Bollywood's Best Dancers

by Sherazade | created - 16 Nov 2015 | updated - 23 Oct 2017 | Public

The top 20 most memorable dancers in Bollywood history from 1970 - Present

1. Sridevi

Actress | English Vinglish

Sridevi was born on August 13, 1963 in her father's hometown of Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India. Her mother was from Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. So Sridevi grew up speaking Telugu and Tamil. She has a sister named Srilatha and a stepbrother named Satish. Her dad passed away during the year 1991, while ...

See her dancing highlights in these films: Chandni, Suhaagan, Himmatwala (1983), Banjaran, Mr. India, Nagina, Nagina 2, Pathar Ke Insan, Mera Kaha Manoge, Ram Avataar & Karma.

2. Govinda

Actor | Happy Ending

Govinda was born on December 21, 1963. Govinda has acted in over 120 films since his debut in 1986. Govinda is best-known for his comedy related roles; his powerful contribution in dancing in bollywood is inevitable. He is one of the most successful actors and is definitely the best dancer in ...

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3. Madhuri Dixit

Actress | Devdas

Madhuri Dixit is one of the most acclaimed actors and Kathak dancers Bollywood have ever witnessed. Born in a Marathi Brahmin Koknastha family to Mr. Shankar and Mrs. Snehlata, Madhuri Dixit has two sisters Rupa, Bharti, and brother Ajit. She performed decently well in her academics and aspired to ...

See her dancing highlights in these films: Lajja, Devdas, Pukar, Beta, Saajan, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Raja & Khalnayak.

4. Prabhu Deva


Prabhu Deva was born as Prabhu Sundaram. He is known for his work on Lakshya (2004), Pokkiri (2007) and Rowdy Rathore (2012). He was previously married to Ramlath.

See his dancing highlights in these films: Disney's ABCD, ABCD 2, Pukar, Hum Se Hai Muqabala, OMG, Rowdy Rathore & R....Rajkumar.

5. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Actress | Jodhaa Akbar

Born into a traditional south Indian family, Aishwarya started modeling at a young age. This green-blue-eyed beauty appeared in advertisements for many prestigious firms; the ones that brought her into the limelight were the garden sari and the Pepsi ad. Crowned Miss India 1994 runner-up, she was a...

See her dancing highlights in these films: Robot, Taal, Devdas, Dhoom 2, Action Replayy, Bride and Prejudice, Guzaarish, Shakti: the Power & Bunty aur Babli.

6. Hrithik Roshan

Actor | Super 30

Hrithik Roshan is an Indian actor, born on 10th January 1974, well known globally for his versatile roles, unmatchable dancing skills and attractive looks.

After having appeared in films as a child actor in the 1980s, Roshan made his film debut in a leading role in Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000) for ...

See his dancing highlights in these films: Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, Yaadein, Dhoom 2, Lakshya, Mujhse Dosti Karoge, Kabhi Kushie Kabhi Gham, Luck by Chance & Krrish.

7. Amrita Rao

Actress | Main Hoon Na

Amrita was born in the Rao family on June 7, 1986 in Mumbai, She speaks Konkani. She comes from a well to do Hindu family. Her dad owns an Advertising Agency.

Amrita did not want to purse any career with Bollywood as she wanted to graduate in psychology, which she eventually did.

No stranger to ...

See her dancing highlights in: Ishq Vishq, Main Hoon Na & Deewaar.

8. Shahid Kapoor

Actor | Haider

Shahid's rise to stardom reads like a bollywood script: from a struggler to a winner. With his hard work, perseverance and sincerity, he has written his own destiny.

Shahid is a mine of unabashed talent and spark, beneath his calm and innocent veneer. Shahid Kapoor is young and vibrant, with a ...

See his dancing highlights in these films: Ishq Vishq, Jab We Met, Haider, Shandaar, Mausam & Chance Pe Dance.

9. Shilpa Shetty Kundra

Actress | Phir Milenge

Among very few actresses, Shilpa Shetty was nominated for her first film Baazigar (1993). The following year she delivered another blockbuster hit Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994) where she starred with Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan. However, the proceeding years her movies failed to succeed at the ...

See her dancing highlights in these films: Shool, Baazigar, Fareb, Dostana, Hathyar & Main Khiladu Tu Anari.

10. Shah Rukh Khan

Actor | Don 2

Shahrukh Khan was born on 2 November 1965 in New Delhi, India. He married Gauri Khan on 25 October 1991. They have three children, son Aryan Khan (b. 1997), son AbRam (b.2013) and daughter Suhana (b. 2000). Khan started out his career by appearing in several television serials during 1988-1990. He ...

