MuqIn a festive industry like Bollywood that encourages a song-dance culture, it is now becoming increasingly competitive to break into the new rung of actors as being distinguished if you aren’t a dancer upto the mark.
Since songs comprise and contribute to a major part in Hindi movies, it’s time to appreciate these actors for being all-rounders of sorts by opening themselves up to talents more than just acting: by setting the screens ablaze with their graceful moves and setting trends by being exemplars.
These are the current top 10 rung of actors that have been publicly recognized for their efforts in dancing:
10: Varun Dhawan
Debuting in Student of The Year in 2012, a lot of comparisons were made between him and Siddharth Malhotra. While the competition is tough between these two in deciding who has the brighter future, we can collectively agree that he is indeed the better dancer.
The boy has a youthful spunk a lot of contemporaries can’t match and we can’t help but commend how much effort and energy he puts into most of his songs that require dancing.
Best dance performances: Saturday from Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania and Besharmi ki height from Main tera Hero.
9: Tiger Shroff
We were all intitially cynical about Jackie Shroff’s debut movie “Heropanti” but there was no time for criticism watching him break out into effortless looking moves. An incredibly flexible body that looks like its been carved by God himself. Tiger Shroff isn’t just a good dancer, he’s an acrobat.
What’s more impressive is that he helped Aamir Khan with building his physique for Dhoom 3. He idolizes Bruce Lee and works out all seven days of the week, along with intensively training in the martial arts of Wushu and Tae Kwon Do. Props to Tiger for his perseverance, the rest of us like our food and rest too much to make those sacrifices and time commitments.
Best dance performances: Whistle Baja from Heropanti
8: Malaika Arora Khan
Her dance moves aren’t just gracefulm they’re bold without being vulgar or inappropriate. Despite never having been an A-lister in Bollywood, she has been a judge for India’s reputed dance shows Nach Baliye and Zara Nachke Dikha and has even set a world record of 1235 participants performing a choreographed dance on Munni Badnaam Hui.
She will stop at nothing from raising the bar for the rest of the actors struggling to keep up with her!
Best dance performances: Chhaiya Chhaiya from Dil Se, Munni Badnaam Hui from Dabangg
7: Ranveer Singh Bhavnani
A class apart in acting, dancing and having a certain knack for comedy, this actor broke into Bollywood with his stellar performance as Bittu in Band Baaja Baaraat.
What’s most impressive is his ability to climb the ladder of success without having any previous contacts or family relations in Bollywood.
He frequently performs at Indian award shows and is uninhibited, open and very expressive while dancing. Strong movements and a deadly screen presence, all eyes are fixated on him when he dances. Ranveer exudes a different level of charisma when he performs, making us wish we were right up there with him. We know with courage and versatility this muti-faceted actor has shown that he’s sure to stick around.
Best dance performances: Aadat se majboor from Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, Ainvayi Ainvayi from Band Baaja Baarat and Tattad Tattad from Ram Leela.
6: Ranbir Kapoor
Hailing from the famous Kapoor clan, we know what it means when they talk about “good genes” because Ranbir is an example of genetic success. Hailing from a family known for their spunk and talent, Ranbir has gone above and beyond to carve his own niche in this industry and has successfully avoided being typecasted along the way.
One of the better dancers in the present string of actors, Ranbir definitely has the upper hand than most as the upcoming actor with a very bright future.
Best dance performances: Badtameez Dil from Yeh Jawaani hai Deewani and Besharam title song from Besharam.
5: Katrina Kaif
Her acting has been brought under the limelight several times as being questionable and not upto the mark, but who can argue that she has one of the most dazzling screen presences observed when she’s up there, performing?
Having consistently improved on her dancing since she began with a boom in Bollywood, her dance performances in Dhoom showed how she isn’t just a great dancer, but she has gone on to become a great acrobat.
One of the most unarguably beautiful women in Bollywood today, she has definitely left her mark in the dancing department.
Best dance performances: Chikni Chameli from Agneepath and Kamli from Dhoom 3.
4: Shahid Kapoor
He was first spotted as being a dancer that stood out in Subhash Ghai’s film Taal as a background dancer. He was also the young Pepsi poster boy. An exceptional superstar in his own might, his talent crosses just acting and he is known for undeniably one of Bollywood’s most phenomenal dancers.
Strong movements with grace unmatched, Shahid Kapoor tops most people’s lists of the perfect performer.
Best dance performances: Aashiqui from 36 China Town, Nagada from Jab We Met and Pump it up from Chance pe Dance.
3: Madhuri Dixit
The top female dancer on this list, words can’t do justice to how Madhuri’s captivating performances are a raging success.She gets more beautiful with age and her being the best dancer hands down in Bollywood increases that by ten folds.
What’s for sure is that she requires no background performers when all we can look at is her!
Best dance performances: Dola Re from Devdaas, Dhak Dhak from Beta, Aaja Nachle title track and Ghagra from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.
2: Prabhu Deva
Having joined the industry only very recently with Wanted in 2009, it took this effortless dancer no time to reach almost the top of the list.
A quiet, demure presence in talk shows that he attends, he sheds his introverted side when he needs to take the stage and then we see the transformation from ordinary man into human being with infinite superstar potential.
If rumor mills are to be believed, he was even offered a position with Michael Jackson’s crew but he turned it down for the roaring success he was basking in at the time.
Best performances: Muqaabala, Kesara and Gandi Baat from Rrajkumar
1: Hritik Roshan
Waiting for when he would appear on this list, wouldn’t you? The top spot is reserved only for this top notch, exceptional dancer. At age 40, he still continues to rock the stage like no other younger actor could.
For somebody that had a stammering problem and several health hiccups that stunted his performing ability, he rose above it all and conquered nonetheless.
We shall anyway attempt to only name a few of his best dance performances:
Ik pal ka jeena from Kaho na Pyaar Hai, Main Aisa Kyun Hoon from Lakshya, Dhoom again from Dhoom 2, Break free from Krazzy 4