12 Best Famous Bollywood Choreographers

Famous Bollywood Choreographers: Bollywood is one of the largest film industries in terms of the number of employees and number of films produced. Talking about Bollywood, nothing would be complete without amazing music and exotic dance moves. These are the things that make movies more colorful and fun. The choreographer is in charge of this dance move. 

Several dance choreographers and many legendary dance masters became popular with their skills and the trend continues with today’s generation of Hindi cinema choreographers. Now we present to you a list of the 12 famous Bollywood choreographers in the film industry.

List of the Famous Bollywood Choreographers

In the world of Bollywood, where the importance of dance and music in film outweighs good action, the value of a choreographer is far greater than that of a film technician. Bollywood Films are known for making films with a touch of luxury. Even in this day and age, with Pan-Indian regional content dominating the Indian box office, Bollywood still ranks high in terms of scale and wide exposure. Here we are going to share a list of the best choreographers in Bollywood.

  1. Farah Khan 
  2. Remo D’Souza 
  3. Saroj Khan 
  4. Vaibhavi Merchant
  5. Prabhu Deva
  6. Shiamak Davar
  7. Ganesh Acharya
  8. Ahmed Khan
  9. Ganesh Hedge
  10. Terrence Lewis
  11. Geeta Kapoor
  12. Chinni Prakash 

#1. Farah Khan 

Famous Bollywood Choreographers

D.O.B: 9th January 1965

Year Active: 1992 – Present

Spouse(s): Shirish Khan (M: 2004)

Children: 3

Awards:

  • Filmfare Award (2021, 2011, 2004)
  • National Film Award (2005)
  • Zee Cine Award (2011, 2008)
  • Guild Award (2011, 2008)
  • IIFA Award (2011, 2009, 2005)
  • Bollywood Movie Award (2005, 2004, 2002)

Farah Khan is an Indian dancer, actress, famous choreographer, film director, and producer who mainly works in the Bollywood industry. She choreographed over 120 songs in more than 100 films. She also worked in Tamil films and International projects like Bombay Dreams (2002), Marigold: An Adventure in India (2007), and Monsoon Wedding (2001). She choreographed in various films like Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992), 1942: A Love Story (1993), Takkar (1995), Barsaat (1995), Ram Shastra (1995), Border (1997), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Dil Se.. (1998), Koi Mil Gaya (2003), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Main Hoon Na (2004), Kaal (2005), Housefull 2 (2012), Dilwale (2015), Dil Bechara (2020). Farah Khan is one of the best dance choreographers in Hindi. 

#2. Remo D’Souza 

Remo D’Souza

D.O.B: 2nd April 1974

Year Active: 1997 – Present

Spouse(s): Lizelle D’Souza 

Children: 2

Awards:

  • Vijay Awards (2011)
  • Screen Awards (2014, 2016)
  • Zee Cine Awards (2014)
  • International Indian Film Academy Awards (2014, 2016)
  • Producers Guild Film Awards (2014, 2016)
  • BIG Star Entertainment Awards (2016)
  • Stardust Awards (2016)
  • 63rd National Film Awards (2016)
  • 65th Filmfare Awards (2020)

Remo D’Souza is an Indian film director, actor, dancer, and choreographer in the Bollywood industry. He made his debut with the famous reality show Dance India Dance. He also made his debut as a choreographer with the movie named Bollywood Dreams (1995). After that, he choreographed various movies like Tum Bin (2001), Road (2002), Saathiya (2002), Pitaah (2002), Stumped (2003), Wrong Number (2003), Chameli (2003), Dhoom (2004), Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005), Chocolate (2005), Koi Aap Sa (2005), 36 China Town (2006), Dil Diya Hai (2006), Just Married (2007), Darling (2007), Bhoothnath (2008), Singh Is Kinng (2008), Krrish 3 (2013), ABCD 2 (2015), Dilwale (2015), Race 3 (2018), Zero (2018), Student of the Year 2 (2019), and more. Remo D’Souza was the super Judge in the popular dance name Dance+

#3. Saroj Khan 

female choreographer of Bollywood

D.O.B: 22nd November 1948

Died: 3rd July 2020

Year Active: 1958 – 2020

Spouse(s): B. Sohanlal (M: 1961; Div: Sep 1965), Sardar Roshan Khan (M: 1975; her died 2020)

Children: 3

Awards:

  • Filmfare Award (2008, 2003, 2000, 1994, 1993, 1991, 1990, 1989)
  • American Choreography Award (2002)
  • Nandi Awards (1998)
  • Zee Cine Award (2003)
  • Kalakar Awards (2011)
  • IIFA Awards (2019, 2000)
  • National Film Award (2003)

Saroj Khan was the first female choreographer of Bollywood industry. She was an Indian choreographer and dancer in the Hindi film industry. She was well known for her dance form named Mujra. Saroj Khan choreographed over 3000 songs in multiple films. She was a judge in many dance reality shows like Nach Baliye ( 2005), Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (2009), Nachle Ve With Saroj Khan (2008), and many more. She choreographed in various films like Kalank (2019), Byomkesh Pawrbo (2016), Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015), Gulaab Gang (2014), Rowdy Rathore (2012), Life Partner (2009), Delhi-6 (2009), Jab We Met (2007), Guru (2007), Don – The Chase Begins Again (2006), Devdas (2002), Fiza (2000), Soldier (1998), Pardes (1997), and many more. 

