Jani Master (born Shaik Jani Basha; 2 July 1982) is an Indian dance choreographer who predominantly works in Telugu cinema. He has also worked in Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi films. He choreographs in a wide range of dancing styles, but he is mostly known for his Western and Folk style dancing.
Jani Master began his film work as a dancer in Telugu films and on the ETV's Telugu Television Reality-dance show Dhee Ultimate Dance Show, before being given the chance to choreograph in Drona, a 2009 Telugu film. Actor Ram Charan employed him as choreographer of the dances for 2012 Telugu film Racha. Ram Charan appointed him as choreographer in all of his films. He then worked for other actors such as: Pawan Kalyan, Allu Arjun, N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Ram Pothineni, Ravi Teja. He has also sung a song dedicated to Ram Charan.
In 2014, Bollywood actor Salman Khan appointed Jani Master for Jai Ho as choreographer. He also choreographs award ceremonies. He continues to choreograph in feature films. He has contributed to two Television Reality-dance shows as a choreographer and as a mentor. His awards include Filmfare Awards, CineMAA Awards and South Indian International Movie Awards. From 2017, he is one of the judges on various Telugu Television reality-dance shows such as Neethone Dance on the Star Maa.
In 2018, he was the choreographer for the film MLA.In the same year he worked as an assistant to Prabhudeva for a Tamil song, Rowdy Baby from the film Maari 2 brought so much of recognition, as the song became a viral hit for its choreography across Indian subcontinent and other parts of the world.
Later, in 2020 he once again received praise for his choreography for Butta Bomma song from the Telugu film Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo.The rolling step in the music video became as a signature step. It was recreated by many celebrities and million others across various social media and short-video making entertainment platforms. This song also became a huge hit across Indian subcontinent and other parts of the world.
|2009||Drona||1)Yem Maa Chesavo
|2009||Agyaat||Kiss You Day And Night||Hindi|
|2010||Maryada Ramanna||Raaye Raaye||Telugu|
|2010||Ranga The Donga|
|2011||Katha Screenplay Darsakatvam Appalaraju|
|2011||Nenu Naa Rakshasi|
|2012||Racha (film)||Dillaku Dillaku|
|2012||Poola Rangadu||Chocolate Kannula|
|2012||Julai||Mee Intiki Mundhu|
|2013||Naayak||1)Laila o Laila
|2013||Oke oka Chance|
|2014||Race Gurram||Cinema Choopistha Mava|
|2014||Govindudu Andarivadele||Ra Rakumara|
|2014||Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitam||Dilse Dilse||Telugu|
|2015||Pataas||Arey O Samba(Remix)|
|2015||Temper||Temper Title Track|
|2015||S/O Satyamurthy||1) Come To The Party
2)Chal Chalo Chalo
|2015||Dohchay||1)Nacchite Ye Panaina
|2015||Kick 2||Kukkurukuru Kick|
|2015||Pandaga Chesko||Pandaga Chesko Title Track|
|2015||Sher||Rama Rama Hare Rama|
|2015||Bengal Tiger||Raaye Raaye|
|2015||Bhale Bhale Magadivoy||How How|
|2015||Bruce Lee - The Fighter||1)Bruce Lee Title Track
|2016||Nannaku Prematho||Love Dhebba|
|2016||Lacchimdeviki O Lekkundi|
|2016||Krishnashtami||Bava Bava Panneeru|
|2016||Sarrainodu||You Are My MLA||Telugu|
|2016||Jakkanna||1)Jakkana Title Track
2)You Are My Darlingo
|2016||Babu Bangaram||Tikku Tikkantu|
|2017||Khaidi No. 150||Sundari|
|2017||Rarandoi Veduka Chudham||Breakup|
|2018||Jai Simha||Amma Kutti||Telugu|
2)Chamak Chamak Cham
|2018||Nela Ticket||Nela Ticket Title Track|
|2018||Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava||Reddy Ikkada Soodu|
|2018||Hello Guru Prema Kosame||Hello Guru Prema Kosame Title Track|
|2018||Geetha Govindam||What The Life|
|2018||Maari 2||Rowdy Baby||Tamil|
|2019||Natasaarvabhowma||Open The Bottle||Kannada|
|2019||ISmart Shankar||Ismart Shankar Title Track|
|2019||Namma Veettu Pillai||Gaanda Kannazhagi||Tamil|
|2020||Ala Vaikunthapurramloo||Butta Bomma||Telugu|
|2020||Black Rose||Naa Tappu Emunnadabba|
|2021||Red (2021 film)||Dinchak|
|2021||Chaavu Kaburu Challaga||Paina Pataaram|
|2021||Yuvarathnaa||1)Feel The Power
TV shows and appearances
|2007||Dhee Ultimate Dance Show||ETV||Telugu||Choreographer|
|2016||Dhee Juniors 2||Mentor New entry|
|2016||Dhee Jodi||Mentor New entry|
|2017||Neethone Dance||Star Maa||Judge|
|2020||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa The Next Singing ICON||Zee Telugu||Guest in episode 12 along|
Awards and nominations
|2011||CineMAA Awards||Best Choreographer||Maryada Ramanna||Won|
|2012||Nandi Awards||Best Choreographer||" Mee Intiki Mundhu " from Julayi||Won|
|2013||60th Filmfare Awards South||Best Choreography||"Dillaku Dillaku" from Racha||Won|||
|2014||3rd South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Dance Choreographer - Telugu||"Laila O Laila" from Naayak||Won|||
|2014||Santosham Film Awards||Best Choreography Award||Naayak||Won|
|2015||4th South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Dance Choreographer - Telugu||"Cinema Choopista Maava" from Race Gurram||Won|||
|2015||CineMAA Awards||Best Dance Choreographer||Race Gurram||Won|
|2015||13th Santosham Film Awards||Best Choreography Award||Won|
|2016||5th South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Dance Choreographer - Telugu||"Temper Title Track" from Temper||Won|
|2018||Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards||Best Dance Choreographer||"Guleba" from Gulaebaghavali||Won|
|2019||66th Filmfare Awards South||Best Choreography||"Rowdy Baby" from Maari 2||Won||Nominated with Prabhu Deva|||
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