Bollywood actresses who are also trained classical dancers
Not just acting skills, these actresses are great classical dancers as well
For any Bollywood fan and of course the huge overseas fan following of Hindi film industry, one of the major attractions and integral part is its song and dance routines. While the actors lip-sync to the songs, the dance moves are completing them. So besides good acting chops, fighting sequences, and good features, the actors in Bollywood also require great dancing skills. Most of the actors are born dancers, while some work hard to ace their dance moves, there are some actors who enter the showbiz with a background in dancing. There is Shahid Kapoor who was a long-running member of a dance troop, and there are actors who are trained dancers in Indian classical form. And this skill has always come to their advantage when learning dance sequences. The early time of Bollywood saw actors like Vajayantimala among others; there is a new stream of actors who are also trained in classical dance.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Called one of the most beautiful women in the world, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has much more to her than the mesmerizing eyes. The Hum Dil De ChukeSanam, Devdas, and UmraoJaan actress is also a trained classical dancer besides being a beauty with a brain. Though we might not have explicitly seen her dancing to classical tunes, but it sure gave her the edge when she moved with ease in the movie Dhoom.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
This global icon and Bollywood sensation adorn numerous hats. An actor, singer, businesswoman, and now author, there is hardly anything left on the creative field that Priyanka hasn’t stepped into achieved. But there is also another aspect of the Fashion actress that many don’t know about, that she is trained in Kathak as well as Western dance. No wonders her moves on desi girl rocked the music charts.
An actor par excellence who can essay a commercial and non-commercial character with ease, Richa Chadha’s roles are always different. Her acting finesse continues to woo the audience, be Masaan or Fukrey, Richa is a force to reckon with. So we might be in awe of her acting skills, what we don’t know about her is that she is trained in Kathak dancer as well as Street Jazz from Ashley Lobo Danceworx.
Sheis the queen of Netflix in India for her performances are unmatched as they don’t form the conventional narratives or characters. Touted as one of the most talented actresses in the industry at the moment, Radhika is not only trained classically in Kathak but has also received training in contemporary dance from London.
Few other actresses that are trained dancers are TaapseePannu, Patralekha, Lisa Haydon, Sayani Gupta, and KritiSanon among others.