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Born
Chinni Prakash
Other namesChinni, Chinni Prakash , Chinni Lal
OccupationChoreographer, Film director, Actor, Art director, Script-writer
Spouse(s)Rekha Chinni Prakash
Parent(s)
  • C.Leela(Actress in 50’s) (mother)

Chinni Prakash is an Indian film choreographer, art director, actor, script-writer, director. He is best known for his choreographic work in numerous Bollywood films. Chinni Prakash is the acclaimed choreographer of Kannada, Telugu and Hindi films.[1]

Personal life[edit]

From his childhood Chinni Prakash always wanted to make it big in Hindi films. After finishing his studies, he came to Bombay and with time, he started working as an assistant to many choreographers.

Chinni Prakash is married to Rekha Chinni Prakash who also is a choreographer and they work together. His first stint as a full-fledged choreographer was for film Khandan.

Career[edit]

Chinni Prakash got his first stint as a full-fledged choreographer was for film Khandan. He made a pair with choreographer Sampath and choreographed songs for many big films like Ram Aur Shyam (1967), Sadhu Aur Shaitaan (1968), and Haathi Mere Saathi (1971). However, after Sabse Bada Rupaiya (1976), Chinni Prakash disappeared completely. Chinni Prakash came back to Hindi films as a solo choreographer with Hero Hiralal (1988). His dances for "Bambai Humko Jam Gayi" (Swarg) became very popular but it was his choreography for the song "Jumma Chumma" from movie Hum that did the trick for him. Chinni Prakash suddenly became one of the most sought-after choreographers of Hindi cinema.

Chinni Prakash then was a part of many big films in the early 1990s like Saajan (1991), Khuda Gawah (1992) and Gumrah (1993). Later, he particularly became a fav. With Akshay Kumar and gave him many hit dance moves in films like Khiladi (1992), Mohra (1994), Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994), Sabse Bada Khiladi (1995), Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996) and Keemat (1998). He was also a hit with Govinda and did his dances in Coolie No. 1 (1995), Gambler (1995) and Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998).

Karan Arjun (1995) and Gupt (1997) have two of his most famous dance numbers. With the coming of the 21st century, Chinni Prakash’s work started getting lesser as his dances were not in sync with the requirement of the contemporary Hindi films. Although his choreography in Dhadkan (2000) and Jodi No.1 (2001) was appreciated, he was not certainly as popular and in demand as earlier.

Chinni Prakash has won the National Award[2] and Filmfare Best Choreographer award both for his work.[3]

His wife is the well known choreographer Rekha Chinni Prakash. He also trained his niece Vaibhavi Merchant, who gave us the moves in "Kajra Re", among many other filmi songs. He is known for his talent of controlling huge crowds of background dancers in extreme conditions.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Actor Art Director Director Choreographer Script Writer Assistant Choreographer
1978 Samayamaayilla Polum Yes Yes
1991 Afsana Pyaar Ka Yes
1991 Uyiroviam Yes
1997 Ghoonghat Yes[5][6] Yes
2004 Shart: The Challenge Yes

Choreography[edit]

