Remo D'Souza (birth name Ramesh Gopi Nair,[2] born 2 April 1972) is an Indian dancer, choreographer, actor and film director. Although he is mainly involved in choreography, he has also contributed to other Indian film industries, mainly Bengali cinema. He was a judge in the show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa with the Indian actress Madhuri Dixit and the director Karan Johar. He also was seen judging the dance show Dance Ki Takkar in 2013. Currently he is the "super judge" on the prime time dance show Dance+, on Star Plus, along with Dharmesh Yelande, Shakti Mohan, and Sumeet Nagdev.

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, Salman Khan, Bhavna and Prince) and Prabhu Deva and Lauren Gottlieb from So You Think You Can Dance. His next directorial venture, ABCD 2, was released in June 2015. It stars Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, and Prabhu Deva in lead roles, with Lauren Gottlieb, Raghav Juyal, and Dharmesh Yelande in supporting roles.[3][4]

Personal life

Remo hails from Olavakkode, Palakkad, Kerala, where he was born to Gopi and Madhaviyamma Nair. He has an elder brother, Ganesh Gopi, and 3 younger sisters. Because of moving, due to his father's military career, he studied in various parts of India, mainly in the north. He did his schooling in Jamnagar, Gujarat. During his school days, he was an athlete and won prizes in the 100 meter race.

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 director

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

As Producer

As actor

As choreographer



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  2. "Do you know Remo D'Souza's real name?". The Times of India. Asian News International. 23 March 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  3. "‘ABCD 2′: Varun Dhawan plays Suresh from Fictitious Dance Academy". The Indian Express. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  4. "Shraddha Kapoor injures herself while dancing for ABCD 2". The Times of India. 30 July 2014. 
  5. Sahadevan, Sonup (28 March 2016). "I have won many awards but National Award means everything to me: Remo D’Souza". The Indian Express. 
  6. Dance Plus 2015: Judges, Hosts, Contestants Archived 28 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine

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Grand Masters
Choreographers / Skippers
2nd place finalists
3rd place finalists
4th place finalists