Think your talent deserves global recognition? You, my friend, literally have all the power in your hands. Thanks to social media, you can record a video, post it online and watch it go viral! Check out our list of Indian dancers, whom you cannot resist following on Instagram. These internet celebrities command a strong fan base, boast of millions of views, conduct online tutorials and tour continuously!

Manpreet Toor

Presenting the expert of mehndi and sangeet routines! Based out of California, Toor’s dance oozes of quintessential elegance. She’s been teaching dance for 12 years now and specializes in Gidda and Bhangra. No wonder she has 82.5k followers!

Melvin Louis

Founder of Bombay Fest, owner of DancePeople Studios- Melvin is an incredibly versatile dancer. Check out his krump hop routine and trust me you will be a fan! Also, it’s the best form of cardio you can ever get! For the continuous workshops that he conducts around the country, don’t be surprised if you catch him in your city soon.

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Deepa Iyengar

Iyengar is a choreographer, owner of DeepaDance, a trained Kuchipudi artist, actress, model and a television reporter. She has given over a hundred stage performances in several parts of the world including India, Tanzania, Northern American, Canada and Switzerland. In her own words, “Dance is freedom; freedom of expression, of emotion, of creation. A world of fantasy, therapeutic and euphoric!”

Svetana Kanwar

Kanwar is the founder of The BOM Squad, an all-girls Jazz crew from Mumbai that aims to spread, promote and preserve various styles of jazz across the country. An instructor at the Big Dance Centre, she’s the Indian queen of Jazz and Street Funk and I’m sure her 11.9k followers agree!

Kumar Sharma

He’s a brilliant singer and a scintillating dancer hungry to break boundaries. Brimming with talent, he’s also got swoon worthy looks! Kumar Sharma has choreographed for shows like Dance India Dance, Boogie Woogie, India’s Dancing Superstar, India’s Got Talent 5, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 6 & 7. Why am I not surprised about the 12.3k followers he’s got on Insta?!

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Instagram account Bollyshake deserves its fair share of credit! Apart from constantly sharing Indian dance videos, best of Bhangra and Raas, to promoting amazing dancers- Bollyshake promises to connect you with the global community of movement, colour and rhythm, all things related to Dance! It is a collaborator of #WeDreamWeRise, one of the pillars of  the ‘Girl Rising India’ campaign.

About The Author

Pranati Goturi

Pranati Goturi is a National level Kuchipudi dancer, actor and theatre enthusiast. An ambitious go-getter, hopeless dreamer and a consultant RJ for Radio Mirchi Hyderabad, she satisfies her experimental urges by self-producing her dance shows through her foundation Aathmeeya. Other matters of the heart include films, literature, dogs and chocolates.

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