Bollywood and dance have an unbreakable connection with each other. Getting a ticket to Bollywood needs hard work, passion and dedication. A lot of film stars were once just a background dancer before getting their big break. Let’s have a look at the stars who were background dancers before becoming a famous face.
1. Sushant Singh Rajput
Sushant was a background dancer with choreographer Shiamak Davar. He was seen in the title song of ‘Dhoom 2’ along with Hrithik Roshan. He was a background dancer with Preity Zinta & Aishwarya Rai too. Today, he is one of the most successful actors in the television & film industry.
2. Daisy Shah
She started her career as a background dancer in the movie ‘Tere Naam’. She was also seen in the song ‘Lagan Laagi’ sung by Sukhwinder Singh.
3. Dia Mirza
She was in the Tamil song from the film ‘En Swasa Kaatre’. The success of the song led to its remake called Jumbalika. Dia rose to fame when she appeared in the movie ‘Rehnaa Hai Tere Dil Mein’ co-starring R Madhavan.
4. Shahid Kapoor
Shahid began his career by appearing in music videos and advertisements. He was seen as a background dancer in many films such as Taal and Dil To Pagal Hai.
5. Sajid Khan
Sajid was a background dancer alongside actor ‘Arshad Warsi’ in the song ‘Help Me’ from the film ‘Aag Se Khelenge’ featuring Kimi Katkar and Jeetendra.
6. Kajal Aggarwal
Kajal, who is now a well-known actress in Tamil, Telugu Films and Hindi films, was once a background dancer. She was also seen as a background dancer in the movie ‘ Kyun Ho Gaya Na’ with Aishwarya Rai.
7. Farah Khan
Farah was seen along with Govinda in the song ‘Hum Hain Naujawan’ from the film ‘Sadaa Suhagan’ which released in 1986. Now she is one of the best choreographers in Bollywood.
8. Smriti Irani
Smriti Irani, who is a famous politician and a former TV actress, used to be a dancer and a model. She appeared in the music video of Mika Singh’s ‘Boliyan’ in 1998.
9. Arshad Warsi
Arshad Warsi is now one of the finest actors but he started his career as background dancer in the song ‘Help me’ from the film ‘Aag se Khelenge’ starring Jeetendra and Kimi Katkar.
10. Remo D’souza
Remo got his first break in Bollywood as a background dancer in the film ‘Rangeela’.He is now a renowned choreographer and has been awarded several times. In fact, he has also been seen judging many reality shows.