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List of notable or famous dancers from India, with bios and photos, including the top dancers born in India and even some popular dancers who immigrated to India. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Indian dancers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These dancers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known dancer from India is included when available.

List features people like Hema Malini, Rani Mukerji and more!

This historic dancers from India list can help answer the questions "Who are some Indian dancers of note?" and "Who are the most famous dancers from India?" These prominent dancers of India may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Indian dancers.

Use this list of renowned Indian dancers to discover some new dancers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (63 items)

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Abhishek Avasthi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 36 Abhishek Avasthi is an Indian actor, choreographer, dancer and model.

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Ahana Deol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Dancers from India
Ahana Deol age 32 Ahana Deol is a budding Odissi dancer. She is the daughter of Indian film actors Dharmendra and Hema Malini. With varying interests, including Indian classical dance, film-making & fashion ...more

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Anuj Sawhney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 37 Anuj Sawhney is an actor in the Mumbai based, Hindi language film industry, known colloquially as Bollywood. He became more popular after the film Tom, Dick, and Harry. Now he is Managing ...more

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Ashwini Kalsekar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 47 Ashwini Kalsekar is an Indian soap opera actress best known for her role of Jigyasa Walia in Ekta Kapoor's Kasamh Se & as Maham Anga in Ekta Kapoor's historical drama series Jodha Akbar.

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Balasaraswati is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Dancers from India
Dec. at 66 (1918-1984) Tanjore Balasaraswati, also known as Balasaraswati, was a celebrated Indian dancer, and her rendering of Bharatanatyam, a classical dance style originated in the South Indian state of Tamil ...more

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Cukoo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Dancers from India
Dec. at 53 (1928-1981) Cuckoo Moray, also credited as Cuckoo or Cukoo, was an Anglo-Indian dancer and actress in Indian cinema. Cukoo was the queen of film dancing in Hindi cinema of the 1940s and 1950s. Though ...more

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Dhanya Mary Varghese is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 32 Dhanya Mary is a film actress.

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Esha Kansara is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 25 Esha Kansara is an Indian television actress, model, television presenter and dancer. She is well known for playing the female protagonist role of Devki Shah Virani in Colors Mukti Bandhan. She ...more

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Fasih Ur Rehman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Dancers from India
Fasih Ur Rehman

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Gippy Grewal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 35 Gippy Grewal is a Punjabi singer and actor. He is known for his Punjabi songs. He was born in Koom Kalan village near Ludhiana. He rose to fame from his single "Phulkari" which broke ...more

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Hema Malini is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 69 Hema Malini is an Indian actress, director and producer, Bharatanatyam dancer-choreographer, and a politician, well known for her roles in Hindi cinema. She made her acting debut in Sapno Ka ...more

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Isha Sharvani is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 33 Isha Sharvani is an Indian Contemporary dancer and actress. She is known for her stylistic Indian contemporary and aerial dance performances. She has also starred in some Bollywood and other ...more

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Jaaved Jaffrey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 54 Jaaved Jaaffery is an actor.

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Jayshree T. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 65 Jayshree Talpade is a Marathi actress and dancer, who works in Bollywood movies and some Marathi movies.

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Jennifer Winget is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 32 Jennifer Winget is an Indian actress. She has appeared in Kasautii Zindagii Kay and Dill Mill Gayye. She played the role of Kumud in Saraswatichandra on Star Plus. She won best actress critics ...more

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Juhi Parmar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 37 Juhi Parmar is an Indian TV personality and an anchor, actress, television presenter, singer and dancer. She is the winner of fifth season of the reality television show Big Boss that aired on ...more

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Karunas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 48 Karunaas is a Tamil comedic film actor in the Tamil film industry. He has acted with many prominent actors and starred in successful films. Appearing mostly in supporting roles and providing ...more

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Kishori Shahane is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Dancers from India
Kishori Shahane is an eminent classical and folk dancer and actress in the Marathi language film industry of India. She is married to Hindi filmmaker Deepak Balraj Vij. She is a producer who ...more

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Kumari Kamala is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 83 Kamala Kumari is an actor.

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Kunwar Amar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 34 Kunwar Amarjeet Singh is a contemporary dancer and Indian television actor. He was a finalist in Zee TV’s dance reality show Dance India Dance and played the main lead on Channel V India's ...more

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Lakshmi Gopalaswamy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 47 Lakshmi Gopalaswamy is a South Indian film actress and a classical dancer, qualified in Bharatanatyam. She has acted in several Malayalam, Kannada and Tamil films. Her debut Malayalam film ...more

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Locket Chatterjee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Dancers from India
Locket Chatterjee age 44 Locket Chatterjee is a Bengali television and film actress. She is also a classical dancer– Locket completed her training in Bharat Natyam, Kathakali, Manipuri and Creative, but, she is more ...more

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Malaika Arora Khan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 42 Malaika Arora Khan, known as Malaika Arora before her marriage, is an Indian actress, dancer, model, VJ, and television presenter. She is one of the top item girls of India. She is most famous ...more

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Mamata Shankar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 63 Mamata Shankar is an actress.

