Bollywood music and dance are two important components of Cinema. Where in the west, music and dance comprise a particular genre of films called the musicals, Bollywood prefers to incorporate music and dance almost in their all film regardless of the genre it belongs to. According to Bollywood, music and dance helps them better at expressing their feelings. Apart from the entertainment it also helps them to connect with their viewers emotionally. And that is why along with music the choreography is also very important. Your body movement, gestures, synchronization with the music all help in expressing your emotions. Thus the job of the choreographers is not an easy one. Bollywood has a pool of good choreographers but these five have taken choreography to the next level.
Known for his unique freestyle of dance, Ganesh Acharya is one of the most popular Choreographers in Bollywood. He has choreographed many blockbuster films like Singham, Bodyguard. He has won the National Film Award for best choreography for BhaagMilkhaBhaag and Toilet: EkPrem Katha and has also won Filmfare for the Best choreography in Omkara.
Farah Khan is a choreographer, actress, director and producer. She has choreographed in over 80 Hindi films in more than a hundred songs, which makes her one of the most successful choreographers in the industry. She has recently choreographed the dance moves for fighting actor Jackie Chan in his indo -Chinese film called kung fu yoga. She has won many awards including 7 Filmfare and 1 national award for her choreography.
Regarded as the Micheal Jackson of the industry, Prabhu Deva is also a very popular choreographer and director. Along with mainstream Bollywood movies, he has also choreographed in many regional films which include Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada films. He has won several awards for his choreography, which includes 3 Filmfare and 2 National awards.
Saroj Khan was the most iconic choreographer of all in India. Known as Saroj Khan but her real name was Nirmala Kishanchand Sadhu Singh Nagpal. She has done choreography in more than 2000 films. She was the mentor of Madhuri Dixit who is known to be the best female dancer among actors in Bollywood. Khan has appeared as a judge in various Indian reality dance shows like Nach Baliye, NachveSaroj Khan, Boogie-woogie and JhalakDikhlaJha. She has won many prestigious awards including the 3 National Film Award, 8 Filmfare and an American Choreography Award.
The most famous choreographer cum director, Remo D’Souza has not only created wonderful dance moves but has also made ‘Dance’ a subject for the movies. His ABCD series is the biggest ode to the dance and dancers. He is also a popular judge in many reality dance shows like JhalakDiklaJha and Dance +. He has won several awards including Filmfare and National Awards.