Robert (choreographer)

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Robert
Born (1981-01-26) 26 January 1981 (age 40)
Chennai, India
Occupation
Years active1990–present

Robert is an Indian choreographer who has worked in across India's several regional film industries. He has also appeared as an actor, often portraying villainous roles or by making cameo appearances in songs he has choreographed.

Career[edit]

Robert began his career as a child artiste, notably playing Mammooty's son in Azhagan (1991). Robert then featured as a villain in films, with major acting roles in Sathyaraj's Maaran (2002) and the 2004 film Dancer, which told the story of a disabled student making it successful as a dancer. Portraying the antagonist, Robert won critical acclaim for his portrayal and secured the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Villain later that year.[1] In the period, he also featured in Pavalakodi (2003), with reviewers criticizing his performance, noting Robert "struggles to emote and even potentially funny dialogues lose their effect because of his dialogue delivery".[2]

Robert won the Vijay Award for Best Choreographer for his work in Podaa Podi (2012), in which he also made a cameo appearance in the video of "Love Panlamma?".[3]

Prior to the release of the film Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva (2017), actor Tinku released a video alleging that composer Amresh Ganesh had stolen a song titled "Hara Hara Mahadevaki" from a film that he and Robert were making titled Thaathaa Car-ai Thodadhae. Tinku alleged that Amresh had worked together with them to create the song during early 2015, but production troubles had shelved the film and subsequently Amresh had taken the song to a different project. In a press meet in February 2017, Amresh Ganesh refuted the claims and provided evidence of Tinku and Robert continuously trying to scam him by gathering funds for the shelved project. Amresh stated that he had developed the song free of cost and had paid for the duo to take part in a failed shoot of the song in Bangkok, before the film was stalled. Moreover, Amresh revealed that Robert had owned up to playing the song to music composer Srikanth Deva, and had attempted to include it in another shelved film titled Minor Kunju Kaanom which Tinku, Robert and Srikanth Deva were involved in.[4][5][6]

Personal life[edit]

Robert's elder sister Alphonsa, has also appeared in Tamil films.

Now after all struggles....He is living a happy life with his family.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1991 Azhagan Azhagappan's son child artist
1996 Tamizh Selvan a dancer in the song "Unnal Mudiyum"
1996 Kadhal Desam a dancer in the song "Kalloori Saalai"
1996 Mannava a dancer in the song "Yamma Yamma"
1997 Kaalamellam Kaathiruppen a dancer in the song "Anjam Number"
1997 Sakthi a dancer in the song "Maana Madurai Ponnu"
1997 Raasi a dancer in the song "Ennachi thangachi"
1997 Love Today a dancer in the song "Enna Azhagu"
1997 Once More a dancer in the song "Ooty Malai Beauty"
1997 Kaalamellam Kadhal Vaazhga a dancer in the song "babelona thirachai palam pola"
1998 Jolly the dancer in the song "Sema Jolly"
1998 Unnudan the dancer in the song "Paalaru ithu Pathinaaru"
1999 Kannodu Kanbathellam one of the dancers in song "Iruvathu Vayathu Varai"
2000 Priyamaanavale the dancer in the song "Welcome Boys"
2000 Narasimham a dancer in the song "Pazhanimalai"
2002 Maaran Shivadas
2003 Pavalakkodi Robert
2004 Jai Mohan
2004 Kuththu Himself Special appearance in the song "Pothuthaakku"
2005 Dancer Arun Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Villain
2007 Piragu Himself Special appearance in the song "Pathinoru peru aatam atha paarka rasigar kootam"[7]
2007 Varalaru Himself Special appearance in the song "Ilamai"
2008 Silambaattam Himself Special appearance in the song "Nalamdhana"
2010 Sura Himself Special appearance in the song "Naan Nadanthal Athiradi"[8]
2011 Osthe Himself Special appearance in the song "Neduvaali"
2012 Podaa Podi Himself Special appearance in the song "Love Panlama"
Vijay Award for best choreographer
2013 Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya Himself Special appearance in the song "Aasaiye Alai Poley"
2013 Moondru Per Moondru Kadal Special appearance in the song "Padapadakkudhu Maname"[9]
2013 Vanakkam Chennai Special appearance in the song "Chennai City Gangster"
2014 Ner Ethir Special appearance
2014 Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani Special appearance in the song "Onnuna rendu"[10]
2014 MGR Sivaji Rajini Kamal Battu also director
2017 Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan Special appearance in the song "Ratham En Ratham"
2018 Nagesh Thiraiyarangam Special appearance in the song "Vaadi Vaadi"
2018 Ondikku Ondi Joe
2019 Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven Special appearance in the song "Red Cardu"
2020 Alti
2020 Mugilan Saravanan Actor, web series released on ZEE5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tamil Cinema News - Tamil Movie Reviews - Tamil Movie Trailers - IndiaGlitz Tamil".
  2. ^ "Pavalakodi - Tamil Movie Review". www.thiraipadam.com.
  3. ^ "News: India News, Latest Bollywood News, Sports News, Business & Political News, National & International News". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2013.
  4. ^ Tamil Star (2 February 2017). "Music Director Amresh Ganesh Press Meet" – via YouTube.
  5. ^ "Amresh Ganesh clears the air on MSKS controversy". 3 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva music director Amresh Ganesh talks at a press meet". 2 February 2017.
  7. ^ "YouTube". www.youtube.com.
  8. ^ SonyMusicSouthVEVO (9 January 2015). "Suraa - Naan Nadandhal Adhiradi Video - Mani Sharma" – via YouTube.
  9. ^ rblaaze (7 May 2013). "BlaaZe & Yuvan - Padapadakuthe Manamae (HD)" – via YouTube.
  10. ^ Saregama Tamil (25 August 2014). "Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani - Onnunna Rendu song" – via YouTube.