Vaibhavi Merchant (Choreographer) Biography, Personal Life, Physical Statistics, Education, Luxuries, Income & More
Vaibhavi Merchant is an Indian dance choreographer working in Bollywood films who is best known for her choreographic work in numerous Bollywood films. She is the granddaughter of choreographer B. Hiralal and is also the elder sister of Shruti Merchant.
Name: Vaibhavi Merchant
Nickname: Not Known
DOB: December 17, 1975
Birth Place: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Home Town: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Home Address: Sardar Vallabbhai Patel Nagar, Versova, Mumbai
Best Friends: Not Known
Hobbies: Travelling, Reading
Debut Work: Film/Malayalam: Snehapoorvam Anna (2000), Choreography: Song- Dhol Baje (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam)(1999)
Movies: Choreography- Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (Dhol Baaje) (1999), Albela (2001), Lagaan (2001), Filhaal (2002), Na Tum Jaano Na Hum (2002), Devdas (2002), Acting- Snehapoorvam Anna a Malayalam movie directed by Sangeet Sivan (2002), Student of the Year (2012)
Serials: Nach Baliye 3, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 3), Zara Nach Ke Dikha 2, and Just Dance
Height: 163 centimetres
Weight: 69 kilograms
Hair Color: Black
Marital Status: Unmarried
Husband: Not Applicable
BF: Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Filmmaker) (Ex-Fiancee)
Kids: Not Applicable
Father: Ramesh Merchant Ramesh Merchant
Mother: Hridaya Merchant Hirdaya Merchant
Brother/Sister: 1 brother, Shruti Merchant (Choreographer)
School: Shri Ram Ashram Sen. Sec. School, Amritsar
College (Graduation): Hindu College, Amritsar
College (Post-Graduation): Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar
Educational Qualification: Graduate
Cars: Range Rover Evoque
Bikes: Not Known
House: Not Known
Salary: 60-80 lakh/episode (estimate)
Net Income: $10 million (estimate)
Film: Not Known
Actor: Akshay Kumar
Actress: Rani Mukherjee, Katrina Kaif
Song: Not Known
More Information and Facts about Vaibhavi Merchant
- 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 “Dhol Baaje” for Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. She won a National Film Award for her work.
- She took a short break from the industry and then did the song “‘O Ri Chhori'” in the 2001 film Lagaan.
- She choreographed Kajra Re from Bunty Aur Babli (2005) that got her several awards.
- She worked for Devdas, Baghban, Fida, Dhoom, 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.
- In 2000, she won the National Film Award for Best Choreography for Dholi Taaro Dhol Baaje from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and in 2006, the IIFA Award for Best Choreography for Kajra Re from Bunty Aur Babli. In 2008 she won the IIFA Award for Best Choreography for Aaja Nachle.