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Remo D’Souza Age Wife Affairs Biography & More

Remo D’Souza is an Indian choreographer, actor, film director and producer, based in Mumbai. He is best known for his works in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2014) and Bajirao Mastani (2016). In a career span of more than 25 years, D’Souza has choreographed more than 100 films. He is one of the successful and renowned choreographers in the Bollywood industry and has been a role model to many Indian choreographers. He has also been a judge in the dance reality show Dance Plus for six consecutive seasons.

Personal life

D’Souza hails from Olavakkode, Palakkad, Kerala, born on April 2, 1974, in Bangalore into a Hindu family as Ramesh Gopi Nair to Gopi Nair, a chef in the Indian Air Force, and Madhaviyamma, a housewife. He has an elder brother, Ganesh, and four sisters. D’Souza completed 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.

D’Souza studied in Jamnagar, Gujarat. He completed 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.

D’Souza is married to Lizelle Watkins (now D’Souza), an Anglo-Indian from Mumbai and converted to Christianity, he then changed his name to Remo D’Souza. 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.

On 11 December 2020, D’Souza suffered a heart attack and was admitted to the ICU of Kokilaben Hospital, Mumbai. Soon, he recovered and got discharged.


Remo D’Souza Age Wife Affairs Biography & More

Bio
Real NameRamesh Gopi Nair
NicknameRemo
ProfessionActor, Director, Choreographer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 60 kg
in Pounds- 132 lbs
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth2 April 1972
Age (as of 2023)50 Years
BirthplaceBengaluru, India
Zodiac signAries
NationalityIndian
HometownJamnagar, Gujarat, India
DebutChoreography: Bollywood Dreams (1995)
Directorial: F.A.L.T.U (2011)
Acting: Aflatoon (1997)
FamilyFather– Gopi Nair (Air force officer)
Mother– Madhaviyamma (Housewife)
Brothers– Ganesh Gopi (Elder)
Sisters– 3 (Younger)
ReligionChristianity (converted from Hinduism)
AddressAndheri West, Mumbai
HobbiesDancing
ControversyFor devotional reasons he banned non-veg food on the sets of ABCD 2.
Favourite Things
ActorsSalman KhanHrithik Roshan
ActressMadhuri Dixit
DancerMichael Jackson
ColorBlack
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsLizelle D’Souza
WifeLizelle D’Souza (Costume designer)
ChildrenDaughter– N/A
Son– Gabriel D’Souza and Dhruv D’Souza
Money Factor
Salary2-3 lakhs/episode (INR)

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 the comedy film F.A.L.T.U, which received a positive response from critics.

Remo’s next directorial venture was the coming-of-age 3D dance-based film ABCD: Any Body 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 the 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.

Later, he appeared on (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.

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 Vartika 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
YearFilmAwardCategoryResultRef.
2004TehzeebZee Cine AwardsBest ChoreographyNominated
2011EnthiranVijay AwardsBest Find of the YearWon
2013Student of the YearZee Cine AwardsBest Choreography (For the song “Disco Deewane”)Nominated
2014Yeh Jawaani Hai DeewaniScreen AwardsBest Choreography (for the song “Badtameez Dil”)Won
Zee Cine AwardsWon
International Indian Film Academy AwardsWon
Producer’s Guild Film AwardsWon
Best Choreography (for the song “Balam Pichkari”)Won
2016Anybody Can Dance 2BIG Star Entertainment AwardsMost Entertaining Social FilmWon
Stardust AwardsBest Choreography (for all songs of ABCD 2)Won
Screen AwardsBest Choreography (for the song “Sunn Saathiya”)Won
Bajirao Mastani63rd National Film AwardsBest Choreography (for the song “Deewani Mastani”)Won
International Indian Film Academy AwardsWon
Producer’s Guild Film AwardsBest Choreography (for the song “Pinga”)Won
Best Choreography (for the song “Deewani Mastani”)Nominated
Zee Cine AwardsNominated
64th Filmfare AwardsNominated
Best Choreography (for the song “Pinga”)Nominated
2020Kalank65th Filmfare AwardsBest Choreography (For the song “Ghar More Pardesiya”)Won
Television awards
YearShowAwardCategoryResultRef.
2013Jhalak Dikhhla JaaColors Golden Petal AwardsBest Non-Fiction JudgeNominated

Filmography

YearFilmDirectorProducerActorNotes
1997PardesRed XRed XGreen ticka small role in a song meri mehbooba
1997AflatoonRed XRed XGreen tick
2004Meenaxi: A Tale of Three CitiesRed XRed XGreen tick
2007Lal Pahare’r KathaGreen tickRed XRed X
2011F.A.L.T.UGreen tickRed XRed X
2013ABCD: Any Body Can DanceGreen tickRed XRed X
2014DOA Death of AmarRed XGreen tickRed X
EntertainmentRed XRed XGreen tick
2015ABCD 2Green tickRed XRed X
2016A Flying JattGreen tickGreen tickRed X
2018Race 3Green tickRed XRed X
NawabzaadeRed XGreen tickRed X
ZeroRed XRed XGreen tick
2020Street Dancer 3DGreen tickGreen tickRed X
2021Time to DanceRed XGreen tickRed X
2023ABCD 4Green tickRed XRed XPre-production

