Dinesh Kumar (choreographer)

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Dinesh Kumar
Born (1975-10-20) 20 October 1975 (age 45)
Years active2001—present

Dinesh Kumar (mononymously known as Dinesh) is an Indian choreographer working with South Indian films, including Tamil films. He won the 2011 National Film Award for Best Choreography for his work in Aadukalam (Tamil)[1][2]

Dinesh Kumar is born in madras and currently resides in Chennai. He won the 58th National Film Award for Best Choreographer for the Film "Aadukalam". He won rich praises from the Jury with the comments 'This National Award for Best Choreography is awarded to Dinesh Kumar For the Native Charm and Innovative Design in the art of Choreography that creates an Effervescent Energy in the Spectator".[1]

He also won the Filmfare Award for Best Dance Choreographer – South for Ayan (2009).[3][4]

He has also won Vijay Award for Best Choreographer twice, Pokkiri (2007) and Easan (2010).[5]

He occasionally makes appearances in the song which he had choreographed. He made his acting debut as lead actor with Oru Kuppa Kathai (2018).


As Actor
  • Coolie (1995) – Dancer in song "Rum Rum"
  • 12B (2001) – Dancer in song "Sariya Thavara"
  • Thalaivaa (2013) – Dancer in song "Vaanganna"

Personal life[edit]

Dinesh Kumar is married to Revathy, his friend. They both were residing in Lein Street in Uthandi, Chennai. Dinesh had admitted to his interview with Kumudham magazine that it was his wife who supported him on difficult time when he was aspiring to get into the Film Industry.

Dinesh studied in Rama Krishna Mission higher Secondary School(Main) in T.Nagar and later in Nandanam Arts College. He was introduced to Sunadaram Master ( Mugur Sundar) by Nagendra Prasad (Youngest brother of Prabhu Deva and Raju Sundaram) and was inducted to the team of Prabhu Deva and Raju Sundaram. He is born with four brother's Ravi, Sathish, Kavin and Sajimal.


  1. ^ a b List of winners: 58th National Film Awards CNN-IBN, 19 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Dabangg Wins National Award for Wholesome Entertainment". NDTV Movies. 19 May 2011. Archived from the original on 10 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Dhanush is Best Actor, 'Aadukalam' bags 5 awards!". Sify.com Movies. 19 May 2011. Archived from the original on 20 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Filmfare Awards winners". The Times of India. 9 August 2010. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Legends steal the show at Close Up Vijay Awards". The Hindu. 26 June 2011.
  • .^ www.keral.com/picturehighlight.aspx?std=705 – Australia

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