India is a land with diversities one of them being dancing. There are many dancers across the nation and different types of dance forms have, therefore, been generated. Indian dances are categorised into classical and folk dances. This culture has seen many dancers gain fame and has become a source of their income. South Indian Dancers have been in the fore front contributing to the fame of Indian dancers. Below are the top ten south Indian and Bollywood dancers 2018.
10. Shahid Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor, also known as Shahid khattar was born in 1981 in Delhi, India. His net worth is approximately $20 million, has an annual income of $3.4 million and a monthly income $283,000. He is also a movie actor and his earning from films is $2.2 million. Shahid has been nominated in many awards and is married with one daughter. The source of wealth for this dancer is mainly from the film projects.
9. Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai was born in 1973 in Mongalore, Kanataka. She has a net worth of $35 million, annual income of $2.5 million and a monthly income of $208,000. Apart from being a dancer, Aishwarya Rai is also an actress in Bollywood and she won the title miss world in 1994. She has been active in the industry since 1989 and is the highest paid female actress with a salary of Rs 7 crore. She has also been awarded trophies of the best actress and is now regarded as the Indian great dancer because of her natural movements on the show.
8. Raghav Juyal
He was born in 1991 and throughout his life he has been a great dancer and uses CrocRoaz as his stage name. He is popularly known as the king of slow motion and has been active in dancing industry since 2011. Raghav popularity grew when his audition video went viral on social media and YouTube. Since then he has been back on public demand for his outstanding performance. Juyal is also a famous actor and a choreographer and is currently worth $ 200,000.
7. Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar
Vijay was born in 1974 and is also a film actor and a playback singer. His current net worth is 1.2 Billion Dollar and earns a salary of 20 Crore Indian Rupee per film. His income is generated from investments and the brands that he has endorsed. He is also a famous director and producer in Tamil films. He has endorsed several brands such as India premier league for cricket. As a dancer, Vijay is known for his dancing with ease, flexibility, and expression.
6. Madhuri Dixit
Madhuri was born in 1967 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Her net worth is 20 million dollars and earns a monthly income of $ 57,000. Madhuri is professionally trained as a kathak dancer and known as dhak dhak girl because of her famous song “Dhak Dhak Karne Laga”. Dixit earns Rs 1 cocre per dance show. She is also an actress and her versatile moves on stage made her the best Bollywood actress. Dixit is also an ambassador of brands and praised for her skills in dancing and acting.
5. Rhagava Lawrence
Lawrence was born in Chennai India. He is a dancer, film actor, film dancer, music composer and choreographer who has been in the industry since 1993. He is known for his hip hop dance which has made him win many awards. His salary is Rs 10 crore and his net worth is estimated to be 110 million dollars.
4. Prabhu Deva
Prabhu was born in April 1973, he is a dance choreographer, producer and a film director. Because of his creativity, Prabhu has won several awards as a both a dancer and film producer. His net worth is currently Rs 536 Crore and earns 5 Crores per film. As a Bollywood, he earned Rs 100 to 250 Crore . His source of wealth is from dancing, film directing and producing. He has developed different dancing styles which has grown popular and made him win awards. Apart from dancing, Prabhu has directed 13 films, produced 4 movies and acted about 45 films, and is married with 3 children.
3. Allu Arjun
Allu was born in April 1983 in Karnataka India. His net worth is 7 million dollars and earns a salary 13-15 Crore per film. In his dancing career, many people refer him as bunny, the name that he uses as a nickname. He is also a professional film actor and has won several awards for the best male actor. Allu has also endorsed different brands where he has been able to raise his income. He is among the most searched stars in Tollywood. He charges Rs 13 -15 per film and is well known for his stylish dancing. Allu is a famous facebook fun with 1 Crore friends and more than 7 million likes on his page. He has won many awards in both dancing and acting.
2. Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik was born in 1974 in Mumbai, India. He is a well-known dancer who became popular in the year 2000 after winning six awards of Filmfare. He has also endorsed many products and brands for sale. Roshan is one of the highest paid actors earning a salary of 22 Crore per movie. His net worth is 30 million dollars and the source of wealth is from his dancing, acting and also businesses that he runs such as restaurants. He charges 50 crores per film and also works with his father who is a producer and a film director in Bollywood. His dancing skills make him an exception in the industry. Roshan is also married and has two kids.
1. Nandhamuri Taraka Rama Rao
Nandhamuri was born in 1983. He is a Kuchipudi dancer, play back singer and an actor. He has been nicknamed as young tiger by his funs. Nandhamuri is currently worth Rs 360 Crores and earns Rs 1.5 Crore from movie remuneration. His investments are worth Rs 130 Crore and brands that he has endorsed Rs 1.5 Crore. He has also won best children film in national film awards. He is a dancer in Telugu films industry which is based in India and charges Rs 22 crores per film. Rama Rao is famous because of his energetic dance moves.
Dancing culture in south India is largely used to bring people together as a form of common identification. The culture has played a remarkable role of unification by using the body as a medium for expression and communication. Dancing is an obsessed culture in south India just like other countries would be obsessed with their own cultures.