#4. Vaibhavi Merchant

Vaibhavi Merchant

D.O.B: 17th December 1975

Year Active: 1999 – Present

Awards:

  • National Film Award (2000)
  • Bollywood Movie Award (2006)
  • Guild Award (2006)
  • IIFA Award (2008, 2006)
  • Zee Cine Award (2006) 

Vaibhavi Merchant is one of the best Indian dancers and popular choreographers of Bollywood industry. She has been a judge on many dance reality shows such as Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 3, Nach Baliye Season 3, Just Dance, and Zara Nach Ke Dikha Season 2. She also choreographed various songs in multiple movies like Albela (2001), Lagaan (2001), Devdas (2002), Deewangee (2002), Dum (2003), Haasil (2003), Rudraksh (2004), Shaadi Ka Laddoo (2004), Dhoom (2004), Veer Zaara (2004), Bunty Aur Babli (2005), Rang De Basanti (2006), Fanaa (2006), Krrish (2006), Dhoom 2 (2006), Aaja Nachle (2007), Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007), Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008), Don 2 (2011), Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Fan (2016), Hichki (2018), Dabangg 3 (2019), and Radhe Shyam (2022). She also worked as a choreographer in the Australian Musical named The Merchants of Bollywood. 

#5. Prabhu Deva

best choreographers in Bollywood

D.O.B: 3rd April 1973

Year Active: 1986 – Present

Spouse(s): Ramlath (M: 1995; div: 2011), Dr. Himani Singh (M: 2020)

Children: 3

Awards:

  • Padma Shri (2019)
  • Kalaimamani Award (2015)
  • Nandi Awards (1994, 2004)
  • National Film Awards (1997)
  • Filmfare Awards (2004)
  • Filmfare Awards South (2005)
  • Vijay Awards (2007)
  • Zee Cine Awards Tamil (2018)

Prabhu Deva is the most talented choreographers in the film industry. He is an Indian actor, director, dancer, and choreographer who works in many several language films like Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, and Tamil. In 1992, he made his debut as a choreographer in the Malayalam film named Johnnie Walker (1992). He worked as a choreographer in various films such as Minsara Kanavu (1997), Shakti (2002), Pournami (2006), Wanted (2009), Engeyum Kadhal (2011), Oh My God (2012), Dhoni (2012), Rowdy Rathore (2012), Boss (2013), Action Jackson (2014), and Dabangg 3 (2019).

#6. Shiamak Davar

popular choreographer

D.O.B: 19th October 1961

Year Active: 1996 – Present

Awards:

  • President’s National Award (1998)
  • Bollywood Movie Award (2007)
  • Guild Award (2010)
  • Screen Award (2017)

Shiamak Davar is one of the famous Bollywood choreographers in the film industry. He firstly brings western forms of dance and contemporary Jazz dance to India. He is mainly well known as the master of contemporary dance in India. In 1997, he made his debut as a choreographer in the movie Dil Toh Pagal Hai. Shiamak Davar choreographed several songs in many films like Taal (1999), Bunty Aur Babli (2005), I See You (2006), Kisna (2005), Taare Zameen Par (2007), Rab ne Bana Di Jodi (2008), Yuvvraaj (2008), Little Ziziou (2008), Mission Impossible 4 (2011), Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), Jagga Jasoos (2017), No Means No (2022), etc. He also choreographed Indian celebrities for stage and award events like Filmfare Awards and IIFA Awards. Shiamak Davar has its own dance academy named Shiamak Davar Dance Academy. 

#7. Ganesh Acharya

Ganesh Acharya

D.O.B: 23rd May 1971

Year Active: 1990 – Present

Spouse(s): Vidhi Acharya

Awards:

  • Filmfare Award (2007)
  • National Film award (2018, 2014)
  • Zee Cine Award (2016, 2013, 2007)
  • Guild Award (2013)
  • IIFA Award (2013, 2007)

Ganesh Acharya is one of the famous Bollywood choreographers in the film industry. At the age of 12, he founded his own dance academy. In 1992, he made his debut as a choreographer with the film named Anaam. He choreographed the popular song Chikni Chameli in the famous movie named Agneepath which was released in 2012. He worked as a choreographer in several movies such as Ayalaan (2022), Coolie No 1 (2020), Simmba (2018), Zero (2018), K.G.F. Chapter 1 (2018), Baaghi 2 (2018), Judwaa 2 (2017), Bhoomi (2017), Baaghi (2016), Jolly LLB 2 (2017), Sanam Re (2015), Bajirao Mastani (2015), Welcome Back (2015), PK (2014), Heropanti (2014), Main Tera Hero (2014), Special 26 (2013), Dabangg 2 (2012),  Singham (2011), Khatta meetha (2010), and many more. 

