Top 10 Best Female Dancers In India: Indian women in dance

This list of best female dancers or Indian women in dance includes women from India or of Indian parentage who are notable for their involvement with modern or traditional Indian dance, as dancers or choreographers. This list is not for women whose involvement with dance is not central to their careers, as is the case with many Bollywood actresses.

Indian women in dance

10 Best Female Dancers In India

1. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Born: 1 November 1973
Occupation: Actress, model
Years active: 1994–present

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is an Indian actress and the winner of the Miss World 1994 pageant. Through her successful acting career, she has established herself as one of the most popular and influential celebrities in India. Rai has received numerous accolades, including two Filmfare Awards, and was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2009 and the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Government of France in 2012. She has often been cited in the media as "the most beautiful woman in the world".

Rai Bachchan is one of the most popular Bollywood celebrities. Despite constant media speculation, she keeps her personal life well-guarded. Her physical appearance and performances have made her a style icon for young women.

2. Madhuri Dixit

Born: 15 May 1967
Occupation: Actress, producer, television personality
Years active: 1984–present

Madhuri Dixit

Madhuri Dixit Nene is an Indian actress, producer, Kathak dancer and television personality. One of the most popular actresses of Indian cinema, she has appeared in over 70 Bollywood films. The recipient of such accolades as six Filmfare Awards, she was one of the country's highest-paid actresses in the 1990s and early 2000s, and has featured seven times on Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list. In 2008, the Government of India awarded her with Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour of the country.

3. Esha Deol

Born: 2 November 1981
Occupation: Actress, model
Years active: 2002–present

Esha Deol

She started her acting career in a lead role with Vinay Shukla's Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe (2002) opposite Aftab Shivdasani, with Sanjay Kapoor, Jaya Bachchan and Anupam Kher playing supporting roles. This movie was a box office failure. Deol received mixed reactions from critics upon her performance. Savera R Someshwar of Rediff wrote "Esha, as a person, exudes a confidence that almost borders on arrogance." Rakesh Budhu of Planet Bollywood wrote "She isn’t horrible, but given the hype, the demands and of course, comparisons, she surely isn’t up to the mark. … Of course, she is nowhere close to being a washout and if you are her fan you can appreciate the other aspects of her performances without completely losing faith in her future projects." Despite mixed reactions and box office failure, Deol won numerous awards for her performance including the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut at the 48th Filmfare Awards.

4. Arushi Nishank

Born: 17 September 1986 (age 33)
Occupation: Classical dancer
Years active: 2000 – present

Arushi Nishank

Nishank has composed and choreographed compositions such as "Ganga Avataran", a story of Goddess Ganga coming to earth, and "Sajda", an Sufiyana classical Kathak Dance. She received the Pride Of Uttarakhand Award in 2017 and the Uttarakhand Gaurav Samman Award in 2018. In 2018, Nishank produced her first regional movie, "Major Nirala", based on a novel written by her father Ramesh Pokhriyal.

5. Aishwarya Rajesh

Born: January 10, 1990
Occupation: Film actress,T V Anchor
Years active: 2010–present

Aishwarya Rajesh

Aishwarya Rajesh is an Indian film actress who has appeared in leading roles primarily in Tamil cinema as well as Telugu and Malayalam films with one Hindi film. She started her career as television presenter in a comedy show called Asatha Povathu Yaaru? on Sun TV. After winning the reality show Maanada Mayilada, she made her debut in Neethana Avan (2010) and came into prominence after starring in Attakathi (2012) portraying the role of Amudha. Her first Malayalam film was Jomonte Suvisheshangal opposite Dulquer Salmaan and she also acted with Nivin Pauly in her second Malayalam film Sakhavu. She made her Bollywood debut in 2017 through the film Daddy opposite to Arjun Rampal She acted in her two career breakthrough roles as Padma in Vetrimaran's Vada Chennai opposite to Dhanush and as a female cricketer in her solo film Kanaa. She received Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress for the 2014 film Kaaka Muttai at Tamil Nadu State Film Awards.

6. Mukti Mohan

Born: 21 June 1987
Occupation: Dancer, Actress
Years active: 2007–present

 Mukti Mohan

Mukti Mohan is a contemporary dancer from India. She participated in Star One's dance reality show Zara Nachke Dikha. She was part of the winning team "Masakkali Girls". She also appeared in the comedy show Comedy Circus Ka Jadoo on Sony Entertainment Television, with Kapil Sharma as her comedy partner, replacing Kavita. Recently she featured in Coke Studio season 4 video of the song "Teriyaan Tu Jaane", by Amit Trivedi. She has hosted the second season of Dil Hai Hindustani along with Raghav Juyal. She has also participated in the Jhalak Dikhla Jaa wild card entry.

7. Shakti Mohan

Born: 12 October 1985 (age 34)
Occupation: Dancer, choreographer
Years active: 2009–present

Shakti Mohan

Shakti Mohan is an Indian dancer and television personality. She is the winner of season 2 of Zee TV's dance reality show Dance India Dance and has been a captain in Dance Plus size 2015 to 2019. She was also a contestant and finalist on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in 2014. Her first song as a choreographer in Bollywood is "Nainowale Ne" in the movie Padmaavat. She owns her own dance brand called Nritya Shakti. She was also the judge and mentor in the dance competition reality show called Dance Plus for Seasons 1-4. She is the younger sister of the singer Neeti Mohan and an older sister of the dancer and actress Mukti Mohan.

8. Manju Warrier

Born: 10 September 1978
Occupation: Film actress, classical dancer, singer
Years active: 1995–1999; 2014–present

Manju Warrier

Manju Warrier is an Indian film actress and dancer who primarily appears in Malayalam films. She is one of the most successful leading actresses in Malayalam cinema, and has been referred to as a superstar of Malayalam cinema.

9. Asin Thottumkal

Born: 26 October 1985
Occupation: Actress, Model, Dancer
Years active: 2001–2015

Asin Thottumkal

Asin Thottumkal is a former Indian actress who mostly appeared in Tamil films. She also appeared in lead roles in Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam films. She is a trained Bharathanatyam dancer. She has received three Filmfare Awards. She began her acting career in the South Indian film industry, but later shifted her focus to Bollywood. She speaks eight languages, and dubs her own films. She is the only Malayali actress, other than Padmini, to have dubbed in her own voice for all her films, irrespective of language. Asin has been referred to as the "Queen of Kollywood" by online portals in 2007. She is a member of the Bollywood 100 Crore Club.

10. Suman Mishra

Born: 24 December 1989
Occupation: Actress, Model, Dancer
Years active: 2011 – present

Suman Mishra

Sumann started her career as modelling and came into limelight when she did a photoshoot with firecrackers on Diwali. She then appeared in the promotional song Saari Dhuniya Mere Ispe in the movie Loot. In 2013 she did an item song in Sillunu Oru Sandhippu. She also worked as Tarla in Ammaa Ki Boli. Later she got recognition in the movie Crazy Cukkad Family, as Cherry produced by Prakash Jha. Sumann has attended Raosaheb Gurav's painting exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery.


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