Bollywood has had several contenders to the No 1 Dancer in India throne. It is more than the script and screenplay, it is also a lot about song and dance. As to why we need to look into the origins of Bollywood. Entertainment originated in India by performing troupes that consisted of singers, dancers, and entertainers. Even with the first Bollywood movies hitting theaters, songs and dances were a major part of the movies. Today, while most of the trapments of Old Bollywood have withered away, the Bollywood dance and song is still worth big bucks. In the nineties, when stars went all out to launch their kids, we routinely read stories about how the kids went to foreign lands to learn dancing, one of them even went to America to learn tap dancing, an unheard-of dance form for the common Indian back in the day. Now, fans want to know who is the best dancer in the Indian film industry and who is the best dancer in India now.

So, the question bears asking and answering – who is the no 1 dancer in India? We have had several contenders to this throne for the past five decades. With audience tastes changing by the minute, it has been a dizzying ride for the people who had a moment on the throne. Here’s a quick list answer to the question, ‘who is the best dancer male in India’

Tiger Shroff

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Tiger Shroff is the reigning star when it comes to dancing. He has performed in several dances and song videos. His career graph hints at him looking for a second career as a musician and dancer, with a stellar performance in movies. He is a heartthrob today, and his song and dance routines get the fans up and bothered.

Hrithik Roshan

When Bollywood male actors weren’t very famous for their dance, Hrithik Roshan ruled the roost. Today, Tiger Shroff and he collaborate for movies.

Govinda

No list of Bollywood dancers is complete with Govinda. Govinda was one of the few and first Bollywood dancers who danced for the public and not the classists.

Jaaved Jaffrey

Probably the first Bollywood celebrity who made a career out of dancing and is still going strong. Jaaved is the Mr. Bean of India. He is an accomplished dancer but has a knack for comedy like his late father, Jagdeep. Jaaved started out as a dancing actor in the nineties. He was one of the first actors who had elaborate scenes of him dancing in the movies that he was part of. He was also the brain behind one of the first, and successful dance reality shows in India, Boogie Woogie. The only reason he’s not the top dancer in India at the moment is that he decides to remain out of the limelight.

Prabhu Deva

Prabhu Deva is one of the first celebrities to have a Pan Indian following. His ‘Muqabala’ performance in the nineties made everyone learn dancing and gave Bollywood a taste of how South dance can be fulfilling as well as entertaining. Prabhu Deva is the person who legit started the dancing movement in India. Today, he is an accomplished director with several action movies under his belt.  Today, he is famous for his movies like Rowdy Rathore, but an entire generation knows him because of Muqabala.

Shiamak Davar

The nineties were the decade of Shiamak Davar. With movies becoming more modern and stories becoming stronger, Bollywood needed strong blood in the choreography department. That brought us dancers like the late Saroj Khan and Shiamak Davar. Shiamak was the choreographer of some of the most iconic dance sequences in the nineties and was a Yash Chopra favorite. With his choreography, movies like Dil to Pagal Hain couldn’t be made.

Jeetendra

Jeetendra wasn’t famous as Jumping Jack for nothing. He was one of the first actors who could match steps with his female counterparts in the well-choreographed songs in his movies. Before him, only actors like Biswajeet and Shammi Kapoor could do what he did.  In fact, in pop culture, Jeetendra’s white shoes are iconic symbols.

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