#8. Ahmed Khan

Choreographers Of Bollywood

D.O.B: 3rd June 1974

Year Active: 1987 – Present

Spouse(s): Shaira Ahmed Khan

Children: 2

Awards:

  • Filmfare Award (2015, 1995)
  • Screen Award (2018, 2015)
  • IIFA Award (2015)
  • Zee Cine Award (2019)
  • AIBA Award (2015)
  • Telugu Filmfare Award (2000)
  • Kannada Filmfare Award (2005)

Ahmed Khan is among the famous Bollywood choreographers in the film industry. Being a choreographer, he is also an Indian director, producer, and writer in the Bollywood industry. He works in various languages such as Telugu, Hindi, and Kannada. In 2019, he also joined as a judge in the Nach Baliye Season 9 on Star Plus. In 1999, he made his debut with the film Mudhalvan. Ahmed Khan worked in various films such as Lakeer (2004), Fool & Final (2007), Paathshala (2010), Ek Paheli Leela (2015), Baaghi 2 (2018), Baaghi 3 (2020), and Heropanti 2 (2022).

#9. Ganesh Hegde

Ganesh Hegde

D.O.B: 10th November 1973

Year Active: 1996 – Present

Spouse(s): Sunayna Hegde (M: 5th June 2011 – Present)

Children: 2

Awards:

  • Zee Cine Award (2004)
  • Bollywood Movie Award (2001)

Ganesh Hegde is an Indian singer, dancer, choreographer, and video director in the Bollywood industry. He is well known for his work in the famous movie Lagaan which was released in 2001. He choreographed many stage events and shows including Temptations 2004. In 2005, he made his debut album named G. Ganesh Hegde was a judge in a few reality shows like Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 8 (2015) and Season 9 (2016), Fame X (2006), and more. He has done choreography in many movies like Dilwale (2015), Happy New Year (2014), Ajab Gazabb Love (2012), Ra. One (2011), Don – The Chase Begins Again (2006), Black (2005), Koi Mil Gaya (2003), Indian (2001), Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya (2001), Fiza (2000), and many more.

#10. Terrence Lewis

most talented choreographers

D.O.B: 10th April 1975

Year Active: 1986 – Present

Awards: 

  • American Choreography Awards (2002)
  • Indian Telly Awards (2013)
  • Star Parivaar Award

Terrence Lewis is one of the famous Bollywood choreographers in the film industry. He is an Indian choreographer and dancer, specializing in Contemporary dance. He is well known as a judge and choreographer in the popular dance reality show Dance India Dance. Terrence Lewis has its own dance academy in Mumbai named Terence Lewis Contemporary Dance Academy. He choreographed various songs in multiple films like Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram Leela (2013), Lagaan (2001), and Jhankaar Beats (2003). He was judging the Nach Baliye Season 5 on Star Plus. Terrence Lewis also worked as a choreographer in India’s first theater production Beauty and the Beast. He is the first Indian who got the danceWEB Europe Scholarship.   

#11. Geeta Kapoor

dance choreographers in Hindi

D.O.B: 5th July 1973

Year Active: 1985 – Present

Awards: 

  • Indian Telly Award (2013)
  • BIG Star Entertainment Awards (2016)

Geeta Kapoor is among the B-town’s best choreographers in this industry. She is an Indian dancer, choreographer and television personality who is recently judging the popular dance reality show named India’s Best Dancer. She made her first television reality show named Dance India Dance in 2008. Geeta Kapoor choreographed several films like Fiza (2000), Saathiya (2002), Heyy Babyy (2007), Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic (2008), Aladdin (2009), Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya (2011), and Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi (2012). In 2013, she also did choreography the opening ceremony of Pepsi IPL. 

#12. Chinni Prakash 

Chinni Prakash 

Year Active: 1962 – Present

Spouse(s): Rekha Chinni Prakash

Awards:

  • Filmfare Award (1997, 1995, 1992)
  • National Film Award (2010)
  • Guild Award (2009)

Chinni Prakash is another Indian choreographer, director, and actor. He works in various language films such as Kannada, Hindi, and Telugu. He did choreography various songs in multiple films like Maalik (1972), Do Phool (1974), Ladaai (1989), Jeene Do (1990), Patthar Ke Phool (1991), Jigar (1992), Apradhi (1992), Gumrah (1993), The Don (1995), Sanam (1997), Baaghi (2000), Dabangg 2 (2012), Grand Masti (2013), Jodha Akbar (2013), Singham Returns (2014), Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015), and more. He is also among the famous Bollywood choreographers in the Hindi industry. 

Conclusion

Bollywood is a brilliant group of choreographers and all of the above have designed the existing choreographic perspective of the Indian film industry. Apart from the Bollywood industry, there are so many best choreographers in the Kollywood industry. We have shared in the above section, a list of the top 12 famous Bollywood choreographers in the film industry. 

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