We all know the famous and established actors like Deepika Padukone, Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Shahid Kapoor are amazing dancers and actors. However, there are lots of young actors who still have to make their mark in the big Bollywood industry. Acting and dancing, both are important because dancing pulls the audience to the theatre and acting makes a movie superhit. Today’s generation believes in working passionately and having a solid foundation for acting as well as dancing skills. Here we list 6 Bollywood actors who are also well trained dancers.
This beautiful and sexy actor who made her acting debut as supporting actor in the movie - Aisha, later was much appreciated by critics for her role in the movie - Queen. She is a talented actor but besides being a supermodel she actually wanted to become a Yoga teacher at the age of 18. High fashion modelling assignments and acting keeps her busy but she is also a trained Bharatnatyam dancer and has trained with Shiamak Davar for 5 years. Here’s hoping we soon get to see her best dance moves on a Bollywood number.
Shake it Saiyaan - Rascals
We all have seen the movie ABCD 2 and the hard work of Varun Dhawan on all dancing numbers is definitely appreciable. Since his debut in Bollywood, Varun Dhawan is one actor who have always been giving audience amazing and fun dance songs. Movies like - Student of the Year, Main Tera Hero, Judwaa 2, have such songs that will always make our feet move to its ‘dhinchak’ rhythm. Besides training with SDIPA - Shiamak Davar Institute of Performing Arts, Varun Dhawan has trained with many good choreographers of the Bollywood industry.
Chunar - ABCD 2
Jacqueline is one of the rising dancing stars in Bollywood. In every movie and with any kind of dance style, she dances with such beautiful grace. Becoming popular with the famous song ‘chittiyaan kalaiyaan’ song, Jacqueline has shown growth and impressed us with her acting and dancing skills. Jacqueline is trained in western classical dance forms and with her strict fitness regimes and Beyonce as her dancing role model, she is always eager to learn new dance forms. Here is a glimpse from her movie ‘A Gentleman’ where Jacqueline did a pole dance and impressed everyone.
Chandralekha - A Gentleman
SUSHANT SINGH RAJPUT
The dancer and actor who is slowly and steadily climbing the ladder of success is Sushant Singh Rajput. From becoming a successful actor in tv serial, to participating in dance reality shows, absolutely stunning performances in movies like - ‘Kai Po Che’, ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy’, ‘M.S.Dhoni: An Untold Story’, he is already a star. He is giving a tough competition to many well established Bollywood actors. Sushant Singh Rajput is not just trained but also performed abroad with Shiamak Davar’s dance troupe nationally and internationally. He got a very good opportunity to showcase his dancing skills in dance reality shows - Zara Nachke Dikha 2 and Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 4. Here’s a mind-blowing dance performance of Sushant Singh Rajput.
Sushant Singh Electrifying Performance at Miss India 2017 Finale
ADITI RAO HYDARI
With her biggest blockbuster movie - ‘Padmaavat’, Aditi Rao Hydari has already garnered critical acclaim from filmmakers. Born to acclaimed classical singers, Ehsaan Hydari and Vidya Rao, art and rhythm was a big part of Aditi. Before her Bollywood debut, Aditi has already acted in many south indian movies and is a wonderful singer. She started her training in Bharatnatyam at the age of 6 and became a disciple of acclaimed dancer Leela Samson. As part of Samson’s dance group, Spanda, Aditi used to teach dance and do many stage events abroad. Here’s a Women’s Day Special video by Blush where Aditi performs her graceful best.
Aditi Rao Hydari Unblushed / Let's Dance / Women's Day Special
The dancing star who is already making huge dance fans is Tiger Shroff. People want to move like him, copy his dance steps, keep fit like him, get 8 pack abs. He is an ultimate combination of strong yet flexible dancer. With his training in martial arts, he gives even technical dancers a good competition. From his debut movie - ‘Heropanti’ till now, he has won our hearts with his powerful dance stunts. Since childhood, Tiger loved dancing, especially - breakdancing, popping and locking. His inspirations and dancing idols are Michael Jackson and Chris Brown. While preparing for the movie Munna Michael, Tiger went to attend a US dance camp to perfect his moves. Tiger practiced 18 hours a day with the international trained dancers many of whom have accompanied MJ and toured with him.Movies like - Heropanti, Baaghi, Flying Jatt, Munna Michael have not been very successful but we would love to see this dancing star rise up to amazing heights as a dancer-actor.
Main Hoon - Munna Michael
All these Bollywood stars may or may not have Bollywood parents or even parents who are trained in dance but they are disciplined, hard working and passionate about dance. It is their training in dance that keeps them focused and with all kinds of ups and downs, success and failures, these Bollywood stars never give up and win our hearts.