01/9Bollywood actresses you didn’t know were trained dancers

Bollywood actresses you didn’t know were trained dancers

'Naach Gaana' as they call it has been an integral part of the Bollywood industry for quite a few decades. Although filmmakers these days are straying away from the conventional ways of filmmaking and a lot of films don't even have songs, the audiences have always enjoyed watching their favourite celebrities lip-sync to songs and break into a dance in the middle of a film. So on this International Dance Day, we bring you a list of Bollywood actresses who are trained dancers.


02/9Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Touted to be one of the most beautiful women in the world and rightfully so, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has many times won over our hearts with her spectacular acting skills. But did you know that she is also a trained dancer? The actress is a trained classical dancer, so no wonder her performances in films like 'Devdas' and 'Umrao Jaan' moved the audience.


03/9Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra

If Priyanka Chopra isn't taking the world by storm right now, we don't know what is. The actress is undeniably a global icon and has been recognised internationally for her acting, singing and dancing skills. Unbeknownst to all, Priyanka has trained in Western dance as well as Kathak. Now, we know where she gets those spectacular moves from.


04/9Richa Chadha

Richa Chadha

Richa Chadha as an actress is anything but conventional. She has always taken on empowering roles and different roles and has won the audience's love through her fabulous acting skills. So it certainly comes as a surprise that she has trained in Kathak as well as Street Jazz from Ashley Lobo Danceworx. Now, that's what you call being talented.


05/9Radhika Apte

Radhika Apte

Radhika Apte is yet another Bollywood actress who chose to stray away from conventional roles and thank god for that. Touted to be one of the most talented actresses in the film industry right now, Radhika received her training in contemporary dance from London. She is also trained in the Kathak dance form. Now, we know how well Radhika can dance.




Bollywood actress Patraleka is practically a newbie but she certainly grabbed everyone's attention with her debut performance in the film 'Citylights'. It was then that everybody knew she was a proper rising star who would certainly make a name for herself. The actress is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer, which only adds to the list of her talents.


07/9Taapsee Pannu

Taapsee Pannu

It is a known fact that Taapsee Pannu is a fabulous actress. She has certainly proved her mettle in the film industry with films like 'Pink'. But did you know that Taapsee is also trained in Bharatnatyam which is touted to be one of the most difficult dance forms? Well, we would certainly like to watch her take her passion for dance to the next level by performing in one of her films.


08/9Nora Fatehi

Nora Fatehi

Nora is an Indo-Canadian actress and model and is a known face in the Bollywood film industry. It's no secret that Nora has got some spectacular moves when it comes to dancing. The actress can easily perform various dance forms including Belly Dance, Hip Hop, Free Style and Pole Dancing. We've all seen her grace many music videos and we hope to keep watching her show off her dance moves.


09/9Kriti Sanon

Kriti Sanon

Kriti is another actress who has slowly been making a name for herself in the Bollywood film industry. Her latest film 'Bareilly Ki Barfi' saw her in a very different avatar. The actress broke into a break dance routine and let's just say that the audience fell in love with it. Trained in the Kathak dance form, we would certainly love to watch her dance to this form in her films.