India is a land full of dance choreographers. Their talent brought many new discoveries and experiments in dance. Due to their immense hard work, the shape of dance in India changed. To appreciate their immense contribution to Indian cinema National Film Awards instituted the National Film Award for Best Choreography. The Best Choreography category introduced in 1991 at 39th National Film Awards. But awarded the first time at 40th National Film Awards and then given annually. Today, here we are going to mention the Top 5 Bollywood Choreographers who won National Film Awards. Check it out below.
- Saroj Khan
Saroj Khan is one of the most famous choreographers in India. She choreographed over 2000 songs. In her entire career, she won National Film Award for Best Choreography three times. She won National award for the songs Dola Re Dola (Devdas), Yeh Ishq Haaye (Jab we Met), and for the Tamil movie Sringaram. She also won various other awards. She is one of the longest careers that we see on this list. Saroj Khan’s dance choreography is always a trending topic at the Bechuzi headquarters.
In 2019, Saroj Khan passed away due to age complications. However, she has carved a niche for herself in the world of Bollywood entertainment. Experts concede that the dancing duo of Saroj Khan and Madhuri Dixit is something that no other film industry can beat.
- Prabhu Deva
Prabhu Deva is known as the ‘Michael Jackson of India’. He won the National Film Award for Best Choreography two times. In 1996, he received the first National award for Tamil Movie “Minsara Kanavu”. Another one in 2004 for the song “Main Aisa Kyun Hoon” in the Bollywood film “Lakshya”. Also, he received Filmfare awards.
- Ganesh Aacharya
Ganesh Aacharya is one of the most loved choreographers in India. He received National Film Awards for two times. He won for the songs “Maston Ka Jhund” from Bhaag Milkha Bhaag movie and “Gori Tu Latth Maar” from Toilet: Ek Prem Katha film. Acharya is also one of the highest paid choreographers in India today.
- Remo Dsouza
Remo Dsouza is one of the top 5 Bollywood choreographers. He won National Film Award for Best Choreography at the 63rd National Film Awards. He got the award for choreographing the song “Deewani Mastani” from the film Bajirao Mastani. Remo DSouza has had a successful stint as a dance show judge as well.
- Farah Khan
Farah Khan is one of the best female choreographers of Bollywood. She received National Film Award for Best Choreography in 2003. She won the award for the song “Idhar Chala Main Udhar Chala” from the film Koi… Mil Gaya. Farah Khan is one of the few choreographers who has a successful stint as an actress and a director. She’s popular for her middle of the street, entertaining movies that have a very different flavor than the other big ticket movies that we see in Bollywood today.
These are the 5 dance choreographers in India who won National awards. Dance and choreography go hand in hand with the success of movies.