Mansi Aggarwal

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Mansi Aggarwal
Mansi Aggarwal Choreographer.jpg
Born
Delhi
OccupationChoreographer
Years active2008 – present
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Mansi Aggarwal is an Indian choreographer who has choreographed dances in Bollywood movies. She is best known for choreographing the song, 'Bharat Mata ki Jai, from the movie Shanghai that starred actor Emraan Hashmi - the song gained a lot of popularity and became a 'hit' in India.[1] She has worked with notable actors such as Sushant Singh Rajput in the award-winning movie, Kai Po Che,[2] and with Abhay Deol in the movie Dev D.[3] The song 'Suno Na Sangemarmar' that she choreographed was nominated for Stardust and Filmfare awards.

Early life and career[edit]

Mansi was born and raised in Delhi where she also took training in Indian classical dance, Kathak. Her Kathak training started when she was only 7 years old and she later became a Visharad (graduate) in the dance form. She studied Economics at Hansraj College in Delhi University and after finishing her graduation she opened her dance institute in Delhi—Mansi Dance Creations [4]

Her career in Bollywood movies started when she was first spotted by the famous film director, Anurag Kashyap, during a dance performance in Delhi. Anurag offered her to choreograph the critically acclaimed film, Gulaal. However, the movie got delayed and Mansi shifted her focus to academics until Anurag came to her for the second time with the proposal of choreographing Abhay Deol-starrer, Dev D [5]

Choreography in Bollywood movies[edit]

Mansi has choreographed the following Bollywood movies:[6]

Year Movie
2015 Nanak Shah Fakir
2013 Youngistaan
2013 Mickey Virus
2013 Maazii
2013 Gippi
2013 Kai Po Che
2012 Shanghai
2009 Gulal
2009 Dev D

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dance is now a viable career option: Mansi Agarwal". The Times of India. 19 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Changing Tune". India Today. 19 May 2012.
  3. ^ "'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' is impromptu and violent, says choreographer Mansi". Yahoo News. 5 June 2012.
  4. ^ "I re-invented myself for films'". My Theatre Cafe. 24 June 2013.
  5. ^ "I can make anybody dance". The Hindu. 30 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Mansi Aggarwal". IMDb.