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Meena is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 39 Meena is an actress.

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Meghna Naidu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 37 Meghna Naidu is an Indian actress and dancer. Her first major appearance was in the music video for UMI10's "Kaliyon Ka Chaman", an official remix of Lata Mangeshkar's 1981 song ...more

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Mona Singh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 38 Mona Singh is an Indian model and television actress, known for playing the leading role in Kya Hua Tera Vaada and winning many celebrity reality shows. She also appeared in a key role in 3

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Mouni Roy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 32 Mouni Roy is an Indian television actress. Roy was born in Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India. She made her debut with Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. Later she played in Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev as ...more

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N. T. Rama Rao Jr. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 34 Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao Jr. widely known as Jr. NTR is an Indian film actor, known for his work in Telugu cinema. He is an accomplished Kuchipudi dancer. In 1996, he starred as a child artist, ...more

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Neha Bhasin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 35 Neha Bhasin is an Indian professional singer.Born on November 18, 1982 Neha is one of the most popular playback singers and performers in India today. Apart from Hindi, she has recorded songs in ...more

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Neha Sharma is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 30 Neha Sharma is an Indian film actress and model. A native of Bihar, Sharma attended the Mount Carmel School in Bhagalpur and pursued a course in fashion design from the National Institute of ...more

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Onjolee Nair is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Dancers from India
Onjolee Nair is an Indian actress, dancer and a member of the Bhatt family. She plays the lead in the movie Holiday starring Dino Morea and directed by Pooja Bhatt.

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Padma Khanna is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 69 Padma Khanna is an Indian actress, dancer and director. She appeared mainly in Hindi and Bhojpuri films in the 1970 and 80s. In television, she is most remembered for her role in movie ...more

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Prabhu Deva is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 44 Prabhu Deva is an actor and film director.

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Prema Narayan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 63 Prema Narayan is a Bollywood actress-dancer. She was the Miss India first runner-up in 1971 and represented India at Miss World 1971.

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Rajasulochana is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Dancers from India
Dec. at 78 (1935-2013) Pilliarchetty Bhakthavatsalam Naidu Rajeevalochana, better known as Rajasulochana was a South Indian classical dancer and film actress. She has acted in more than 300 films in Telugu, Tamil, ...more

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Rakhi Sawant is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 39 Rakhi Sawant is an Indian politician, dancer, Hindi film and television actress & television talk show host, who has appeared in many Hindi and few Kannada, Marathi, Telugu and Tamil films. ...more

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Rani Mukerji is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 40 Rani Mukerji is an Indian actress. Through her Bollywood career, she has become one of the most high-profile celebrities in India, winning several awards, including seven Filmfare Awards. Her ...more

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Rathi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 35 Rathi is an Indian film actress, who appears mostly in Tamil cinema and Telugu cinema. She made her feature film debut in Suki S. Murthy's 2002 Tamil film Gummalam. Later, she went on to do ...more

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Ruma Guha Thakurta is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 83 Ruma Guha Thakurta is a Bengali actress and singer.

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Ruslaan Mumtaz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 35 Ruslaan Mumtaz is an Indian Bollywood film and television actor. He made his Bollywood debut in 2007 with Hindi film MP3 – Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar. In 2013, He made his television debut with the ...more

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S.P. Sailaja is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Dancers from India
S.P. Sailaja age 54 Sripathi Panditaradhyula Sailaja is an Indian singer and actress. She has lent her voice to Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada films. She has sung about 5000 songs to date.

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Sachin Shroff is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 38 Sachin Shroff is a businessman and TV personality. He is an actor, anchor and dancer. He played Gyan in Har Ghar Kuch Kehta Hai and Arjun in Naaginn. Other appearances include Sinndoor Tere Naam ...more

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Sangeetha is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 39 Sangitha is an actor.

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Sanjeeda Sheikh is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 33 Sanjeeda Sheikh is an Indian television actress. Shaikh has played various roles on television soap operas. She appeared in the lead role of Nimmo in 2005 TV show Kyaa Hoga Nimmo Kaa and a vamp ...more

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Shanthi Krishna is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 54 Shanthi Krishna is an Indian dancer and film actress who is known for her work in Malayalam and Tamil films of the 1980s and 1990s. She received the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress for ...more

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Shiamak Davar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 56 Shiamak Davar is an Indian choreographer, noted as one of the first to bring contemporary jazz and western forms of dances to India. He is known as the Guru of Contemporary dance in India. He is ...more

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Shivrajkumar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 55 Shiva Rajkumar is an Indian film actor, producer, playback singer, philanthropist and television presenter best known for his work in Kannada cinema. He is the eldest son of actor Rajkumar. ...more

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Shobana is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 49 Shobana is Indian film actress and Bharata Natyam dancer from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. She has acted in more than 200 films in several languages including Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, ...more

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Silambarasan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Dancers from India
age 35 Silambarasan Thesingu Rajendar is an Indian Film Actor, Director, Producer, StoryWriter, ScreenWriter, DialogWriter, Playback Singer, Lyricist, Dancer and Model of the Tamil Film Industry. He ...more