The younger generation of Bollywood do not come only with good acting skills, some of them are extremely talented dancers too! That’s what has garnered them a huge fan base.
The younger generation of Bollywood do not come only with good acting skills, some of them are extremely talented dancers too! That’s what has garnered them a huge fan base. Also, just good looks or acting skills are no longer enough to attract the audience to theatres, box office performance of movies with peppy dance numbers bear testimony to this fact. These B-Town stars have gifted us some amazing foot-tapping numbers in the recent times. Let’s have a look at Bollywood’s best dancers of today!
Deepika Padukone made her foray into Bollywood with Farah Khan’s ‘Om Shanti Om’ in 2007 opposite Shah Rukh Khan. In just a few years, she has made her way to B-Town’s number one position and has been ruling hearts not just with her beauty and acting but also with her dancing skills. Be it classical, folk dance or foot-tapping dance numbers, Dips handles it with equal ease and grace. Her popular numbers include Ghoomar (Padmaavat), Nagada Sang Dhol (Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela), Pinga (Bajirao Mastani), Lovely (Happy New Year), Dum Maaro Dum (Dum Maaro Dum), Raabta (Raabta) and many more.
Deepika’s rumoured beau Ranveer Singh captivates our senses with his level of energy and today he is industry’s one of the most favourite stars. Be it with his acting prowess or dancing skills, the ‘Padmaavat’ star has won hearts of millions. His energy is exhibited in numbers like Malhari (Bajirao Mastani), Khalibali (Padmaavat), Nashe Si Chad Gayee (Befikre), Tune Maari Entriyaan (Gunday), Tattad Tattad (Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela) and many more. The list is endless!
Jackie Shroff’s son Tiger Shroff, a black belt holder in Taekwondo is known for his muscular body and dancing skills. Inspired by Hrithik Roshan and Michael Jackson, Tiger has earned a name for himself as a gifted dancer. His plus point is his super-flexible body, which might be mistaken for being made of elastic if you observe his dance moves! Tiger’s most popular numbers include Beat Pe Booty (A Flying Jatt), Main Hoon (Munna Michael), Ding Dang (Munna Michael), Whistle Baja (Heropanti), Zindagi Aa Raha Hoon Main (Atif Aslam single) and others.
The list of Bollywood’s best dancers remains incomplete if Katrina Kaif is not mentioned. The diva who makes your heart skip a beat is undoubtedly the most beautiful actress in B-Town in the present day and has the highest male fan following. The ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ star has gifted us several super hit dance numbers in the past few years. Her party anthems include Sheila Ki Jawani (Tees Maar Khan), Kamli (Dhoom 3), Afghan Jalebi (Phantom), Chikni Chameli (Agneepath), Kala Chashma (Baar Baar Dekho) and Swag Se Swagat (Tiger Zinda Hai) among others.
Sushant Singh Rajput
Sushant Singh Rajput’s journey to Bollywood is nothing less than a movie! Sushant began as a background dancer as a part of Shiamak Davar’s dance troupe, after dropping out of engineering college. After a stint in television, he made his way into films with the help of sheer talent and hard work. Sushant has showcased his dance moves in tracks like Main Tera Boyfriend (Raabta), Sadda Move ( Raabta), Paas Aao (T series single) and others.
The Sri Lankan beauty who made her Bollywood debut nine years ago has carved a niche for herself with her dancing skills. Last seen in ‘Judwaa 2’, which went on to become a super hit at the box office, Jacqueline is now gearing up for her next, ‘Race 3’. Jacqueline’s dance numbers Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan (Roy), Jumme Ki Raat (Kick), Sau Tarah Ke (Dishoom) and Ek Do Teen from Baaghi 2, which is a remake of the iconic Madhuri Dixit number will make you tap your feet!
Filmmaker David Dhawan’s son Varun Dhawan made his acting debut with Karan Johar’s ‘Student Of The Year’ in 2012 and since then there has been no looking back. One of the most good-looking actors, Varun enjoys a huge fan following especially among kids! Chalti Hai Kya (Judwaa 2), Suno Ganpati Bappa (Judwaa 2), High Rated Gabru (Nawabzaade), Tamma Tamma Again (Badrinath Ki Dulhania), Manma Emotion Jaage (Dilwale), Tera Hero Idhar Hai (Main Tera Hero) and Saturday Saturday (Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania) will make you get up and dance!
Moroccan-Canadian model and actress Nora Fatehi is increasingly gaining popularity as a dancer in the Indian film industry. Nora came to India as a part of Bigg Boss 9 in 2015 and has featured in television shows like Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and Entertainment Ki Raat. Her popular dance numbers include Manohari (Baahubali: The Beginning), Rock Tha Party (Rocky Handsome) and Naah (Harrdy Sandhu single) among others. Norah’s belly dancing moves are to die for! Check out her video with an Arabic version of ‘Swag Se Swagat’ to catch a glimpse of her belly dancing! Her performance with the remake of Sushmita Sen’s super hit song ‘Dilbar’ from John Abraham’s upcoming movie ‘Satyameva Jayate’ has gained immense popularity. ‘Dilbar’ has become the first Indian song to reach #3 on Billboard’s YouTube music chart.
A YRF discovery, Vaani made her debut with Shuddh Desi Romance in 2013. Her next Bollywood film ‘Befikre’ bombed at the box office but Vaani earned recognition as an exceptionally good dancer. Her performance in the songs Nashe Si Chadh Gayi and Ude Dil Befikre, as well as the dance video Love Is A Dare should not be missed. Her dance video Main Yaar Manana Ni is bound to give you dancing goals!
Shahid Kapoor is one of the best dancers in Bollywood. He started his career as a background dancer in films like Taal, and soon performed in his first film Ishq Vishk in 2003. Kapoor's electrifying dancing moves have made him the heartthrob on the dance floor. His dance moves are enigmatic, filled with charm, finesse and loads of energy. His songs like Bismil (Haider), Nagada (Jab We Met), Ae Paapi (Kismat Konnection), Dhan Te Nan (Kaminey), Dhating Naach (Phata Poster Nikla Hero) and in recently in Gulaabo (Shaandaar) are some of his best performances.
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Last Updated Jul 31, 2018, 2:45 PM IST