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Remo D'Souza (birth name Ramesh Gopi Nair,[1] born 2 April 1974) is an Indian dancer, choreographer, actor and film director. He was a judge in the show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa with the Indian actress Madhuri Dixit and the director Karan Johar. He was the "super judge" on the prime time dance show Dance Plus, on Star Plus, along with team captains Dharmesh Yelande, Shakti Mohan, and Punit Pathak. Currently he is appearing as a judge on the reality show Dance Champions opposite Terence lewis.

Remo D'Souza
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Born Ramesh Gopi Nair
(1974-04-02) 2 April 1974 (age 43)
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Choreographer, Film Director, Film Actor
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Lizelle D'Souza
Children Druv
Parent(s) K. Gopi
Madhvi Laxmi

His first movie as a director, F.A.L.T.U, was a moderate success at the box office.

He made India's first 3D dance movie, ABCD - AnyBody Can Dance, with contestants from series 1 and 2 of Dance India Dance (Dharmesh Yelande, Punit Pathak, Salman Yusuff Khan, Bhavna, Prince and others),Prabhu Deva and Lauren Gottlieb. His next directorial venture, ABCD 2, was released in June 2015. It starred Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, and Prabhu Deva in lead roles, with Lauren Gottlieb, Punit Pathak, Raghav Juyal, and Dharmesh Yelande in supporting roles.[2][3]


Personal lifeEdit

Remo hails from Olavakkode, Palakkad, Kerala, and was born on April 2, 1974 in Bangalore to K. Gopi, a cook in the Indian Air Force, and Madhvi Laxmi. He has an elder brother, Ganesh Gopi, and 4 sisters. He did 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.[4]

He is married to Lizelle, an Anglo-Indian from Mumbai. Lizelle is a costume designer who has designed costumes for many television shows. They have two sons, Druv and Gabriel. Currently he is residing, with his family, in Andheri West, Mumbai.




As directorEdit

Year Film Language Notes
2011 F.A.L.T.U Hindi
2013 ABCD: Any Body Can Dance Hindi
2015 ABCD 2 Hindi
2016 A Flying Jatt Hindi
2018 Race 3 Hindi

As ProducerEdit

As actorEdit

As choreographerEdit



  1. ^ "Do you know Remo D'Souza's real name?". The Times of India. Asian News International. 23 March 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "'ABCD 2′: Varun Dhawan plays Suresh from Fictitious Dance Academy". The Indian Express. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Shraddha Kapoor injures herself while dancing for ABCD 2". The Times of India. 30 July 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2016. 
  4. ^ Asian Paints (2013-12-26), Har Ghar Kucch Kehta Hai - Ninth Episode Remo D'Souza, retrieved 2016-09-29 
  5. ^ Sahadevan, Sonup (28 March 2016). "I have won many awards but National Award means everything to me: Remo D'Souza". The Indian Express. Retrieved 28 March 2016. 
  6. ^ "Judges, Hosts, Contestants : Dance Plus 2015". Dance Plus TV Show. 2015. Archived from the original on 28 July 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 

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