Famous Indian Dancers

In India, dance is synonymous to a form of expression, be it anger as is expressed in the ‘Tandava Nrutya’ or the subtle gestures in Mohiniyattam, Odishi and other classical dance forms. Each state has its own folk dance which upheld its own traditional forms like the Bahngra and Gidda of Punjab, Bihu dance of Assam, Garbha in Gujarat, Chhau dance of West Bengal. The country has been a home to many exceptionally talented classical as well as contemporary dancers. In Bollywood, we have seen marvelous dancers like Saroj Khan, Shiamak Davar and Prabhudeva. There are many artists who have made a name for themselves in the world of contemporary dance like Ashley Lobo, Terence Lewis and Uday Shankar. Many of these famous Indian dancers have come up with their own dance academies to train the young budding dancers. Here we bring to you their inspiring life stories on how they braved financial obstacles and social opposition but never lost sight of their dreams. Explore through our collection of biographies of these famous Indian dancers to know more about their works and achievements, timelines and some interesting facts and trivia related to their lives.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Sudha Chandran

Sudha Chandran
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 27, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian

 2 Prabhu Deva

Prabhu Deva
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Famous As: Film director, Actor, Choreographer, Dancer
Birthdate: April 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian
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 3 Remo D'Souza

Remo D'Souza
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: April 2, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian

 4 Aishwarya R. Dhanush

Aishwarya R. Dhanush
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Famous As: Film director, Dancer
Birthdate: January 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian

 5 Manju Warrier

Manju Warrier
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian

 6 Arshad Warsi

Arshad Warsi
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 19, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian
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 7 Sanjeeda Sheikh

Sanjeeda Sheikh
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian

Sanjeeda Sheikh is an Indian actress best known for her work in the Hindi television industry. Over the years, Sanjeeda Sheikh has cemented her position as one of the most beautiful, popular, and talented actresses in the television industry. Also renowned for her dancing skills, she has won dance reality competition shows like Nach Baliye 3 and Zara Nachke Dikha 2.

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 8 Kavya Madhavan

Kavya Madhavan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian

 9 Raghav Juyal

Raghav Juyal
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian

 10 Surveen Chawla

Surveen Chawla
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian

 11 Bhanupriya

Bhanupriya
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 15, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian

 12 Shobana

Shobana
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 21, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian

 13 Javed Jaffrey

Javed Jaffrey
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian

 14 Saroj Khan

Saroj Khan
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Famous As: Dance Choreographers
Birthdate: November 22, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian

 15 Asha Parekh

Asha Parekh
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian

 16 Amala Akkineni

Amala Akkineni
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 12, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian

 17 Gracy Singh

Gracy Singh
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian

 18 Vani Ganapathy

Vani Ganapathy
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Famous As: Classical Dancer
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Indian
Indian classical dancer Vani Ganapathy now owns a Bangalore-based dance school called Sanchari. She is also known as veteran actor Kamal Haasan’s first wife and appeared with Haasan in a dance sequence in the Tamil film Melnaattu Marumagal. She was also Haasan’s costume designer for a while.

 19 Terence Lewis

Terence Lewis
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Famous As: Dancer & Choreographer
Birthdate: April 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian
Indian choreographer Terence Lewis is best known for his choreography in Hindi films such as Lagaan and Jhankaar Beats, and has won an American Choreography Award for the former. He has judged shows such as Dance India Dance and Nach Baliye 5. He also owns a dance academy in Mumbai.

 20 Padmini

Padmini
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 12, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian
Died: September 24, 2006

 21 Deeksha Seth

Deeksha Seth
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Famous As: Film Actress
Birthdate: February 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indian

 22 Krishna Vamsi

Krishna Vamsi
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: July 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian

 23 Juliet Prowse

Juliet Prowse
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: September 25, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian, American, South African
Died: September 14, 1996

Juliet Prowse was an actress and dancer whose stage, film, and TV career spanned 40 years. She gained prominence during the 1960s by appearing in films like Can-Can and G.I. Blues, which accentuated her dancing skills and her attractive legs. Towards the end of her career, Juliet Prowse hosted PBS' Championship Ballroom Dance Competition

 24 Vineeth

Vineeth
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian

 25 Isha Sharvani

Isha Sharvani
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: September 29, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian

 26 Debashree Roy

Debashree Roy
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 13, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian

 27 Rukmini Devi Arundale

Rukmini Devi Arundale
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Famous As: Bharatnatyam Dancer
Birthdate: February 29, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indian
Died: February 24, 1986

 28 Maria Goretti

Maria Goretti
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Famous As: Video Jockey
Birthdate: January 26, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indian

 29 Mrinalini Sarabhai

Mrinalini Sarabhai
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Famous As: Classical Dancer and Choreographer
Birthdate: May 11, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Indian
Died: January 21, 2016

 30 Mallika Sarabhai

Mallika Sarabhai
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Famous As: Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam dancer
Birthdate: May 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Indian

 31 Protima Bedi

Protima Bedi
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: October 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian
Died: August 18, 1998

 32 Ankush Hazra

Ankush Hazra
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indian

 33 Vaibhavi Merchant

Vaibhavi Merchant
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Famous As: Dancer, Choreographer, Actor
Birthdate: December 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian

 34 Birju Maharaj

Birju Maharaj
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Famous As: Kathak Dancer
Birthdate: February 4, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indian

 35 Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao

Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao
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Famous As: Film director, Choreographer
Birthdate: May 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian

 36 Kala

Kala
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Famous As: dancer, choreographer
Birthdate: February 5, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indian

 37 Uday Shankar

Uday Shankar
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Famous As: Choreographer, Dancer
Birthdate: December 8, 1900
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian
Died: September 26, 1977

 38 Sonal Mansingh

Sonal Mansingh
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Famous As: Odissi Dancer
Birthdate: April 30, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Indian

 39 Indrani Rahman

Indrani Rahman
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: September 19, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian
Died: February 5, 1999

 40 Kelucharan Mohapatra

Kelucharan Mohapatra
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: January 8, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian
Died: April 7, 2004

 41 Kumari Kamala

Kumari Kamala
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Birthdate: June 16, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian

 42 Yamini Krishnamurthy

Yamini Krishnamurthy
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: December 20, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian

 43 T. Balasaraswati

T. Balasaraswati
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: May 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Indian
Died: February 9, 1984

 44 Sashimani

Sashimani
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: 1922 AD
Nationality: Indian
Died: March 19, 2015

 45 Mayadhar Raut

Mayadhar Raut
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: July 6, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian

 46 Pawan Kalyan

Pawan Kalyan
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Famous As: Film director, Actor, Choreographer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: September 2, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian

 47 N. T. Rama Rao Jr.

N. T. Rama Rao Jr.
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Famous As: Actor, Dancer
Birthdate: May 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Indian

 48 Aditi Rao Hydari

Aditi Rao Hydari
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian

 49 Hema Malini

Hema Malini
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Famous As: Actor, Politician, Film director, Film producer, Dancer, Film actor
Birthdate: October 16, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian

 50 Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan
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Famous As: Actor, Film producer, Screenwriter, Film director, Choreographer, Singer, Lyricist, Philanthropist, Composer
Birthdate: November 7, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian