Top 10 Bollywood Stars Who Were Once Background Dancers!!


Bollywood and dance have an in-depth connection with each other, and there are a lot of celebs who had struggled hard to earn their dream. Some of them include the stars who were background dancers before they stepped into the Bollywood and became a famous face in the industry.

1. Shahid Kapoor

He is known for his films such as Jab We Met, Chup Chup Ke, and 36 China Town, alongside actress Karen Kapoor. Shahid is a good dancer but do you know he has excellent passion since his young age that he joined danced institute of Shiamak Dava.

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After he joined, he got a plethora of opportunities to appear as a background dancer in many films such as Taal and Dil To Pagal Hai, and soon he became an instructor of the institute. He accidentally got a role for the commercial with Rani Mukherjee, Shah Rukh Khan, and Kajol and since then he is doing acting.

2. Remo D’souza

Remo D’souza started his career from the bottom and worked hard to get success. He used to be a background dancer in a song ‘ Meri Mehbooba’ from the Shah Rukh Khan’s film ‘Pardes.’ He is today seen as a fantastic choreographer for many songs for which he has earned a big name and awards. In fact, he is also a judge for the man reality shows.

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3. Smriti Irani

Smriti is a famous politician and also a former TV actress but did you know he was a dancer and a model too? Well, before becoming a well-known face on the big screen, she was a background dancer in the music video of Mika Singh ‘Boliyan’ in the year 1998. It has been a long time since the song has shot, but it is still difficult to spot Smriti this video.

4. Dia Mirza

Dia started his career in the entertainment industry as a background dancer. She was in the Tamil song from the film ‘En Swasa Kaatre’ which hit the public with a bang that the remake was made of this song called ‘Jumbalika.’ but Dia got the success after he appeared in the film ‘Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil’ co-starring R Madhavan.

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5. Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh was also the part of Shiamak Davar’s dance institute just like Shahid. Not only he was a background dancer with actor Hrithik Roshan’s hit ‘Krishh’ but also with Preity Zinta and Aishwarya Rai. Before becoming a fantastic dancer, Sushant was studying engineering in Delhi. Today with his passion and hard work, he is counted as one of the famous TV and Hollywood film actors of India.

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6. Kajal Aggarwal

Kajal Aggarwal is a famous actress in the Tamil and Telugu films, but she was also seen in the Hindi film ‘Singham’ alongside actor Ajay Devgan and also in Special 26 with actor Akshay Kumar. Before she became a well-known name, Kajal started her career as a dancer and mainly in the shows and films. She has been a background dancer in the film ‘ Kyun Ho Gaya Na.’ with gorgeous actress Aishwarya Rai.

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7. Saroj Khan

Saroj is one of the reputed dance choreographers in India, and she choreographed more than dances of more than 200 films until now. She started her career as a young and got immense success after she choreographed for the song ‘Main Teri Dushman’ since then all of her dances got a big hit. In fact, she also started his dance shows such as ‘Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan.’

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8. Farah Khan

Before Farah became a director and choreographer, she was a young and talented dancer. In fact, she learned to dance well on her own via the films and TV shows and also inspired by the ‘MJ’ to become a dancer. Her hobby since childhood became the profession and a dream come true after Farah opened her dance firm ‘Sphinx’ when she was studying in the college. She has been growing and learning since then.

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9. Sajid Khan

Sajid Khan started his career from the bottom as he was a background dancer alongside actor ‘Arshad Warsi’ in the song ‘Help Me’ from the film ‘Aag Se Khelenge’ featuring Kimi Katkar and Jeetendra.

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10. Daisy Shah

Daisy stared her career via the song’ ‘Jai Ho’ of the Salman khan’s filmi ‘Tere Naam’ where she played a role of background dancer. Moreover, she was also seen in the song ‘Lagan Laagi’ by Sukhwinder Singh.

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