Vaibhavi Merchant is an Indian director of choreography working in Bollywood films. She is best known for her choreographic work in numerous Bollywood films. She is the granddaughter of choreographer B. Hiralal, & the elder sister of Shruti Merchant. Vaibhavi Merchant started her career as an assistant choreographer of her uncle Chinni Prakash in 1999. She did her first solo work for the song ‘Dhol Baaje’ in the movie Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam for which she won a National Film Award. Then Vaibhavi took a short break from the industry and returned with the song ‘O Ri Chhori’ in the movie Lagaan in 2011.
Vaibhavi Merchant is an Indian dance choreographer who is famous for her work in Indian Cinema. She came into the limelight from the movie Lagaan’s song “O Rey Chhori” featuring Aamir Khan and Gracy Singh. She is one of the leading and influential choreographers in the Bollywood industry. Born on 17th December 1975, Mumbai, India, she has worked in movies such as “Devdas”, “Jab Tak Hai Jaan” and “Befikre” along with Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Lara Dutta. The National Film Award winner choreographer Vaibhavi most memorable works are “Dholi Taaro Dhol Baaje”, “Kajra Re” and “Nashe Se Chadh Gayi”.
Vaibhavi Merchant Bio
|Birth Name||Vaibhavi Merchant|
|Age||(as in 2023) 48 Years|
|Debut Film||(Malayalam): Snehapoorvam Anna (2000)Vaibhavi Merchant- Snehapoorvam Anna|
|Choreography||Song- Dhol Baje (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, 1999)|
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Sagittarius|
|Birth Place||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Date of Birth||17 December 1975|
|Home Town||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Mother's Name||Hridaya Merchant|
|Father's Name||Ramesh Merchant|
|Sister||Shruti Merchant (Choreographer)|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Filmmaker)|
Ex-Fiance Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Filmmaker)
Marital Status, Husband and Children
|Marriage Date||Not Known|
|Educational Qualification||Not Known|
|Brands Endorsed||Not Known|
|Career Manager||Not Known|
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters- 163 cm|
in meters- 1.63 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 4”
|Weight (Approx.)||in Kilograms- 69 kg|
in Pounds- 152 lbs
Extra Ordinary Features
|Race / Ethnicity||Not Known|
|S*xual Orientation||Not Known|
|Dress Size||Not Known|
|Shoe Size||Not Known|
|Favourite Actress||Rani Mukherjee, Katrina Kaif|
|Favourite Actors||Not Known|
|Favourite Colors||White, Black, Royal Blue|
|Favourite Sport||Not Known|
Vaibhavi Merchant Career
She began her career by assisting her uncle Chinni Prakash. She had her acting debut in the Malayalam film Snehapoorvam Anna. Her first solo work was the choreography for the song “Dhol Baaje” for the film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. She won a National Film Award for her work. She took a short break from the industry and then returned with the song “‘O Ri Chhori” in the 2001 film Lagaan.
She then choreographed Kajra Re from Bunty Aur Babli (2005) that fetched her several awards. She continued to choreograph selected numbers in films such as Devdas, Baghban, Fida, Dhoom (As well as its two sequels), Veer Zaara, Aaja Nachle, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Aiyyaa. She also choreographed the Australian musical The Merchants of Bollywood, a musical written by Toby Gough about her family.
She has been a judge on the television dance show Nach Baliye 3, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 3), Zara Nach Ke Dikha 2, and Just Dance.
Vaibhavi Merchant Net Worth
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|Estimated Net Worth in 2023||$5.5 Million (Approx.)|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2022||$1 Million - $5 Million (Approx.)|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2021||$100,000 - $1 Million|
|Annual Salary||Under Review|
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Vaibhavi Merchant Awards
|2000||National Film Award for Best Choreography - Dholi Taaro Dhol Baaje from (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam) |
|2006||IIFA Award for Best Choreography - Kajra Re from (Bunty Aur Babli)|
Zee Cine Award for Best Choreography - Kajra Re from (Bunty Aur Babli)
Bollywood Movie Award – Best Choreography - Kajra Re from (Bunty Aur Babli)
Producers Guild Film Award – Best Choreography - Kajra Re from (Bunty Aur Babli)
|2008||IIFA Award for Best Choreography - Aaja Nachle from (Aaja Nachle)|
Vaibhavi Merchant Movies List As a choreographer
|1999|| Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (Dhol Baaje)|
Na Tum Jaano Na Hum
Karz: The Burden of Truth
|2003||Dil Ka Rishta|
Kash Aap Hamare Hote
Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost
MeenaxiA Tale of Three Cities
Shaadi Ka Laddoo
Kyun! Ho Gaya Na...
Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa
Tumsa Nahin Dekha
Dil Maange More
Bunty Aur Babli
Shaadi No. 1
Neal 'n' Nikki
|2006||Rang De Basanti|
Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai
|2007||Marigold (2007 film)|
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom
Ta Ra Rum Pum
|2008||Love Story 2050|
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic
|2009||Dil Bole Hadippa|
Luck By Chance
Band Baaja Baaraat
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Ladies vs Ricky Bahl
|2012||Ek Tha Tiger|
Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
|2017||Jab Harry Met Sejal|
Tiger Zinda Hai
Naa Peru Surya, Naa Illu India (Telugu)
As an actor
|2000||Snehapoorvam Anna a Malayalam movie directed by Sangeet Sivan|
|2012||Student of the Year special appearance in the song Disco Deewane|
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Some Known Facts About Vaibhavi Merchant
- Does Vaibhavi Merchant smoke?: Not Known
- Does Vaibhavi Merchant drink alcohol?: Not Known
- She is the granddaughter of renowned choreographer B. Hiralal Merchant.
- She began taking her formal dance training at the age of five under the tutelage of Late Sushree Madhurita Sarang.
- She learned another dance form Bharatnatyam from “Shri Rohinton Cama” and Western Classical from “Martha Da Cunha.”
- Her maternal great-grandfather Shri Pandit Sunderprasad is the co-founder of the “Jaipur Gharana” (one of the greatest homes for Kathak).
- She began her career in Bollywood by assisting her uncle Chinni Prakash (choreographer).
- She has judged many dance reality shows like ‘Nach Baliye 3’, ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ (season 3), ‘Zara Nach Ke Dikha’ 2, and ‘Just Dance’.
- She also choreographed “The Merchants of Bollywood”- an Australian musical written and directed by Toby Gough.
Is vaibhavi merchant married?
Who did the choreography for the song * Dholi taro dhol Baaje *?
Vaibhavi Merchant is an Indian director of choreography working in Bollywood films. She is best known for her choreographic work in numerous Bollywood films. She is the granddaughter of choreographer B. Hiralal, & the elder sister of Shruti Merchant. She began her career by assisting her uncle Chinni Prakash.
Who choreographed Aaja Nachle?
Vaibhavi Merchant, who choreographed the hit number Kajrare has directed Madhuri’s dance sequences in Aaja Nachle, which previously was rumored to have been reserved for Saroj Khan. The Dhak Dhak girl, however, maintains that Vaibhavi has also done a very good job in the film.
Was Devdas a true story?
The story pivots a tragic triangle linking Devdas, an archetypal lover in viraha (separation); Paro, his forbidden childhood love; and Chandramukhi, a reformed courtesan.
How many wives did Ratan Singh have?
15 wives, Several legends refer to him as Ratan Singh. However, in Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s poem Padmavat, he is called Ratan Sen. While it is usually believed that he had two wives, Nagmati and Padmavati, folklore suggests that he had 15 wives, of which Rani Padmini was the last.