Rajini starrer Kabali. 

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Conclusion

Every year, so many choreographers come from the Kollywood industry who help your favorite hero and heroine shake their legs. Here we have prepared a list of the top 15 Tamil choreographers who will rule the industry.