Dance and Bollywood have a deep relation with each other. Many notable Bollywood celebrities who achieved fame in the industry was just because of their background role in the films and album songs. Some of the celebrities managed themselves to become a star in the Bollywood while some were not lucky enough to extend their career to a long journey in Bollywood. Let’s have a look at background dancers who became a famous bollywood stars today.
1. Saroj Khan
Saroj Khan is one of the most prominent Indian dance choreographers in Hindi cinema. She choreographed more than 2000 songs. But before her choreography career, she was seen as a Background dancer in many films. She was seen in the song ‘Aaiye Meharbaan’ from the film Howrah Bridge alongside Ashok Kumar and Madhubala.
2. Remo D’souza
Remo D’souza is a renowned Indian dancer, actor and a film director famous in Bollywood. He was seen judging many television reality dance shows. He got his first break in bollywood as a background dancer in the film ‘Rangeela’. He also appeared as a background dancer in many films.
3. Sushant Singh Rajput
Not everyone knows that Sushant Singh Rajput too was a background dancer with choreographer Shiamak Davar before he became an actor. Sushant used to dance as part of Shiamak Davar’s dance company. He was seen in the title song of ‘Dhoom 2’ along with Hrithik Roshan. Sushant in fact has even performed as a background dancer with Aishwarya Rai, Preity Zinta etc in his dancing days. Today, he become a famous Indian film and television actor.
4. Daisy Shah
Daisy Shah, who started her career through ‘Jai Ho’ played the role of background dancer in the film ‘Tere Naam’. She was seen in the song ‘Lagan Laagi’ sung by Sukhwinder Singh.
5. Dia Mirza
Model turned actor Dia Mirza was seen as background dancer in South Indian films. She was seen in the song of the film ‘En Swasa Kaatre’. In the song, she played a background dancer.
6. Shahid Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor is an Indian film actor, who is popular in bollywood. Shahid started his career by appearing in music videos and advertisements. He made his appearance in songs like ‘Kahin Aag Lage Lag Jaye’ of Taal, ‘Mujhko Hui Na Khabar’ of Dil Toh Pagal Hai.
7. Farah Khan
Farah Khan is best known for her choreographic work in numerous Bollywood films. She has choreographed dance routines for more than a hundred songs in over 80 Hindi films. But, apart from that she also worked as a background dancer in some films. She was seen along with Govinda in the song ‘Hum Hain Naujawan’ from the film Sadaa Suhagan, released in 1986.
8. Arshad Warsi
Arshad Warsi entered Bollywood as a background dancer, then he became one of the finest actors in the film industry. He was seen in a song ‘Help Me’ from the film ‘Aag Se Khelenge’ alongside Jeetendra and Kimi Katkar.