Prabhu Deva was first noticed when he made a brief appearance in a song in
Gentlemen. The dancing prowess he displayed in the song Chiku buku raile made
young audiences go crazy. He can be seen dancing in the background group
alongside his brother Rajusundaram for the song "Raja Rajathi Raja" in the
Maniratnam-directed Agni Natchathiram. His father was the choreographer for that
film. After Gentleman followed Kadhalan by S. Shankar with him as hero.
It was a hit even in its dubbed versions. He became a sensation overnight and
came to be known as a boneless wonder for his supple moves. Though he had been
active as an actor for quite some time, his talents were not seen until Ezhayin
Siripiley where he played a poor bus coolie. Even in Penin Manadhai Thottu, his
acting ability was praised. Prabhu Deva decided to direct a feature film in
Telugu, Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana (2005) starring Siddharth and Trisha
Krishnan, which has become such a huge hit that he has been offered another film
by the same producer. This Telugu film won the Best Film award from the
Government of Andhra Pradesh For the year 2005. Trisha Krishnan Won the best
actress award and Sri Hari won the best Supporting Actor Award.