Date of Birth : 21 December 1975
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Vaibhavi Merchant Trivia
Vaibhavi Merchant considered Waheeda Rehman as her inspiration and during the finale of her reality show, the choreographer showed respect and gratitude by dancing to some of Waheeda's songs.
Rumour is that vaibhavi Merchant might marry filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali soon.
Vaibhavi Merchant was a judge on ‘Nach Baliye 3’ along with David Dhawan and Esha Koppikhar. She returned as a judge once again on the third season of the popular TV show ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ alongside judges Saroj Khan and Juhi Chawla followed by ‘Zara Nach Ke Dikha 2’ along with Arshad Warsi and Shilpa Shetty. She is currently a judge on Star Plus’ , ‘Just Dance’, along with Farah Khan and Hrithik Roshan.
Vaibhavi Merchant choreographed the famous number ‘Kajra re’ featuring Aishwaria Rai Bachchan from ‘Bunty Aur Babli’ and the song won her several awards for her choreography.
Vaibhavi Merchant also choreographed the Australian musical ‘The Merchants of Bollywood’, a musical written by Toby Gough about her family.
After a brief sabbatical from films, Vaibhavi Merchant returned with 'O Ri Chhori'" from the Oscar-nominated ‘Lagaan’ in 2001.
‘Dhol Baaje’ from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ was Vaibhavi Merchant’s first solo work as a choreographer. She also won her first National Award for the same song.
Vaibhavi Merchant made her acting debut with Malayalam film ‘Snehapoorvam Anna’, but soon returned to dance.
Vaibhai Merchant began her career by assisting choreographer Chinni Prakash.
Vaibhavi Merchant shuffled between Chennai and Mumbai, learning Bharatnatyam from Shri Rohinton Cama, Western Classical from "Martha Da Cunha" and also continued her Kathak training. She finally completed her ‘Arangetram’ at 17 which marked the end of her formal training.
Vaibhavi Merchant’s formal training began at the age of five under the tutelage of the Late Sushree Madhurita Sarang, who had learnt the trade from Vaibhavi's great grandfather.
Vaibhavi Merchant’s family has a history of dance. Her great grandfather Shri Pandit Sunderprasad was the co-founder of the ‘Jaipur Gharana’. Her maternal grandfather Shri B. Hiralal too was a well known chorographer of his time.
Well-known Bollywood dance choreographer, Vaibhavi Merchant was born on December 21, 1975.