See his dancing highlights in these films: Shakti: the Power, Dil Se, Kabhi Kushie Kabhi Gham, Dil To Pagal Hai, Main Hoon Na, Ra.One, Asoka, Billu Barber & Don.

11. Rekha

Actress | Koi... Mil Gaya

Bhanurekha was born in the Tamil-speaking Ganesan household on October 10, 1954. Her dad was the popular Tamil actor, Gemini, while her mom was a popular Telugu actress, Pushpavalli. She has seven sisters and one brother. One of her sisters is Dr. Kamala Selvaraj, while another one, Radha, lives in...

See her dancing highlights in these films: Umrao Jaan, Suhaag, Khoobsurat (1980) & Muqaddar Ka Sikandar.

12. Amitabh Bachchan

Actor | Black

Son of well known poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan. He has a brother named Ajitabh. He completed his education from Uttar Pradesh and moved to Bombay to find work as a film star, in vain though, as film-makers preferred someone with a fairer skin, and he was not quite fair enough. But ...

See his dancing highlights in these films: Sholay (1975), Don (1978), Hum (1991), Laawaris (1981), Baghban, Kabhie Kushi Kabhi Gham & Silsila.

13. Hema Malini

Actress | Sholay

Hema was born in the Tamil-speaking Chakravarthy household on October 16, 1948 in Ammankudi, Tamil Nadu. Her dad's name is V.S.R. Chakravarthy and her mom, Jaya, was a film producer. She was enrolled in the Chennai-based Andhra Mahila Sabha.

After performing as a dancer in a 1961 regional movie, she...

See her dancing highlights in these films: Sholay, Dream Girl, Raja Jani, Abhinetri, Hiraasat, Johnny Mera Naam & Dream Girl.

14. Mithun Chakraborty

Actor | OMG: Oh My God!

Mithun Chakraborty was born on June 16, 1947 in Barisal, Bengal Presidency, British India as Gouranga Chakraborti. He is an actor, known for OMG: Oh My God! (2012), Vivekananda (1994) and Guru (2007). He has been married to Yogeeta Bali since July 1982. They have four children. He was previously ...

See his dancing highlights in these films: Disco Dancer, Dance Dance, Aamne Samne, Kismetwala, Main Balwaan & Hiraasat

15. Malaika Arora

Actress | Dabangg

Born to a Punjabi father and Malayali Catholic mother, Malaika Arora started as a MTV VJ when MTV was launched in India. Recognizing her potential, MTV India gave her prime time roles in their shows "Love Line" and "Style Check". She also hosted award ceremonies and concerts on the television ...

See her dancing highlights in these films: Dil Se, Kaal, Kaante, Dabangg, Dabangg 2, Doli Ki Doli, Housefull 2 & Gabbar Singh.

16. Javed Jaffrey

Actor | Salaam Namaste

Javed Jaffrey was born on December 4, 1963 in Malliwala, Uttar Pradesh, India. He is known for his work on Salaam Namaste (2005), 3 Idiots (2009) and 8 x 10 Tasveer (2009).

17. Helen

Actress | Don

Helen was born in Burma to an Anglo Indian father named George Desmier and a Burmese mother named Marlene. Her father went missing during the Second World War. Her family migrated to India in 1942 as refugees in order to escape from the Japanese invasion of Burma. Helen was introduced to Bollywood ...

See her dancing highlights in these films: Inkaar, Don (1978), Abdullah, Kaala Sona, Saazish & Sholay.

18. Jacqueline Fernandez

Actress | Aladin

Jacqueline's father Elroy Fernansez is a Sri Lankan and mother Kim is a Malaysian. She has two brothers and an older sister. Her parents moved to Bahrain when she was very young.

After her schooling in Bahrain, she was awarded a Scholarship to study at the University of Sydney, where she pursued a ...

See her dancing highlights in these films: Kick, Bangistan, Aladin, Race 2 & Roy.

19. Varun Dhawan

Actor | Badlapur

Varun Dhawan was born on April 24, 1987 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Badlapur (2015), October (2018) and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014).

See his dancing highlights in these films: Disney's ABCD 2, Student of the Year & Main Tera Hero.

20. Tiger Shroff

Actor | Heropanti

Tiger Shroff was born on March 2, 1990 in Mumbai, India as Jai Hemant Shroff. He is an actor, known for Heropanti (2014), A Flying Jatt (2016) and Baaghi (2016).

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