Choreography

YearFilm(s)Notes
1995Bollywood DreamsDebut as choreographer
2000Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar
2001Tum Bin
Ehsaas: The Feeling
2002Pitaah
Aankhen
Chhal
Road
Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai?
Kaante
Saathiya
2003Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai
Stumped
Qayamat: City Under Threat
Janashen
Mumbai Matinee
Tehzeeb
Wrong Number
Chameli
2004Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities
Bardaasht
Asambhav
Dhoom
Popcorn Khao! Mast Ho Jao
Daag – Shades of Love
2005Shabd
Lucky: No Time for Love
Naam Gum Jaayega
Waqt: The Race Against Time
Jo Bole So Nihaal
Chocolate
Koi Aap Sa
Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena
Apaharan
2006Aksar
Fight Club – Members Only
36 China Town
Ankahee
Alag: He Is Different…. He Is Alone…
Bas Ek Pal
Anthony Kaun Hai?
Jaane Hoga Kya
Dil Diya Hai
Pyaar Ke Side Effects
Rocky – The Rebel
Hota Hai Dil Pyaar Mein Paagal
Apna Sapna Money Money
Aryan
Tom Dick And Harry
2007Marigold
Just Married
Delhii Heights
Good Boy, Bad Boy
The Train
MP3: Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar
Awarapan
Cash
Darling
Chhodon Naa Yaar
Speed
Main Rony Aur Jony
2008Mithya
Singh Is Kinng
Bhoothnath
De Taali
Mission Istaanbul
Ugly Aur Pagli
Rock On!!
Hijack
Kidnap
Sorry Bhai!
Maharathi
2009The Stoneman Murders
Kal Kissne Dekha
London Dreams
Mr. Fraud
2010Enthiran
2011Patiala House
F.A.L.T.U
Pyaar Ka Punchnama
Kucch Luv Jaisaa
Bbuddah… Hoga Terra Baap
Stand By
Love Breakups Zindagi
Loot
2012Student of the Year
2013ABCD: Any Body Can Dancealso director
Zila Ghaziabad
Aurangzeb
Besharam
Krrish 3
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
2014Dedh Ishqiya
2 States
Jai Ho
Entertainment
O Teri
Familywala
2015Tevar
ABCD 2also director
Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Bajirao Mastani
Dilwale
2016A Flying Jattalso director
2018Race 3Also director
Zero
2019Kalank
Student of the Year 2
2020Street Dancer 3Dalso director
2021Time To Dancealso producer

Television

YearShowChannelNote(s)
2009Dance India Dance (season 1)Zee TVJudge
Dance India Dance (season 2)Zee TVJudge
2010Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4Sony Entertainment TelevisionJudge
Dance India Dance DoublesZee TVGuest judge
2011Dance Ke SuperstarsZee TVJudge
Dance India Dance (season 3)Zee TVJudge
2012Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5Colors TVJudge
Comedy Circus Ke AjoobeSony Entertainment TelevisionGuest
Nach Baliye 5Star PlusGuest & Judge
2013Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6Colors TVJudge
2014Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7Colors TVJudge
2015Dance PlusStar PlusJudge
2016Dance Plus 2Star PlusJudge
2017Dance Plus (season 3)Star PlusJudge
Dance ChampionsStar PlusJudge
2018Dance Plus (season 4)Star PlusJudge
2019Dance Plus 5Star PlusJudge
Bigg Boss 13Colors TVGuest
2020India’s Best DancerSony Entertainment TelevisionGuest/Judge
The Kapil Sharma ShowSony Entertainment TelevisionGuest
Bigg Boss 14Colors TV
2021Dance Deewane (Season 3)
Super Dancer Chapter 4Sony TV
Dance Dance Junior Season 2Star JalshaGuest Judge (Grand Finale)
Dance Plus 6Star PlusJudge
2022DID Little Master (Season 5)Zee TVGrand Master
2022DID Super MomsZee TVGrand Master

Music videos

Here are the music videos directed by Remo

YearSongSingerRefs
2015GF BF SongGurinder Seagal, Jacqueline Fernandez
2017Baby Marvake MaanegiRaftaar
2018Main Hua TeraAvitesh Shrivastava
2019The Chamiya SongDJ Bravo, Rimi Nique, Gaurav Dagaonkar
2020Swag Se SoloSachet Sandon, Tanishk Bagchi
Saaton JanamIshan Khan, Shambhavi Thakur
Dil Na TodungaAbhi Dutt
Baby GirlGuru Randhawa, Dhvani Bhanushali
Log Kya KahengeAbhinav Shekhar
2021Vande MataramTiger Shroff
2022Nach BabeSunny LeonyPerfomer

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