Famous Dancers of India – Classical, Bollywood, Folk

Famous Dancers of India (From Classical to Bollywood)

1. Sonal Mansingh

Sonal Mansingh is popularly known for Bharatnatyam and Odissi dance forms. She is also a member of parliament (MP). At the age of 5 she has learned the Manipuri dance form. She has won many awards like Padma Bhushan, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Padma Vibhushan, Kalidas Samman.

2. Shobana Chandrakumar

She is a popular Bharatnatyam dancer and actress. She has worked with telugu, tamil, malayalam and hindi films. Shobana has also won Padma Shri and National Film Award. In her twenties she emerged as an choreographer and independent performer. In the year 2019, she was also honored with Kala Ratna Award by Kerala government. She has 894K followers in her instagram account.

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3. Sitara Devi

Sitara Devi is known for the Kathak dance form. She has also worked as a singer and actor. Sitara Devi has performed in many prestigious venues abroad like Royal Albert Hall London & Carnegie Hall New York.

4. Guru Bipin Singh (Famous male dancers of India)

He was a choreographer, director and teacher of Manipuri dance form. Guru Bipin Singh is regarded as the Father of Manipuri dance form. He has won many awards like Kalidas Samman for Classical Dance, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for manipuri Dance, Shiromoni Purashkar.

5. Remo D’Souza

Remo is a famous Indian choreographer, actor, film director and dancer of Bollywood industry. He is also the leading judge of the dance reality show Dance India Dance. He has directed and choreographed in more than 100+ bollywood movies. He has 12.5 million followers in his instagram account.

6. Shakti Mohan (Famous female dancers of India)

She is a famous Indian choreographer and dancer. She is also a judge of the TV reality show Dance India Dance. She has also worked as an assistant choreographer in Dhoom 3 for the famous song Kamli which got world wide hit. Shakti is a trained contemporary dancer. She has 15.8 million followers in her instagram account.

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7. Vaibhavi Merchant

She is an Indian dance choreographer and work in Bollywood industry. She has also won National Film Award for best choreography. She is the grand daughter of famous choreographer B. Hiralal Merchant. At the age of five she started taking interest in formal dance forms. She learned Bharatnatyam from Shri Rohinton Cama and western classical from Martha Da Cunha. She has also worked as a judge in many dance reality shows like Jhalak dikhla ja, Nach baliye, Zara nach ke dikha. She has 135K instagram followers in her instagram account.

8. Prabhu Deva (Famous dancers of India)

He is also known as Indian Michael Jackson. He is an Indian dancer, film director, producer, choreographer and actor who has worked with tamil, telugu and hindi film industries. Indian film industry has got many range of dancing styles from Prabhu Deva. He has won National Film Awards and Padma Shri for his dance contribution. He has 357K followers in his instagram account.

9. Mrinalini Sarabhai (Famous classical dancers of India)

She was an Indian classical dancer, instructor and choreographer. She was also the founder of Darpana Academy of Performing Arts. She has trained more than 18000 students for classical dance forms like Bharatnatyam and Kathakali. She has also received Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

10. Saroj Khan (Famous dancers of India)

She was an renowned Indian dance choreographer in hindi film industry. In hindi film industry she has choreographed more than 3000 bollywood songs. She has also judged many dance reality shows like Nach baliye, Boogie woogie, Ustaadon ka ustaad.

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