Year Films Notes
1962 Rakhi
1964 Khandan
1967 Ram Aur Shyam
Chitra Mela
Arasa Kattalai
1968 Sadhu Aur Shaitaan
Gauri
Aadmi
1970 Jawab
1971 Haathi Mere Saathi
1972 Maalik
1973 Keemat
1974 Do Phool
1976 Sabse Bada Rupaiya
1988 Hatya
Hero Hiralal
1989 Na-Insaafi
Aag Se Khelenge
Shehzaade
Ladaai
1990 Swarg
Doodh Ka Karz
Nyay Anyay
Thanedaar
Sheshnaag
Jeene Do
Jawani Zindabad
1991 Hum Filmfare Best Choreographer award[3]
Patthar Ke Phool
Appula Appa Rao
Inspector Dhanush
Yodha
Ki Heba Sua Posile
Gunehgar Kaun
Paap Ki Aandhi
100 Days
Benaam Badsha
Afsana Pyar Ka
Trinetra
Saajan
Akayla
Lakshmanrekha
1992 Khiladi
Meera Ka Mohan
Yaad Rakhegi Duniya
Heer Ranjha
Kal Ki Awaz
Khuda Gawah
Angaar
Jigar
Apradhi
1993 Ashaant
King Uncle
Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja
Prateeksha
Krishan Avtaar
Waqt Hamara Hai
Gumrah
Dalaal
Aulad Ke Dushman
1994 Kranti Kshetra
Aa Gale Lag Jaa
Sangdil Sanam
Zaalim
Ikke Pe Ikka
Amaanat
Main Khiladi Tu Anari
Chaand Kaa Tukdaa
Vijaypath
Mohra Filmfare Best Choreographer award[3]
Dilwale
1995 Gambler
Ravan Raaj: A True Story
Sarhad: The Border of Crime
Criminal
Sabse Bada Khiladi
Prem
The Don
God and Gun
Coolie No. 1
Andolan
Karan Arjun
Takkar
1996 Ek Tha Raja
Mafia
Rakshak Filmfare Best Choreographer award[3]
Sapoot
Diljale
Jeet
Krishna
Maahir
Daraar
Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi
Jung
1997 Ghulam-E-Musthafa
Gupt
Sanam
Qahar
Daava
Mrityudaata
Insaaf
Ziddi
Lahoo Ke Do Rang
1998 Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate
Bade Miyan Chote Miyan
Pyaar Koi Khel Nahin
Dulhe Raja
Major Saab
Humse Badhkar Kaun
Salaakhen
Keemat – They Are Back
1999 Rajaji
Thakshak
Gair
Sooryavansham
Jai Hind
Zulmi
Aarzoo
Bade Dilwala
Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain
2000 Krodh
Beti No. 1
Mechanic Mamaiah
Aaghaaz
Karobaar: The Business of Love
Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai
Dhadkan
Hum To Mohabbat Karega
Hadh Kar Di Aapne
Baaghi
Badal
Bulandi
2001 Kasam
Ittefaq
Jodi No.1
Chori Chori Chupke Chupke
2002 Kitne Door Kitne Paas
Pitaah
2003 Tere Naam
Khanjar: The Knife
Tujhe Meri Kasam
2004 Shankar Dada MBBS
Dobara
Meri Biwi Ka Jawab Nahin
Surya
Suno Sasurjee
2005 Idhaya Thirudan
Sandakozhi
Anjaane: The Unknown
Jai Chiranjeeva
2006 Bhoot Unkle
2007 Victoria No. 203
2008 Jodhaa Akbar National Award[2]
Yuvvraaj
2010 Golmaal 3
Dabangg
2011 I Am Singh
2012 Dabangg 2
Bol Bachchan
Teri Meri Kahaani
Jaanu
Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi
Agneepath
2013 Singh Saab the Great
Krrish 3
Chennai Express
Besharam
Grand Masti
Himmatwala[7]
Zamaanat
Thalaivaa
2014 Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
Singham Returns
Daawat-e-Ishq
2015 Dum Laga Ke Haisha

[8][9]

Awards[edit]

Chinni Prakash got National Film Award for Best Choreography for the song, "Azeem-O-Shaan Shahenshah" movie Jodha Akbar.[10]

Chinni Prakash has won the Filmfare Best Choreographer award 1992 for 'Jumma Chumma De De' ( Hum), in 1995 for ‘Tu cheez badi hai mast mast’ (Mohra) and in 1997 ‘Shehar Ki Ladki’ (Rakshak) respectively.[3]

He also received the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Choreographer for the movie Thavasi in 2001.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.gomolo.com/chinni-prakash-biography/3886/542735
  2. ^ a b "directorate of film festival" (PDF). iffi.nic. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 January 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Best Choreographer Official Listing". Indiatimes, Filmfare Awards s. Archived from the original on 29 April 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  4. ^ http://www.hindustantimes.com/news-feed/entertainment/i-can-t-help-if-saroj-khan-is-upset-vaibhavi-merchant/article1-226661.aspx
  5. ^ http://www.outlookindia.com/article/Chinni-Prakash/203955
  6. ^ http://www.telegraphindia.com/1070610/asp/7days/story_7901347.asp
  7. ^ http://www.telegraphindia.com/1130310/jsp/7days/story_16654700.jsp#.VCgau3WSxhE
  8. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0695160/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr30
  9. ^ List of Bollywood films of 1992
  10. ^ "56th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 27 March 2012.

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